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. […]

Restoring sagebrush with a pasta machine

Restoring sagebrush where it has disappeared isn’t as easy as just scattering seeds and waiting for them to sprout. In order to coax the iconic Wyoming plant to grow on sites where it was removed, The Nature Conservancy is using science, ingenuity and an industrial pasta machine. –Read More-

Students, BLM, AML and Partners Plant Sagebrush Seedlings on Mine Lands

RIVERTON, WY. – In the spirit of shared conservation stewardship on public land, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) collaborated for the second year with Lander Middle School and other partners to plant sagebrush seedlings in a reclaimed mine site in the Gas Hills Uranium Mining District east […]

AML and others work with students

Recently our AML staff, OSMRE, Wyoming Nature Conservancy and the Bureau of Land Management – Wyoming worked with students to plant nearly 450 sagebrush seedlings near a Uranium Abandoned mine in central Wyoming. Thank you KTWO-TV #WYOLeadingTheWay