involves making land available for new develop-
ment or public
use after it has been used up with such activities
landfill, industrial development, etc. After land is
new soil is restored and treated, the groundwater
is cleaned up,
and the area is detoxified, it can be used again for
such things as
farm land, new business development (i.e. a
center), or even a park. Land reclamation is a way to
make sure that
land does not "go to waste."
Managing Water in the American West: Provided
by the U.S. Department of the Interior
For an excellent source of information about water
management programs and facilities stop and take a look at this site. It even
includes a video!
Articles and History of American Land Rights: Made by American
Land Rights Association
This site is an American Land
Rights Association publication that
includes the organizationís history, updates, and recent articles concerning
Hollandia Nursery Sod
Hollandia Nursery is a company that specializes in
land reclamation. This site includes information about the services they
offer and the importance of the right kind of soil for land reclamation
National Association of Abandoned Mine Land Programs is a
registered nonprofit organization working with the federal
government to reclaim abandoned mine land across the country.
The site explains the ways in which the organization funds state
programs and also provides links to many related sites.
Mined Land Reclamation Declaration of
Policy by the New York Dept. of Environmental
site has a point by point summary of the Mined Land Reclamation
Law. It also contains links to the entire text of the law
and information about a panel discussion on sustainable
development and mining perspectives on the new law.
Land Reclamation by Edmonton
this site out for the story of the Genesee operation. It
involves the highly successful agricultural production over
former coal mines; an award winning operation.