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Brady Gutta


304-293-6197 Chestnut Ridge Research Building P.O. Box 6229 886 Chestnut Ridge Road, Ste. 309 Morgantown, WV 26506-6229

Director - Center for Sustainable Mine Lands


With a distinguished career spanning over two decades in environmental management and sustainable redevelopment, Gutta is a visionary leader at the forefront of transforming former mine lands into vibrant, resilient ecosystems. Currently serving as the director of the Center for Sustainable Mine Lands at West Virginia University, Gutta provides day-to-day leadership, stakeholder engagement, and strategic coordination to advance the center's mission. His expertise in identifying redevelopment opportunities, evaluating emerging technologies, and fostering partnerships with key stakeholders has been instrumental in driving sustainable solutions for climate mitigation and resilience.

During his tenure at Antero Resources, Gutta managed all aspects of environmental compliance associated with an EPA Consent Decree. He coordinated environmental activities with regulatory agencies, provided recommendations for incident response and site reclamation projects, and developed training programs for field operations personnel. Prior to that role, Gutta served as a project manager at the West Virginia Water Research Institute, where he managed the National Mine Land Reclamation Center. His responsibilities included securing funding for mine water treatment and reclamation projects, leading technical initiatives, and representing the institute at conferences and meetings.


Gutta holds a Bachelor of Science degree in geology from West Virginia University and has completed various professional training programs, including Ohio Stream/Wetland Evaluation, HAZWOPER 40 Hr. Certification, and Safelands Oil and Gas Training. His commitment to continuous learning and professional development underscores his dedication to excellence in environmental stewardship and sustainable development.