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Enriching mine reclamation : highlights of the Brenda Mine biodiversity enhancement program

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dc.contributor.author Peatt, A.J.
dc.contributor.author Peatt, A.D.
dc.contributor.author Polster, D.
dc.contributor.author Lister, D.
dc.date.accessioned 2012-10-15T19:06:28Z
dc.date.available 2012-10-15T19:06:28Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2429/43401
dc.description.abstract Historically, restoration and reclamation science has focused on returning disturbed sites to some past condition. Finding this difficult, later efforts have focused on restoring habitat elements like vegetative cover, even when the species added are not native. Consistent with Xstrata Copper Canada’s corporate focus on biodiversity, this presentation describes a way of responding to these challenges highlighting a biodiversity enhancement project at Xstrata Copper Canada’s Brenda Mine, a closed site located near Peachland. Operations at Brenda ceased in 1990, and substantial reclamation was completed by 2000. Seeking a better understanding and protection for long term health, function and viability of the natural environment, a biodiversity assessment and conservation plan for the Brenda site was completed in 2009. This plan identified priorities for enhancement, and also described the species that might benefit from actions on the mine site. Moving to implement these recommendations and establish site monitoring approaches, this presentation reports on planting, site treatments, and direct wildlife enhancement techniques that have been initiated in the first year of this three year project. It also describes planned future actions including monitoring and other site enhancements designed to define benefits and challenges associated with site restoration and management of biodiversity at Brenda Mine. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries British Columbia Mine Reclamation Symposium 2012 en_US
dc.subject mine en_US
dc.subject reclamation en_US
dc.subject Brenda Mine en_US
dc.subject biodiversity en_US
dc.subject enhancement en_US
dc.subject program en_US
dc.title Enriching mine reclamation : highlights of the Brenda Mine biodiversity enhancement program en_US
dc.type text en_US
dc.type.text conference Paper en_US
dc.description.affiliation Applied Science, Faculty of en_US
dc.description.affiliation Non UBC en_US
dc.description.reviewstatus Unreviewed en_US
dc.rights.copyright British Columbia Technical and Research Committee on Reclamation en_US
dc.description.scholarlevel Other en_US

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