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Environmental regulation and public scrutiny present unique challenges to the mining industry.

SWCA’s expertise in environmental regulatory compliance and natural and cultural resource management has been a powerful tool in helping mining companies secure approval for their coal, hard rock, sand, and gravel mining efforts as well as reclamation and restoration operations. We understand the challenges of domestic and international market cycles, water resource supply and protection, and the public’s perception of the mining industry.

We offer one-stop shopping for environmental services, strong relationships with regulatory agencies, and in-depth knowledge of environmental laws and regulations. Having provided permitting support for some of the nation’s largest mining operations, we can help both project owners and the public understand the effects of mining operations on environmental resources.

Association Involvement

• American Exploration and Mining Association (AEMA)

• Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation (RMMLF)

• Montana Mining Association

• Wyoming Mining Association

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Meet the Experts

David Steed
Team Lead

David Steed

David has 23 years of experience managing mining and energy development projects throughout the western United States. He specializes in regulatory strategy and baseline analyses required for state and federal mandates in the mining, oil and gas, and energy industries.

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Christi Haswell, Office Director, Sheridan
Rocky Mountains / PNW

Christi Haswell

Christi has more than a decade of regulatory and permitting experience and has managed several projects requiring permitting oversight for the BLM, U.S. Forest Service, and Bureau of Indian Affairs.

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Chris Garrett

Chris Garrett

Chris is a registered Professional Hydrologist and has more than 22 years of experience in conducting water resource and NEPA analyses for mines big and small.

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Jack Jemsek

Jack Jemsek

Jack is a senior hydrogeologist with expertise in mathematical modeling and conceptual site model developent used for solving an array of subsurface problems. 

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Texas / Gulf Coast

Rio Franzman

Rio has over a decade of experience in the mining industry and has diverse experience which includes developing regulatory documents and completing baseline, interim and mine closure analysis.

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Mandi Martinez

Mandi has more than 18 years of experience in archaeology and cultural resources management (CRM). Her field experience includes extensive background in CRM compliance, especially for large scale mining projects.

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Adrian Hogel |  Midwest Mining Lead

Adrian Hogel

Adrian has more than 12 years of professional experience in environmental planning, natural resources project management, NEPA compliance, and ecological applications.

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