MINES

MINES

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Project : SILVER BOW CREEK STREAMSIDE TAILINGS REVEGETATION
Client : Montana Department of Environmental Quality
Location : Silver Bow Creek near Fairmont, Montana

Western States Reclamation Inc. (WSRI) was responsible for revegetation operations of the floodplain along Silver Bow Creek in southwest Montana following remedial construction activities. As part of producing a quality seed bed for successful herbaceous vegetation establishment, WSRI worked directly with the earthwork contractor to apply and incorporate procured organic materials according to strict specifications. In addition, fertilizer was applied at a specified rate and also incorporated into the soil to help promote vegetative establishment. Mechanical drill seeding was conducted by trained WSRI personnel. Phase I of this project was successfully completed in the fall of 2009 and Phase II was completed during the spring of 2010.

Project : ROYAL TIGER AND JESSE MINES
Client : Smith Environmental, Inc.
Location : Summit County outside of Breckenridge, Colorado

WSRI teamed with Smith Environmental for this design-build reclamation project on two abandoned mines. Scope of work included the capping of mine waste tailings and rerouting water around contaminated areas. WSRI had to redirect water flows from old mine shafts into lined flow channels, line a creek bottom, rebuild a stream crossing, and build fences, then reseed and plant mine sites.

Project : VICTOR CRIPPLE CREEK MINE
Client : Anglogold
Location : Cripple Creek, Colorado

Native seeding, organic fertilizers, and hydromulching on steep rocky slopes up to 500 feet long. This project had many challenges as an active gold mine, making access to the site quite difficult and requiring a considerable amount of handwork. We have been doing service work for this client for the last 2+ years.

Project : POWDER RIVER COAL MINES
Client : Peabody Western Coal Co.
Location : Wyoming: Gillette and Wright

Native shrub and grass revegetation using a variety of different methods including hydroseeding, drill, and broadcast seeding on a range of terrains. A number of other tasks include fencing, planting, maintenance, pitting, rock picking and environmental compliance. This contract is for three years on three active coal mines: Caballo, Rawhide, and North Antelope Rochelle Mines.

Project : KAYENTA COAL MINE
Client : Peabody Western Coal, Co.
Location : Kayenta, Arizona

WSRI has maintained a field office employing 12 to 14 Native Americans at the Black Mesa Coal Mine for over 10 years. This crew handles many restoration projects on the mine, including the annual revegetation of 400 to 600 acres, fence installation, planting, transplanting, waterline installation, and stream channel restoration. WSRI crews handle and resolve any environmental issues as addressed in OSM weekly inspections.