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NSSGA members contribute to environmental enhancement by implementing programs such as landscaping and wildlife habitat development at active facilities.


NSSGA members work with community leaders and citizens’ groups to develop plans for appropriate uses of the land in the community interest once mining operations have been completed. Pits and quarries become reclaimed lands, which include:

  • Parks
  • Residential neighborhoods
  • Functional wetlands
  • Resorts
  • Arboretums
  • Industrial sites
  • Geologic study sites
  • School grounds
  • Gardens
  • Wildlife habitats
  • Golf courses
  • Office parks
  • Beaches
  • Zoos
  • Farms

NSSGA members produce materials that are used to improve land and the quality of life, including:

  • Erosion control and slope protection
  • Dams
  • Roadways/bridges
  • Shorelines/navigation channels
  • Rivers/stream banks
  • Construction site (exits and runoff control)
  • Wetland and stream restoration
  • Reclamation of mine sites
  • Landfills and waste disposal