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2020 Mining Reclamation Recognition Awards




The 2020 Mining Reclamation Awards will honor individuals and companies, in Colorado's mining industry, who encourage the enhancement of reclamation science. The awards program was put in place to further the collection and dissemination of information about successful reclamation techniques while awarding company's who surpass the DRMS reclamation plan requirements.



The Coal and Hardrock Reclamation Awards competition is open to all companies engaged in the mining and reclamation of permitted coal or hardrock properties. CMA and DRMS will present the 2020 “Best of the Best” awards in the categories of Coal and Hardrock Reclamation to companies who:

  • Overcame a unique challenge
  • Advanced technology or attempted technology to improve the reclamation process
  • Developed or continued substantial community partnership(s)

Recommended Documents

If nominated in category: Developed or continued substantial community partnership 

  • Provide supporting partnership(s) recommendation letter(s)
    • Might include letters from the local community, environmental group, federal or state agency, etc.


The Department of Natural Resources staff will evaluate nominations. The Division will consider the compliance record of all nominations, new technologies or techniques attempted and the success of the project over several seasons.




Nominations must be submitted by no later than January 8, 2021Include project description, project planning, organization, implementation and evaluation.


Project Related Photographs

  • Two photos required
    • At least one photo must be taken during 2019-2020
    • High resolution (files that are a minimum of 1MB usually qualify)

Awards Presentation

Awards will be presented at the VIRTUAL MINEXCHANGE 2021 SME Annual Conference & Expo and CMA 123rd National Western Mining Conference, March 1-5 (exact date/time TBD). Photos of the winning entries will be used at the Awards Presentation and will be retained by the Division as a record of entries.


Click here to view past winners!


For information about the conference contact CMA at (303) 575-9199, by email at or check the website at


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