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- 8Naeth, M. A.
- 4Land Conservation and Reclamation Council
- 3Green, J. E.
- 3Wilkinson, S. R.
- 2Chanasyk, D. S.
- 49Graduate Studies and Research, Faculty of
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- 40Oil Sands Research and Information Network (OSRIN)
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The enhancement or creation of wildlife habitat is receiving increased attention as a viable reclamation alternative for disturbed sites as a result of better reclamation technology, increased government and public awareness of the importance of wildlife, the realization of the adaptability of...
Oil sands mining in Alberta will destroy tens of thousands of hectares of boreal habitat. This land will need to be reclaimed. Current closure plans call for the construction of shallow open water wetlands to cover about 10-30% of the reclaimed landscape. Already, several trial wetlands have...
Water availability and understory influence on tree growth in reclaimed forest ecosystems, Athabasca oil sands region, Alberta, CanadaDownload
Reclaimed forest ecosystems in the Athabasca oil sands region (AOSR) have limiting factors to growth that can result in poor tree performance, as indicated by stunted growth, foliar discolouration and needle dropping, and ultimately threaten reclamation success. Indicators of reclamation success...
Vegetation and soil water interactions on a tailings sand storage facility in the Athabasca oil sands region of Alberta Canada
This research determined if woody debris amendments facilitate land reclamation after oil sands mining. Specifically, it assessed if woody debris affects vegetation cover and richness, woody species survival and abundance, soil nutrients, temperature and water, microbial biomass carbon and...
Use of an Acoustic Location System to Understand Songbird Response to Vegetation Regeneration on Reclaimed Wellsites in the Boreal Forest of AlbertaDownload
Limited information exists on the recovery of different ecosystem components following reclamation of oil and gas wellsites in the boreal forest of Alberta. Songbird response to wellsite reclamation efforts in the boreal forest was previously unexamined, despite the abundance of wellsites,...
Oil sand extraction in Alberta, Canada is a multibillion dollar industry operating over 143 km(2) of open pit mining and 4600 km(2) of other bitumen strata in northern boreal forests. Oil production contributes to Canada-wide GDP, creates socio-cultural problems, provides energy exports and...
The use of peat applications and Carex aquatilis for peatland reclamation on post mined landscapes in northern Alberta, CanadaDownload
I investigated peatland reclamation factors in a wetland built on a former open-pit oil sands mine in northern Alberta, Canada. The primary research objectives were to investigate the persistence of peat placed in a newly constructed wetland, the survival and establishment of Carex aquatilis...
Legacy propagule banks of salvaged topsoils are excellent sources of plant propagules for reclamation of mine sites. However, prior studies show that less than 50% of species found in original propagule banks actually establish. We hypothesize that the expression of this legacy propagule bank is...