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RECORD NUMBER: 18 OF 21
|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||Surface Mine Reclamation at the Elkins Mine Drainage Demonstration Project After 17 Years.|
|Author||Hill, R. D. ; Grube, W. E. ;|
|CORP Author||Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Hazardous Waste Engineering Research Lab.|
|Additional Subjects||Surface mining ; Coal mining ; Land reclamation ; Vegetation ; Fertilizers ; Seeds ; Slopes ; Pine trees ; Oak trees ; Ecological succession ; Leguminous plants ; Soils ; pH ; West Virginia ; ELKINS Mine|
In 1968 approximately 640 acres of land disturbed by coal mining were reclaimed and revegetated. The revegetation approach included the use of lime and fertilizer followed by seeding with a grass/legume mixture. In the steeper areas pine trees were also planted. In areas designated for forest planting, a mixture of pines and deciduous trees was utilized. The revegetated areas were evaluated in 1971, 1973, 1976, 1984, and 1985. The paper discusses the results of the latter two evaluations.