Mining and Reclamation Planning requires a detailed understanding of the mining process, environmental factors, and all applicable laws and regulations such as the California Surface Mining and Reclamation Act (SMARA). LSA Associates, Inc. specializes in the design of grading plans and the development of alternative approaches of excavation. Mitigation measures identified in our technical reports are attainable and several have been tested by our staff through real-life experience.
In many cases, the current economic realities affecting lead agencies have significantly reduced the availability of staff to thoroughly inspect, monitor, and process applications associated with aggregate mining sites. In addition to the services we provide operators, we can provide effective, current, and complete training programs to lead agencies and broad experience serving as contract staff to public agencies.