Presentations and conference proceedings

The following is a listing of presentations that have been made at CLRA conferences, Lunch and Learn meetings and other events. They are provided in PDF format, and may be large files that will take some time to open or download depending on your Internet connection speed.

CLRA National Past AGM, Conference, & Tours

2017 - Road to Recovery

Alberta Hosts National AGM in Fort McMurray

The Alberta Chapter of the CLRA proudly showcased reclamation work in their province to National members by hosting the National AGM in concert with the Alberta Fall Field Tour, this year held in Fort McMurray, AB, September 18-21, 2017. The conference workshop and field tour focused on reclamation and restoration of oil sands mining areas.

Participants shirked off the cold Alberta rain to troop out to the reclamation areas of CNRL and Syncrude, although the second day of rain did not allow access to the lineup of site visits scheduled by Syncrude. Instead the group was able see most of the sites from nearby paved roads, and was treated to informative presentations by Syncrude representatives.

This year's award recipients were honoured for their work and contribution to reclamation in Alberta. Gordon Dinwoodie, Land Reclamation Policy Specialist with Alberta Environment and Parks, received the Dr. Edward M. Watkin Award. Jennifer Buss, who completed her reclamation-focussed BSc in Environmental Conservation Sciences received the Linda Jones Memorial Award; and Bruce Anderson, who led reclamation at Suncor over his 30-year career, received the Noranda Award.

As at all Alberta CLRA events, teachings of all kinds, through presentations, field tours and the many networking opportunities, meeting of new and old friends and colleagues, was supported by delicious fare and great venues.

Cheryl Hendrickson, Director, Alberta Chapter

Photo content from left to right: 1. Participants hike up North Toe Berm at CNRL Horizon, 2. Group photo at Syncrude Giants of Mining display , 3. Gordon Dinwoodie receives Dr. Edward M. Watkin Award from CLRA National President Andrea McEachern National CLRA President and Kevin Hunsche, National Awards Chair., 4. Bruce Anderson receives Noranda Award from CLRA National President Andrea McEachern National CLRA President and Kevin Hunsche, National Awards Chair. 5. Jennifer Buss receives Linda Jones Memorial Award from CLRA National President Andrea McEachern National CLRA President and Kevin Hunsche, National Awards Chair.

CLRA Alberta Chapter: Past Annual General Meeting and Conferences

2017 Charity Golf Tournament

The CLRA thanks Carolyn Inglis, ERIS, for the photos.

2017 - Reclamation in Times of Fiscal Restraint - What are the Opportunities?

The Alberta Chapter of the Canadian Land Reclamation Association (CLRA) took place on February 22 to 24, 2017 in Red Deer, Alberta with over 500 attendees. Please see below for reference to the full conference program, including speaker biographies and emails. Additional questions regarding can be directed to the speakers.

Complete Conference Program

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2014 - Back to the Future: Adaptive Reclamation Management:

Past CLRA Alberta Chapter Lunch and Learn Presentations

January 2017 - Justin LeHoux, Technical Challenges of Large Scale Spill Response and Remediation Projects

April 2016 - Edmonton - Susan McGillivray, Applying the Peatlands Reclamation Criteria for Wellsites and Associated Facilities to Minimal Disturbance Sites   Video Part 1    Video Part 2    PDF

May 2016 - Edmonton - Doug Bowes, Supporting Effective Post Construction Environmental Monitoring

January 2016 - Edmonton - Wade Clark, Executive Director and Gerald Feschuk, P. Eng., Director, Special Advisory Services Energy & ESRD. Regulatory Enhance Project Presentaion

March 2014 - Edmonton - Organics in Alberta 

Other Past Presentations & Conferences of Interest

September 9 - 12, 2013 - Whitehorse, Yukon - Overcoming Northern Challenges - 2013 Northern Latitudes Mining Reclamation Workshop and 38th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Land Reclamation Association

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