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Soil quality criteria for the reclamation of disturbed lands

Alberta. Soil Quality Criteria Working Group.

Soil quality criteria for the reclamation of disturbed lands

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Published by Alberta Agriculture in [Edmonton] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Soils -- Alberta -- Analysis.,
  • Reclamation of land -- Alberta.,
  • Soil mapping -- Alberta.

  • About the Edition

    Report seeks to develop guidelines for: soil mapping and sampling for baseline and post disturbances; overburden sampling; analytical requirements; physical, chemical and biological criter for determining the suitability of land for revegetation; and the use of soil as a means for the disposal of sewage sludge, animal waste and fly ash.

    Edition Notes

    Statementprepared by the Soil Quality Criteria Subcommittee (Stage II), on behalf of Alberta Soils Advisory Committee, Alberta Agriculture
    SeriesBoojum Research reports -- R0181.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationiii, 53 p. :
    Number of Pages53
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22238354M

    needs. Bond amounts are generally tied to the amount of disturbed land within the permitted area, and this amount can be adjusted as the disturbed acreage changes. DEQ currently administers 86 operating permits and their respective reclamation bonds. Bond amounts can be changed or released as situations change or as reclamation criteria are Size: 96KB. Land reclamation comprises those activities instigated to return a mechanically disturbed site to some later successional state. Besides the introduction of suitable plant species to disturbed lands, reclamation generally requires measures to enhance long-term soil nutrient content, moisture retention or drainage, and mitigation of toxic. Written from an agronomic rather than an engineering perspective, this introduction to soil and water conservation explores a full range of topics and environmental issues, including some ignored or overlooked in other books on the subject. Comprehensive, up-to-date, and accessible, it considers the hazards posed by erosion, sedimentation, and pollution, and describes the techniques needed to Reviews: 1. Lehrsch, Gary A. and Robbins, Charles W. () Cheese whey as an amendment to disturbed lands: Effects on soil hydraulic properties. pp. In: Proc. Int. Land Reclamation and Mine Drainage Conf. and Third Int. Conf. on the Abatement of Acidic by: 4.

    Full text of "Soil series information for reclamation planning in Alberta" See other formats.


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Soil quality criteria for the reclamation of disturbed lands by Alberta. Soil Quality Criteria Working Group. Download PDF EPUB FB2

INTRODUCTION. 1 THE MAJOR REGIONS OF THE PROVINCE. 2 SOIL SURVEY AND SAMPLING. 4 Introduction. 4 Soil Survey File Size: 1MB. Soil quality criteria relative to disturbance and reclamation: Alberta Soils Advisory Committee. Soil Quality Criteria Working Group: Free Download, Borrow, and Streaming: Internet Archive.

Soil quality criteria relative to disturbance and reclamation. Item Preview. remove-circle. Share or Embed This Item. EMBED. Pages: This book provides a comprehensive overview of remediation and rehabilitation techniques and strategies for contaminated and anthropogenically disturbed land. Rehabilitation approaches in the urban environment, such as brownfield redevelopment and urban mining, are discussed.

In relation to contaminated land, techniques for soil containment and decontamination of soil, soil vapour and. Reclamation procedures should ensure that disturbed soils are physically stabilized to provide a secure substrate for revegetation.

Unless otherwise agreed upon in determining the post-reclamation land use, reclamation of native prairie should result in: the creation of an environment that will allow for the establishment of. Reclamation of Drastically Disturbed Lands This book is a complete revision of the first edition with the same title.

With a few exceptions, different authors than those of the first edition have written the chapters in this edition. These revisions follow significant changes in the coal min­. Top-and sub-soil are separated during the mining process to retain topsoil quality, and each type of soil is either directly re-spread on locations undergoing reclamation or stockpiled for future.

REVISED UNIVERSAL SOIL LOSS EQUATION-Version 2 Predicting Soil Erosion By Water: A Guide to Conservation Disturbed land with little cover. - Evaluate against quality criteria Tool: RUSLE2 Quality Criteria: Soil loss tolerance. Reclamation Criteria for Wellsites and Associated Facilities for Peatlands While not all function will be restored in a disturbed site for decades or millennia, pre-disturbance function such as peat accumulation (Loisel et al., ), carbon sequestration, water storage/iltration and wildlife habitat are theFile Size: 8MB.

The FFO Bare Soil Reclamation Procedure contains requirements for the revegetation of disturbed lands and establishes standards for acceptable vegetation production, monitoring, documentation, and 2 reporting of monitoring Size: 1MB.

