Technical Guidance For Creating Wetlands
Technical Guidance for Creating Wetlands as Part of Unconsolidated Surface Mining Reclamation
This document provides technical guidance for creating functional, persistent wetlands as part of the reclamation of unconsolidated surface mining operations. Much of the material presented is not precise, because it is intended to serve as a framework. There is no standard "recipe" for creating a wetland, for no two wetlands and no two situations are alike. The hydrogeomorphology, soil types, and functions vary from site to site. Successfully creating a persistent, functional wetland involves adapting the design to the conditions and opportunities present.