BRITISH COLUMBIA – Each year since 1977, the BC Technical & Research Committee on Reclamation has hosted the B.C. Mine Reclamation Symposium. Papers and posters address topics of mine reclamation and related issues. Participants include members of the mining industry, consultants, students, all levels of government, non-government organizations, and other interested parties, from within British Columbia and around the world.
The themes for this years symposium are Rejuvenation through Reclamation, and Operating for Closure. The recent reclamation and improvement works at the historic Britannia mine will be a key focus of the symposium, but there will also be presentations on a wide range of reclamation and environmental issues.
The 31st Annual Mine Reclamation Symposium will be held on Sept. 17-20, 2007, at the Sea to Sky Hotel in Squamish, B.C. Cost is $265, which includes paper presentations, a printed copy of the proceedings, a wine and cheese reception, a full-day tour of the Britannia mine, and the awards banquet.
A short course is being offered on Sept. 17 between 10 am and 4 pm by Justin Straker of C.E. Jones and Associates. The topic is Revegetating a Mine Site – Setting Objectives, Developing Techniques, and Evaluating Success. The cost of the course is $250 and includes class materials, lunch and coffee.
A registration form and tentative agenda will be posted on the BC Technical and Research Committee on Reclamation website (www.TRCR.bc.ca).