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Call for Abstracts/Posters

Call for Abstracts, Posters, Moderators

The 40th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Reclamation Sciences (formerly the American Society of Mining & Reclamation) will provide an amazing opportunity for your company or organization to interface with reclamation professionals and those who influence decisions about the purchase of products and services for the mining and reclamation industry. This year’s conference will be held at the Boise Centre ( in downtown Boise, Idaho from June 4 – 7, 2023

Snapshot of what the Annual Meeting will include:

  • Tour of the Reclaimed DeLamar Mine will be hosted by Integra Resources Corporation on Sunday, June 4.
  • An “Ice Breaker” social will be held the evening of Sunday, June 4.
  • Keynote Speakers will kick things off the morning of June 5.
  • The Annual ASRS Awards Banquet will be held Monday, June 5 offsite.
  • An Evening Social Event, featuring drinks and hors d’oeuvres, will be held the evening of Monday, June 5.
  • Catered lunches Monday (Awards lunch) and Wednesday (Student Awards Lunch).
  • The Student/Early Career Professional (ECP) Social Event will be held the evening of Tuesday, June 6.
  • Seeding Specialist Certification Class, hosted by Wyoming AML, will be held on Wednesday, June 7.

Technical Content Information

This conference will focus on, but will not be limited to, the technical areas identified below and will provide a forum for the dissemination of information through presentation of research findings, field tours, workshops, and open technical discussion of public policy relating to mining, reclamation, restoration, reforestation, and land management issues. If you are interested in moderating and organizing a session, please contact Dustin Wasley,

Abstract Categories

A 250 to 300 word abstract should be submitted for consideration within the Technical Divisions (Soil, Water, Vegetation, Wildlife, Technology, and Engineering/Construction) and example Technical Session Topics, listed below (see Submitting an Abstract below):

2023 Technical Sessions Topic Examples

  • Reclamation Across Idaho
    • Historic Mining Districts
    • North Idaho/Silver Valley Area
    • Phosphate Patch
  • Stream/River Restoration
  • Mercury in the Environment
  • Reclamation Planning starts at Baseline
  • Importance of Early Outreach with the Community and Stakeholders
  • Drones/UAVs
  • GIS/Mapping
  • Water Treatment
  • Cover Systems
  • Geomorphic Landform Reclamation
  • Reclamation Innovations
  • Geochemistry Session (ARD/AMD/Risk Assessment)
  • Importance of Critical Minerals in Idaho
  • Seeding and Revegetation
  • Abandoned Mine Lands and the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL)
  • Others

Submitting an Abstract

Abstracts will be reviewed for scientific content and relationship to the Technical Divisions and Conference Topics.

Oral presentations will be in 30 min. time slots, posters need to be less than 4 x 6 ft.

* ASRS Student members who are presenting a paper may be eligible for a Student Travel Grant and/or to compete for cash awards in the Student Presentation Competition. See the ASRS.US website for details.

The Use of Spectral Reflectance as a Reclamation Tool1
A.J. Smith2, B.C. Jones, and C.D. Doe

Abstract: Detailed abstracts are limited to 250 to 300 words and should provide statement of the problem, methods and materials, experimental design, major results, and conclusions. The language of the Symposium is English. The title of your abstract should be short and descriptive. Indicate the presenter by an asterisk after their name. The text of your abstract should use 12 point font, Times Roman preferred. The margins of the text should be 1 inch on all sides. Units of measure are to be expressed in SI Units, such as g m-2 (grams per square meter), mmols kg-2 (millimole per kilogram). Non-SI Units and English units are to be avoided. The use of color graphics and electronic images is acceptable. Please indicate the Technical Session in which you think your paper should be considered from the list on the submission page. Identify additional key words. Indicate title and organization for each author.

Additional Key Words: Listing of those not in the title.

1Oral (or Poster) paper presented at the 2016 National Meeting of the American Society of Mining and Reclamation, Spokane, WA: Reclaiming the West, June 4 – 9, Published by ASMR; 1305 Weathervane Dr., Champaign, IL 61821.
2Allen Smith, Professor, Plant and Soil Sciences, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40546; Barbara C. Jones, Ecotoxicologist and Certified Associate Wildlife Biologist, Altec, Georgetown, KY, 40552; and Charles D. Doe, General Electric, Cincinnati, OH, 42345.

If you have questions or need more information, please contact:

Dustin Wasley
ASRS 2023 Conference Chair

Jo Combo
ASRS 2023 Conference Committee