Social Ecology of Surface Mining

CIM Bulletin, 1972

W. E. COATES, President, W. E. Coates & Associates Ltd., Guelph, Ontario

The social ecology of surface mining in urban areas is illustrated by a case study of a recent application for the opening of a new gravel pit in the city of Guelph, including the design of a progressive extraction-rehabilitation sequence for the property, investigation of the ecological impact of the proposed operation, history of the application procedure for a zoning change and the relationship of the operating plan to provincial legislation controlling surface mining.
Keywords: Applications, Construction, Gravel, Guelph, Ontario, social ecology, surface mining, watershed, Ontario, Operation, Pits, Planning, surface mining, Water, Waters