Chase Bodhaine's Eagle Project in
Clark Co., May 2004
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 have been a
steady stream of eager and impressive young men who have come
forward to help the Division fence, barricade, and sign hazardous
The table shown below 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.
The hazards that were secured were found to be
"orphan" sites, i.e., sites on open public (BLM) land. The
sites were 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 513.390.
Duncan Rickford's Eagle Project in Clark Co.,
Materials for the Eagle Scout securing projects
were provided by the Division and the work was monitored at all
times for safety by Division staff. The Eagle Scout candidate was
responsible for all phases of planning of the project including
staff and materials needs 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 his hard work, dedication and for his genuine
concern for the safety of all people.
If you are
interested in doing an Eagle Scout Abandoned Mine Lands project,
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