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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.

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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Mandy Williams
Ecologist

Mandy Williams

Mandy has 10 years of experience providing services related to biostatistics, soil science, ecology, and geomorphology.  

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Alex Wesson
Project Manager

Alex Wesson

Alex has more than 11 years of professional experience in cultural resources management and environmental consulting throughout the western U.S.

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Christi Haswell
Office Director

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
Project Manager

Chris Garrett

Chris is a registered Professional Hydrologist specializing in groundwater and has more than 17 years of experience in hydrology, water resources, and environmental investigations.

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