Teck Coal operates five surface metallurgical coal mines in the Elkford-Sparwood area of southeastern B.C. Integral Ecology Group's personnel have worked with these operations since 1998 on development of terrestrial ecological reclamation-research and technology-transfer programs, to continuously improve reclamation practices on these mine sites. Current work includes: coordination and implementation of the collective 2011 relamation-research program; design of a five-year (2012-2016) reclamation-research program for Teck Coal's Elk Valley Operations; and contribution to design and implementation of a collaborative watershed-based research & development program to address integrated reclamation and closure objectives.