Ecological Concerns Incorporated
ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNER & LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT:
H.T. Harvey and Associates
Erosion and Sediment Control; Meet Establishment Success Criteria; Native Plant Popluation Establishment; Vegetation Management of Rare Habitat
Ecological Concerns Incorporated was hired to implement an experimental project designed by H.T. Harvey to test various planting and erosion control methods on a mine reclamation project. The project lasted three years with an analysis of anticipated cost versus real costs for implementation.
All irrigation and planting were performed by ECI. The plant maintenance included reconstructing plant basins, weed control, and hand watering plants. These measures were in order to meet find cost effective measures for the mine to meet reclamation standards put forth by federal and state reclamation regulations. They eventually did meet the standards in accordance to their reclamation and revegetation compliance with the California Surface Mining and Reclamation Act of 1975, as amended (SMARA) and California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).