Posters Wanted: Abstracts due by Feb 20

Once again, The Sierra Fund’s Reclaiming the Sierra conference will feature a student poster session and competition.  Click here for a flyer to post and distribute.  Posters will be judged at the event and the following awards given:

First Prize: $250
Second Prize: $100
Third Prize: $75

Posters are sought that address topics such as:

  • Legacy mining toxins including arsenic, lead, asbestos and mercury
  • Mining impacts on water quality, ecosystems, wildlife and habitat
  • Research on remediation technologies for various mining problems
  • Fate and transport of mining toxins in the environment
  • Environmentally and socially responsible mining
  • Community engagement case studies and successful techniques
  • Impacts of legacy mining on human health
  • Public health awareness to mining related exposure
  • Policy alternatives related to mercury, or mine remediation
  • Tribal partnerships and community impacts
  • Physical hazards, mine closures and at risk groups
  • Developing new markets for clean California gold, gravel and soil

Poster abstracts must be emailed to carrie.monohan @ by February 20, 2012. Abstracts must be under 350 words and include: 1) Project title and name of department and institution; 2) What you did; 3) What you found out; and 4) What should be done next.

Once selected, final posters must be submitted to The Sierra Fund by April 9, 2012. Posters should include graphs and figures, photos, abstract, project background, key findings and/or trends, discussion and conclusions/recommendations. All figures and tables should be labeled with captions that describe their relevance to project. Label axes and provide units! Posters dimensions must be 36 inches high by 58 inches wide.