Environmental Studies, Permitting & Solutions.


Catena has provided support for the mining industry since 2006, primarily in Montana and Idaho. Although our staff’s experience is diverse, most recently we have supported clients in the coal, limestone, and phosphate mining industries.

Core services provided to the mining sector include:

  • Permitting strategy development
  • Regulatory agency coordination
  • Environmental Studies (baseline), including
    • Surface water and Groundwater Monitoring
    • Soil Surveys
    • Wildlife Surveys
    • Vegetation Surveys, and
    • Wetland Surveys.
  • Alluvial Valley Floor (AVF) studies
  • Environmental monitoring (particularly hydrology and wildlife)
  • Reclamation and mitigation planning
  • Impact assessment (NEPA and MEPA compliance, EAs/EISs), and
  • Closure planning, bond release applications and related support.