Conserving and Protecting our Surroundings
We're dedicated to stewardship of the land, water, air, vegetation and wildlife around our operations
We understand and mitigate the impacts our activities might have on the environment as we plan, build, operate, decommission and close our operations. We work with conservation leaders throughout Arizona to protect and preserve our natural environment, here at the project site and around the region.
- Together with the Nature Conservancy, Arizona Audubon, the US Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management, we will preserve and protect 5,300 acres of conservation land to be given back to the public as part of a land exchange. This work includes re-establishing native plants, watching over a mesquite forest, an artesian well, wetlands and more than 200 species of birds and mammals, as well as reintroducing native plans.
- In 2018, Resolution Copper funded a new Tribal Monitor Training hosted by the USDA Forest Service, a program designed to train and employ tribal members in survey work identifying and recording traditional cultural locations alongside archaeologists. The program has already provided participants with career opportunities as well as a valuable resource for the Forest Service, which posted a blog about the program on their website.
- Working with the Queen Creek Coalition, we’ve opened up hiking and climbing on our land.
- In close collaboration with the Boyce Thompson Arboretum, the United States Forest Service and the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, we are supporting the effort protect endangered species in the nearby Tonto National Forest, and to help them thrive.
- Our employees worked with several organizations to create the Legends of Superior Trails, which connects the historic mining town of Superior with the Arizona Trail and winds through the riparian forest along Queen Creek.
We collaborate with the communities in which we operate and continually seek sustainable improvements to product life cycles, biodiversity, carbon and energy management, our use of land, water and air, and closure of our sites to provide us continued access to resources.
For more information on plans for storing waste rock generated by the mining process, watch this video.