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The HMSR Implementation Workshop in Spring of 2020 will include a day of presentations held electronically via Zoom.
The full-day on-the-ground tour scheduled for the following day, May 15, 2020, has been delayed until further notice out of deference to the uncertain public health future in light of the COVID-19 outbreak.
Two of TSF’s four strategic targets for addressing headwater sources of mercury will be explored at the Workshop:
- Hydraulic Mines and Mine Features: Hydraulic mines and mine features include denuded landscapes prone to erosion and tunnels once used as sluices. These features continue to be sources of mercury-contaminated sediment to streams and rivers. Experts will discuss methods to inventory, rank and prioritize, and remediate mercury sources in the headwaters.
- Mercury in Forest and Land Management: Multi-benefit forest health projects include hydraulic mine remediation to reduce erosion of sediment and mercury from mine-scarred lands. The chemical and physical hazards associated with legacy hydraulic mines add a new dimension to traditional forest management practices. Experts will discuss federal land management objectives and how they interface with mercury fate and transport, forest health, and fuels reduction.