- Categorize high, medium, and low priority mitigation needs for NPS AML features according to human hazard and environmental criteria, and;
- Estimate the resources needed to address priority issues with NPS AML features.
By addressing these two main objectives, this project demonstrates responsiveness to key issues raised by the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) in its July 2008, OIG Audit Report: Abandoned Mine Lands in the Department of the Interior (DOI 2008). It also responds to the NPS Director's October 2, 2008, memorandum, which, in response to the OIG audit, directed regional and associate directors to update the NPS AML inventory and to identify the funding needed to address priority NPS AML features.
National Park System Units with Abandoned Mineral Lands