2017 Joint Conference
West Virginia Mine Drainage Task Force
American Society for Mining and Reclamation (ASMR)
Appalachian Regional Reforestation Initiative (ARRI)

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS - Submit by December 15, 2016
The 2nd International Symposium on Land Reclamation and Ecological Restoration
Land Reclamation in Ecological Fragile Areas
October 20-23, 2017 Beijing, China

IMWA 2017 Congress - Extension of Abstract Submission Deadline

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We decided to extend the abstract submission deadline for the 13th International Mine Water Association Congress to December 14th, as several colleagues asked for an extension. Our abstract submission system can be found here: www.IMWA2017.info/abstract

You can find additional congress information and the congress themes on the IMWA 2017 web page there: www.IMWA2017.info. Should you already have submitted an abstract, we want to thank you for your contribution at this stage.

Assistant Professor, Environmental Resources Engineering

The State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Syracuse, New York

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The State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY-ESF) in Syracuse, NY, invites applications for an academic-year, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the Department of Environmental Resources Engineering (ERE). The department seeks an environmental engineer with a focus in ecological engineering or sustainable engineering. We seek applicants who are engaged in research that addresses critical environmental questions and complements scholarly pursuits of faculty in ERE and at SUNY-ESF. Applicants must possess advanced skills, knowledge and engineering background to teach courses in both the ERE graduate and the ABET-accredited undergraduate programs. This position will require the ability to work in a collegial manner with a diverse faculty, staff and student body. We are particularly interested in candidates with a commitment to diversity and inclusiveness. A full position description and application procedures are available by following the Jobs at ESF link at http://www.esf.edu/hr.

Environmental Scientist

Carlson McCain, Plymouth, Montana

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Carlson McCain is currently seeking a full time Environmental Staff Scientist. Duties include performing a variety of field tasks, including: oversight and documentation during site investigation and remediation; soil boring logging, including soil classification and sample collection; monitoring well installation oversight and documentation; measurements and testing on monitoring wells, soil vapor probes, and related instrumentation; sampling of various media including soil, groundwater, surface water, soil gas, and solid waste. Compile and analyze field data and assist with interpretation of data and preparation of technical reports. Correspond on a limited basis with clients, contractors, laboratories, etc. Research environmental information and compile findings into summary reports and figures. This position is based out of the Plymouth, Minnesota office. However, the position may require working outside at a field site, as needed. The position will require some travel - primarily day trips in Minnesota and 1 to 2 week trips in North Dakota, Montana, Wyoming, or potentially other states. The position will require use of employee vehicle to travel to and from project sites; occasionally transporting project equipment. In such instances, the Company will provide reimbursement for work-related mileage.

Forest Management Intern, Pacific Cascade Region - Summer 2017

Department of Natural Resources, Castle Rock, Washington

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This unique educational opportunity is located in the State Lands Program of DNR's Pacific Cascade Region. Foresters in the DNR carry out land management activities such as timber sale design, reforestation and road design, construction and maintenance. This internship program will provide experiences in these activities and provide an opportunity to work with professional Foresters, Engineers, Biologists as well as an exposure to other disciplines that assure appropriate management activities are conducted in a responsible manner.  Pacific Cascade Region is composed of 450,000 acres of DNR managed Trust Lands that produce revenue for the trust beneficiaries.  The internship program will provide valuable experiences in forest management principles, as well as an understanding of WA Dept. of Natural Resources core mission, history and objectives.

The internship program is designed to give students educational and hands-on field experience in a variety of duties that will include:

  • Identification of streams, wetland and sensitive sites and protection measures during management activities
  • Harvest unit design
  • Financial analysis
  • GIS and GPS technology use and mapping
  • Design of harvest systems and opportunity to observe active harvest and road construction equipment
  • Reforestation activities including vegetation management and decision criteria to plantation tending
  • Wildlife, geologic and silvicultural assessments

What is ASMR?

The American Society of Mining and Reclamation (ASMR) was founded in 1973 as a small West Virginia advisory council concerned with reclamation of lands that had been disturbed by coal extraction. ASMR has evolved into a professional society of international prominence, including members from 20 countries. Initially ASMR focused on lands disturbed by coal mining. ASMR's professional interests now include all aspects of land reclamation and the protection and enhancement of soil and water resources regardless of the source of the disturbance.

Mission Statement

ASMR's mission is to represent and serve a diverse national and international community of scientists, practitioners, private industry, technicians, educators, planners, and government regulators involved in mineral extraction and the reclamation of disturbed lands. ASMR promotes the advancement of basic and applied reclamation science through research and technology transfer in the Society's annual meetings, workshops, published proceedings, newsletters, Reclamation Matters magazine, and the ASMR web site.

ASMR is a 501 (C)(3) organization. Requests for financial information should be directed to the Executive Secretary, Dr. Robert Darmody.