The NASLR Mined Land Reclamation Award was established to recognize companies and individuals who achieve outstanding and exemplary achievements in the reclamation of mined land and promote the awareness and exchange of information for quality reclamation and environmental stewardship. Nominees are judged on the following criteria:
♦ Compliance: How the operator or individual exceeded the spirit and intent of the
law, the degree of effort and innovation within the respective guidelines and
♦ Contemporaneous: Techniques, time limits and distance limitation during
simultaneous reclamation and mining activities and the difficulties in achieving
reclamation under such conditions.
♦ Drainage: Design, maintenance, and technologies employed resulting in effective
and efficient water quality treatment for environmental benefits and cost savings
for the operator.
♦ Post-Mining Land Use: Success of vegetation and erosion control, the degree to
which post-mining land use has been established, consideration of innovative land
use planning and site stability.
♦ Innovative Practices: Creative development and application of new technologies
or techniques in resolving reclamation problems or promote cost savings during
reclamation, and providing long-term benefits to the surrounding community and
environment, and increase in awareness of the law.
See the application package for specific instructions.
Application are due by July 1 of the year. Please submit applications to Jeff Meitrott at firstname.lastname@example.org
Email (s) should be no larger than 5MB.