VIDEO: Demonstrating a new approach to ecologically restoring arid ecosystems on reclaimed surface mine lands

This video demonstrates new approach to reclaiming lands disturbed by surface mining, called geomorphic reclamation.

It’s having the desired result of revitalizing ecosystem diversity, including restoration of foundation species such as sagebrush, according to a study by University of Wyoming researchers.

The video shows experiments at former uranium and coal mine sites in central and southwest Wyoming reclaimed under the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality’s (DEQ) Abandoned Mine Land (AML) program.

Photo courtesy of Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality.

Watch 5-minute video.

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