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Natural vegetation succession and sustainable reclamation

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dc.contributor.author Polster, D. F. (David Franklin), 1952-
dc.date.accessioned 2009-08-27T14:26:35Z
dc.date.available 2009-08-27T14:26:35Z
dc.date.issued 1991
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2429/12586
dc.description.abstract Natural vegetation successional forces can be used to enhance reclamation of drastically disturbed sites. This paper presents a concept for land reclamation which is based on the use of successional processes. Identification of the factors which are precluding vegetation growth or which are limiting the establishment of additional species is the first step in the formulation of a sustainable reclamation program. Solutions for overcoming these growth limiting factors are sought from those which would occur under natural circumstances. These are then utilized in the reclamation program. Successional reclamation programs can revegetate sites which otherwise defy revegetation attempts. Examples are drawn from reclamation programs conducted by the author in western Canada. en
dc.format.extent 117008 bytes
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dc.language.iso eng en
dc.relation.ispartofseries British Columbia Mine Reclamation Symposium 1991 en
dc.title Natural vegetation succession and sustainable reclamation en
dc.type text en
dc.type.text conference Paper en
dc.description.affiliation Applied Science, Faculty of en
dc.description.reviewstatus en
dc.rights.copyright British Columbia Technical and Research Committee on Reclamation en


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