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Title: Revegetation of Alaskan coal mine spoils. Progress report for research

Research on revegetation of Alaskan coal mine spoils and related topics was conducted at three mine locations in 1980 and 1981. One of the locations was at an active commercial mine, another at an abandoned mine, and the third at a test pit in a coal field that appears on the verge of development. The research included a number of plantings to test the adaptability of plant materials at various sites, time-of-planting and planting method trials, tests to determine fertilizer needs and plant responses to specific elements, numerous soil samplings to characterize minesoil materials and relate soil conditions to apparent performance of reclamation plantings that have been conducted at one mine over a period of nine years, base studies assessing faunal populations and their representation on replanted mine spoils, and studies of nutrient quality of native vegetation and reclamation plantings. This report will be presented in three sections. The first section will deal with the fertility and minesoil characterization studies, the second with the plant material studies, and the third with the faunal and plant quality studies.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
5149640
Report Number(s):
DOE/EV/10256-2
ON: DE82020041
DOE Contract Number:
AT06-79EV10256
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
Alaska Univ., Palmer (USA). Agricultural Experiment Station
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
01 COAL, LIGNITE, AND PEAT; 54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; COAL MINES; LAND RECLAMATION; SPOIL BANKS; REVEGETATION; ALASKA; CULTIVATION TECHNIQUES; FERTILIZERS; FIELD TESTS; GRASS; IRRIGATION; PLANT GROWTH; RYE; SOILS; CEREALS; FEDERAL REGION X; GRAMINEAE; GROWTH; MINES; NORTH AMERICA; PLANTS; TESTING; UNDERGROUND FACILITIES; USA 010900* -- Coal, Lignite, & Peat-- Environmental Aspects; 510500 -- Environment, Terrestrial-- Site Resource & Use Studies-- (-1989)