Environment

Adopting high standards of social, economic and
environmental performance, aligned with the
evolving priorities of our communities of interest

Respecting our environment and local communities

As we develop the Selwyn Project, we are guided by the principles of respect for our environment and the people and places where we operate. This means understanding the wildlife, fish, waterways, water quality and traditional knowledge in and around the proposed mine. With this understanding, we can work to develop the Selwyn Project in an environmentally and socially responsible way, through construction, into operation and after closure.

We are committed to creating and sustaining healthy, safe environments for communities and employees and are developing the proposed Selwyn Project to the highest environmental and social standards. We are currently in the process of developing and implementing ISO compliant systems for camp operations and environmental management (ISO 14001 – Environmental Performance and ISO 18001 – Employee Health and Safety).

 

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Conducting ongoing research

We have baseline environmental data for the Selwyn Project dating from 2005, giving us a lot of information about the environment in and around our proposed project.  We are continuing many technical and environmental field studies to help us further understand the geography, geology and environment around our project site. We are also working with the Kaska to complete a Traditional Knowledge Study.

2014 Field Studies

  • Baseline water quality, hydrology and climate data collection
  • Fisheries studies
  • Spring and Fall Caribou studies
  • Pit hydrogeology studies
  • Waste rock characterization

Learn More about the environmental and socio-economic assessment and permitting process for proposed mining projects in Yukon here.