Restoring sagebrush with a pasta machine

Restoring sagebrush where it has disappeared isn’t as easy as just scattering seeds and waiting for them to sprout. In order to coax the iconic Wyoming plant to grow on sites where it was removed, The Nature Conservancy is using science, ingenuity and an industrial pasta machine. –Read More-

Students, BLM, AML and Partners Plant Sagebrush Seedlings on Mine Lands

RIVERTON, WY. – In the spirit of shared conservation stewardship on public land, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) collaborated for the second year with Lander Middle School and other partners to plant sagebrush seedlings in a reclaimed mine site in the Gas Hills Uranium Mining District east […]

AML and others work with students

Recently our AML staff, OSMRE, Wyoming Nature Conservancy and the Bureau of Land Management – Wyoming worked with students to plant nearly 450 sagebrush seedlings near a Uranium Abandoned mine in central Wyoming. Thank you KTWO-TV #WYOLeadingTheWay

AML Program receives high marks from federal oversight agency

The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Abandoned Mine Land Division (AML) recently received its Annual Evaluation Summary Report from the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE). Within the evaluation, OSMRE praised Wyoming’s AML program. The report said: “The State administers a superior AML program in full compliance with its approved AMLR (Abandoned Mine Land Reclamation) […]

AML receives Reclamation Award

Sweetwater County, Wyo- On June 16, 2014, the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), Abandoned Mine Land Division (AML) received Reclamationist of the Year from the American Society of Mining and Reclamation (ASMR). The Linokol Project was recognized for “notable efforts in land and water reclamation”. The project was implemented in four phases over a six year […]