Mine-Scarred Lands Initiative Tool Kit: Resources Related to Determining Reuse Goals
Tool Kit Links
USDA Rural Information Center
This resource provides general advice and resource recommendations for a range of reuse ideas such as tourism, historical preservation and housing.
EPA Green Communities
Through a 5-step planning process, this resource provides tools and information to help a community help itself become more sustainable. A visioning process is included with tools to help identify an end goal.
A Web-based decision support system for developing and evaluating future reuse scenarios for potentially contaminated land. SMARTe contains guidance and analysis tools for all aspects of the revitalization process including planning, environmental, economic and social concerns.
Appalachian Regional Council Online Resource Center
ARC provides resources for community strategic planning.
The Vintondale, PA AMD&ART project
This project is a model of revitalizing a mine-scarred land into a recreation area with public art pieces that explore and honor community history. The Web site describes all aspects of the project from initial planning through acid mine drainage reclamation and wetlands development. It includes information on all funding sources used.
National Park Service River, Trails, and Conservation Assistance (RTCA) Program Community Tool Box
This resource outlines tried and true public participation methods RTCA has learned from the communities where it works.