At Mount Milligan, the end land use objective is to restore the area to be capable of supporting
wildlife, recreation and traditional uses by First Nations.
During 2020, Mount Milligan Mine continued with reclamation
research trials and operational reclamation along sections of the
TSF designed to foster establishment of native plant cover and to
inform future operational reclamation strategies. Mount Milligan
placed a growing order with a local nursery in the Peace River area
for 880 willow seedlings that were grown from cuttings collected
during the 2019 willow staking program on the TSF. Mount Milligan
also placed a growing order with a native plant nursery in West
Moberly for 5,040 Sitka alder and 2,000 fireweed seedlings for
planting in the spring of 2020. Mount Milligan hired a crew of
three tree planters to plant both the reclamation research trials
and a portion of the dam under the supervision of a reclamation
specialist. A total of four hectares (ha) of dam slope were planted
An additional tree planting campaign took place consisting of
planting 6,000 conifers at several locations around the mine site.
These locations had previously received topsoil placement and
surface preparation. These areas included sections along the
Rainbow Forest Service Road and along disturbed areas along
the waterline corridor and Lower Rainbow Valley Well Field.
Mount Milligan will continue to assess the survivorship and
growth rates of the plants in the reclamation research trials and
assess the site for additional opportunities for progressive