Request for Proposals

Solar Feasibility Study for Abandoned Mine Lands | Luzerne County, PA

Earth Conservancy (EC) is seeking professional services from qualified firms to produce a feasibility study assessing solar photovoltaic (PV) development opportunities on ±6,000 acres of abandoned mine land in the southernmost portion of the Wyoming Valley in Luzerne County, PA. The will study include, but is not limited to, analysis of land holdings, assessment of appropriate solar PV models, anticipated energy/revenue production, identification of funding incentives/resources, and a report and presentation of findings. The full Request for Proposals, including submission instructions, requirements, evaluation criteria, and a map of the study area, is available by clicking here or by calling 570.823.3445.

Interested firms should submit one (1) electronic copy of their full proposal to EC by 11:00am on Friday, October 15, 2021. If additional information is needed, please contact Terry Ostrowski, EC’s President & CEO, at 570.899.9799 at [email protected].

Welcome to Earth Conservancy!

Welcome to Earth Conservancy, a nonprofit organization founded in 1992 to address the impacts of past coalmining operations in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania. Our work centers on the former holdings of the Blue Coal Corporation, which total nearly 16,500 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 25 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.

Newport Twp. OHV Feasibility Study

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Current Projects

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.

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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.

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