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Wyoming/Lander Bureau of Land Management member receives national environmental award

Gina Clingerman was recognized for her ongoing efforts in the Abandoned Mine Land Division’s Native Plants Project, providing sagebrush habitat restoration in Wyoming.

Sagebrush with mountains at sunset. (Shutterstock)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Gina Clingerman of the Wyoming/Lander Bureau of Land Management will receive the Interstate Mining Compact Commission, or IMCC, Public Outreach Award for her ongoing efforts in the Abandoned Mine Land Division’s Native Plants Project, providing sagebrush habitat restoration in Wyoming.

The IMCC is a multi-state governmental organization supporting natural resources and environmental protection related to mining. The 26 member states are represented by their governors.

This national award recognizes Clingerman’s development of the many partnerships in the program, most notably with the Lander Middle School, Wyoming Honor Farm, Institute for Applied Ecology and Nature Conservancy, among others.

The Lander Middle School will also be awarded the IMCC Mining Awareness Educator Award at the same presentation for the science teachers and students participating in the Sagebrush Steppe Educational Classes and Sagebrush Planting Activities.

Wyoming DEQ Abandoned Mine Land Division’s partnership with the BLM continues to address legacy mining safety and reclamation issues throughout the state. The AML Native Plants Project is an outgrowth of their shared goal of native plant habitat restoration on former mine sites.


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