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APPROPRIATE ASPIRATIONS FOR EFFECTIVE POST-MINING RESTORATION AND REHABILITATION: A RESPONSE TO KAZMIERCZAK ET AL.
Cross, A.T., R. Young, P. Nevill, T. McDonald, K. Prach, J. Aronson, G.W. Wardell-Johnson, and K.W. Dixon.
Environmental Earth Sciences 77:256(2018)

The lack of clarity surrounding the definition and application of terminology in post-mining ecological repair is problematic for setting objectives, establishing goals, and assessing recovery trajectories. The authors present an outline of internationally applied definitions concerning the restoration and recovery process, followed by an invitation to both the mining industry and policy-makers to re-examine their terminology in the interests of attaining an internationally agreed nomenclature. The goal is to achieve sufficient clarity in the use and understanding of mine site reclamation terminology to align post-mining targets with community expectation, enhance the capacity of the mining industry to understand and meet these targets, and foster better analysis and more industry-relevant discussion of recovery methodologies by the scientific community and practitioners. http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/Portals/0/staff/PDFs/aronson/CrossEetal2018AppropriateAspirations.pdf



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