A Look at the Significance of Land Reclamation
Land reclamation is basically the steps that are taken to have land that has been used or so disturbed restored to usefulness. This happens to be such an important part of a number of industries, such as construction, mining, forestry and agricultural industries given the fact that these are some of the industries that make use of a number of the heavy earth moving machineries that are known to disturb the soil. Land that happens to have been so disturbed needs to be reclaimed so as to enable the environment flourish and as well will be necessary so as to make the land useful again for such industries. Like we have already seen above, land is often used for a number of purposes and some of these are such as the use to extract natural resources through mining, building structures and other establishments, growing food and raising animals in the agricultural industry and for the harvest and grow trees in the forestry industry among a host of other uses.
Land reclamation is actually one practice that has been with us for quite some time now and it is actually a practice that has been for centuries now. And by far and large, we appreciate and duly need to acknowledge the reasons for land reclamation looking at the need to have a sustainable environment and as well for the health of the wildlife that depend on such an environment. As a result of human activity, such as farming and mining that involve the use of heavy machinery and other elements that damage land, vegetation and the wildlife that happens to depend on the vegetation will not be able to flourish. Some of the other reasons why land reclamation will be necessary will be such as where beaches require restoration. The eroding effects of the wind and water may have such an impact on the beach sediments and as such may call for options to be explored for the sake of ensuring that the area is well maintained.
Like has already been hinted above, one other industry that sits to benefit from the land reclamation processes is the farming industry. Water-logged areas such as the wetlands and marshes will always be reclaimed and brought to use by the farmers by having such areas drained of the water that is in them making them not arable. In this we see that the land reclamation efforts will be of use and great significance to the agricultural industry in the sense that they will enable the turning of such pieces of land that sat as those that could not be used for the cultivation of agricultural crops into those that can be used for such purposes of cultivation and as such become so arable and productive agriculturally.