Carl Grant is Environmental Operations Manager and John Koch is Senior Research Scientist with Alcoa World Alumina Australia (Huntly Mine, PO Box 172, Pinjarra, WA 6208, Australia; Tel. +61 (08) 9530 2563; Email: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org). This paper was prepared to summarize the process and outcomes of restoration works at Jarrahdale, the first mine that Alcoa had closed and fully rehabilitated in Western Australia.
Decommissioning Western Australia's First Bauxite Mine: Co-evolving vegetation restoration techniques and targets
Version of Record online: 17 JUL 2007
Ecological Management & Restoration
Volume 8, Issue 2, pages 92–105, August 2007
How to Cite
Grant, C. and Koch, J. (2007), Decommissioning Western Australia's First Bauxite Mine: Co-evolving vegetation restoration techniques and targets. Ecological Management & Restoration, 8: 92–105. doi: 10.1111/j.1442-8903.2007.00346.x
- Issue online: 17 JUL 2007
- Version of Record online: 17 JUL 2007
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Summary The closure and decommissioning of Alcoa's first mine in Western Australia at Jarrahdale was a landmark for the company. This article describes the strategies and research contributing to successful mine rehabilitation in the Jarrah forest. Lessons learnt at Jarrahdale are being applied to other Western Australian mines. Over 30 years of research have resulted in a strong working knowledge of ecosystem function in this environment. The direct linkage of research to operational practices provides two-way benefits for practitioners and researchers. The Jarrahdale mine is the first mine in Western Australia to have received a certificate of completion from the state government.