The use, extraction, and processing of natural resources often disturbs the landscape. Although this disturbance can be extensive, the land can be reclaimed to a condition that is compatible with or improved beyond its pre-disturbed condition or for a specified end land use. Achieving this result requires the application of practical experience and knowledge concerning the ecosystem and its resources.
EarthFax understands the regulatory roadmap that our mining and other industrial clients face with respect to land reclamation. We also understand the importance of maintaining an efficient and economical operation. As a result, we can provide decades of professional learning and expertise to our clients as they seek to balance the economic and environmental demands of their operations.
We have designed numerous reclamation plans for coal and mineral mining operations at various locations in the world. We have also provided construction management services to ensure that those reclamation plans are implemented in a manner that will achieve the goals that have been established by our clients and approved by the applicable regulatory agencies. Our plans have included the re-establishment of stable drainage channels that are compatible with natural geomorphic conditions, long-term stabilization of disturbed areas to reduce erosion hazards below pre-disturbance conditions, stream and wetland restoration, structure demolition and preservation, adit and shaft closure, topsoil enhancement, site revegetation, and the minimization and treatment of acid-mine drainage.
Our reclamation projects have won State, national, and international awards. Here are a few highlights: