INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SOCIAL HUMANITIES SCIENCES RESEARCH (JSHSR)

Abstract


ROLE OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS IN POST-MINING RECLAMATION WORKS

Demonstrating the development level of countries in today’s world, mining works are one of the most significant factors in the use of and investment in nonrenewable resources. Mines, having an important place within Turkey’s natural resources, lead the degradation of natural landscape values in their surrounding areas due to the nature conservation measures not being taken within the production phase. It is possible to recover the damages in the nature after mining activities within the scope of landscape reclamation works. Therefore, landscape relclamation and rehabilitation works are recognized as a must to be carried out for eliminating the degradation in the natural landscape structure after mining activities. Natural rehabilitation works, which are carried out by landscape architects by means of using various methods, will ensure the improvement of mining sites and surrounding areas, both aesthetically and ecologically. Briefly mentioning the natural rehabilitation works, this study concentrates upon the landscape rehabilitation phases, the importance of using live material in landscape rehabilitation, along with the place of landscape architects in reclamation works.



Keywords
Mining, Landscape Architecture, Reclamation, Rehabilitation



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