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Call For Papers

Call for Papers and Presentations

In 2018, the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy will serve as the host of the 40th Annual National Association of Abandoned Mine Land Programs (NAAMLP) Conference. The NAAMLP Annual Conference is an opportunity for networking, strengthening ties between member programs, discussion of national issues, and information sharing. This year the National Association of State Land Reclamationists (NASLR) is joining the NAAMLP conference and is bringing additional insights on reclamation to the conference. Technical Sessions for the conference provide a platform for individuals to share successful, unique presentations related to a broad array of industry and reclamation topics.

Suggested Topics

Reclamation / Safeguarding / Project Implementation

  • Revegetation/Reforestation Success
  • Partnerships in Reclamation
  • Innovative/Unique Reclamation Techniques
  • Non Traditional Design Techniques
  • Techniques in Challenging Public Locations
  • Sediment and Erosion Control
  • Monitoring and Maintenance Techniquies and Implementation
  • Mine Reclamation/NASLR
  • Acid Mine Drainage

  • AMD Characterization
  • AML or AMD Case Studies
  • Resource Recovery from AMD
  • Technology

  • Geophysical Methods or Investigations
  • GPS/GIS/LiDAR Technologies
  • Digital Collection of AML Data
  • Inventory Technique
  • Economics / Policies

  • AML Program Policy Issues
  • NEPA and/or Public Participation
  • Economic Development of AML Sites
  • Public Relations
  • Cultural / Historical

  • Historic Preservation
  • Archeological Issues and Preservation
  • Citizen Involvement
  • Mining History
  • Pilot Projects / Re-mining / AML Enhancement

  • AML Pilot Projects
  • Coal Refuse Reprocessing
  • AML Projects
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    The Call for Papers and Presentations is extended to July 13, 2018

    Abstract proposals should be submitted in PDF format on or before July 13, 2018. Abstracts should be 300 words or less, Times New Roman - 12 font, and should include the presentation title, along with the presenters name, title, organization or company, business address, phone number and email address. In addition, please identify if you are presenting as part of the Mine Reclamation/NASLR technical session. All abstracts should be emailed to jon.fleming@dmme.virginia.gov.

    Selected presenters will be notified by July 20, 2018, and final presentation material will be due on or before August 3, 2018. Details pertaining to the final presentation format, speaker guidelines and other presentation information will be provided to authors and/or presenters at the time of abstract acceptance.

    In an effort to facilitate scheduling, anyone interested in presenting should consider sending notification with anticipated topic early. If you are with a state or tribe and intend to present please indicate if you are applying for an OSM award or participating in the NAAMLP business meeting. Presentations are anticipated to be 20 minutes with a five minute Q and A to follow.

    For more information or for questions please contact: Jon Fleming, AML Project Manager at jon.fleming@dmme.virginia.gov 276-523-8238.



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