Newmont coordinates with federal and state agencies on landscape-scale conservation efforts
ELKO, Oct. 28, 2015 – On a recent visit to the IL Ranch, owned and operated by Elko Land and Livestock, a subsidiary of Newmont USA Limited, leaders from the Nevada Department of Wildlife, Bureau of Land Management, and US Fish and Wildlife Service joined Newmont representatives on a tour of rangeland areas managed as part of Newmont’s Sagebrush Ecosystem Conservation Program.
The tour encompassed a review of lands actively managed for livestock production and wildlife habitat. Indeed, one of the stops was near one of the largest Greater Sage-grouse leks (breeding grounds) in Nevada. Other aspects of the tour included a review of managed grazing efforts designed to reduce the abundance of cheatgrass and encourage dominance of deep-rooted perennial grasses as well as discussions regarding present and future conservation practices and opportunities.
“Newmont appreciates the opportunity to build on our relationships with BLM, NDOW, and USFWS and to partner on conservation programs which provide direct benefit to the environment as well as to the many users of the land resources in Nevada,” said Jeff White, Director of Renewable Resources for Newmont and Vice President of Elko Land and Livestock. Implementation of the company’s conservation program provides for maintenance and enhancement of rangeland health and conservation of biological diversity.
Group views cheatgrass reduction through prescribed grazing results:
Pictured are Jack Robb (NDOW), Hanes Holman (Elko Land and Livestock), Ted Koch (USFWS), Jerry Pfarr (Newmont), Amy Lueders (BLM), Raul Morales (BLM), Pete Mori (Mori Ranches), MaryBeth Donnelly (Newmont), Sam Mori (Mori Ranches). Image provided by Jeff White (Newmont and Elko Land and Livestock).
Newmont is a leading gold and copper producer. The Company employs approximately 28,000 employees and contractors, with the majority working at managed operations in the United States, Australia, Ghana, Peru, Suriname and Indonesia. Newmont is the only gold producer listed in the S&P 500 index and in 2007 became the first named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index. The Company is an industry leader in value creation, supported by its leading technical, environmental, social and safety performance. Newmont was founded in 1921 and has been publicly traded since 1925.