Forest Rose Mine Reclamation

The Forest Rose Mine site is an abandoned silver and lead mine located within the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest and on private property in Granite County, MT. Herrera worked with the Montana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and in conjunction with the United States Forest Service (USFS) to characterize the waste onsite, develop a site inspection plan to investigate human health and environmental exposures, reduce the mobility of these contaminants, and mitigate impacts to Dunkleberg Creek and the environment. Herrera’s removal design included widening and surfacing the access road to allow for equipment to access the site, off-site removal of mining structures, removal of tailings and waste rock and placement in a repository on USFS administered lands, regrading and reconstructing a portion of Dunkleberg Creek as a step pool system for grade control and fish passage, backfilling and regrading open adits, capping the repository, and revegetating the mine site and repository.

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