Registration is now open for the 44th Annual BCTRCR Mine Reclamation Symposium.

We are pleased to invite you to attend the BCTRCR Mine Reclamation Symposium, which is taking place in September 2021, in a virtual format once again. This year the BC TRCR is proud to present a virtual workshop and two full days of online Symposium content, including technical sessions, virtual mine tours and networking. The workshop will be held on September 16th and the Symposium will take place on September 22nd and 23rd, 2021.

Please register before September 17, 2021 at this link: https://bit.ly/R44TRCR.

At this site, you will see opportunities for needed Sponsorship, registration and volunteer opportunities for Students, and Community/First Nation free registration etc.

At the event, we will be awarding for the best reclamation programs in various categories of work that were completed in 2020, at a virtual gala awards banquet on September 23rd, so please get those nominations in.

As a reminder, last year the Jake McDonald Annual Mine Reclamation Award was presented to Taseko’s Gibraltar Mine for its programs centered on collaborative research. “The company was able to demonstrate innovation in techniques and in research that expand on insight into lesser studied ecological communities in reclamation,” noted awards subcommittee chair Tim Antill. “In addition, the company has demonstrated a collaborative approach with the local Indigenous community that pairs both traditional and scientific knowledge and communication.” One area in which Gibraltar is being recognized is for is its research and programs related to the structural development of soil microbial communities, research that builds off the 45 years of reclamation at Gibraltar and includes partners including BCIT, Simon Fraser University and Mitacs. In addition, the company has demonstrated a collaborative approach with local Indigenous communities that pairs traditional and scientific knowledge and communication through the Fraser River Salmon Sampling Program, a partnership with Xatśūll First Nation and Northern Shuswap Tribal Council to assess the safety of eating fish caught at traditional sites.

2020 Reclamation Assessment Work with Xatśūll Development Corporation and Integral Ecology Group

Fraser River Fish dip-netted for testing

Gibraltar tailings embankment revegetated

Two companies also received category awards: Orca Sand and Gravel received a Sand and Gravel Category Award based on its planning and implementation of reclamation including its consideration of climate change and Teck Metals Ltd. received a Metal Mining Category Award for the successful implementation of its Lower Mine Yard groundwater interception systems at the closed Sullivan Mine.

The TRCR Committee hopes to see you in September for another great virtual Annual Mine Reclamation Conference – Welcome all.