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 September 23, 2013  Posted by at 4:57 pm environment
White Pelicans

Arch Coal is awarded for its commitment to the protection of natural resources.

The National Museum of Forest Service History awarded its 2012 Conservation Legacy Award to Arch Coal, Inc. “in recognition of the coal company’s commitment to the protection of natural resources, wildlife and water quality values during mining and restoration operations.”  Arch is one of the largest mine operators on National Forest System lands. From Wyoming to West Virginia, Arch Coal has made conservation an integral part of its coal mining operations.  At its Coal-Mac property in West Virginia, Arch employees planted more that 1.5 million hardwood and softwood tree seedlings, doubling the number of trees found prior to mining.

At the Thunder Basin National Grasslands near Gillette, Wyoming, miners of Arch’s Black Thunder Mine created Pronghorn Lake on 59 acres of reclaimed lands.  This valuable water source benefits wildlife and migratory waterfowl.

White pelicans find refuge on newly-created Pronghorn Lake in Wyoming.

White pelicans find refuge on newly-created Pronghorn Lake in Wyoming.

To learn more about the recognition of Arch Coal’s conservation efforts, click here.