KC Harvey is pleased to announce that we are hosting the 2019 American Society of Mining and Reclamation (ASMR) Conference in Big Sky, Montana! This will be the 36th annual meeting of the ASMR and will take place June 3-7, 2019. The theme of the conference is “Welcome Back To Montana, The Land Of Reclamation Pioneers.” We chose this theme because the conference has been held in Montana before- 4 times in fact- in Billings, MT. Like the pioneers of the American West explored, settled and founded this area, reclamation scientists in this region pioneered approaches to disturbed land reclamation and remediation.
The conference venue will be the iconic Big Sky Resort, and the social/networking events will embrace Rocky Mountain outdoor adventure culture. Although the conference will take place outside of ski season, June is a breathtakingly beautiful time in Montana, and we are eager to show off the landscape and fun activities.
We are excited about a new approach to the technical sessions this year. Along with the traditional oral technical sessions, we are inviting our members to submit video technical sessions. The best of these videos will be selected and featured in a Reclamation Film Festival in the evening social event on Wednesday, June 5th. We are excited to showcase these videos as a new fun way for audiences to understand and visualize reclamation projects.
The conference field trip, which will take place on Friday, June 7th, will be to Yellowstone National Park, which is about 45 minutes away from the conference venue. We have buses lined up to take us on a guided tour, highlighting reclamation and restoration, as well as science in general within the park.
KC Harvey is honored to be hosting this fantastic event. Stay tuned for more details on how to submit abstracts and/or register for the conference. Follow us on our LinkedIn page and Facebook page for updates!