Dedicated to Quality Land Reclamation
NASLR recognizes that economically beneficial mining operations and sound land reclamation need not be exclusive of each other. As such, NASLR strives to promote and maintain a mutually beneficial relationship between state regulatory authorities and the mining community.
NASLR promotes the formulation of lasting partnerships between state land reclamationists, private mining groups and other interested parties to discuss, encourage, endorse and sponsor programs that will advance the art and science of land reclamation.
NASLR recognizes that geographic and political differences between states can dictate the structure of a state's reclamation program. Therefore, NASLR does not compare state programs, but encourages the exchange of information and expertise in an effort to continually improve the quality and environmental integrity of land reclamation throughout the country.
To view the complete Constitution of the National Association of State Land Reclamationists' organization, click here.
You are cordially invited to become a member of the National Association of State Land Reclamationists as we seek to develop our resources and restore our mined lands to productive uses. To apply, complete the membership application and mail to the NASLR office.
NASLR Outreach Award
The NASLR Outreach Award is designed to recognize an individual (or work group) who is a positive model for the mining industry. Recipients must be active in promoting a positive image for the mining industry. For more information click here.
Mined Land Reclamation Educational Grant Program
The National Association of State Land Reclamationists (NASLR), a non-profit organization of state officials established for the purpose of promoting and advancing the practice of mined land reclamation, is seeking applicants for its annual educational grant. NASLR intends to award a $1,000 grant to the successful applicant in the fall of each year. Grant funds may be used by the recipient to cover costs associated with education and research expenses.
Eligible applicants must be enrolled as full time junior, senior, or graduate students in an accredited college or university in the United States. Course work, special studies, and/or research in the area of mined land reclamation or a closely related field is also required.
Applications must be received no later than August 15 of each year, and will be evaluated on the basis of college grades, quality and relevance of course work or research, a proposed special project or research budget (if applicable), information obtained from references, and other related considerations. Other factors being equal, preference will be given to applicants from NASLR member states or those enrolled in schools located in NASLR member states.
The successful applicant may be requested to present an oral report on research activities at the annual meeting of NASLR.
For additional information on application procedures, persons interested in applying for the educational grant should contact the National Association of State Land Reclamationists, c/o Anna Caswell, Coal Research Center, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL 62901-4623, telephone (618) 536-5521.
The NASLR Internet pages were initially designed by
Tracy Davis and Bryan Bass of the NC Department of
Environment and Natural Resources. Pages are now maintained by
Anna Harrington (Coal Research
Center's web server operated by Dr. Tomasz
Wiltowski) at the Coal Research
Center. Phone: 618-536-5521; FAX: 618-453-7346.