Congratulations Kinross Alaska who was recently awarded the Alaska Miners Association’s Environmental Stewardship Award for reclamation activities on Resurrection Creek in Hope, Alaska.
Kinross received the nomination by Trout Unlimited who recognized our partnership to create the Alaska Abandoned Mine Restoration initiative – the first partnership of a major mining company and a fish conversation NGO working together in Alaska, along with the US Forest Service, to restore the Creek, which had been impacted by historic mining.
The partnership included a US$540,000 contribution to support restoration efforts at the Creek focused on a 2.2 mile stretch of fish habitat. The award also recognizes efforts to reclaim the True North mine and the 27-year partnership between Kinross Alaska and the Alaska Department of Fish and Game to restore Fish Creek including fish counts in wetland areas below the tailings dam.
“We are honoured to receive this award as it represents more than just one key value for Kinross Alaska,” said Anna Atchison, Director of External Affairs, Kinross Alaska. “This accolade highlights the environmental work, community engagement and the high standards we hold ourselves to in order to maintain a sustainable and responsible operation. We credit this award to our employees and all the partners we have had the privilege to work with over the years who have helped us be a successful and responsible miner.”
The Alaska Miners Association Environmental Stewardship Award honours active members of the mining community who demonstrate environmental leadership. The award recognizes best management practices in environmental protection or restoration initiatives and encourages new approaches in design, construction, operation or reclamation of a mining operation or project.