Responsible Mining

The Foundation believes that natural landscapes with environmental or cultural significance should be protected from the impacts of mining. The Foundation supports organizations that work to remediate and protect these landscapes, particularly in the American West and Sub-Saharan Africa.

GOAL 1: To remediate areas where both small- and large-scale mining have occurred.


  • Support models of reclamation and restoration work that bring together local communities, government, business and civil society in an effort to reclaim and remediate land and watersheds in which mining has occurred.

GOAL 2: To protect places of natural and historic importance from the threat of mining.


  • Promote land and water conservation through the support of scientific research, convenings, awareness and education focused on responsible natural resource management.