Community Relations

Few tasks are more difficult for mining companies than opening a new mine, and the difficulty seems to increase each year.  Neighbors near the site of the mine are often understandably concerned about the effects of the mine on their community and the environment.  Successfully dealing with those concerns is a key element in the process of obtaining needed authorizations, and perhaps more importantly, in developing and maintaining good relationships with neighbors in the future.  Knowing how to deal with those concerns only comes from experience.  Mr. Skogland has been involved with the relationship between mining companies and their communities for more than thirty years.