Engaging with our stakeholders creates value and helps to inform our approach to sustainable and responsible mining. Recently in Elko, Nevada, our Environmental Stewardship team joined other members of the Nevada Mining Association and met with United States Senator Catherine Cortez Masto to discuss various issues facing the mining industry at large and to highlight our ongoing sustainability and business initiatives.
“It was an honor to speak with Senator Cortez Masto at the roundtable,” said Newmont’s Jeff White, Director, Rangelands. “She and her staff understand the importance of mining in Nevada and they recognize the challenges and opportunities of our sector.”
In speaking with Senator Cortez Masto, our team shared some of Newmont’s contributions to Nevada over its 52-year tenure in the state and our life-of-mine plans for continued long-term activity in Nevada. With an eye on the future, our team also engaged in meaningful discussion concerning continued environmental initiatives, the integration of mining exploration with our ranching operations, and opportunities for improvement in land access and permitting processes.
Our historic sagebrush ecosystem conservation partnership, for example – the first of its kind in the United States for its scope and size – manages more than 1.5 million acres of habitat. And our TS, Horseshoe, Big Springs, and IL ranches help conserve biological diversity and support an economically, ecologically, and socially sustainable rangeland livestock operation.
Newmont and Elko Land and Livestock Company later joined other members of the Nevada Cattlemen’s Association in a similar livestock industry roundtable discussion with Senator Cortez Masto and her staff. We shared concerns over wildfire suppression and rehabilitation, wild horses, regulatory matters, and grazing management practices to support Greater Sage-Grouse habitat and populations.
The meetings were highly productive and we look forward to continued collaboration with Senator Cortez Masto to support our mining and ranching enterprises.
To learn more about our commitment to sustainable and responsible mining, visit our sustainability report, Beyond the Mine.