2017 ASMR Joint Conference

The Preliminary Program for the 2017 Joint Meeting of ARRI, Task Force, and ASMR is now available at https://wvmdtaskforce.com/

It lists the exhibitors and sponsors to date, activities, workshops, field trips, and a detailed program with titles, speakers and times.

Please click on the “Register Here” link.

Now is the time to register, select a field trip, and reserve your room at the Conference Center (304-296-1700) in Morgantown.

If questions, please contact Jeff Skousen at jskousen@wvu.edu

Reclamation Soils Scientist

New Mexico State Gov.

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Purpose of Position:
This position will, work as a technical team member with the Mining Act Reclamation Program, inspects and evaluates environmental conditions present on surface mining operations to determine reclamation success and regulatory compliance. The position is responsible for the review of designs and implementation of sampling protocols to collect information on soils, vegetation, storm water and erosion impacts, or other background environmental data to characterize the condition of mining sites. The position will review permit applications, prepares new permit documents and revisions for ongoing operations, prepares technical and legal reports, correspondence, and documents for enforcement of state regulations, inter-agency communication, and financial assurance.

9th AMD Workshop

20-23 Nov. 2017, Burnie, Tasmania

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The Sustainable Minerals Institute at The University of Queensland (Australian partner of the International Network for Acid Prevention (INAP)) are pleased to advise details for the 9th Australian Workshop on Acid and Metalliferous Drainage ‘Leading edge practice across resource cycles’.

Conference Anaconda Uplands Field Tour in May 2017

May 7 to 11

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Dear Fellow Reclamationists: Below is a link to information on the Mine Design and Closure Conference website including a  short course by David Polster and a Conference Anaconda Uplands Field Tour in May 2017.  I attended Mr. Polster’s short course last year at the American Society of Mining and Reclamation Conference in Spokane and found it to be helpful in shifting my standard US reclamation grass-dominated forested environment reclamation paradigm.  I recommend anyone trying to reclaim forested areas of the northwestern US and Canada attend the short course.  In Montana, the Troy, Rock Creek, and Montanore mines could apply these techniques.  The mine area at Troy could be our first demonstration site using these techniques.  The Idaho Silver Valley Superfund site and the Anaconda, MT Uplands area could also use these techniques. 

Mr. Polster has also done some great riparian and steep slope stabilization work.  He has some good credentials: Past-President of the Canadian Land Reclamation Association, Board member of the Society for Ecological Restoration, etc.  Checkout his website at: http://polsterenvironmental.com/.

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.