Bureau of Land Management

  • This covers the successes of the BLM's AML program from 2009 to 2011.

  • In 1997, the BLM and the U.S. Forest Service embarked on mutual efforts to address the impacts of hardrock abandoned mine lands (AML). The purposes of this report are threefold: 1) to shed light on abandoned mining sites and their impacts on public lands; 2) to highlight the accomplishments of the BLM, the Forest Service, and project partners in addressing AML problems; and 3) to describe the outlook for future AML reclamation efforts.

  • This provides detailed policy direction for addressing abandoned mine sites. ┬áIt is intended to guide field staff on common AML remediation scenarios and, where possible, to provide options, tools, resources, and examples that can be considered when addressing significantly more complex remediation activities.

  • This provides the policy and strategic program direction framework for BLM to manage the reclamation of abandoned hardrock mine sites on or affecting lands administered by BLM.

  • This establishes the context whereby BLM mitigates and remediates hardrock AML sites on or affecting public lands, and correlates field activities with program goals, objectives, and priorities.