DOGAMI 2014 Mined Land Reclamation Awards
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 03:28 PM

June 25, 2015:
The Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries (DOGAMI) presented awards for 2014 Mined Land Reclamation during OCAPA's Annual Conference. 

Accepting awards above are (from left): Bob Traverso-Canby Sand & Gravel; Curtis Ehlers-ODOT; Ben Mundie-MLRR; Richard Riggs-DOGAMI; Mark Bauer-Baker Rock Resources; Steve Mote-Knife River NW; and Mike Graves-Graves Trinity LLC of Molalla.

Following is an excerpt from the DOGAMI press release:

Outstanding reclamation, mine operation, habitat protection
An active mine site where wildlife abounds, an urban mining operation that minimizes impacts to the surrounding community, and a quarry where an archaeological area was protected are among those recognized for their outstanding efforts during the 2014 calendar year.

Honorees were:
Outstanding Reclamation: Canby Sand & Gravel Company, for a multi-decade track record of ongoing reclamation that provides valuable wildlife habitat, including efforts to guarantee the osprey who return yearly to the Canby site have nesting areas and available food.
Outstanding Operator: Baker Rock Resources of Beaverton for the company’s long record of voluntary reclamation, well-planned and well-implemented operation, and for their compliance record with the DOGAMI and Department of Environmental Quality permits issued for the Farmington Quarry in Washington County.
Outstanding Operator, Division II: Graves Trinity LLC of Molalla for control of stormwater, minimization of off-site impacts, and reclamation of exempt acres at Graves Quarry in Clackamas County.
Good Neighbor: Knife River Corporation NW of Tangent is recognized for their efforts at the Vance Pit in Gresham, including work to reduce potential on-site impacts with a vigorous backfill program, protect adjacent public areas, reduce noise and visual impacts to the surrounding community, and eliminate impacts to Division Street from this mine operation in an urban setting.
Outstanding Reclamation by a Government Agency: The Oregon Department of Transportation for extra efforts at Drews Reservoir Quarry in Lake County to salvage soil materials prior to mining and set aside crusher reject material with soil stockpiles for final reclamation, as well as identification of an archaeological site prior to mining and ensuring protection of that cultural resource.

Each year, DOGAMI’s Mineral Land Regulation & Reclamation program and an independent panel of experts select mine sites and operators to receive awards for excellence in reclamation, mine operation, and habitat protection. 

Visit the State of Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries MLRR webpage for complete information on nominations criteria and submission dates.