The Bureau of Land Managment is requesting nominations for the 2014 Reclamation and Sustainable Mineral Development Awards Program.

The BLM awards program showcases sustainable development that meets the needs of the present generation without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs, said Michael Nedd, BLM Assistant Director for Energy, Minerals and Realty Management.

The awards fall under five categories - the Hardrock Mineral Environmental Award, the Hardrock Mineral Community Outreach and Economic Security Award, the Hardrock Mineral Small Operator Award, the Hardrock Mineral Directors Award, and the Fix A Shaft Today! “Award. The extended deadline to submit nominations is July 22, 2014.