Course description

This course examines mine reclamation and considers the impacts of mines—and mining practices—on natural systems and landscapes. Through lectures and on-site visits, we’ll discuss the following topics:

  • legislation, policies and regulations
  • environmental impact assessment, socioeconomic impact assessment and strategic impact assessment
  • land-use planning for agriculture, forestry, wildlife, fisheries, recreation, urban and industrial activities
  • characterization of mine wastes (physical and chemical properties)
  • site preparation and re-vegetation
  • contaminant remediation, ecological risk assessment and ecotoxicology
  • site decommissioning, closure and environmental management systems
  • reclamation ecology (individual, population, community and landscape)
  • reclamation performance and/or compliance monitoring

Concepts are presented using domestic and international case studies representing a variety of mine types. 

Format

Semi-distance format requiring attendance on campus for five days, plus readings/assignments to be completed before and after the on-campus portion of the course.

Tuition and Fee Payment:

  • RNS Diploma students pay $100 of the course tuition upon registration, with the remainder paid via their UVic MyPage account.
  • RNS Certificate students pay the full course tuition upon registration.

Next offering

June 6-10, 2018

Prerequisites

Acceptance to the RNS program or a combination of work and/or education experience equivalent to third-year standing.

If you’re not currently enrolled in the Restoration of Natural Systems (RNS) program, including UVic and Letter of Permission students from RRU and TRU, you must obtain approval from the Program Coordinator (ecorestoration@uvic.ca) before registering.

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