Soil quality criteria relative to disturbance and reclamation

by Alberta Soils Advisory Committee. Soil Quality Criteria Working Group

Publisher: Alberta Agriculture in Edmonton

Written in English
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  • Soils,
  • Soil mapping,
  • Reclamation of land,
  • Analysis

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Statementprepared by the Soil Quality Criteria Working Group, Soil Reclamation Subcommittee, Alberta Soils Advisory Committee, Alberta Agriculture ; Working group members: T.M. Macyk (Chairman) ... [et al.].
LC ClassificationsS592.147
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Paginationiv, 56 p. ;
Number of Pages56
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The report that follows deals with the first four terms of reference, and has benefited from consultation with many Soil Scientists, Pedologists, and others involved in reclamation. The subcommittee did not address the term of reference dealing with soil quality for waste utilization, as provincial guidelines governing wastewater and sludge application to soil presently exist.

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Publication date Topics Reclamation of land, Soils, Soil mapping Publisher Edmonton: Alberta AgriculturePages: Get this from a library. Soil quality criteria relative to disturbance and reclamation. [Alberta Soils Advisory Committee. Soil Quality Criteria Working Group.]. those materials.

To this end a Soil Quality Criteria Subcommittee of the Alberta Soils Advisory Committee was formed in with the terms of reference being to develop criteria relative to: 1. soil mapping and sampling for baseline and post disturbance activity; 2.

File Size: 1MB. A project of the University of Toronto Libraries in partnership with the library and archives community in Canada. Soil quality criteria relative to disturbance and reclamation Go to resource Soil quality criteria relative to disturbance. Electrical conductivity was above the guidelines in all materials, except biochar, peat, and peat–soil.

It was greater than 4 dS m −1 suggested appropriate for reclamation soils (Soil Quality Criteria Working Group ) in sediment, processed kimberlite with sediment, BlackCited by: 2. Describing or defining soil disturbance in terms of variables, such as soil strength, pore space, or bulk density, makes assessing change resulting from management activities difficult and expensive.

Soil variability, and the variation in the pattern of equipment File Size: 6MB. Quality Criteria Relative to Disturbance and Reclamation, published by Alberta Agriculture, Food and Rural Development,as amended.

The person who conducts or reclaims an exploration operation shall record all salvage depths of all. Soil Quality Criteria Relative to Disturbance and Reclamation Revised, Alberta Agriculture; Supplemental Guidelines for Aggregate Operations Woodlands area - Athabasca River Valley; Tailings Management Framework for the Mineable Athabasca Oil Sands Lower Athabasca Region; Third Party Impact on Reclamation C&R IL Soil Quality Introduction.

The Soil Quality valued component (VC) indicator were selected for inclusion in the and assessment, taking into consideration the baseline study findings, inputs from local stakeholders, government agencies, and regulators.

The. These were later updated and published in as the Soil Quality Criteria Relative to Disturbance and Reclamation (Soil Quality Criteria Working Group ).

This document formed the basis of the majority of the soilsbased conservation and reclamation Cited by: Disturbed: Used for Mine or Plant Purposes – Areas where at a minimum, soil has been removed or covered by other materials and soil would be required for reclamation purposes.

This category includes for example, all areas where soil removal, overburden removal, active mining, discard placement, or material storage has occurred. Land moves from the Disturbed category to the Soils Placed category once reclamation material is placed as per the approved Reclamation and Soil Placement Plans.

Temporary Reclamation (Terrestrial) – areas being managed where vegetation has been seeded, planted, or ingressed, where there is an expectation that future disturbance may occur at.

Volume 1: Expert Committee on Soil Survey. Technical Bulletin 9E. Land Resource Research Centre, Agriculture Canada, Ottawa, ON. Alberta Agriculture. (re-issued ). Soil quality criteria relative to disturbance and reclamation. Soil Quality Criteria Working Group, Alberta Soils Advisory Committee, Alberta Agriculture.

Edmonton, AB. Reclamation. Fertilizing Eroded Knolls Managing Feedlot Shutdowns Native Plants and Reclamation Salt Woes Soil Quality Criteria Relative To Disturbance And Reclamation (Revised ) Soils and Water Publications. Salinity. About Soil Salinity Agricultural Land Resource Atlas of Alberta.

n Visual quality of the mine and adjacent areas n Wildlife habitat loss n Degraded water quality n Altered drainage patterns Keep the following ideas in mind to plan mining and reclamation operations: 1.

