This handbook contains information on the best current practices to minimize disturbances and adverse impacts of surface mining on fish and wildlife resources. Current state and federal legislation was reviewed to determine those practices which were most compatible with the best technology currently available, fish and wildlife plans, and reclamation plans for the Uinta-Southwestern region of the U.S. The information presented includes risks, limitations, approximate costs, and maintenance and management requirements of each practice. Plans for the restoration of specific habitats, according to the best current practices, are also included.
Proctor, Bettina R.; Science Applications, Inc.; Thompson, Richard W.; Bunin, Jane E.; Fucik, Kenneth W.; Tamm, George R.; Wolf, Edward G.; and U.S Department of the Interior- Fish and Wildlife Service, "Practices for Protecting and Enhancing Fish and Wildlife on Coal Mined Land in the Uinta-Southwestern Utah Region" (1983). All U.S. Government Documents (Utah Regional Depository). Paper 543.