Eagle Scout Volunteer AML Securing Projects

An Impressive List of Accomplishments

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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 mine openings

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.

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Duncan Rickford's Eagle Project in Clark Co., January 2004

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, please contact:

Nevada Eagle Scout Abandoned Mine Lands (AML) Securing Program chart