Artistic computer drawing of 31st Bridge in Pittsburgh, with steel mills in the background.


ASMR National Executive Committee Meeting
Sunday, June 6, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Welcome Reception
Sunday June 6, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

ASMR Young Professionals Social
Monday, June 7, 7:00 pm - 12:00 am (midnight)

ARRI Excellence in Reforestation Awards
Tuesday June 8, 12:00 pm

Three Rivers Boat Cruise and PA AMR Mayfly Awards
Tuesday June 8, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
(shuttle service starts at 5:30 pm)

Poster Session Reception
Wednesday, June 9, 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

ASMR Awards Banquet
Wednesday, June 9, 7:00 pm

Technical Division Business Meetings
(See details in final program)

ASMR National Executive Committee Meeting
Thursday, June 10, 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

ASMR National Executive Committee (NEC) Meeting

The ASMR NEC will meet from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm on Sunday, June 6, and again from 8:00 an to 1:00 pm on Thursday, June 10. Both meetings will be held in the Board Room.

Evening Welcome Reception

The 2010 Joint Mining Reclamation Conference Welcome Reception is open to all attendees and will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Sunday, June 6 in the Junior Ballroom of the Radisson Pittsburgh-Greentree Hotel. Light appetizers and refreshments as well as a cash bar will be available. Renew old acquaintances and meet new people that share mutual professional interests.

Plenary Session

The Plenary Session will be held Monday morning, June 7 at 8 am in the Radisson Pittsburgh-Greentree Hotel. The Keynote Speakers will address the Conference theme.

ARRI Mined Land Reforestation Conference and the Excellence in Reforestation Awards

On Tuesday, June 8, ARRI speakers will present information concerning mined land reforestation. Invited speakers include past winners of ARRI’s Excellence in Reforestation Awards and other experts in the field of reforestation on mined lands. The session will highlight award winning reclamation using the Forestry Reclamation Approach (FRA) from mine operators throughout the Appalachian Region and will also discuss innovative applications of the FRA. During the regular lunch, ARRI will present the Excellence in Reforestation Awards. Also, the State award winners from the past year will be recognized and the Regional Award Winner will be announced. The Regional Award is presented to the State Award Winner that best exhibited use of the FRA during reclamation.

The luncheon is open to all registered Conference participants and the cost is included in the registration fees.

ASMR Awards Dinner

At the awards dinner Scholarships will be presented for those at the B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. Levels. This year two Student Research Grants will be presented for the first time, which are for one M.S. and one Ph.D. student. Student Travel Grant recipients will also be announced. ASMR also recognizes and presents cash awards to students who have presented outstanding oral and poster presentations on at least three monetary levels. There are three major Society Awards: The Reclamationist of the Year Award, The Richard and Lela Barnhisel Researcher of the Year Award and The William T. Plass Award. The latter two have honorariums associated with them.

Catered Events

Continental breakfasts in the morning and coffee, tea, soft drinks and snacks in the afternoon will be available in the Junior Ballroom for all Conference participants. In addition, a Welcome Reception, the ARRI Reforestation Awards Lunch, the ASMR Awards Dinner, light evening refreshments during the poster session and catered buffet lunches will be provided to all participants and are included in your registration fee.