Call for Papers

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The National Association of Abandoned Mine Land Programs (NAAMLP) is issuing a call for papers to be presented at the 41st annual conference of the NAAMLP. NAAMLP is a non-profit organization whose members consist of the 31 states and Indian Tribes conducting abandoned mine reclamation programs under the federal Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977. The conference is scheduled for September 8 – 11, 2019 at the Wyndham Grand in beautiful downtown Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The conference will be held in conjunction with the Pennsylvania Abandoned Mine Reclamation (PA AMR) and the National Association of State Land Reclamationists’ (NASLR) Conferences.

This year’s conference theme:

Restore | Transform | Revitalize




AMD Characterization and Treatment
AML or AMD Case Studies
AML Pilot Program Case Studies
Beneficial Use of Waste Materials
Coal Combustion Byproducts
Coal Mining Heritage/Historic Preservation
Coal Refuse Reprocessing/Capping
Economic Development and Reclamation
AML Emergency Projects
Endangered Species
Geophysical Methods or Investigations
Grayfields and/or Brownfields
Innovative/Unique Reclamation Techniques
Integration of GPS/GIS/Drone Techniques
Mine Fire Restoration Techniques
Mine Subsidence

NEPA and/or Public Participation
Non-Coal/Hard Rock Issues
Permitting Issues
Program Policy Issues/Reauthorization
Property Acquisition/Access Issues
Regulatory Issues
Remining and Reclamation
Resource Recovery
Reuse of AMD Impaired Water
Revegetation/Reforestation Techniques
Slopes/Shafts Reclamation Techniques
Stream Restoration Techniques
Water Supply Replacements
Wildlife Habitat Enhancements



Abstract proposals should be submitted in PDF format on or before May 10, 2019. Abstracts should be 300 words or less, Times New Roman – 12 font, and should include the presentation title, along with the presenter’s name, title, organization or company, business address, phone number and email address. In addition, please identify if you are presenting as part of the NAAMLP/AMR/NASLR technical session. Video presentations are welcome as well. Please keep video presentations to 20 minutes. All abstracts should be emailed to:

Selected presenters will be notified by June 28, 2019, and final presentation material will be due on or before August 16, 2019. Details pertaining to the final presentation format, speaker guidelines and other presentation information will be provided to authors and/or presenters at the time of abstract acceptance.

In an effort to facilitate scheduling, anyone interested in presenting should consider sending notification with anticipated topic early. Presentations are anticipated to be 20 minutes with a five‑minute Q and A to follow.

For more information or for questions, please contact Tom Malesky, Environmental Program Manager, via email at or by telephone at 814-472-1818.