Mining reclamation specialists and government regulators need sound criteria for judging when reclamation is complete and expensive bonds can be released. Values are given for five easily measured plant parameters that can be used for judging success on native species that are growing on semiarid grasslands and sagebrush lands.
Aldon, Earl F.
"Vegetation parameters for judging the quality of reclamation on coal mine spoils in the Southwest,"
Great Basin Naturalist: Vol. 44
, Article 6.
Available at: http://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/gbn/vol44/iss3/6