From planning and permitting to full production and beyond, we are committed to protecting the habitats and environment around our operations.
Land RestorationAlliance is committed to restoring and improving the areas around our mining operations.
For example, during mining in western Kentucky at Hopkins County Coal, Alliance's operation spanned 660 acres of hardwood wetlands. After mining was completed, Alliance restored the wetlands with more than 40,000 seedlings, many of which are growing at the exceptional rate of 2-3 feet per year. In addition to those 660 acres, Alliance revitalized nearly 1,200 additional acres, meaning over 1,800 acres have been returned to a natural state as of 2011. Of this acreage, 734 acres have been transferred to the Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife for further use.
Alliance has partnered with many groups over the years and looks forward to maintaining existing partnerships and forging new ones in the future. Below are some examples of our environmental partnerships:
- American Heritage Rivers Program - Alliance helped secure the nomination of the Potomac River as the nation's first American Heritage River
- Friends of the Potomac - Alliance was a charter member of this group, contributing funds to help start this initiative
- The Nature Conservancy - Corporate Associate of the Maryland/DC Chapter
- Ducks Unlimited
- Southwest Indiana Four Rivers Project - Assisted in the development of the Cane Ridge Wildlife Area
- American Fisheries Society - Sport Fishing Restoration Award, Honorable Mention for Alliance's efforts in the cooperative Trout Rearing facility. For more information about this facility, click here.
- National Wild Turkey Federation - Stewardship award for creation of a Wild Turkey habitat
- Trout Unlimited - Good Neighbor Award
- Kentucky Division of Mine Reclamation & Enforcement - Commissioner's Award for the Lambs Creek Mine Waste Reprocessing operation