Welcome to Earth Conservancy!
Welcome to Earth Conservancy, a nonprofit organization founded in 1992 to address the impacts of abandoned coal mining lands in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania. Our work centers on the former holdings of the Blue Coal Corporation, which total over 16,300 acres.
Explore our website to learn more about our mission, history, and projects. Through the reclamation, restoration, and redevelopment of these mine-scarred sites and impacted watersheds, we hope to contribute to the economic and environmental revitalization of the Wyoming Valley.
What We Do
Earth Conservancy’s primary work is reclamation. We believe through reclamation, both environmental restoration and economic revitalization can occur. In the last 20 years, nearly 2,000 acres of mine-scarred lands have been reclaimed and now are available for – or are already in – constructive use. We also are proud of our efforts to mitigate the damage of acid mine drainage in local watersheds. All of our projects trace back to EC’s overarching plan, one that seeks a more livable community now, and clears the way for positive, progressive change for future generations.
Video Spotlight: In June, Senator John T. Yudichak (D-14) invited Earth Conservancy to discuss its recent mineland reclamation and watershed restoration work. His conversations with EC’s President and CEO, Mike Dziak, are available here as part of the Pennsylvania Report series.
Earth Conservancy was honored to be featured as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s 2015 Brownfields Success Story. Read about our ongoing partnership with the agency for abandoned mineland reclamation here.
Whether it’s land reclamation or watershed restoration, Earth Conservancy is always in the midst of a project, continuously working to improve our local environment and revitalize the region.
Earth Conservancy lands span a range of locations and zoning types across Luzerne County’s lower Wyoming Valley, and we have many parcels for sale. Interested? Take a look at what’s available.