Land Restoration Resources

Innovative Mine Reclamation in Central Appalachia

Many Voices, Many Solutions: Innovative Mine Reclamation in Central Appalachia

 

This regional report released by the Reclaiming Appalachia Coalition in fall 2018 seeks to spur innovative economic development throughout Appalachia in communities where the landscape has been irreparably changed by coal mining. Specifically, the report provides case studies of projects that advance community development amidst abandoned mine lands, or in some cases by reclaiming abandoned mine features as part of the project.

The report is a collaborative project from Appalachian Voices, Appalachian Citizens’ Law Center, Coalfield Development, Downstream Strategies and Rural Action.

About the report

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2016 Healing Our Land report

 

A report highlighting the economic development potential of more than a dozen abandoned coal mining sites in Southwest Virginia that could be repurposed into solar farms, community parks, sustainable farms or other innovative projects with federal investment.

A collaborative project from Appalachian Voices, Coal Mining Engineering Services, LLC, and Downstream Strategies.

About the report

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(** last updated 11/18/2016, minor correction to Abbs Valley p. 27)


Public information session

We held a webinar in November, 2016 to provide an opportunity for interested citizens to hear about our new report and ask questions. Panelists included Adam Wells from Appalachian Voices, Gerald Collins of Coal Mining Engineering, LLC, and Evan Fedorko from Downstream Strategies.



Innovative Mine Reclamation in Appalachia – Tuesday January 23rd, 2018


AML Reclamation Meeting – May 10th, 2018