BC’s 47th Annual Mine Reclamation Symposium

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Presented by the British Columbia Technical and Research Committee on Reclamation, the 2024 Symposium will be located in Burnaby, BC and feature a short course, field tour, two full days of in-person Technical Sessions, an awards banquet and networking opportunities.

We are proud to announce that the Symposium will be held at the Delta Hotel and Convention Centre in Burnaby, BC from Monday Sept 23rd to Thursday Sept 26th, 2024 with the theme of Mine Reclamation and Biodiversity.

The Call for Papers, Award Nominations and Registration for the Symposium and Short Course will be coming soon on the home page at www.trcr.bc.ca

registration to Be announced in July 2024

As a reminder, at the 2023 Awards ceremony in Prince George, BC the award winners were as follow: Imperial Metals – Mount Polley Mine and Habitat Remediation Working Group are the recipients of the Jake McDonald Annual Mine Reclamation Award for the remediation of Hazeltine and Edney creeks following the breach of the Mount Polley Mine tailings storage facility in 2014. Centerra Gold – Mount Milligan Mine and Chu Cho Environmental received the Metal Mining Category Award for ongoing progressive reclamation at the Mount Milligan Mine near Prince George BC. The approach focused on the collection of native seed, propagation of native plants using a local nursery, and collaboration with a team of Northern BC-based companies, educational institutions, and professionals. The incorporation of local Indigenous cultural values has helped to identify target species for use in reclamation. Teck Resources Limited is the recipient of the Coal Mining Category Award for its use of uphill contouring to re-slope rock spoils at the Coal Mountain Mine near Sparwood; benefits included geotechnical stability of waste spoils without impacting undisturbed or reclaimed downslope areas. Orca Sand and Gravel received the Sand and Gravel Category Award for its ongoing progressive reclamation efforts at the Orca Quarry near Port McNeill as demonstrated by the reclamation of a sediment storage facility and its engagement with the Kwakiutl First Nation and ‘Namgis First Nation to adapt planting prescriptions based on feedback from community members.

The TRCR Committee hopes to see you in September for the 47th Annual Mine Reclamation Conference in Burnaby, BC – Welcome all.

To register for this event please visit the following URL:

 

Dates / Times

September 23, 2024 @ 8:00 am to
September 26, 2024 @ 4:00 pm
 

Registration End Date

September 2, 2024

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