Nevada Eagle Scout AML Securing Program
The abandoned mine
securing work performed by Eagle Scout candidates for their service project has
provided an assist to the Division of Minerals' AML program that no one could
have imagined a few years ago.
Beginning with David Loring, the son of
Reno area exploration geologists in September of 1992, there has been a steady
stream of eager and impressive young men who have come forward to help the
Division fence, barricade, and sign hazardous mine openings.
The Nevada Eagle Scout Abandoned Mine Lands (AML) Securing Program chart depicts
the number of Eagle Scout volunteers and their associated number of secured
hazardous conditions and completed repairs on sites that had been subjected to
vandalism. The work has been performed in Carson City, Churchill, Clark,
Douglas, Lyon, Mineral, Nye, and Washoe Counties.
hazards that are secured are found to be "orphan" sites, i.e., sites on open
public (BLM or USFS) land. The sites are secured through construction of
fences or barricades, and posted with warning signs in accordance with the
requirements of NAC (Nevada Administrative Code) 513.370 and
Planning and Completing Projects
Materials for the Eagle Scout
securing projects are provided by the Division and the work is monitored
at all times for safety by Division staff. The Eagle Scout candidate
is responsible for all phases of planning of the project including
staff, materials needed, and setting the project date. Eagle Scout
securing projects fall under the Nevada "Good Samaritan" Law, NRS
(Nevada Revised Statues) 41.0331.
The Division of Minerals
salutes each and every Eagle Scout for their hard work, dedication and
genuine concern for the safety of all people.
you are interested in doing an Eagle Scout AML project, or would like
additional information, please contact:
Nevada: Garrett Wake: 702-486-4344, firstname.lastname@example.org
Northern Nevada: Robert Ghiglieri: 775-684-7048, email@example.com