In the semiarid lands of the Rocky Mountain Region of the United States, precipitation rates, soil organic matter, and biomass are low, making successful reclamation of disturbed lands challenging.

Reclamation specialists have been working under the guidance of the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act to restore lands disturbed from mining activities since the s. In contrast, the reclamation of oil and gas lands.

Use of Mulches and Soil Stabilizers for Land Reclamation (Pages: ) Michael R. Norland. In land reclamation, the soil scientist is presented with many new problems and challenges. The wide array of chemical and physical tests already developed for engineering, agriculture and forestry may have a direct application to land reclamation problems.

However, the study of many soil characteristics may require the modification of existing methods or the development of new procedures to. These were later updated and published in Soil quality criteria for the reclamation of disturbed lands book the Soil Quality Criteria Relative to Disturbance and Reclamation (Soil Quality Criteria Working Group ).

This document formed the basis of the majority of the soilsbased conservation and reclamation Cited by: Land moves from the Disturbed category to the Soils Placed category once reclamation material is placed as per the approved Reclamation and Soil Placement Plans.

Temporary Reclamation (Terrestrial) – Areas being managed where vegetation has been seeded, planted, or ingressed, where there is an expectation that future disturbance may occur at.

The Web Soil Survey can be used to provide an idea of the soil types found in area to be disturbed (however, a professional soil classifier will be needed to determine the actual soil types found on-site).

Remember, the inventory should establish a framework for post-reclamation monitoring. An accepted set of criteria for soil quality would permit comparative analyses of farming systems and would help to systematize the debate and research that attempt to define and implement the concept of sustainability.

The comparison of alternative farming systems with a set of soil quality criteria would be only the first step in a more. Soil quality assessment in land reclamation. Author / Creator Ojekanmi, Abimbola; The development and application of quantitative soil quality assessment (SQA) concepts involve calibrating soil quality indicators (SQI), such as soil organic carbon (SOC), to soil management goals such as yield or biomass productivity to create soil quality-scoring functions (SQF).Author: Abimbola Ojekanmi.

Below is a listing of guidelines for land conservation, reclamation and remediation in Alberta. These lists are not exhaustive. Users should also search for other regulatory documents for their projects.

For guidelines on upstream energy resource development, visit: Alberta Energy Regulator (AER). An alphabetical list of guidelines for land.

Soil quality and land capability of reclaimed oil and gas well pads in southern Alberta: long-term legacy effects A. Janz, a I.R. Whitson, b R. Lupardus a c a Environmental Monitoring and Science Division, Alberta Environment and Parks, Fl Jasper Avenue, Edmonton, AB T5J 5C6, by: 1.

Successful mine soil reclamation facilitates ecosystem recovery, minimizes adverse environmental impacts, creates additional lands for agricultural or forestry uses, and enhances the carbon (C. Suggested Citation:"RECLAMATION OF DISTURBED LANDS."National Research Council.

Surface Mining: Soil, Coal, and gton, DC: The National Academies. Land moves from the Disturbed category to the Soils Placed category once reclamation material is placed as per the approved Reclamation and Soil Placement Plans.

Temporary Reclamation (Terrestrial) – areas being managed where vegetation has been seeded, planted, or ingressed, where there is an expectation that future disturbance may occur at.

Thirty-eight chapters explore the vast complexities involved in reclamation after large-scale disturbances and provide a broad range of perspectives and examples of reclamation efforts. Readers will find specifics, from mapping minesoil to policy-making, from geochemistry to large-scale topography, from the papermill to oil shale, and emerge with an overall understanding of reclamation strategies Cited by: The publication replaces the Interim criteria for quality assessment of St.

Lawrence River sediment (). The new criteria are based on the approach selected in by the Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment and meet the needs of sediment management in various contexts found in. Successful mine soil reclamation facilitates ecosystem recovery, minimizes adverse environmental impacts, creates additional lands for agricultural or forestry uses, and enhances the carbon (C) sequestration.

Nanoparticles with extremely high reactivity and deliverability can be applied as amendments to improve soil quality, mitigate soil contaminations, ensure safe land Cited by: RECLAMATION AND RESTORATION OF DISTURBED LANDS IN MONGOLIA Staging Narrative: In the Fall ofS.

Williams (Retired Professor of Soil Science at the University of Wyoming and now with S. Williams and Associates, LLC) was approached by The Nature Conservancy (TNC) to participate in a training exercise focused on mine land.

