Nonmetallic Mining Reclamation

Rusk County administers the nonmetallic mining reclamation ordinance in order to provide uniform standards in the reclamation of gravel pits and other nonmetallic mining. Reclamation permits are required for all nonmetallic mining operations in the county.

In addition to reclamation permits, nonmetallic mining operations are subject to requirements of NR216 Wi. Adm. Code, administered by the WI DNR. This database includes the locations of all NR216 permits issued within the county: Wisconsin Stormwater Database.

If you have reclaimed areas of your mine and would like it released, fill out this form and return it to the zoning office. Reclaimed acres cannot be released until successful reclamation criteria has been met.