Planning Reduces Costs Begin with the end in zing the amount of land excavation and alteration during mining operation yields a File Size: 7MB. Read more about Mapping and characterization of cutover peatlands for reclamation planning Winter soil evaluation and mapping for regulated pipelines Bibliography: p.

30;2 14 33 38 Soil removal and segregation. (1) Soil removal and segregation on crop land. As to all excavation operations undertaken after June 1, on crop land, the operator shall separate and store soil horizons separately from one another and mark or document stockpile locations to facilitate subsequent Size: 57KB.

Larson and Pierce () defined soil quality as "the capacity of a soil to function, both within its ecosystem boundaries (e.g., soil map unit boundaries) and with the environment external to that ecosystem (particularly relative to air and water quality)" (page ).

minimize surface disturbance, construction equipment appropriately sized to the scope and scale of the proposed operation should be used. All surface soil materials (topsoil) are to be removed from the entire cut and fill area and temporarily stockpiled for reuse during interim reclamation or final reclamation if the well is a dry hole.

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Soil Quality Criteria Working Group. Soil Reclamation Subcommittee. 56 pp. Brown, R.W., R.S. Johnston, and K.K. VanCleve. Cited by: 1. Soil Quality Criteria Working Group.,Soil quality criteria relative to disturbance and reclamation, Alberta Agriculture, Food and Rural Development, Edmonton, Alberta.

Sort, X. and Alca?iz, J.M.,Contribution of sewage sludge to erosion control in the rehabilitation of limestone quarries, Land Degradation & Development, 7, Mulches and covers can be just as effective as topographic microsite creation and much easier to implement in reclamation. Straw, hay, and erosion control blankets buffer soil temperatures and likely reduce seed erosion, increasing grass and forb seedling Cited by: 3.

Assessment of Soil Disturbance on Farmland Ranking criteria are applied when land parcels are selected for the Farmland Preservation program.

Part Soil quality can be evaluated relative to a standard or reference condition that represents the full capacity of that soil to Author: Daniel Gimenez, Daniel Kluchinski, Stephanie Murphy, Loren S.

Muldowny. PDF | The quality of degraded mined soils can be restored through effective reclamation practices. In this study, we evaluated the impact of varying | Find, read and cite all the research you.

Keren, in Encyclopedia of Soils in the Environment, Reclamation without Adding Soil Amendments Calcium carbonate. Reclamation of a sodic soil without amendments is possible when a soil source of Ca exists (e.g., calcium carbonate), the drainage through the soil profile is good, and adequate leaching water is present.

The rate at which CaCO 3 dissolution in water approaches. The publication replaces the Interim criteria for quality assessment of St. Lawrence River sediment ().

The new criteria are based on the approach selected in by the Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment and meet the needs of sediment management in various contexts found in. Design Standards No. 13 Embankment Dams Chapter Geotextiles DS(19) Phase 4 Final June Chapter 19 – Geotextiles is an existing chapter within Design Standards No.

13 and was revised to include: • Detailed descriptions and photographs of geotextile materials • Expanded discussions of geotextile functions. objectives emphasize controlling surface erosion and conserving soil quality for agricultural purposes. On native grasslands and riparian areas where the species composition of natural plant communities may be difficult to restore following disturbance, emphasis is placed on reducing the total area of disturbance and.

Through ongoing monitoring, the program is evaluating disturbance effects on avian habitat quality and assessing reclamation designs to help guide our reclamation work. Human health and wildlife risk assessment research and monitoring continued in to ensure mining and in situ-disturbed lands are reclaimed in a manner that prevents health.Scott obtained his bachelor’s degree in in land reclamation.

Scott has over 12 years of professional consulting experience and specializes in pre-disturbance soil survey and reclamation monitoring.

He has extensive experience in soil handling oversight related to pipeline construction and mineable oil .pression that reclamation has been successful. Strip mining eliminates existing vegetation and alters the soil profile, or the natural soil layers. Mining disturbs and may even destroy the beneficial micro-organisms in the topsoil.

Soil also may be damaged if reclamation operations mix the topsoil with subsoils, diluting matter in the surface soil.