Kinross Bald Mountain receives award for ‘Leadership in Concurrent Mine Reclamation’  

We are pleased to announce Kinross Bald Mountain received the 2022 Reclamation Award for ‘Leadership in Concurrent Mine Reclamation’ from the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection, Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW), US Forest Service, US Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the Nevada Division of Minerals.

The award recognizes Bald Mountain’s efforts to go beyond standard reclamation requirements for the RBM partial pit backfill that consisted of approximately 17 million tons of non-ore bearing material and approximately 49 acres of seeding. Additional reclamation efforts included reducing steepness of slopes to prevent hazards and blending and shaping of topography to match surrounding terrain.

As a result, mule deer will have easier access and connectivity within the migration corridor which also serves as a transitional habitat between winter and summer ranges.

“The reclamation efforts are a result of the hard work and dedication of our team working together with all parties involved,” said Dale Thompson, Operations Manager, Bald Mountain. “Receiving this award is a testament to our culture of responsible mining and reinforces our commitment to minimizing our environmental footprint and supporting wildlife habitat. We are pleased to accept this award and to be recognized for our efforts and accomplishments.”

RBM Pit, partial pit backfill completed and seeded, with a remaining highwall which provides nesting areas for bird species
RBM Pit, partial pit backfill final grading incorporating stormwater controls and blending with highwall
Kinross representatives accept the award at the NvMA Safety and Reclamation awards luncheon.
From left to right: Rob Kuczynski, Bureau Chief, NDEP, Jason Adams, Mine Services Supervisor, Bald Mountain, and Kyle Hawkins, Senior Environmental Engineer, Bald Mountain 
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