Guidelines for Reclamation to Forest Vegetation in the Athabasca Oil Sands Region

The goal of the Revegetation manual is to provide guidance on re-establishing the vegetation component of upland ecosystems on reclaimed landscapes, and on evaluating the success of this re-establishment. This goal is based on the following fundamental concepts: 1. That reclaimed plant communities should have species characteristic of native plant communities in the oil sands region. 2. That trends of vegetation community and structure development on reclaimed landscapes should be similar to native plant communities in the oil sands region. 3. That reclaimed ecosystems should have developmental trajectories that satisfy land-use objectives, and have characteristics that provide resilience against natural disturbance events.

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Contractor Priority Solutions & Training Group Inc.
Contract Number 2008-0029