Abandoned Mine Land News
Wyoming DEQ announces completion of safety improvement on former mine haul road
Oct. 15, 2019
A multi-party effort to improve safety and accessibility on Fremont County Road 10, aka Gas Hills Haul Road and Dry Creek Road, is complete.
Restoring the sagebrush ecosystem: The Nature Conservancy seed lab
Sept. 27, 2019
The Nature Conservancy opened a seed lab this year in Lander, as part of the AML Native Plants Project, an inter-agency effort, led by the WDEQ and the BLM, to restore the sagebrush steppe ecosystem across the U.S. West.
Restoring the sagebrush ecosystem: Wyoming Honor Farm
Sept. 26, 2019
Inmates at the Wyoming Honor Farm in Riverton built a greenhouse at the facility and are growing sagebrush seedlings for the AML Native Plants Project, and inter-agency effort to help restore the sagebrush steppe ecosystem in Wyoming.
Restoring the sagebrush ecosystem: Lander Middle School
Sept. 25, 2019
Students from Lander Middle School are working with the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality, as well as other state and federal agencies, to plant sagebrush seedlings in Fremont County, as part of the effort to restore the sagebrush steppe ecosystem in the U.S. West.
DEQ, BLM partner with organizations to restore sagebrush ecosystem
Sept. 24, 2019
The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality, the Bureau of Land Management and the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement partnered to create the Abandoned Mine Lands Native Plants Project, an inter-agency effort to restore the sagebrush steppe ecosystem in the U.S. West.
DEQ Administrator receives Abandoned Mine Land Award
Oct. 18, 2018
Alan Edwards, Deputy Director and Abandoned Mine Land (AML) Division Administrator for the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), received the Stan Barnard Award from the National Association of Abandoned Mine Land Programs (NAAMLP).
AML begins exploratory drilling in Rock Springs
Jan. 17, 2018
AML is conducting an investigative drilling program in specific areas within Rock Springs to be proactive with respect to identifying the potential for mine subsidence.
AML Rock Springs Liason to retire
Dec. 14, 2017
After nearly 20 years with DEQ/AML, JaNell Hunter is retiring at the end of December.
AML and others work with students to plant sagebrush near abandoned mine.
Nov. 15, 2017
AML Program receives high marks from federal oversight agency
Sept. 7, 2017
The program recently received its Annual Evaluation Summary Report from the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement.