Model of degraded land rehabilitation after open-cast mining

  • Grozdana Gajić University of Belgrade, Faculty of Forestry, Kneza Višeslava 1, 11030 Belgrade, Serbia; email:
Keywords: open-cast mining, coal, clay, natural factors, anthropogenic effects, socio-economic conditions, rehabilitation model, erosion processes


Rehabilitation of sites degraded by open-cut mining of mineral ores is a very painstaking and multidisciplinary procedure. The planned approach to opencasting should be accompanied by a parallel plan of land restoration. The rehabilitation plan includes the research and comparative analyses of all natural, anthropogenic and socio-economic conditions in the function of fi nding the optimal rehabilitation model. This paper analyses a potential rehabilitation based on the influential factors and proposes a rehabilitation model. The proposed rehabilitation model includes the technical and biotechnical measures of rehabilitation with special reference to the potential genesis of erosion processes and the land reclamation.

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