American Society for Mining and Reclamation - ASMR

The American Society of Mining and Reclamation (ASMR) was founded in 1973 as a small West Virginia advisory council concerned with reclamation of lands that had been disturbed by coal extraction. ASMR has evolved into a professional society that includes members from 20 countries. ASMR’s professional interests now include all aspects of land reclamation and the protection of soil and water resources.

ASMR’s mission is to represent and serve a diverse national and international community of scientists, practitioners, private industry, technicians, educators, planners, and government regulators involved in mineral extraction and the reclamation of disturbed lands. ASMR promotes the advancement of basic and applied reclamation science through research and technology transfer in the Society’s annual meetings, workshops, published proceedings, Reclamation Matters magazine, the ASMR website, and the Journal of the American Society of Mining and Reclamation.

The ASMR Executive Secretary is Robert Darmody. He may be contacted at or by mail at ASMR, 1305 Weathervane, Champaign, IL 61821.