Mine reclamation

Mine Reclamation Underway

Did you know that prior to 1977 and the passage of The Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act (SMCRA), there were no regulations to clean up strip mines once the mining operations ceased? This means states with historic coal mining, such as Iowa, were left with pockets of barren “abandoned mines” for several decades. Iowa has more than 12,000 acres …

Pathfinders Welcomes New Executive Director

Pathfinders RC&D is excited to welcome Ashley Utt as the incoming Executive Director. Utt comes to Pathfinders’ with experience in a variety of marketing and public relations capacities, as well as work in inside/outside sales and starting up and operating a small business, SIBS Market, in Bloomfield, Iowa.  She has a strong belief that growth begins when people start working …