This program focuses on providing the knowledge necessary to support development of regional reclamation targets as well as site- and mine-level objectives.
Completed Regional Landscape Reclamation Projects
Follow the links for the results of each project or go to the ERA site to see all OSRIN Reports.
- A Framework for Wildlife Habitat Design for Oil Sands Mine Reclamation: Building Wildlife Communities from the Bottom Up – Dr. Brian Eaton, Alberta Innovates – Technology Futures
- A Tool for Adaptation Decision-Making in Oil Sands Reclamation Under Risk of Climate Change – Dr. Clive Welham, University of British Columbia
- Boreal Plant Species for Reclamation of Athabasca Oil Sands Disturbances – Ann Smreciu, Wild Rose Consulting, Inc. – individual revegetation species profiles are also available online
- Conducting a Dialogue ‘Challenges and Timelines in Reclamation and the Feasibility of Alternative End Land Uses’ – Innovation Expedition Consulting – two reports were prepared: a short version (report only) and a long version (report plus appendices)
- Development of a Geomatics Monitoring Tool for Oil Sands Reclamation Monitoring – Dr. Karl Staenz, University of Lethbridge
- Equivalent Land Capability Workshop – Klohn Crippen Berger
- Evaluating Use of Biochar for Oil Sands Reclamation – Dr. Derek MacKenzie, University of Alberta
- Factors Affecting Ecological Resilience of Reclaimed Oil Sands Uplands – Dr. Clive Welham, FORRx Consulting Inc.
- Future of Shrubs in Oil Sands Reclamation Workshop – OSRIN
- Oil Sands Terrestrial Habitat and Risk Modeling for Disturbances and Reclamation (Phase I) – Dr. Clive Welham,FORRx Consulting Inc.
- Oil Sands Terrestrial Habitat and Risk Modeling for Disturbances and Reclamation (Phase II) – Dr. Clive Welham, FORRx Consulting Inc.
- Oil Sands Terrestrial Habitat and Risk Modeling for Disturbance and Reclamation (Phase III) – Dr. Clive Welham, University of British Columbia
- Oil Sands Wetlands Assessment Training Video (full version / mobile devices version – Part 1) – Brenda Rooney, Rooney Productions
- Potential Impacts of Beavers on Oil Sands Reclamation Success – Dr. Brian Eaton, Alberta Innovates – Technology Futures
- Preliminary Watershed Hydrology and Chemical Export Model for Reclaimed Oil Sands Sites – Dr. Gordon Putz, University of Saskatchewan
- Reclamation Alternatives Dialogue Assessment and Design – Innovation Expedition Consulting (included in report on Conducting a Dialogue ‘Challenges and Timelines in Reclamation and the Feasibility of Alternative End Land Uses’)
- Report and Recommendations of the Task Force on Tree and Shrub Planting on Active Oil Sands Tailings Dams – BJH Engineering Ltd.
- Resiliency of Reclaimed Boreal Forest Landscapes Seminar – Matthew Pyper, University of Alberta
- Review of Alternative Seed Packaging and Delivery Systems for Oil Sands Reclamation – Dr. Amanda Schoonmaker, Northern Alberta Institute of Technology
- Role of Professional Expertise in Reclamation Certification – Roger Creasey, Terrain FX Inc.
- Soil Microbiology as an Index of Oil Sands Reclamation Success – Dr. Sylvie Mercier Quideau, University of Alberta
- Soil Nitrogen Indicators for Land Reclamation – Dr. Scott Chang, University of Alberta (the report for this project is available through CEMA’s data warehouse at http://library.cemaonline.ca/ – search for “Chang” to find it; note you need to be registered to get the report)
- Support Publication of Wetland Reclamation Conference Book – Dr. Dale Vitt, PeatNET – book published in 2012 by Cambridge University Press (Vitt, D.H. and J.S. Bhatti, 2012. Restoration and reclamation of boreal ecosystems: Attaining sustainable development. Cambridge University Press, New York, New York. 405 pp.)
- What Constitutes Success for LFH Salvage and Replacement – Dr. Anne Naeth, University of Alberta
- Woody Debris Field Guide – Dr. Vic Leiffers, University of Alberta