Committed to minimizing our environmental impact
Our priority is to minimize potential impacts from our operations on the local environment. That is why we have made best practice environmental management and protection procedures a standard part of our daily activities across our business.
As part of our previous efforts to restart mining at Tent Mountain, environmental studies and monitoring has been ongoing at Tent Mountain since 2017. Baseline studies provide a thorough understanding of the existing environmental conditions of the project site and surrounding area. Montem plans to leverage the existing environmental studies and monitoring at Tent Mountain to fast track the development of the TM-REX.
These environmental studies include air quality, noise assessments, surface and ground water assessments, local vegetation mapping, wildlife studies (including fish and land animals), soils testing and land resource studies. This information will help guide the development of the TM-REX.
As part of our development planning, we have implemented a water monitoring program for both groundwater and surface water. The water systems in the area of Tent Mountain are complex, and it is essential to understand the environmental and technical issues or constraints that may affect any future developments.
What is water monitoring?
Montem’s water monitoring program looks at both groundwater and surface water.
Groundwater is water that collects or flows under the earth’s surface, filling the porous spaces in soil, sediment, and rocks. Groundwater in the Crowsnest Pass generally originates from rainfall and snowfall, which then replenishes the local aquifers.
Surface water is water that collects on the ground or in a stream, river, lake, wetland, or ocean; it is related to water collecting as groundwater or atmospheric water. This water is characterized in the area of Tent Mountain with systems such as the Crowsnest Creek and its tributaries.