Mined land reclamation for fish and wildlife in the eastern United States

by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

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  14, acres of surface mined/rugged country. The rough terrain and dense vegetation make it difficult to rifle hunt but great for bowhunting. Aerial photos of the place is a must. Deer numbers are higher than most wildlife areas. Anytime in November that coincides with cool weather will . The U.S. Government's Official Website for the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE). OSMRE's business practices are to reclaim abandoned mine lands (Title IV), regulate active coal mines (Title V), and apply sound science through technology transfer. Surface mining is a major driver of land use change throughout Appalachia, including eastern Kentucky. While early surface mining reclamation practices often resulted in successful post-mining forest restoration, surface mines reclaimed prior to were often characterized by haphazardly-placed mine spoils that were prone to landslides and erosion, and significantly impaired water by: 4. Final reclamation as required by regulation is monitored by federal and state agencies. Release of the reclamation bonds takes place only after these agencies have been satisfied that final reclamation re-quirements have been met. photo by Dan Crank, Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources MTM site in southern , before and after Size: KB.

Reconstruction, Currently Mined Land, Conservation Practice Standard. Additional Criteria to Maintain or Improve Landscape Visual and Functional Quality Reclaim the site to maintain or improve visual quality based on the scenic quality of the reclaimed site as well as the function of the site for the end land use. Plan the reclamation. Forest Reclamation Advisory provides guidance on reforestation practices to provide high quality habitat for native forest wildlife on Appalachian coal mines. Mined lands reclaimed using conventional methods -- smooth-grading mine spoil and seeding fast-growing groundcovers -- are used by a few wildlife species and can increase species by: 1. Reclamation projects provide agricultural, household, and industrial water to about one-third of the population of the American West. About 5 percent of the land area of the West is irrigated, and Reclamation provides water to about one-fifth of that acreage (in, some 9,, acres). Reclamation is a major American generator of electricity. R A Land Use Decision Methodology for Mine Lands in Appalachia Final Report ARC Contract No. COMNTER Submitted to— THE APPALACHIAN REGIONAL COMMISSION Connecticut flvenue, Washington, D.C and THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY, Region III 6th and UUalnut Streets Philadelphia, Pennsylvania U S Environmental .

Mined Land Wildlife Area No Like gold! Strip-mining for coal in the early s produced small lakes with low bordering ridges of wooded spoil banks that harbor a variety of wildlife. Cottonwood, elm, hackberry, ash, and oak provide habitat for woodland species. EPA/ April Coal and the Environment Abstract Series BIBLIOGRAPHY ON MINED-LAND RECLAMATION Compiled by V. E. Gleason Bituminous Coal Research, Inc. Monroeville, Pennsylvania Grant Number R Project Officer Ronald D, Hill Resource Extraction and Handling Division Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory Cincinnati, Ohio Co . , the United States Reclamation Service, the predecessor to the United States Bureau of Reclamation, filed a notice with the Oregon tate Engineer stating that S “the United States intends to utilize [a]ll of the waters of the Klamath Basin in Oregon. Land Reclamation in Ecological Fragile Areas contains the proceedings of the 2nd International Symposium on Land Reclamation and Ecological Restoration (LRER , Xi’an, China, October ). The contributions cover a wide range of topics: • Mining impact on environment• Monitoring, pre.

Mined land reclamation for fish and wildlife in the eastern United States by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Download PDF EPUB FB2

Get this from a library. Mined land reclamation for fish and wildlife in the eastern United States. [U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Eastern Energy and Land Use Team.; U.S.

Fish and Wildlife Service. Office of Biological Services.; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.]. The property is 14, acres in size, comprised of 1, acres of water acres of land. All but 2, acres of the property was surface mined for coal during the ’s through The property is rugged country dotted with over 1, strip-mine lakes, steep-sided hills and dense vegetation.

