NPS AML Projects and Funding Options for Parks

photo of a group of 7 people standing outside of a fenced off mine shaft.
Interdisciplinary team plans for mitigation of hazards at an open mine shaft in a historic mining district in California.

NPS photo by Anthony Gallegos.


Remediation of safety and environmental issues at abandoned mineral lands is an expensive and important land management issue. Successful AML restoration projects require expertise and experience in mine engineering, park natural and cultural resources, and applicable law such as the National Historic Preservation Act. Small projects can be accomplished in-house by NPS staff. Large projects are usually conducted by contractors under NPS oversight.

Last updated: January 12, 2023


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