Share Interior Announces More Than $170 Million in Conservation Funding for States and Tribes to Reclaim and Repurpose Abandoned Coal Mines

WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt today announced the availability of Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 Abandoned Mine Land (AML) Reclamation grants through the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE). A total of $170.9 million in grants will be provided this year for states and tribes to reclaim and repurpose abandoned coal lands. […]

More Ground Gained With Abandoned Mine Lands

The 2019 Abandoned Mine Land Reclamation Awards were announced by the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE), for outstanding achievements and techniques in reclaiming lands previously mined. Five winning projects were chosen through votes from state and tribal reclamation officials along with OSMRE managers. OSMRE presents the awards on September 9 at the conference of the National Association […]

ODNR reclaiming cliffs in Powelson Wildlife area

ZANESVILLE – The rugged legacy of mining done a half-century ago still lingers in the Powelson Wildlife area north of Zanesville. Thousands of feet of highwall — cliffs left from strip mining — line roads throughout the popular hunting area. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources is the midst of reclaiming the area and eliminating some […]