Reclamation studies on oil shale lands in northwestern Colorado
The overall objective of this project is to study the effects of various reclamation practices on above- and belowground ecosystem development associated with disturbed oil shale lands in northwestern Colorado. Plant growth media that are being used in field test plots include retorted shale, soil over retorted shale, subsoil materials, and surface disturbed topsoils, The project was initiated in June 1976 and is presently reporting on fourth-year data from both field and laboratory studies. The majority of research reported on within this report is being conducted on a 20-ha Intensive Study ...
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