Costs of Reclamation on Southern Appalachian Coal Mines: A cost-effectiveness analysis for reforestation versus hayland/pasture reclamation

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Baker, Katherine;
  • Publisher: Virginia Tech
  • Subject: opportunity costs | net present value | reforestation | reclamation

The two most common options for post-mining land uses in the southern Appalachians are forestry or hayland/pasture. Hayland/pasture has become the predominant reclamation type due to ease of establishment and strict regulation standards requiring quick and dense erosio... View more
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