Call for Abstracts

Deadline for Abstract Submissions has been Extended to Jan. 25.

This conference will focus on, but will not be limited to, the technical areas identified below and will provide a forum for the dissemination of information through presentation of research findings, field tours, workshops, and open discussion of public policy relating to mining and other mineral extractions, reclamation, restoration, reforestation, and land management issues. Submission of abstracts and other items should be sent to Robert Darmody, ASMR executive secretary ( See our website for meeting details. Click here for the call for abstracts form as a pdf file, here as a Word file.

If you are interested in moderating or organizing a session or developing a workshop, please contact Rachel Schmidt, local planning committee (


Abstracts can be for oral PowerPoint presentations (25 minutes maximum), posters, or, new this year, video presentations (details to follow). Four types of abstracts or papers will be considered as described below. Abstracts will be placed on our website prior to the meeting, and PowerPoint presentations and videos will be uploaded to the website after the meeting, pending the authors’ permission. Blatant “infomercials” are not allowed.

  1. Research paper: These should be replicated laboratory or field research.
  2. Case study: These include, but are not limited to, non-replicated field or laboratory studies and may be examples of mitigation tactics that have been used at a field site. They could be replicated projects in space and time that have not been subjected to statistical analyses.
  3. Demonstration project: These may be demonstrations of a new product, method, or technology of commercial value but presented with defendable data and be more than just a clever sales pitch.
  4. Other: These may include such presentations as a policy paper.
  5. Format: Presentations can be via: traditional 20 min. slides, posters, or 2-20 min. videos.
Include but are not limited to: Geomorphic Reclamation; Ecological Restoration; Ecological Engineering; Hard Rock Mine Reclamation; Oil & Gas Reclamation; Coal Mine Reclamation; Reclamation of Alternative Energy Development; Stream Restoration; Wildfire Restoration; Reclamation Soil Science; Abandoned Mine Reclamation; Contaminated Land Reclamation & Remediation; Technology/GIS/Data Management; Reclamation in Challenging Environments; Reclamation Water Quality & Treatment Challenges; Reclamation Challenges with Acid Forming Materials; Reclamation Regulation and Enforcement..


The Program Committee invites the submission of abstracts; deadlines are as follows:

  1. Abstracts (200–350 words; see example) and submittal forms should be received by January 25, 2019.
  2. Acceptance of the abstract will be sent to the author after review by February 11, 2019.
  3. Abstract revisions, if necessary, must be received by April 12, 2019.
  4. All PowerPoint presentations must be turned in upon arrival at Big Sky at the onsite registration desk so they can be placed on the appropriate computers. A cloud site will be established for abstract uploading as well.
  5. Times for individual presentations will be posted on the ASMR website under “Upcoming Meetings” as soon as the program has been finalized.
  6. Presenters must register for the meeting before May 3, 2019. See the meeting registration materials on

Call for Abstracts Form