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MINING SITE RECLAMATION PLANNING BASED ON LAND SUITABILITY ANALYSIS AND ECOSYSTEM SERVICES EVALUATION: A CASE STUDY IN LIAONING PROVINCE, CHINA
Wang, J., F. Zhao, J. Yang, and X. Li.
Sustainability 9(6):890(2017)

A reclamation study that incorporated land suitability analysis and ecosystem service evaluation was conducted for a mining site in Liaoning Province, China. The team assessed the land suitability for three reclamation alternatives and identified suitable uses for each area. For areas that were comparably suitable for multiple land uses, an ecosystem services evaluation was conducted to determine the optimal reclamation strategy. Study results showed that forest could be restored throughout the entire mining site; agricultural uses were most suitable in the western and southern parts; and developed lands were suitable in northern areas that were closer to roads and city centers. https://www.mdpi.com/2071-1050/9/6/890/pdf



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