Title: Project Reclamation Records
ID: OGLMC 1404
Extent: 0.5 Linear Feet
Project Reclamation had five major elements: to "characterize representative abandoned surface-coal mines in North Dakota as to (a) relief, land use, and other observations, (b) vegetation and (c) spoil properties, (2) classify minesites; (3) select representative mine sites for future studies, (4) develop a list of plant species adapted to mined land stresses and (5) review literature on current techniques for enhancing revegetation on abandoned mine lands in North Dakota-like conditions." The project was administered by the University of North Dakota and was supported by the North Dakota Public Service Commission and the Bureau of Mines in the United States Department of the Interior.
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Restrictions: Open for inspection under the rules and regulations of the Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections.
Acquisition Note: Source: UND President's Office, Twamley Hall.
Preferred Citation: (Description of Item). Project Reclamation Records. OGLMC 1404, Box #, Folder #. Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections, Chester Fritz Library, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks.
Collection Material Type: Project Records
Scope and Contents: The Project Reclamation Records largely consist of a report (Vegetation-Environment Relationships of Abandoned Mines: Toward Their Successful Revegetation, Stability and Long-Term Production) accompanied by tables for vegetation data, spoil data and lists of plant species data. The collection also includes correspondence, a property list, budgetary materials, and a paper titled "Relative Index of Revegetation Potential."