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A Day in the Life of Mining Engineer Meghan McDonald

What does mining engineer Meghan McDonald love about her job? The opportunity to visit beautiful places around the state, to be out in the field during construction and work on challenging designs that keep people safe, and designing solutions that require out-of-the-box thinking. https://alltogether.swe.org/2019/04/a-day-in-the-life-of-mining-engineer-meghan-mcdonald/

Belt Creek’s comeback depends on treatment plant

For decades, discharges from the abandoned Belt Anaconda Coal Mine flowed into the creek, making it so acidic few fish can survive in it, says Bill Snoddy, a project manager for the Montana Department of Environmental Quality’s Abandoned Mine Lands Program… Read More

Mine reclamation storming ahead

KIRKVILLE — The view out the back window for Mary Ellen Schmitz looks terrible. It’s covered in deep, sucking mud that clings to everything. And Schmitz couldn’t be happier about it. -Read More-

Restoring sagebrush with a pasta machine

Restoring sagebrush where it has disappeared isn’t as easy as just scattering seeds and waiting for them to sprout. In order to coax the iconic Wyoming plant to grow on sites where it was removed, The Nature Conservancy is using science, ingenuity and an industrial pasta machine. –Read More-