The 37th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Mining and Reclamation (ASMR) is June 7-11, 2020, in Duluth, MN. This conference will focus on the research, technical, and regulatory issues associated with the land and water implications of anthropogenic land disturbances. It will provide a forum for the dissemination of information through presentation of research findings, field tours, and open discussion of public policy relating to the applied science of reclamation, rehabilitation, remediation, and restoration of areas disturbed by mining, oil and gas, conventional and alternative energy production, contaminated sites, agriculture, road construction, large-scale commercial development, and other disturbances to land and water resources.
We invite researchers, practitioners, regulators, industry professionals, consulting firms, and others to present related research findings, case studies, demonstration projects, and regulatory or policy studies. We welcome submissions on treatment of disturbed or contaminated land and water resources associated with all types of active and abandoned mining, oil and gas production, energy generation and power plants, CERCLA sites, agriculture, forestry and fire, highway and rail, and large-scale commercial development. Specific subjects include, but are not limited to, ecological revegetation, invasive species management, range management, sediment and erosion control, geomorphic landform design, waste cover systems, geotechnical engineering approaches, water management and treatment, acid rock drainage, mine tailings/waste rock/overburden, and application of new technologies. Presentations in the form of PowerPoint shows, posters, or, new last year, video presentations will be featured. Students are especially encouraged to attend.
Duluth is a port city on Lake Superior in Minnesota. The waterfront Lakewalk trail passes along Canal Park, with views of the 1905 Aerial Lift Bridge. The landmark connects the city to the Park Point sandbar. The Great Lakes Aquarium includes salt- and freshwater animals. Housed in a former train depot, Lake Superior Railroad Museum features vintage locomotives. Glensheen is a 1908 mansion on a vast lakeside estate.