Buck Neely, Stream Restoration, Inc., Recognized At 2019 American Society Of Mining And Reclamation Conference

Congratulations to Buck Neely of the nonprofit Stream Restoration Incorporated and a Slippery Rock Watershed Coalition participant, for recently winning the Early Career Award at the 2019 American Society of Mining and Reclamation Conference!

Buck was presented with this honor at the ASMR Conference in Big Sky, Montana, in June.

The Early Career in Reclamation Award is given to recognize an early career member of ASMR who is involved in reclamation research, teaching, and/or on-the-ground reclamation with a reclamation contractor/consultant, regulatory agency, or mining company.

The nominee must have been employed in their field for a minimum of three years but not more than ten years.

Buck Neely completed a BS in Environmental Engineering at Gannon University in 2008 and then got his MS from the University of Oklahoma in Environmental Engineering by May of 2010.

He then started his career in mine land and water reclamation projects. Buck has also received his Professional Engineer license in three states in 2017 making him a PE in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Oklahoma.

According to his nominator, Dr. Robert Nairn of the University of Oklahoma, Buck’s work ethic, innovative skill set, and positive attitude are second to no one.

Buck’s work does not stop with design, as you are also likely to see him working diligently in project management, construction oversight, equipment operating, and data collection with report writing.

Through all the projects that Buck has been involved with during his academic studies and reclamation career, he demonstrates the diversity of skills and competence needed for future achievement.

One of the most impressive achievements for Buck is that his work has led to fish being observed in a stream that was previously deemed by the US EPA as irreparable. This is an outstanding achievement for anyone with many years of experience, no less an early career individual.

He has even gone beyond his work in the US. While collaborating with the nonprofit organization Engineers in Action, he designed a mine water treatment system in the high Andes mountains of southern Bolivia.

Congratulations Buck, for this recognition of your early career achievements. The Slippery Rock Watershed Coalition is proud of you!

(Photo: Buck Neely (center) presented with the Conference award.)

(Reprinted from the Slippery Rock Watershed Coalition July Catalyst newsletterClick Here to sign up for your own copy.)

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[Posted: July 8, 2019]


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