Leedy, Daniel L. Coal Surface Mining Reclamation and Fish and Wildlife Relationships in the Eastern United States, Volume 1: Mined land reclamation for fish and wildlife in the eastern United States book Findings, The Surface Mining Law of (P.L. ), Planning and Management Considerations, and Information Sources, report, January ; Kearneysville, West : Daniel L.

Leedy. The Eastern Energy and Land Use Team, in cooperation with West Virginia University, held a symposium, December, on Surface Mining and Fish/Wildlife Needs in the Eastern United States. The symposium focused on major factors affecting fish and wildlife populations potentially impacted by surface mining in the eastern US.

The Mined Land Wildlife Area is one of the most unique areas to fish in the state. Located in the southeast portion of Kansas, there are more than 1, unique previously strip-mined lakes that range in size from acre to 50 acres. Depending on the method of how they were mined, strip pits vary in depth from shallow to deep with steep sided.

Mined land reclamation for fish and wildlife in the eastern United States Technical Report Not Available The Eastern Energy and Land Use Team provides landowners, State and Federal agencies, and the mining industry with ecological information and tools aimed at promoting fish and wildlife on lands disturbed by mineral development processes in.

Symposium on Surface Mining and Fish/Wildlife Needs in the Eastern United States ( Morgantown, W. Va.). Surface mining and fish/wildlife needs in the eastern United States.

[Washington]: The Service: For sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. Govt. Print. Off., (OCoLC) Material Type. SUSTAINABLE MINED LAND RECLAMATION IN THE EASTERN U. COALFIELDS: A CASE FOR AN ECOSYSTEM RECLAMATION APPROACH1 J. Burger2 Abstract. The demand for energy throughout the world grows each day, and coal will be needed to meet.

Mined-land communities were compared with wildlife communities in nearby nonmined forests to better understand how mining and reclamation practices affect wildlife. Here, as an out-come of that study and considering prior research, we provide recommendations for reclamation practices to enhance use of mined land by wildlife.

More than strip-mined lakes up to 50 acres in size. First time ever fishing the Mined Land Wildlife Area. Ended up catching 35 fish with a few decent sized fish. 3 lb. 18 in. Largemouth Bass with a Crankbaits.

1; 6; 6 to the Mined Land Wildlife Area with our 14' Jon Boat. They can all cast top water. “Field Guide to Wildlife Habitats of the Eastern United States” by Janine M.

Benyus At first blush this book seems somewhat simplified, or perhaps “amateurish. The descriptions of various wildlife species are “elementary” and the descriptions of habitat types, though good, are not overly extensive/5(13). use light line and fish during low-light hours are more successful.

Boats help reach many of the prime fish-ing spots. The lakes are mostly sheltered from wind and too small for large craft. Small boats and float tubes work best. The Mined Land Wildlife Area has a diversity of habi-tats, including native grassland, woody shrub areas, oak-File Size: KB.

Big Brutus is the nickname of the Bucyrus-Erie model B electric shovel, which was the second largest of its type in operation in the s and s.

Big Brutus is situated 4½ miles south of Mined Land Wildlife Area. Photo: Moverton, CC BY-SA Materials and Methods: This study took place in eastern Kentucky, USA, on a site that was surface mined from to and subsequently reclaimed as a wildlife habitat.

Request PDF | Sustainable mined land reclamation in the eastern U. coalfields: A case for an ecosystem reclamation approach | The demand for energy. A story of environmental devastation and successful habitat restoration. The mined land wildlife area, better know as the Strip Pits, is in Cherokee County.

Mining in the area began in the late s. Today, the area is characterized by woodlands, healthy grasslands, and abundant water. The area includes 46 tracts of land total on: NW Belleview Rd, Columbus,KS.

Surface mining and fish/wildlife needs in the Eastern United States: proceedings of a symposium, Dec.Morgantown, West Virginia / ([Washington]: Dept. of the Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service, ), by David E. Samuel, West Virginia University, and U.S. Fish and. Mined-land Reclamation Studies on Bighorn Sheep Range in Alberta, Canada HAROLD M.

