The Federal Office of Surface Mining and Reclamation and Enforcement has chosen the Huling Branch AML Reclamation, ATV Recreation and Watershed Improvement Project as top honors in the 2017 Abandoned Mine Land Reclamation National Award. Berner Construction was the primary site contractor on the project. The project included removal of crop coal followed by the regarding of 1.2 million cubic yards of on-site soil, installation of 4,000 linear feet of rock underdrain and site backfill. The site restoration included seeding and planting 48,000 tree seedlings. To finalize the project, Berner constructed 1.6 miles of recreational trails.
Berner Construction was the site contractor for 4 of the 11 award winning Abandoned Mine Reclamation Projects as part of our heavy civil reclamation program with Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection Bureau of Abandoned Mine Reclamation (PADEP BAMR). Three of the four projects won the National Award from the Federal Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement.
National Reclamation Award wining projects include: Huling Branch AML (2017), Newtown South II-2 (2013), Dents Run AML/AMD (2012).
Appalachian Regional Reclamation Awards include: Mather Coal Refuse Pile (2016)
For a glance at the Huling project, see the following link for the story written by Caterpillar about PADEP and Berner.