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Revegetation Procedures Manual

New York State Revegetation Procedures Manual

"New York State Revegetation Procedures Manual: Surface Mining Reclamation" is a comprehensive handbook on reclamation techniques that supplements the existing mined land reclamation regulations. The handbook is intended to assist mine operators or others involved in reclamation of mine sites. It discusses site preparation and planting of cool and warm season grasses, forbs, shrubs and trees suitable for mine reclamation. The document reflects the combined experience of mined land staff, information from USDA's Plants database, Cornell University, the New York State Museum, the U.S. Forest Service, the USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service, and other academic sources.

Part One - Introduction and General Requirements (pdf - 786 KB)

Part Two - Selecting the Right Plants, Seeding & Planting Tips, Examples (pdf - 829 KB)

Part Three - Appendices and Useful Information (pdf - 818 KB)


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