Assessment, Restoration and Reclamation of Mining Influenced Soils covers processes operating in the environment as a result of mining activity, including the whole spectra of negative effects of anthropopressure and the environment, from changes in soil chemistry, changes in soil physical properties, geomechanical disturbances, and mine water discharges.

SOIL RECLAMATION OF ABANDONED MINE LAND BY REVEGETATION: A REVIEW V. Sheoran1, A. Sheoran2§, P. Poonia3 1, 3 Department of Zoology, Faculty of Science, Jai Narain Vyas University,Jodhpur, India 2 Department of Mining Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Jai Narain Vyas University,Jodhpur, India ABSTRACT Mining of mineral resources results in extensive soil.

SucceSSful reStoration of Severely diSturbed WyoMinG landS: reclamation on salt/sodium-affected soils Summary Reclaiming severely disturbed soils with elevated levels of salt, so-dium, or both is difficult.

Undisturbed topsoil is often less than 3 inches thick, but soil salvage operations usually scrape soils to a standard 6-inch depth.

Read more about Soil quality criteria relative to disturbance and reclamation The use of bottom ash as an amendment to sodic spoil Prepared for the Reclamation Research Technical Advisory Committee of the Land Conservation and Reclamation Council.;Bibliography: p.

;2 14 48 In Environmental Impacts of Coal Mining & Utilization, Land disturbed by surface mining. Reclamation of land disturbed by mining for coal is now firmly established in most developed countries, on the scientific analysis of substrates, experimental determinations of amendment requirements and detailed planting and sowing regimes.

As a result, land is restored to a wide range of. RECLAMATION REGULATIONS. INTRODUCTION. General. The rules and regulations of this series establish the proper reclamation of the land and soil affected by oil and gas operations and ensure the protection of the topsoil of said land during such operations.

The surface of the land shall be restored as nearly as practicable to its conditionFile Size: 57KB. Introduction. Surface mining results in severe disturbance of large land areas in the US and throughout the world.

Criteria for judging reclamation success of these disturbed lands largely encompass only visually distinguishable aboveground indicators, such as soil erosion and vegetation coverage and diversity, and fail to account for the health or composition of the soil microbiota, which Cited by: SucceSSful reStoration of Severely diSturbed landS: identifying Suitable Soil for Salvage Prior to disturbance Accurate identification and careful salvage of soil suitable for plant growth are crucial pre-development steps for successful restoration of ecological functions following reclamation activities.

The criteria described in this IM apply to uplands and a delineated portion of the flood prone area disturbed by mining operations and complement Reclamation Effectiveness Monitoring (REM) criteria for placer-mined streams. Disturbed land resulting from both surface and underground mining can result in major water quality problems as well as being unsightly and unproductive.

The U.S. mining industry has disturbed over million ha between andand only 40% of this has ever been reclaimed (Paone et al., ).Cited by: Skousen, Jeffrey Professor of Soil Science.

Jeff Skousen is a Professor of Soil Science in the Division of Plant and Soil Sciences (Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design) and is the Extension Land Reclamation Specialist in the Agriculture and Natural Resources Program Unit of the West Virginia University Extension Service.

ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: xxiii, pages: illustrations, maps ; 24 cm. Contents: 1. History of surface mining reclamation and associated legislation Sampling strategies for drastically disturbed lands Topographic reconstruction: the theory and practice Chemical and physical properties of overburdens and minesoils Soil investigations conducted for engineering purposes that use test pits, trenches, auger and drill holes, or other exploratory methods and surface sampling and mapping are logged and described according to the Unified Soil Classification System (USCS) as presented in Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) standards USBR [1] and [2].

Reclamation of disturbed lands would not completely restore all disturbed areas. The loss of prime farmland would be from 10 to acres. Major The effects on farmland from project facilities would be primarily long-term. Reclamation of disturbed lands would not completely restore all disturbed areas.

AGRICULTURAL LAND IMPROVEMENT: AMELIORATION AND RECLAMATION Hindrances and Restrictions to Farming 79 V.V. Shabanov, Moscow State University of Environmental Engineering, Moscow, Russia A.I.

Golovanov, Moscow State University of Environmental Engineering, Moscow, Russia 1. Quality of lands and productivity.She specializes in reclamation of disturbed lands. Her expertise includes disturbed land reclamation planning and permitting, soil chemical and physical characterization, vadose zone monitoring and modelling, soil-water-plant interactions, salt-affected soils and arid land management, soil erosion and conservation issues, watershed management.

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