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- 22Alberta Centre for Reclamation and Restoration Ecology (ACRRE)
- 11Alberta Centre for Reclamation and Restoration Ecology (ACRRE)/ACRRE Research Notes
- 10Alberta Centre for Reclamation and Restoration Ecology (ACRRE)/TransCanada Historical Research Reports
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- 4Alberta Gas Transmission Division
Companies installing pipelines seek economical, practical and environmentally responsible methods of soil handling during pipeline construction to ensure successful soil reclamation. The objectives of the Twelve Mile Coulee Soil Research Project are to evaluate the impact of pipeline...
The objective of this literature review was to evaluate the available information on the effects of stripping versus not stripping topsoil during pipeline construction in potentially arable Luvisolic soils in forested areas. A profile description representative of an undisturbed Luvisol under...
Topsoil Handling During Pipeline Construction in Potentially Arable Forested Luvisols of Northwest AlbertaDownload
The objective of this study was to evaluate several pipeline topsoil stripping depths to determine whether they result in land capability equivalent to that of adjacent forested lands broken for cultivation. Topsoil stripping depths were 0 cm, 15 cm and 30 cm. Soils chosen for the study were...
In 1981, a study was initiated near Princess, Alberta to evaluate single-lift pipeline construction impacts on Solonetzic mixed prairie rangeland. In August 1991, a further evaluation of the study sites was conducted to determine the longevity of the changes that took place on the 1981...
In situ oil sands exploration (OSE) requires the creation of temporary drilling pads, which are often located in peatlands. These pads are created by removing trees and blading the fen surface, leaving windrows of peat along the pad edges; the pad is then frozen-in to create a level surface....
Soil salvage depth is key to aspen root fragment survival and sucker regeneration in forest reclamationDownload
When clearing mine sites for development, forest floor material is salvaged and often directly placed onto nearby reclamation sites. Soils salvaged from aspen forests have significant quantities of root fragments contained in these materials. Aspen roots are known to produce aspen suckers...
The degree of soil compaction is dependent on many variables including soil type and soil conditions as well as vehicle type and traffic density. Soil compaction can lead to limited plant development because of poor aeration, low nutrient and water availability, slow water permeability and...
Oil sands mining removes large areas of vegetation and soil across the landscape, thus post-mining reclamation requires the development of reconstructed soils to support tree growth. These reconstructed soils are generally made up of a top layer of peat mineral soil mix, and an underlying layer...
Reclamation projects underway in northern Alberta aim to convert tailings ponds—a byproduct of oil sands production that typically have high pH and salinity—into constructed wetlands. Though research suggests that these wetlands can support healthy aquatic plant communities, we know little about...
Field sites for this study were established in 1987 shortly after the completion of construction of two pipelines in southern Alberta. The Dry Mixed Grass and Mixed Grass Ecoregions (Milo Pipeline Lateral) and the Aspen Parkland, Montane and Fescue Grassland Ecoregions (Porcupine Hills Lateral)...