A mining company intends to re-open a mine in Valley County, Idaho, a region rich in valuable minerals. Mining operations will have significant impacts to natural resources, including wetlands, streams, wildlife and aquatics. To permit the mine, our client has proposed a detailed program of remediation, restoration and reclamation that will restore or create approximately 150 acres of wetlands and 10 miles of stream and riparian habitat, at a potential cost of up to $20M. Great Ecology has been engaged to assist in development of a robust environmental mitigation strategy that includes evaluation of and compensation for past and future impacts from mining and operations; assessment of an off-site mitigation program; assurance and refinement of unit cost estimating based on design evaluations; and justification to external stakeholders, regulators, and mining company decision makers.
Ecological Design & Planning, Habitat Restoration, River, Stream, and Riparian Restoration,
2017 - Present