Land Reclamation Commission

PO Box 176
Jefferson City, MO 65102

Phone: (573)-751-4041
Fax: (573)-751-0534


Director: Kevin Mohammadi - Staff Director

Details on Board or Commission

Authority: RSMo 444.520

Department: Natural Resources

Mission: The Missouri Land Reclamation Commission assures beneficial restoration of mined lands and to protect the public health, safety, and the environment from the adverse effects of mining within the State of Missouri.

Function: The Missouri Land Reclamation Commission sets policy for the program, adopts regulations, and hears appeals of staff permitting and enforcement actions. The Commission also assesses penalties for violations of law and orders, after a hearing, revocation of permits and forfeiture of bonds for failure to comply with the land reclamation laws.

SubCommittees: None

Details on Meetings

Number of meetings: 8 meetings

Location of meetings: Jefferson City; varying locations

Duration of meetings: 4 hours

Preparation time for meetings: 6 hours

Total time commitment: 1 day

Details on Members

Total members: 7

Appointed members: 4

Term length: 4 years

Compensation: Members receive reimbursement for realized and necessary expenses.

Member Requirements: One public appointed member shall have training and experience in mining, but only one can have any direct connection to the mining industry; 3 statutory members are the Department of Conservation Director, the State Geologist, and the Staff Director of the Missouri Clean Water Commission.

Political Requirements: yes, of the 4 public members no more than 2 members may be members of the same political party

Geographic Requirements: no

Senate Consent Required: Yes


Mr. John Madras
Staff Director of Clean Water Commission
Jefferson City

Vacant Slot
Director of Conservation

Mr. Michael Larsen(D)
Expert in surface mining
Jefferson City
Term begins: Dec 12, 2013
Term expires: Sep 28, 2017

Ms. Leslie Gertsch(I)
Public Member 1
Term begins: Feb 16, 2011
Term expires: Sep 28, 2013

Vacant Slot
Public Member 2

Dr. Gregory Haddock(R)
Public Member 3
Term begins: Apr 9, 2008
Term expires: Sep 28, 2011

Mr. Joseph Gillman
State Geologist