Coal Section

Reclamation Photos

Reclamation photos from coal mines in Montana


The Coal Section is responsible for ensuring the reclamation of land affected by surface and underground mining activity and regulation of the development of coal and uranium mines in order to maintain the integrity of the state's natural resources.

These functions include:

  • Prospecting
    • Notice of Intent
    • Prospecting (drilling)
  • Permitting and Compliance
    • Application Review
    • Issuance of Permits
    • Inspection
    • Enforcement
  • Bonding and Bond Release