Reclaiming the Sierra a Huge Success

Thanks to our conference sponsors and attendees, Reclaiming the Sierra 2019 was a huge success! Reclaiming the Sierra 2019 was The Sierra Fund’s (TSF) fifth biennial conference to address historic mining impacts. This year’s event focused on catalyzing action around TSF’s Headwater Mercury Source Reduction (HMSR) Strategy – a vision of adaptive recovery for the environment and communities that are still blighted from the 19th century Gold Rush. To read the full strategy click here. To join a growing number of supporters, download and sign a resolution in support of the HMSR Strategy and the collaborative approach it outlines.

Conference Brief: Best Available Techniques for Mine Impacted Lands

The Sierra Fund’s third bi-annual conference, Reclaiming the Sierra 2015: The New Gold Rush, will devote an entire conference track to examining the Best Available Techniques for Mine Impacted Lands (BATMIL). BATMILs represent state of the art options for abating contaminants in the environment. Best Available Techniques should be considered when addressing AMLs during mine site assessment, remediation, and post-remediation effectiveness evaluation.

Bill to reform Surface Mining and Reclamation Act (SB 209) introduced

Senator Pavley has introduced SB 209, a bill to reform the Surface Mining and Reclamation Act (SMARA).  The Sierra Fund has worked with Senator Pavley to help identify opportunities to improve consistent enforcement of SMARA, relating to inspections and reclamation. Regulation of mining practices based on their environmental impacts began with the “Sawyer Decision” in […]