CALGARY – The CANADIAN LAND RECLAMATION ASSOCIATION (CLRA) has organized its annual general meeting and conference for July 28 through Aug. 1 at the Delta Lodge in Kananaskis Village, Alta. Attendance is limited to the first 300 registrants.
The conference presentations will feature case studies on Wednesday and Thursday, then on Friday one of the three breakout sessions is geared specifically for the mining industry. Some of the topics to be discussed then are landscape modeling, the Alberta Foothills, vegetation, restoring aggregate pits, coal mining and groundwater evaluation. The presentations, receptions, all meals, and field trips to one of Lafarge Canada’s Exshaw plant, the Turner Valley Gas Plant or the Three Sisters Mountain Development as well as a trade show are all included in the registration fee. Fees are $495 for CLRA members, $575 for non-members and $250 for students.
The fee also includes the banquet on Wednesday evening where the Noranda Land Reclamation award and Edward M. Watkin Award winners will be announced. Wednesday’s banquet will feature a presentation titled “Being Caribou” by wildlife biologist Karsten Heuer.
There will also be a bioengineering workshop ($150) on July 28-29 and a golf tournament ($160) on July 29.
Details are available at www.CLRA.ca/2008AGM&Conf_HomePage.htm.