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IALR: Who we are and what we do

The International Affiliation of Land Reclamationists (IALR) is an affiliation of worldwide land reclamation and rehabilitation organizations which includes groups in Australia, Canada, China, the UK,  and the USA, as well as cooperators in other countries. 
The IALR's primary purpose is to encourage global communication about the science and practice of land reclamation, rehabilitation and restoration.

The IALR was originally envisioned by William Plass in the early 1990's, and the affiliation was approved in 1996 in Newcastle, Australia at environmental meetings sponsored by the Minerals Council of Australia. After Mr. Plass retired from his ASMR leadership role, he handed over the job of IALR Coordinator to W. Lee Daniels of the Department of Crop and Soil Environmental Sciences at Virginia Tech.

Experimental plots in the Cerrado region of central Brazil (supervised by Dr. Luiz Eduardo Dias) where acid-forming and arseniferous gold mine wastes are reclaimed via utilization of appropriate soil covers and chemical barriers at the soil/waste contact.
We encourage our affiliates and cooperators to use this website for posting meeting announcements, current events and links to important related events, reports and websites. We also welcome participation in this website by any interested organization or group working in this vitally important field.