The New Mexico Abandoned Mine Land Program (AML) has been addressing hazardous conditions resulting from historic coal mining practices in Madrid, New Mexico for thirty years. In an effort to proactively address the secondary effects of coal mining in Madrid, AML hired Dekker/Perich/Sabatini to develop a community-based plan that focused on the quality of life issues for Madrid residents.
Significant outreach efforts led to consensus for several projects that will mitigate flooding and sedimentation, and naturalize the hydraulic conditions of the watershed. D/P/S staff gave this presentation at the 2013 Western Planner/Nevada APA Conference.
Author: Ken Romig, Associate / Landscape Architect