Employee Re-Treat

Yesterday, Enviromin re-treated at Chico Hot Springs in Pray Montana. We spent time learning about each other’s leadership and communication styles, how to have difficult conversations, and how to optimize our systems. Of course we also enjoyed the amazing amenities at Chico… with a delicious (and rowdy!) dinner, topped off with a soak in the springs. How lucky we are!

Employee Spotlight- Ethan Wologo

Ethan Wologo holds a B.S. in Geology (CMU) and a M.S. in Environmental Science (MSU-Bozeman). He has lived in Bozeman since 2013 and joined Enviromin in 2019. In his free time, Ethan enjoys the mountains around Bozeman, skiing, biking, and climbing- where he gets a close look at the local geology.  He also spends time with his family, his cat- Moose, and dog- Bodhi. Ethan’s meticulous care for his yard and garden carries over to Read more…

Employee Spotlight: Lexi

Alexandra (Lexi) Gilbertson has worked for Enviromin for more than two years. She is a graduate of the Department of Microbiology and Cell Biology at Montana State University and is an integral member of our team. Lexi’s motto is, “It is what it is!” and her pet peeves are clutter and disorganization. That shows at work, where she keeps our column bioreactors happy and humming right along. All that lab experience translates to her talent Read more…

Katie Crushes it at Fairmont!

Enviromin’s Senior Environmental Scientist, Katharine Seipel, spoke today at the Mine Design, Operations & Closure Conference at Fairmont. Her presentation: Increase in Sulfate Reducing Bacteria in Groundwater Resulting from Hydraulic Bulkheading, Glengary Adit, New World District, Cooke City, MT, was a great success. If you missed it and are at Fairmont this week, reach out to Katie or join Enviromin on Wednesday, August 25th at 11:00 am for another glimpse at what Enviromin has been Read more…

Enviromin Team Welcomes Geochemist Lauren Bozeman!

Enviromin is excited to welcome Lauren Bozeman back to our environmental geochemistry team. Lauren worked for Enviromin from 2012 through 2015 before pursuing her M.S. in Environmental Science at the University of Arizona and has rejoined the team as a geochemist responsible for data collection, assembly, and analysis for a variety of projects. She is also MSHA underground miner certified and brings Spanish language skills to Enviromin. Lauren’s experience with mining related geochemistry includes geochemical Read more…

Teck Doubles Water Treatment Capacity at Elkview Operations

Congratulations to Teck Resources Limited (“Teck”) on their announcement today that commissioning is now underway at its Elkview Saturated Rock Fill expansion, which doubles the water treatment facility’s capacity to 20 million litres of water per day. “Teck’s use of saturated rock fills to treat mine-affected water is leading-edge sustainable technology. Saturated rock fill is extremely effective at removing selenium and nitrate from mine affected water and improving water quality.” – Dr. Lisa Kirk, Principal Read more…

Join Enviromin’s Terry Biere at the Virtual Mine Design, Operations, and Closure Conference

Don’t miss Terry Biere, MS, Senior Environmental Engineer, at the 28th Annual Montana Mine Design, Operations, and Closure Conference. Terry’s talk on the Use of Biocoupons will be held virtually this year at 10:00 am on Tuesday, August 18, 2020, and can be accessed through the conference website.   Biocoupons: Shedding Light on the Black Box of Biological Water Treatment Biological water treatment systems rely on microbial activity that often occurs in biofilms, wherein groups of Read more…