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DOI: 10.5593/SGEM2014/B51/S20.089

THE ASSESSMENT OF RECLAMATION SUCCESS WITHIN POSTMINING LANDSCAPE OF UPPER SILESIA

Stalmachova B., Pecharova E., I. Kasparova, Urbancova L., Lackova E.
Wednesday 1 October 2014 by Libadmin2014

References: 14th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM 2014, www.sgem.org, SGEM2014 Conference Proceedings, ISBN 978-619-7105-17-9 / ISSN 1314-2704, June 19-25, 2014, Book 5, Vol. 1, 649-656 pp

ABSTRACT
This article aims to evaluate the reclamation of the mine František 1 (Horní Suchá,
Karviná district, Czech Republic) in terms of restoration of landscape features in the area significantly affected both by coal deep mining and coal treatment technologies. Reclaimed area was divided into 6 segments based on habitat conditions (including occurrence of specially protected species of animals and plants) each of which was subjected to another method of reclamation and restoration of functional potential of the territory. Segments with technological tanks for storing flotation tailings were reclaimed to grasslands with future potential for industrial use, the segment of natural values - especially with the presence of protected species of plants and animals have been treated as non-intervention in order to use natural succession, respectively controlled ecosystem succession, water pond was reclaimed with purpose of recreational fishing. Within the iotechnical phase of reclamation domestic tree species were used, group and strip plantings followed the close-to-nature design. Generally, it is possible to evaluate the rehabilitation work carried out as very successful and as a model approach to the solution of functional recovery potential of the mining affected areas .The article was prepared with the support of the project PL.3.22/2.3.00/12.03351 “Education of professionals to the care of post mining areas at the Polish-Czech border region”.

Keywords: post-mining landscape reclamation, controlled ecosystem succession.