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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.

ASMR Journal

ASMR put the first issue of our online Journal "Journal of the American Society of Mining and Reclamation (JASMR)" online, October 29, 2012. This is a peer reviewed Journal. Please click below to go directly to the Journal where you will find procedures for submitting papers, as well as Volume I, Issue 1. Additional issues will be put online periodically. Link to ASMR Journal Please note that Adobe PDF files will not open if you are using version 11. This is an Adobe problem so load version 10. Also if you use any other browser besides Internet Explorer or Safari you will not be able to open the imbedded PDF files within the Index. This is an Adobe Software problem with Chrome and Firefox.

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 and/or the annual 990 Report to the IRS should be directed to the Executive Secretary, Robert (Bob) Darmody at or 217 333-9489 (office) 217 493-7847 (Cell) or by sending a request to ASMR, 1305 Weathervane, Champaign, IL 61821.

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