Rangeland Hands, Inc., RiverBend Engineering and The RainCatcher, Inc. were the proud recipients of the New Mexico 2017 Excellence in Reclamation Award! The award, presented by The Mining and Minerals Division of the NM Energy Minerals and Natural Resources Dept, is for a reclamation project in Madrid, NM.
The project, for which we provided the main labor force, safely and successfully mitigates historic mining-related impacts to the community. It included the design and installation of innovative, effective and sustainable stormwater infrastructure and erosion control measures that rehabilitated degraded land. The visual impact to the historic landscape is barely noticeable.
Congrats to our colleagues!
Instituted in 1996, the Excellence in Reclamation Award recognizes excellence and innovation in coal, hard rock and aggregate mine reclamation and abandoned mine land reclamation projects, and for raising public awareness of mining issues through outreach projects conducted around the state. The Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department presents the awards at the annual New Mexico Mining Association Conference.
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