Reclaiming the Sierra

Mercury in the Headwaters Tour

Friday, October 18

Participants rounded out their Reclaiming the Sierra 2019 conference experience with a day-long tour to project sites exemplifying cutting-edge approaches addressing headwater sources of mercury within each of the four strategic targets.

8:30-9:00 amCarpool from Gold Miner’s Inn
9:30-10:15 am STOP 1: Englebright Dam

Carrie Monohan, History of Hydraulic Mining
10:30 am- 12:00 pmSTOP 2: Blue Point

Brian Bisnett, Blue Point Mine: Past, Present, and Future
Elizabeth “Izzy" Martin, Due Diligence on Mine-Scarred Lands

12:30-1:30 pm Sycamore Ranch

Lunch and Networking
1:30-2:30 pmHammon Grove Park

Alex Keeble-Toll, Mercury Contaminated Fish
Carrie Monohan, Yuba Gold Fields: Hydraulic Mine Debris Barriers and Opportunities
3:00-5:00 pm Combie Reservoir

Carrie Monohan, Hydraulic Mines and Reservoir Sedimentation
Greg Jones, Reservoir Maintenance: Removal of Mercury-Contaminated Sediment
Nick Graham, Combie Reservoir Monitoring Plan

Click here to see the Tour Packet.