Sect. A History of Geology, Mineral Exploration, and Environmental Damage -- 1 Geological and Geographic Setting -- 2 Early History of Human Activities in the Sudbury Area and Ecological Damage to the Landscape -- 3 Reading the Records Stored in the Lake Sediments: A Method of Examining the History and Extent of Industrial Damage to Lakes -- Sect. B Trends in Natural Recovery after Emission Reductions -- 4 Declining Industrial Emissions, Improving Air Quality, and Reduced Damage to Vegetation -- 5 Lake Water Quality Improvements and Recovering Aquatic Communities -- 6 Lichens: Sensitive Indicators of Improving Air Quality -- 7 Natural Recovery of Vascular Plant Communities on the Industrial Barrens of the Sudbury Area -- Sect. C Goals of Restoration -- 8 Municipal Land Restoration Program: The Regreening Process -- 9 Revegetation of the Copper Cliff Tailings Area -- 10 Engineered Wetlands as a Tailings Rehabilitation Strategy -- 11 Preservation of Biodiversity: Aurora Trout -- 12 Partnerships for Wildlife Restoration: Peregrine Falcons. Sect. D Research Topics in Restoration Ecology -- 13 Dynamics of Plant Communities and Soils in Revegetated Ecosystems: A Sudbury Case Study -- 14 Lake Sediments: Sources or Sinks of Industrially Mobilized Elements? -- 15 Liming of Sudbury Lakes: Lessons for Recovery of Aquatic Biota from Acidification -- 16 Trends in Waterfowl Populations: Evidence of Recovery from Acidification -- 17 Acidification and Metal Contamination: Implications for the Soil Biota of Sudbury -- 18 Birch Coppice Woodlands near the Sudbury Smelters: Dynamics of a Forest Monoculture -- 19 Potential Role of Lowbush Blueberry (Vaccinium angustifolium) in Colonizing Metal-Contaminated Ecosystems -- 20 Urban Lakes: Integrators of Environmental Damage and Recovery -- Sect. E Planning for the Future -- 21 Developments in Emission Control Technologies/Strategies: A Case Study -- 22 Integrated Management and Progressive Rehabilitation of Industrial Lands -- 23 Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems: Technologies for Mapping and Monitoring Environmental Health -- 24 Catchment Management in the Industrial Landscape -- 25 Planning for the Environmentally Friendly City -- 26 From Restoration to Sustainable Ecosystems. "Sudbury, Ontario is one of the world's most polluted areas. A century of industrial activities has resulted in thousands of acidified lakes and vast areas of denuded land. This book describes, in a manner accessible to a wide audience, the damage and the efforts at environmental restoration at Sudbury which resulted in its winning a United Nations award in 1992 for land reclamation. The book has been written by a distinguished group of contributors, ranging from experts in acid rain and land reclamation to environmental engineers and toxicologists."--Pub. desc.