Viburnum Trend Lead Mine and Mill Sites

State TrusteeFederal TrusteeAO Bureau

Also Known As

Incident Type




Case Status



Southeast Missouri Lead Mining District


Contaminants of Concern Include

Affected DOI Resources Include

Migratory Birds, Threatened and Endangered Species

Financial Summary

Restoration Funds Collected:


*Restoration Funds Allocated:


*Restoration Funds Remaining:


* Restoration Funds can contain multiple settlements/projects. All collections are placed in interest bearing accounts. For detailed information on individual settlements/ projects please visit: NRDAR Status Report

Case Description

The Viburnum Trend, a sub-district of the Southeast Missouri Lead Mining District, is located in Crawford, Washington, Iron, Dent, Reynolds and Shannon counties. Mining in the Viburnum Trend is ongoing, and the sub-district remains a major producer of metals including lead, zinc, silver, and copper. For purposes of the natural resource damage assessment and restoration process, the Viburnum Trend is composed of eight major tailings impoundments, ten mines, and two smelters, mainly located in Iron and Reynolds Counties. The Trustees completed two Pre Assessment Screens and Determinations for the Viburnum Trend in 2008 and 2009, an Assessment Plan in 2009.

Restoration activities to date in the area have included riparian corridor conservation practices and land acquisition to protect migratory bird habitat.

The Glover Smelter, Credit: John Weber USFWS

The Buick Mine and Mill, Credit: John Weber USFWS

The Buick Smelter, Credit: John Weber USFWS

Tailings at West Fork, Credit: John Weber USFWS

The Viburnum Trend Sign, Credit: John Weber USFWS

Case Documents

 Document TypeDocument NameDocument Date


 Factsheet Viburnum Trend Map 08/07/2016


 MOA/MOU Final Signed MOU 04/16/2004
 MOA/MOU MOU for Missouri 09/24/2004


 FONSI Finding of No Significant Impact Viburnum Trend 05/29/2020
 Assessment Plan Phase I Damage Assessment Plan 02/10/2010
 PAS Preassessment Screen and Determination (Sweetwater Mine) - signed 06/30/2008
 PAS Preassessment Screen and Determination (Viburnum Trend) - signed 03/12/2009


 Consent Decree Consent Decree (ASARCO) 02/26/2008
 Consent Decree Consent Decree (Cyprus Amax and Missouri Lead) 11/05/2014
 Consent Decree Order Entering Consent Decree 12/29/2014


 Restoration Plan and Environmental Assessment 2019 Restoration Plan and Environmental Assessment DRAFT 07/01/2019
 Restoration Plan and Environmental Assessment Restoration Plan and Environmental Assessment 06/01/2014
 Restoration Plan and Environmental Assessment Viburnum Trend Restoration Plan and Environmental Assessment FINAL 05/29/2020

Assessment;Case Funding

 Study Report Viburnum-Trend_Other-Songbird-Lead-Exposure_06-15-2013 06/15/2013

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Case Contact

Columbia Ecological Services Field Office

Columbia, MO | (573) 234-2132 |

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