What Goes Into Your Sandbox?

Non-Metallic Mining is big business in the State of Wisconsin because of our particular geologic formation, bringing in over 3 billion dollars to Wisconsin’s GDP and supporting many industries that use products such as sand and stone.  Every county in Wisconsin has some sort of non-metallic mining activity, and we’ve all heard about the expansion of frac sand extraction in the news lately.  But how are mines operated safely in the environment and cleaned up when the resource is extracted?

Industrial Sand Potential in Wisconsin by the WI Geological and Natural History Survey

Roberta Wall, Non-Metallic Mining Coordinator for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, is joining us at the WLIA Spring Regional Meeting to explain the ins and outs of regulating the industry.  She will delve into registering mineral rights and how that effects zoning, reclamation plan post-mining land use issues, and reclamation processes.  Learn about regulatory considerations, ordinance development, and administration as it’s done with county oversight so you can think about how land information professionals can help support these efforts!

Register now for the WLIA Spring Regional Meeting in Eau Claire, Wisconsin:
https://www.wlia.org/spring-regional-meeting/registration/

For a full agenda, click our Sched page here:
https://wlia2019springregional.sched.com/


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