Accession Number : ADA322909

Title :   Practices for Protecting and Enhancing Fish and Wildlife on Coal Surface-Mined Land in the Powder River-Fort Union Region.

Corporate Author : SCIENCE APPLICATIONS INC BOULDER CO

Personal Author(s) : Proctor, Bettina R. ; Thompson, Richard W. ; Bunin, Jane E. ; Fucik, Kenneth W. ; Tamm, George R.

PDF Url : ADA322909

Report Date : MAR 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 262

Abstract : Numerous techniques and methods are being used during surface mining and reclamation operations throughout the country to minimize disturbances and adverse impacts to fish and wildlife. Some of these methods are accepted or recognized as state-of-the-art technology; whereas others may be outdated or even detrimental. This handbook is written as a 'first approximation' of design specifications, to document effective field techniques being used and to highlight sources of information for techniques that are now in use. This review will also consider equipment, devices, systems, and methods that have been useful in special cases. At a later date and as more information becomes available, this handbook will be revised and updated to reflect the best current practices state-of-the-art.

Descriptors :   *ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT, *WILDLIFE, *FISHES, *ECOLOGY, SOURCES, STATE OF THE ART, MINING ENGINEERING, ADVERSE CONDITIONS, HANDBOOKS, RECLAMATION.

Subject Categories : Biology
      Ecology
      Environmental Health and Safety

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE