The Division of Reclamation has evolved into one of the most highly respected coal mining and land restoration programs in the Nation. The federal Office of Surface Mining routinely refers to the successful accomplishments of the Division in their annual reports. Indiana coal operators have also been recognized for their high quality standards in mining and reclamation. One reclaimed Indiana mine site was the first coal mine in the country selected for the federal Mining Hall of Fame. A restoration project involving the work of the Restoration Section received a federal reclamation award and the same site was later selected as a "People's Choice Award" winner by national Internet balloting.
Listed on the following pages are Indiana awards in which the work of the Division has been recognized.