The Forestry and Wildlife Technical Division of the ASRS includes professionals involved in all aspects of mining who are interested forestry and wildlife habitat as a post-mining land use, the establishment and functioning of forested ecosystems on mined land, and the use of reclaimed mined lands by animals from all taxonomic groups and habitat types.
Scope and Objectives:
- To promote reforestation and wildlife habitat appropriate end land uses for mined land.
- To promote activities, at all stages of reclamation, that lead to the establishment of self-sustaining, native forest, and wildlife habitat.
- To provide a forum for discussions and exchange of information on scientifically based forestry and wildlife reclamation practices.
- To assure that our profession is involved in reclamation regulations, planning, implementation, and enforcement.
- To help educate the public with respect to the ability of post-mined lands to support healthy and productive forested ecosystems and wildlife populations.
- To cooperate with the other ASRS technical divisions, as well as groups outside of ASMR that are involved in mine reforestation and the creation of wildlife habitat, to further our common goals.
- To promote the involvement of young professionals in forest and wildlife reclamation through education and the exchange of ideas.
Subcommittees will be called on an as-needed basis.
- Arrange for review of papers submitted for the annual meeting.
- Chair the TD session of the annual meeting.
- Chair the annual TD business meeting.
- Serve as a conduit for information exchange among members of the TD and with the NEC.
- Arrange for chair replacement when stepping down.