Mining Development and Reclamation Planning

  • Newman Ridge Quarry – CUP and Reclamation Plan, Rancho Arroyo Seco
  • Guadalupe Canyon Quarry – CUP and Reclamation Plan, CA, Evans Brothers, Inc.
  • Grimes Rock – CUP and Reclamation Plan, Grimes Rock, Inc.
  • Rosemary’s Mountain – MUP and Reclamation Plan Amendments, Granite Construction
  • Parks Bar Quarry – Reclamation Plan, Nordic Industries
  • El Monte Sand Pit – Nelson & Sloan Company
  • Sedco Hills D. G. Pit – D. Younger Company
  • Lakeside Quarry – Hanson Aggregates and M. J. Baxter Drilling & Blasting
  • Superior Ready Mix – Various confidential projects
  • Resource Classification and Designation, Superior Ready Mix
  • Pala Quarry, Pala Indian Reservation – CalMat Company
  • Jamul Quarry Permit Compliance – CalMat Company
  • Sloan Canyon Sand Company, Corps of Engineers 404 Permit, CalMat Co.
  • National Quarries Mining & Reclamation Plan – National Quarries
  • Litigation Support for Vested Rights Determination, National Quarries
  • Otay Ranch Pit, Mining & Reclamation Plan – Hanson Aggregates
  • Otay Hills Quarry, Mining & Reclamation Plan, Superior Ready Mix
  • Sweetwater Reservoir Sand Pit Closure Plan – Sweetwater Authority
  • Santa Margarita Quarry, Mine Planning Alternatives, Hanson Aggregates
  • Pala Sand Pit, Corps of Engineers 404 Permit, Hanson Aggregates
  • Asphalt, Inc., Major Use Permit Modification, Hanson Aggregates
  • Circle F Ranch, Major Use Permit and Wetland Restoration Plan, RCP Block & Brick
  • Channel Road, Major Use Permit for Site Development, Hanson Aggregates
  • Hester’s Granite Company, Plan of Operations/EA for BLM Sales Contract
  • Turvey DG Pit, Major Use Permit and Reclamation Plan, Mark Turvey
  • Blasting Plan for Rosemary’s Mountain Quarry, Granite Construction
  • Post Approval Compliance for Oceanside Batch Plant, Hanson Aggregates
  • Post Approval Compliance for Channel Road Sand Pit, Hanson Aggregates
  • Mead Valley Quarry, First Industrial Realty Trust
  • Permanente Quarry, CUP and Reclamation Plan, Lehigh-Hanson
  • Brisa Del Mar Reclamation and Riparian Restoration Plan, EWM Investments
  • San Diego River Restoration, Edgemore Property, Santee, CA, County of San Diego
  • El Monte Sand Pit Wetland Restoration Plan, Endangered Habitats Conservancy
  • Jackpot Gold, Placer Mining Corporation
  • Gold Nugget Mine, Crystal Pistol Resources

Resource Evaluations

  • Aggregate Resource Valuation for the Nelson & Sloan Border Pit, City of San Diego
  • Mineral Resources Valuation for Arizona Department of State Lands
  • Valuation Support for Otay Ranch Pit Appraisal, Cushman & Wakefield
  • Quarry and Batch Plant Site Selection and Permitting, Confidential Client
  • Hanson Aggregates West, Santa Margarita Quarry, Reserve Enhancement
  • Preliminary Quarry Siting Investigations, Confidential Clients
  • Pacific Clay Products, Lake Street Operations, Lake Elsinore, CA
  • Waialua Sand, Resource Evaluation, Dole Corporation
  • Alternative Site Assessment for Aggregate Development, Granite Construction
  • Schmidt Aggregate Resource Assessment and support for Inverse Condemnation
  • Cottonwood Golf Course Support for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Petition

