Reclaiming the Sierra

Best Available Techniques Track

Tuesday, April 21, 2015, 11:00 am – 4:20 pm

Track Moderator: Kendra Zamzow, Ph.D., Center for Science in Public Participation

As part of this track, conference participants heard technical presentations on cutting edge scientific advancements related to abandoned mine land assessment, remediation and evaluation of remediation techniques.  The track concluded with a discussion of best available techniques and technologies for mine-impacted lands.

Click here to read the issue papers developed by The Sierra Fund to frame each of the four conference tracks.


 

11:00 am – Track Introduction and Overview
Kendra Zamzow, Ph.D., Center for Science in Public Participation

11:10 am – Technical Presentation:  Spectroscopic Methods for Arsenic Characterization
Andrea Foster, Ph.D., United States Geological Survey

11:40 am – Technical Presentation:  Polymer Use to Reduce Methylmercury in Wetlands
Jacob Fleck, United States Geological Survey

 

12:15 – 1:15 pm – Lunch Break

 

1:20 pm – Technical Presentation:  Statewide Mercury Program for Reservoirs: Potential Management Practices for Reducing Fish Mercury Levels
Michelle Wood, Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board

1:55 pm – Technical Presentation:  Standards for Responsible Mine Reclamation
David Chambers, Ph.D., Center for Science in Public Participation

 

2:25 – 15 Minute Break

 

2:40 pm – Prioritization Track and Best Available Techniques Track Joint Panel Discussion

  • Stephen McCord, Facilitator
  • Mark Nechodom, Ph.D., Director, Department of Conservation
  • Carol DiGiorgio, Department of Water Resources
  • Charles Alpers, Ph.D., United States Geological Survey
  • Glenda Marsh, Department of Conservation Abandoned Mine Lands Program
  • Alexandria Keeble-Toll, The Sierra Fund
  • Andrea Foster, Ph.D., United States Geological Survey
  • Jacob Fleck, United States Geological Survey
  • Michelle Wood, Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board
  • David Chambers, Ph.D., Center for Science in Public Participation