The department ensures beneficial restoration of mined lands to protect public health, safety and the environment from the adverse effects of mining within the state. We administer state statutes and regulations, and Missouri Mining Commission policies and directives. Staff ensure Missouri's mineral resources are available for economic development and after reclamation, the land is available for new development or public use.
Bill Zeaman named Reclamationist of the Year
Bill Zeaman, an environmental supervisor with our Land Reclamation Program, was named the 2020 "Reclamationist of the Year" by the American Society of Mining and Reclamation. Zeaman was selected for his outstanding accomplishments in the practical application and evaluation of reclamation technology and in implementing innovative practices and designs for new reclamation strategies. Read the news release.