Land Restoration Resources

Innovative Mine Reclamation in Southwest Virginia



A new 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


(** 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