Appalachian Region Technology Transfer (ARTT) is a program doctrined by the USDOI’s Office of Surface Mining, Appalachian Region. Our mission is to ensure the timely and efficient generation, collection, and dissemination of technical information, as it pertains to mining and reclamation, for our customers and stakeholders, with the goal of improving state regulatory and AML programs. Technology transfer is an interactive process wherein technical information is gathered from many sources, packaged in a variety of forms, and distributed within the agency and to its clients.
The Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE) is a bureau of the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) with responsibility, in cooperation with the states and Indian tribes, to protect citizens and the environment during coal mining and reclamation, and to reclaim mines abandoned before 1977.

The Eastern Pennsylvania Coalition for Abandoned Mine Reclamation (EPCAMR), formed in 1995 by concerned Conservation Districts, EPCAMR represents a coalition of Watershed organizations from Reclamation partners, Co-Generation Plants, the Active Anthracite Mining Industry, Regional Non-Profit Organizations, and 16 County Conservation Districts and other cooperative organizations in the anthracite and bituminous coal region of Eastern Pennsylvania. Counties covered by EPCAMR in North Eastern and North Central PA include: Tioga, Bradford, Susquehanna, Lycoming, Sullivan, Wyoming, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Northumberland, Carbon, Schuylkill, Columbia, Lebanon, Dauphin, Montour, and Wayne.

Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s Bureau of Abandoned Mine Reclamation administers and oversees the Abandoned Mine Reclamation Program in Pennsylvania. The bureau is responsible for resolving problems such as mine fires, mine subsidence, dangerous highwalls and other hazards which have resulted from past mining practices, and for abating or treating acid mine drainage from abandoned mines. The bureau has two field offices: Wilkes-Barre 570-826-2371 and Cambria 814-472-1800.

The Southern Alleghenies Conservancy is a regionally based non profit, non government corporation with 501 (c) (3) tax status organized to assist local organizations throughout the Southern Alleghenies region to carry out resource conservation activities which are first suggested by local communities. The Conservancy also acts as a land trust organization and accepts donations of property which owners wish to see preserved. The Conservancy cooperates with the Southern Alleghenies Resource Conservation and Development Area of the US Department of Agriculture. Directors of the Conservancy are chosen by the Conservation District Directors and confirmed by the County Commissioners from the Counties of Bedford, Blair, Cambria, Fulton, Huntingdon and Somerset.

The Western Pennsylvania Coalition for Abandoned Mine Reclamation (WPCAMR) works with many people - from watershed volunteers to technical remediation experts; from local government to state and federal agencies. Quite often, WPCAMR's efforts expand into areas where reclamation activity is limited, creating excitement and showing the local community that something can be done to clean up its dead streams, and giving people hope where in the past little existed. WPCAMR also works with industry, high schools, colleges and universities. After all, acting on solutions to mine drainage problems provides an educational experience for all involved.
The Western Pennsylvania Watershed Program, In partnership with the well-defined watershed structure in the state, WPWP's first commitment is to foster the work of small, locally based watershed associations. Services include technical assistance, funding development, board development assistance and communications.

The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy (WPC) is a non-profit conservation organization that was established in 1932. In addition to acting as a land trust and being entrusted to preserve Frank Lloyd Wright’s internationally famous Fallingwater, WPC has an extensive Natural Resource Conservation Department that focuses on conserving Pennsylvania’s vast natural resources. WPC has long recognized the importance of abandoned mine land (AML) and abandoned mine drainage (AMD) remediation to Pennsylvania’s future. In 2001, the Watershed Assistance Center was created to assist grassroots conservation organizations and government agencies with tackling complex water quality issues, including AMD. Through the Watershed Assistance Center, WPC has provided technical assistance to dozens of groups working to remediate AMD from their watersheds, which includes direct assistance that has led to numerous on-the-ground projects being implemented. Reach WPC’s Watershed Assistance Center at 724-459-0953 and is an information clearinghouse for Pennsylvania watershed associations, especially those associations dealing with abandoned mine reclamation (AMR) issues.  The Western Pennsylvania Coalition for Abandoned Mine Reclamation (WPCAMR) is responsible for the website.