Tree Planting on Site

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Tree Planting on Site

Midas Gold is always working to maintain a high standard of conservation and land reclamation. As part of our commitment to reclaim land that was not reclaimed by previous generations of miners, and to reclaim new exploration drill sites, Midas Gold just planted trees. A LOT OF TREES! The photos below show one of our valued local contractors, Anderson Outdoor LLC of Donnelly, Idaho, planting trees in the Homestake area.

The improved vegetation increases biodiversity and reduces soil runoff. According to North Carolina State University, a tree can absorb as much as 48 pounds of carbon dioxide per year and can sequester one ton of carbon dioxide by the time it reaches 40 years old.

Midas gets its trees locally from Buffalo-Berry Farm out of Lake Fork Idaho. Jim and Margo Crawford, owners of Buffalo-Berry Farm collect Lodgepole Pine cones each fall from the exploration area to start a new batch of trees for reclamation planting at Stibnite Idaho. In this way Midas Gold has planted 21,000 Lodgepole Pine trees so far with many more to come. Tree planting is one of the metrics we are tracking for our 2013 Sustainability Report.  View last year’s report.