ETTER, Ph.D. (UBC) Northern Forest Research Centre, Environment Canada, Street, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada A BS TRA C T Several ecological factors combine to make the amount and quality of winter range of great importance for the maintenance of Bighorn Sheep (Ovis canadensis) herds in Cited by: 2.

Van Waggonor K () The effects of lignite mining and reclamation on small mammal populations in Texas. In: Samuels DE, Stauffer JR, Hocutt CH, Mason WT Jr (eds) Surface Mining and Fish/Wildlife Needs in the Eastern United States, FWS/OBS/81 U.S.

Cited by: 1. WOOD PRODUCTS VALUE: American sycamore is a valuable timber tree; its wood is hard, with a twisted and coarse grain, but not very strong [13,30,76].It is used for furniture, interior trim, boxes, pulpwood, and particle and fiber board [13,30].Carey and Gill [] rated American sycamore as only fair (their lowest rating) for an sycamore is planted in short-rotation intensive.

(the last area mined in a surface mine) and areas where mining has destroyed existing wetlands (Parr and Scott ). Approximately 57% of the subbituminous and 97% of the lignite coal reserves of the United States are in the northern High Plains (eastern Montana and Wyo-ming, western North Dakota and South Dakota, andCited by: 5.

Detailing Yancoal Australia’s Reclamation Best Practices Chen Anming, Zhang Liangui, Yanzhou Coal Mining Co., Ltd. Reclaiming Indian Mines A.M. Shah, Cornerstone 10 24 33 1 10 14 19 24 29 33 36 4 Cover Story Returning Mined Land to Productivity Through Reclamation Jason Hayes The economically mineable coal at each seam is finite and as it is ex.

mining and mined land reclamation. Applicable laws and regulations include but are not limited to the following.

• Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of (SMCRA), 30 U.S.C. et seq. • Federal regulations related to the reclamation of prime farmland, including, 30.

Land reclamation, usually known as reclamation, and also known as land fill (not to be confused with a landfill), is the process of creating new land from oceans, seas, riverbeds or lake beds. The land reclaimed is known as reclamation ground or land fill.

In some jurisdictions, including parts of the United States, the term "reclamation" can refer to returning disturbed lands to an improved. Mined land reclamation for fish and wildlife in the eastern United States.

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Tomorrow, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) is publishing a Notice of Intent (NOI) to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) that will assess the natural and human effects of issuing a permit to authorize the take of the federally endangered American burying beetle.

The NOI initiates a day comment period for the public to review and comment on any of the topics to be. The United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS or FWS) is an agency of the US federal government within the US Department of the Interior dedicated to the management of fish, wildlife, and natural mission of the agency is "working with others to conserve, protect, and enhance fish, wildlife, plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people."Annual budget: US$ billion ().

Abstract. This Article reviews the authority of federal and state governments to manage wildlife on federal lands. It describes the most common assertions made by state governments regarding state powers over wildlife and then analyzes the relevant powers and limitations of the U.S.

Constitution and federal land laws, regulations, and by: 3. Reclamation plan: means a description of operations to be performed by the applicant to reclaim the land to be mined over the life of the mine.

See N.Y. Environmental Conservation Law Remainder: An interest in property that takes effect in the future at a specified time or after the occurrence of some event, such as the death of a life.

The Fish and Wildlife Service, through the Regional Directors, may request a transfer of excess land under two authorities depending on the program for which the land is requested.

(1) For programs other than migratory bird management, the transfer should be requested under the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act.Each year, the State of Montana receives its allocation of abandoned mine reclamation funds granted to states by the federal government through the United States Department of Interior through OSM.

Before any reclamation can be done on a specific project, DEQ must request funding through an individual project grant application process.mined land can improve the quality of. the environ ment both onsite and. offsite (figs. 1 and T The principles of design and the techniques intro-duced in this technical note apply to the reclamation of mined land and other land areas that have been dis-turbed.

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