Past SMARA Update Newsletters


Summer 2011 (PDF, 1.2 MB)  Featuring:  "OMR Closes Abandoned Mines in Tuolumne County"

Spring 2011 (PDF, 3.0 MB) Featuring:  "James S. Pompy Named to Head OMR"

Fall/Winter 2010  (PDF, 2.5 MB)  Featuring:  "Sustainable Mining Practices - Recycling Concrete and Asphalt"

Summer 2010  (PDF, 1.5 MB)  Featuring:  "Origins of California's Surface Mining and Reclamation Act"

Spring 2010 (PDF, 0.5 MB) Featuring:  "OMR Partners with National Parks and BLM on Abandoned Mine Lands"

Winter 2009-10 (PDF, 0.3 MB)  Featuring:  "Idle and Abandoned Mines"

Fall 2009 (PDF, 0.5 MB)  Featuring:  "2009 BLM FAST! Award Winner"

Summer 2009 (PDF, 0.5 MB)    Featuring:  "Lead Agency Reviews"

Spring 2009 (PDF, 1.5 MB)    Featuring:  "Introducing the Lead Agency Review Team"

Winter 2008 (PDF, 1.9 MB)     Featuring:  "How does SMARA Define Mined Lands and Surface Mining Operations"

Summer 2008 (PDF, 1.9 MB)     Featuring:  "A Perspective from the Underground"

Spring 2008 (PDF, 2.6 MB)     Featuring:  "Dennis O'Bryant Named to Head OMR"

Fall 2007 (PDF, 2MB)  Featuring:  "Focused Workship on In-Stream Mining and Monitoring"

Spring 2007 (PDF, .9 MB)   Featuring:   "Abandoned Mine Lands Unit - Ten Years of Major and "Miner" Challenges"

Winter 2007 (PDF, 1.5 MB)   Featuring:   "Mine Reclamation - A Type of Ecological Restoration"

Fall 2006 (PDF, 1 MB)  Featuring:  "OMR Launches New Lead Agency Review Program"

Summer 2006 (PDF, 1.5 MB)  Featuring:   "Overcoming the Challenges of Desert Revegetation - Part I"

Spring 2006 (PDF, 1.3 MB)  Featuring:  "End Uses:  Lakes and Wetlands for Wildlife Habitat"

Winter 2006 (PDF, 1.5 MB)   Featuring:   "OMR's SMARA Workshops are Back!"

Fall 2005 (PDF, 1.0 MB) Featuring "Volumetric Modeling of Mined Materials Using GPS and GIS"

Summer 2005 (PDF, .6MB) Featuring "Learning the Ropes of Remediation"

Spring 2005 (PDF, 1.0MB) Featuring "SMARA Database Helps Automate the Annual Reporting Process"

Winter 2005 (PDF, 1.5MB) Featuring "The Application of SMARA to Surface Mining Operations in the Timber
Harvest Plan Review Process"



National Association of Abandoned Mine Programs | California Geological Survey | State Mining & Geology Board
Department of Toxic Substances Control | California State Lands Commission
Bureau of Land Management | Mine Safety & Health Administration
Office of Surface Mining |  | U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 
U.S. Forest Service | U.S. Geological Survey