CLRA Alberta Chapter Nominations

There are four director positions available on the Alberta Chapter Board for a two-year term, beginning April 1, 2015.  Responsibilities include attending and actively participating in monthly meetings, organization of the Alberta Chapter Annual General Meeting and Fall Tour and ad-hoc groups to undertake the responsibilities of the Alberta Chapter.  Successful nominees will be determined by majority vote from all the ballots received.  Completed nominations must be submitted by December 20th, 2014.  You must be a member in good standing and have been a Chapter member at least one year to be nominated for the Board.

Continuing Board Members are:

Past President - Andrea Granger

President - Fannie DesRosiers

Vice-President - Tina Feir

Secretary - Kevin Hunsche

Treasurer - Elise Faryna


Renate Anderson
Renee Heshka

If you wish to join our Board please complete this nomination form!

Alberta Chapter 2015 Conference

The 2015 AGM & Conference 'Resilience: Stress, Change, and Ability to Adapt' is scheduled for February 25 - 27th, 2015 in Red Deer, Alberta.  Registration is now open!

Registration Form

Forward completed registration form to Tamara at or by fax to 780-413-0076.  Have questions?  Call Tamara at 780-437-0044.

Pre-Conference Workshop Registration
The 2015 pre-conference workshop "Organized Reasoning for Report Writers" will take place Wednesday, February 25, 2015 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Registration for this workshop is separate from the conference registration.
Forward completed registration form to Tamara at or by fax to 780-413-0076.  Have questions?  Call Tamara at 780-437-0044.
Note: Please register quickly as space is very limited.  Once sold out, registrant names will continue to be collected for potential future sessions.
Call for Abstracts
The "Abstract Submission Form" must be used for all abstract submission.
The Alberta Chapter of the Canadian Land Reclamation Association (CLRA) will be hosting their annual general meeting (AGM) and conference February 25 to 27, 2015 at the Sheraton in Red Deer, Alberta.
The conference portion consists of sponsor booths, art exhibits, and two days of presentations. The theme for this year's presentations is Resilience: Stress, Change and Ability to Adapt. For More Information
CLRA AB Conference Sponsorship
General sponsorship is now open!  Please contact Shauna at or 780-437-0044 for any inquiries.

Mine Closure has become an internationally recognized conference series since it was established in 2006. The 10th International Conference on Mine Closure will offer a multidisciplinary global forum for exchanging views and developing capacity, to ensure that new mines are designed with closure in mind, and old sites are closed economically, while minimizing environmental and societal impacts.

This is the second time Mine Closure returns to Canada, after a very successful conference in 2011 at Lake Louise that attracted almost 600 delegates. Following on that success, the conference organizers have again partnered with the British Columbia Technical and Research Committee on Reclamation (BC TRCR). Mine Closure 2015 will be held in conjunction with TRCR’s 39th Annual BC Mine Reclamation Symposium. The joint event will offer delegates a stellar technical program featuring the latest scientific developments, as well as insightful discussions on the most pressing issues.


  • Evolution of mine closure: changing expectations
  • Closure – past, present and future
  • Mine closure and communities
  • Landform design
  • Ecosystem reconstruction
  • Cover systems
  • Mine closure in cold regions
  • Mine closure in high rainfall and/or remote locations
  • Financing closure
  • Climate adaptation
  • Mining legacies
  • First Nations and mine closure


2015 CLRA/MSSS Joint Conference
Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of CLRA/ACSRD and the International Year of Soils!
The CLRA and and MSSS (Manitoba Soil Science Society) Joint Conference titled Land Reclamation & Soil Science: Solutions for a Sustainable Future will take place June 15 - 18, 2015 at the Radisson Winnipeg Downtown, Winnipeg, MB.  Registration details will be posted as available!
Please click here for more details!
Call For Special Sessions
The Organizing Committee for the 2015 CLRA/MSSS Joint Conference in Winnipeg (June 15-18) invites you to submit ideas for special sessions.  We ask that all submissions include a short paragraph describing the session topic and how it relates to the conference theme “Land Reclamation and Soil Science: Solutions for a sustainable future”.  Please indicate if you are willing to act as convenor for the special session you have proposed, as well as to help organize speakers.  Special sessions may include a mix of invited speakers and presentations submitted through the general call for abstracts that fit the session topic.  Please note that the Organizing Committee does not have funds to cover the expenses for invited speakers for the special sessions.
Call for Abstracts (Oral and Poster)
Submissions by February 15, 2015.  Detailed information will be provided by December 2014.
Sponsorship Opportunities
Please contact Marla Riekman
The conference will include short courses/workshops (1 day), technical sessions (2 days), field trips (1 day), trade show, banquet and student social events. 
We are encouraging you to participate by contributing a presentation, sponsoring an event and/or attending this exciting conference!
Oil Sands Research and Information Network (OSRIN)

The Oil Sands Research and Information Network (OSRIN) is winding down at the end of 2014 after five years of creating and sharing oil sands environmental management knowledge.  As one of our legacy projects we are conducting this survey to identify oil sands environmental management research and information needs.  The Population Research Laboratory at the University of Alberta is managing this on-line survey on a secure server at the University of Alberta. TO VIEW FULL ARTICLE


CLRA/ACRSD: Building a nation-wide community of practitioners to reclaim and remediate environmentally-disturbed lands and waterways.

The Canadian Land Reclamation Association/Association canadienne de réhabilitation des sites dégradés (CLRA/ACRSD) is a non-profit organization that was incorporated in 1975. The Association encourages personal and corporate involvement where reclamation or rehabilitation of disturbed lands is planned or implemented.

Its members meet annually for technical discussion, information exchange and personal interaction. Local activities occur in Alberta, Atlantic Canada, British Columbia, Ontario and Quebec where there are active provincial chapters.

The CLRA/ACRSD provides its members with up-to-date technical information through the publication of its newsletters, the magazine Canadian Reclamation and proceedings of its annual conferences. These publications allow the organization to have an informal, instructional role in the decision-making processes of reclamation/rehabilitation projects and to act as a forum for the dissemination of ideas and information pertinent to reclamation activities.

If you or your company are involved with or interested in reclamation of land or watercourses, environmental guidelines and/or enforcement, decommissioning, research (products, methods or equipment), or education, consider becoming a member of Canada's only national association concerned solely with reclamation.

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Phone: 780-437-0044


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