Apr 11

Update - April 2, 2019

Posted on April 11, 2019 at 1:42 PM by Jessi Burns

Enhanced Reclamation of Mined Area 
The 2002 land exchange with LaFarge of North America required land reclamation of mined areas above state requirements. JCOS is researching current land reclamation standards and best practices to seek a similar arrangement for the Heritage Square Exchange (HSE). 

Wildlife Concerns
Several concerns have been raised regarding impacts on wildlife if the HSE is approved and property now owned by JCOS is transferred to MMM and mined. We share these concerns and will continue to evaluate these impacts across the landscape. A related consideration is I-70 which creates a barrier for wildlife movement and motorist- wildlife safety concerns.  JCOS is working with the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and Colorado Parks & Wildlife (CPW) to study and address wildlife and public safety along the I-70 corridor. 

Visual Analysis
JCOS continues to work on an analysis of the visual impacts of mining on the 64 acres that would be conveyed to MMM if the HSE is approved. As soon as this analysis is available it will be provided on this website.