ABANDONED MINE LAND AWARDS
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.
The 2014 Abandoned Mine Land Reclamation Awards were presented in Columbus, Ohio, during the National Association of Abandoned Mine Land Programs' annual conference. The awards and winners are:
National Award - INDIANA
Small Project Award -MISSOURI
Regional Award - MARYLAND
Mid-Continent Regional Award -IOWA
Regional Award -COLORADO
For more information on each award wining project, please view the Fall 2014 NAAMLP Newsletter.
STAN BARNARD MEMORIAL AWARD
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. This year's winner is:
Steve Herbert - Indiana
This award was established by the National Association of Abandoned Mine Land Programs and was first presented in 2006 in memory of Dave Bucknam (1941-2004). Any active or inactive state, tribal, or federal employee designated as an instructor by the OSM National Technical Training Program is eligible for the Dave Bucknam Outstanding Instructor Award. This individual must exhibit the special qualities of dedication, leadership, compassion, and commitment as epitomized by Dave Bucknam in promoting the training of state, tribal, and federal employees. This award is presented at the National Association of Abandoned Mine land Programs' annual conference. This year's winner is:
Nancy Roberts - Office of Surface Mining