|Title||Ecological considerations in reclaiming surface mined lands|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||1979|
|Journal||Minerals and the Environment|
The opportunities for, and ecological problems of, reclaiming surfaced-mined land are reviewed. It is suggested that existing methods permit the achievement of ecologically viable goals, although further research would be beneficial. However, an ecologically improved condition will only rarely reproduce the original condition and acceptance of this philosophy will entail compromise by both ecologists and mine operators.