Since the program's inception in 1980, the Abandoned Mine Reclamation Bureau (now the Mine Waste Cleanup Bureau) has completed reclamation at 408 coal mine sites located in 33 eastern Montana counties and at an additional 38 hardrock mine sites located in 17 western Montana counties for a total of 446 sites reclaimed in 43 counties.
AML 2018 Reclamation Accomplishments & 2019 Planned Projects
The Montana Department of Environmental Quality is charged with protecting a clean and healthy environment as guaranteed to our citizens by our State Constitution. Our ultimate goal is to protect public health and to maintain Montana's
high quality of life for current and future generations.