Land Reclamation Program
The Land Reclamation Program assures that mined land is returned to the best possible condition for use after mining is completed. Our program administers the State statutes, regulations, policies and directives of the Land Reclamation Commission. We work to assure that Missouri's mineral resources are available for economic development, and after reclamation, the land is available for new development or public use. The Land Reclamation Commission is a governing body that represent the Governor of Missouri and the Missouri Department of Natural Resources in matters related to mineral extraction regulations. The commission is comprised of representatives from the industry, academia and the government.
The latest news from the Land Reclamation Program
Surface Mining for Coal in Missouri - Two coal mines completed mining and left the land in better shape than before.
- Biennial Report, 2008-2009
- Biennial Report, 2006-2007
- General Process for a Quarry State Mining Permit
- History of Mining in Missouri
- Industrial and Metallic Mineral Mine Sites
- Industrial Mineral Permit Applications
- Program Services
- "What do We Regulate?" A Memo to Missouri
- 2011 Annual Evaluation Report for the Regulatory and Abandoned Mine Land Programs Administered by the State of Missouri - Sept. 2011