Minimal areas are available for final rehabilitation at RUM as the majority of the disturbed areas are still actively used by the mine. Ravensworth Underground Mine continues to complete stabilisation activities on active mining areas.
The rehabilitation and closure process at RUM aims to re-establish Central Hunter Box-Ironbark Woodland on the rehabilitated areas, as this is the community that is expected to have occurred prior to agricultural/mining impact. This community is also consistent with the surrounding remnant vegetation. For smaller areas of rehabilitation, a pasture seed mix is preferred.
RUM has in place a program to manage weeds and feral animals. Spraying is used to control noxious weeds and baiting is used to control foxes and dogs. The land management practices are regularly reviewed to enable continuous improvement.