With partners at the local, state, and federal levels, PEC’s reforestation program works to restore forests on legacy coal mines across the Commonwealth.

August 25, 2017

Bird is the Word

Why do birds suddenly appear every time you reclaim abandoned mine lands? PEC’s Laura Bray discusses reforestation and indicator species on the Pennsylvania Legacies podcast.


Interview begins at 10:44 mark.


May 24, 2017

Somerset Daily American: Rosebud Mining receives environmental award for Cambria County project

Rosebud Mining Co., which owns coal-producing sites in both Cambria and Somerset counties, became a 2017 Western Pennsylvania Environmental Award winner for a three-year reclamation project.

The project, which began in August, has the Kittanning-based coal company remediating and reclaiming a 62-acre abandoned mine site in Ehrenfeld, Cambria County. Ehrenfeld is near Johnstown. The company hired nearly four dozen laid-off miners for the project, according to the Pennsylvania Environmental Council.

It is the first time in more than a decade that a coal company received a council award. Awards were presented Wednesday night in Pittsburgh.

“It is a job that has done a lot of good,” said Davitt Woodwell, CEO and president of the council.

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