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Stewards Individual Placement Program

Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation, & Enforcement (OSMRE)

Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation, & Enforcement (OSMRE) VISTA Program


Launched in 2002, the OSMRE/VISTA program is a partnership among the Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation & Enforcement (OSMRE), AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America), and local non-profits in Appalachia and the Inter-mountain West. These VISTA projects promote economic redevelopment, community engagement and environmental stewardship. Through this partnership, it is the mission of Stewards AmeriCorps VISTAs to assist rural communities impoverished by environmental degradation and its consequences in making their home-place-watersheds healthier places to live and work.

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Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation, & Enforcement AmeriCorps Members


AmeriCorps members work with Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation, and Enforcement (OSMRE) on assessing the conditions of abandoned mine lands via sampling and mapping, as well as education and other watershed projects. OSMRE AmeriCorps is a year-long opportunity to engage young professionals in natural resource management while providing invaluable hands-on experience in OSMRE regulatory offices.

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Recruiter Contact

For questions about the OSMRE programs, please contact:

Patricia Urquiza Silva, Program Manager

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