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Carola Haas

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Powell River Project - Enhancing Wildlife Habitat on Reclaimed Mine Lands

We monitored wildlife use of reclaimed mine land areas of varying ages and vegetation types at two locations in southwestern Virginia in May through July of 2007 and 2008. Bird, salamander, and frog communities were studied to gain an understanding of how site use and species composition were affected by postmining vegetation characteristics. 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 outcome of that study and considering prior research, we provide recommendations for reclamation practices to enhance use of mined land by wildlife.

Mar 30, 2011 460-145
Sustaining America's Aquatic Biodiversity - Frog Biodiversity and Conservation May 1, 2009 420-527
Sustaining America's Aquatic Biodiversity - Salamander Biodiversity and Conservation May 1, 2009 420-528