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    Unreclaimed surface mine impoundments provide poor fish and wildlife habitat. Recommendations given here for reclaiming "prelaw" impoundments and creating new impoundments could provide valuable fish and wildlife habitat if incorporated into existing laws and mine plans.

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    Rumble, Mark A. 1989. Surface mine impoundments as wildlife and fish habitat. Gen. Tech. Rep. RM-183. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station. 6 p.

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    surface mine impoundments, fish habitat, wildlife habitat, reclamation

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