185 Acres of Mineral Rights Protected!

Mountain Watershed Association is happy to announce that it has become the new owner of about 185 acres of mineral rights in Henry Clay Township, Fayette County. The mineral rights were donated to MWA and contain about 64 acres of coal rights and 185 acres of gas and oil rights in the Youghiogheny River watershed.

The mineral rights in this location were being considered for future mining, but thanks to the graciousness of the owner, they will now be conserved! MWA believes in preventing mining activity that could potentially harm both the environment and community.

The mineral rights border Pinkham Run, a tributary to the Youghiogheny River, and the location fits into MWA’s Land Conservation Committee’s strategically identified conservation priorities. 

MWA’s Land Conservation Committee conservation priorities include: 

  • Historically mined coal rights
  • Land considered for development
  • Riparian land
  • High biological diversity
  • Abandoned mine lands
  • And more…

If you are interested in conserving your mineral rights or property, you can fill out this form on our Land Conservation page to start a conversation about continuing your legacy and making a tax deductible in-kind donation!