UVic Continuing Studies

Dates: June 7-11, 8:30am to 4:30pm daily

This course examines mine reclamation and considers the impacts of mines—and mining practices—on natural systems and landscapes. Through lectures and on-site visits, we’ll discuss the following topics:
•   legislation, policies and regulations
•   environmental impact assessment, socioeconomic impact assessment and strategic impact assessment
•   land-use planning for agriculture, forestry, wildlife, fisheries, recreation, urban and industrial activities
•   characterization of mine wastes (physical and chemical properties)
•   site preparation and re-vegetation
•   contaminant remediation, ecological risk assessment and ecotoxicology
•   site decommissioning, closure and environmental management systems
•   reclamation ecology (individual, population, community and landscape)
•   reclamation performance and/or compliance monitoring

This course is eligible for Society of Ecological Restoration (SER) Continuing Education Credits.
Concepts are presented using domestic and international case studies representing a variety of mine types.

Contact the program office at or 250-721-8458 to find out how to register and for more information about out programs


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