Robert Ghiglieri (left), on behalf of the Nevada Abandoned Mine Lands Program, accepting the 2019 NAAMLP Hardrock Reclamation Award for Remediation of Physical Safety Hazards for the Gold Butte National Monument Closure Project.
These Office of Surface Mining’s Abandoned Mine Land Reclamation Awards are presented to abandoned mine land reclamation programs that completed exemplary reclamation. The objective is to give public recognition to those responsible for the nation’s most outstanding achievement in land reclamation and to encourage the exchange and transfer of successful reclamation technology. You can find more information about the awards on the Office of Surface Mining’s web page at http://www.osmre.gov/programs/awards/AMLAwards.shtm
2019 Award Winners:
National Award – Ohio DNR, AML
Dessecker Mine Project
Small Project Award – Alabama Department of Labor, AML
Marvel Gob Fire
Appalachian Regional Award – Kentucky AML
Roger Cornett Slide
Mid-Continent Regional Award – Indiana AML DNR
Narrow Lake Abandoned Mine Land Site 1805
Western Regional Award – Colorado, Division of Reclamation, Mining and Safety, IMRP
Wise Hill Underground Fire Mitigation
This award program aims to recognize exemplary projects in two categories:
- Remediation of Contamination Impacting the Environment or Human Health, and
- Remediation of Physical Safety Hazards at legacy abandoned hard rock mines in the United States.
Initiated in 2016, NAAMLP recognizes those responsible for the nation’s highest achievements in hardrock abandoned mine land reclamation. The annual Hardrock Abandoned Mine Land Remediation Awards Program publicly recognizes outstanding hardrock abandoned mine land remediation or reclamation and publicizes exemplary reclamation techniques.
The 2019 Hardrock Abandoned Mine Land Reclamation Awards were presented in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, during the National Association of Abandoned Mine Land Programs’ annual conference.
2019 Award Winners:
Remediation of Contamination Impacting the Environment or Human Health — Colorado Division of Reclamation, Mining and Safety
Hinsdale County, Colorado: Hough Mine Reclamation Project
Remediation of Physical Safety Hazards — Nevada Division of Minerals
Clark County, Nevada: Gold Butte National Monument Closure Project
This award was established by the National Association of Abandoned Mine Land Programs in 2001 and is presented in memory of Stan Barnard (1958-1998). It is given to an individual who exhibits Stan-like qualities of outstanding dedication, commitment, and hard work toward the enhancement of the Association. This award is presented at the National Association of Abandoned Mine land Programs’ annual conference.
2019 Award Winner:
Bob Scott – Kentucky Division of Abandoned Mine Lands