Economics, Market Studies, and Royalty Surveys

  • Aggregate Investment Analysis and Market Study, First Industrial Realty Trust, LLC.
  • Vernallis Resource Evaluation and Market Analysis, FMV Opinions
    Economic Assessment to support EIR, Northern Aggregates, Inc.
  • Quarry Investment Analysis, Various Clients
  • Sacramento Area Construction Aggregates Market Study, Confidential Client
  • Southern California Construction Aggregates Market Study, Granite Construction
  • Southern California Construction Aggregate, Asphalt and Ready-Mix Concrete Market Study, Confidential Client
  • San Diego Construction Aggregate, Asphalt and Ready-Mix Concrete Market Study, Confidential Client
  • San Diego County Market Study, Homeland Investments
  • Southern San Diego County Market Study, Cushman & Wakefield
  • Northern San Diego County Market Study, Cushman & Wakefield
  • Twenty-Nine Palms/Coachella Valley Market Study, Cushman & Wakefield
  • Los Angeles Area Construction Aggregates Market Study, Confidential Client
  • Inland Empire Construction Aggregates Market Study, Confidential Client
  • San Joaquin Valley Construction Aggregates Market Study, Confidential Client
  • Mineral Valuation using Discounted Cash Flow Methodology, Confidential Clients
  • National Quarries, Vested Rights and Demand Analysis, National Quarries, Inc
  • San Benito County Construction Aggregates Study, Lomerias Muertas Quarry
  • Statewide Royalty Survey, Annually
  • Sacramento Area Royalty Survey, 2008
  • Sacramento Valley, Average Sales Price/Fair Market Value Survey, Confidential Client
  • Sediment Management Evaluation, Ventura County Department of Public Works
  • Hanson Aggregates West, Inland Rock, Royalty Negotiations
  • Hanson Aggregates Pacific Southwest, Vigilante Rock, Royalty Negotiations
  • Hanson Aggregates West, Statewide Royalty Survey
  • Palo Verde Ranch Home Owners Association, Royalty Negotiations
  • Lew Family Trust, Royalty Negotiations
  • County of San Diego Real Estate Services Division, Royalty Negotiations
  • Helix Water District, Royalty Negotiations
  • Soledad Canyon Royalty Survey, Headquarters West (for US Forest Service)
  • Market and Royalty Evaluation, San Bernardino Water Conservation District
  • Ventura County Construction Aggregates Market Study, Ventura County

Environmental Assessments for Mining Projects

  • Vigilante Quarry EIR – Hanson Aggregates/Baxter Drilling
  • White Pit EIR – Imperial County Planning Department
  • Emergency Coal Lease EIS – Black Butte Coal Company
  • Redlands Aggregate Pit Mitigated Negative Declaration, City of Redlands
  • Alabama Street Pit Mitigated Negative Declaration, City of Redlands
  •  El Monte Sand Pit Negative Declaration, Nelson & Sloan Co.
  • Road Abandonment and Land Exchange EA and FONSI – Decker Coal Company.
  • Sloan Canyon Sand Company, EA for Army Corps of Engineers, CalMat Company
  • Hester’s Granite Company, EA for Plan of Operations
  • Circle F Ranch Sand Project, EIR – RCP Block & Brick
  • Lytle Creek – Mitigated Negative Declaration, County of San Bernardino

Other Mining Related Assignments

  • Financial Assurance Guidelines for State Mining and Geology Board
  • Financial Assurance Estimates, Various Clients
  • Due Diligence Review for Property Acquisitions, Various Clients
  • CalMat Co. (Vulcan Materials), Master Permit Manuals
  • Hanson Aggregates, Master Permit Manuals
  • SMARA Fee Study, Riverside County

Surface Mining and Reclamation Act Planning Efforts

  • Contra Costa County – SMARA Compliance Program
  • City of Highland – Development Review Services
  • City of Rialto – Development Review Services
  • City of Redlands – Development Review Services
  • State Board of Mining and Geology – Financial Assurance Estimating Guidelines
  • San Bernardino County – Development Review Services

Annual Monitoring for Mining Projects

  • San Bernardino County – Annual SMARA Compliance
  • Santa Barbara County – Annual SMARA Compliance
  • Tulare County – Annual SMARA Compliance
  • City of Lake Elsinore – Annual SMARA Compliance
  • City of Lake Forest Annual SMARA Compliance
  • City of Highlands – Annual SMARA Compliance
  • City of Redlands – Annual SMARA Compliance
  • City of Rialto – Annual SMARA Compliance
  • City of Upland – Annual SMARA Compliance

Environmental Impact Assessments (General)

  • Stage Coach Springs Subdivision EIR – County of San Diego
  • Dick-Con Corporation Subdivision EIR – County of San Diego
  • Vista Pacifica Subdivision EIR – County of San Diego
  • Imperial Beach Club EIR – City of Imperial Beach
  • El Monte Golf Course EIR – Helix Water District

Water Development Projects

  • Otay Mesa Groundwater Development Environmental Assessment, Otay Water Dist.
  • Regulatory Site Water Storage and Pipeline EIR, Otay Water District
  • Daley Ranch Groundwater Development, Otay Water District
  • Rancho Jamul Reservoir Siting and Alternatives Analysis, Otay Water District
  • On-Call Environmental Services, Otay Water District
  • Hillsdale Reservoir Siting and Alternatives Analysis, Otay Water District
  • On-Call Environmental Services, Sweetwater Authority