The Sierra Fund is proud to be playing a strong role in the upcoming National Association of Abandoned Mine Lands Programs (NAAMLP) Conference, to be held October 9-12 in Squaw Valley, CA. We are looking forward to providing information about California’s unique heritage and our work to experts from around the country.
The 2011 NAAMLP Conference provides a tremendous opportunity to show the unique issues associated with abandoned mines in California, Nevada and other western states. The theme for the conference is “The Gold and Silver States: The Legacy of Mines that Built the West”.
Dr. Carrie Monohan, Science Director and Izzy Martin, CEO have been invited to make four presentations on the conference program, and Dr. Monohan will facilitate an all-day panel on mercury.
See the technical sessions schedule for all technical presentations. Planned presentations include:
- Gold Country Angler Survey: A Pilot Study to Assess Mercury Exposure from Sport Fish Consumption in the Sierra Nevada
- Addressing Mercury from Abandoned Mine Lands; Water Quality Programs and Projects in northern California
- Reclaiming the Gold Country; Working with Communitites to Cleanup Abandoned Mines
- Gold Country Recreational Trails and Abandoned Mines Assessment, CA; A Pilot Study to Assess Potential Exposure to Toxins and Mine Waste
Additionally, The Sierra Fund will host an exhibit featuring our initiative to address legacy mining in California, and our upcoming Reclaiming the Sierra conference.
For more information about the NAAMLP conference, including program tours and other details, go to their website.