WestLand Resources

April 19, 2016

Via a letter dated December 17, 2015, Pima County Administrator Chuck Huckleberry transmitted to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) a memorandum by Powell et al. (2015) providing...

February 18, 2016

During the meeting between the Coronado National Forest, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS), WestLand Resources, Inc. (WestLand), SWCA, and Rosemont Copper Company on February 9, 2016,...

February 16, 2016

During meetings between the Coronado National Forest, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS), WestLand Resources, Inc. (WestLand), SWCA, and Rosemont Copper Company on February 9, 2016, there...

February 4, 2015

As part of the monitoring efforts proposed by Rosemont Copper Company and later HudBay Minerals, Inc. (collectively referred to as “Hudbay”) to address potential impacts of the...

February 1, 2015

WestLand Resources, Inc. (WestLand) surveyed for yellow-billed cuckoo (YBCU, Coccyzus americanus) during the summer of 2013 in the vicinity of the planned Rosemont Copper Mine (the...

WestLand Resources, Inc. (WestLand) surveyed for yellow-billed cuckoo (YBCU, Coccyzus americanus) during the summer of 2014 in the vicinity of the Rosemont Project (the Project) in...

January 30, 2015

WestLand Resources, Inc. (WestLand) was retained by Rosemont Copper Company (Hudbay) to describe and map vegetation associated with Empire Gulch and Cienega...

January 20, 2015

At the request of Rosemont Copper Company (Rosemont) WestLand Resources, Inc. (WestLand) surveyed for bats in the vicinity of the Rosemont Project during the 2013 summer season. For the purposes...

WestLand Resources, Inc. (WestLand) surveyed for Chiricahua leopard frog (CLF; Rana [Lithobates] chiricahuensis) during 2013 in the vicinity of the planned Rosemont...

WestLand Resources, Inc. (WestLand) surveyed for Chiricahua leopard frog (CLF; Lithobates [Rana]1 chiricahuensis) during 2014 in the vicinity of the planned...

January 15, 2015

The analyses presented by SWCA (2013), and included in the Final Environmental Impact Statement...

June 27, 2014

WestLand Resources, Inc. (WestLand) conducted field measurements of channel...

May 6, 2013

Rosemont Copper Company (Rosemont) proposes to develop an open-pit copper mine with associated processing facilities and waste disposal sites within the Rosemont Holdings. The proposed project...

April 19, 2013

Rosemont Copper Company (the Applicant) proposes to develop an open pit copper mine known as the Rosemont Copper Project (Project). Because portions of the Project occur on lands managed by the U....

March 22, 2013

As part of the ongoing baseline survey being funded by Rosemont Copper Company for their Rosemont Project, WestLand Resources, Inc. (WestLand) surveyed 21 abandoned mine features within the...

February 8, 2013

Materials that meet the criteria of Freedom of Information Act exemptions are not posted on this website. Refer to...

January 16, 2013

WestLand Resources, Inc. (WestLand), was retained by Rosemont Copper Company to prepare a Biological Evaluation (BE) for a proposed reroute of the Arizona Trail (the Project). The Project will...

December 21, 2012

WestLand Resources, Inc. (WestLand) was retained by Rosemont Copper Company (Rosemont) to prepare a series of technical memorandums for the Rosemont Copper Project (Project) that detail...

December 7, 2012

WestLand Resources, Inc. (WestLand) was retained by Rosemont Copper Company (Rosemont) to prepare a series of technical memorandums to supplement the Biological Assessment for the Rosemont Copper...

November 12, 2012

This document presents proposed conservation measures developed by Rosemont Copper Company (Rosemont) to address potential impacts of the proposed Rosemont Copper Project on water features in the...

November 9, 2012

WestLand Resources, Inc. (WestLand) was retained by Rosemont Copper Company (Rosemont) to prepare a series of technical memorandums to supplement the Biological Assessment for the Rosemont Copper...

WestLand Resources, Inc. (WestLand) was retained by Rosemont Copper Company (Rosemont) to prepare a series of technical memorandums to supplement the Biological Assessment for the Rosemont Copper...

November 8, 2012

WestLand Resources, Inc. (WestLand) was retained by Rosemont Copper Company (Rosemont) to prepare a series of technical memorandums to supplement the Biological Assessment for the Rosemont Copper...

September 13, 2012

WestLand Resources, Inc. (WestLand) was retained by Rosemont Copper Company to conduct surveys for Hexalectris colemanii, Coleman’s coralroot; and H. arizonica, Arizona crested...

September 12, 2012

WestLand Resources, Inc. (WestLand) was retained by Rosemont Copper Company (Rosemont) to document the characteristics of habitats occupied by Hexalectris colemanii and H. arizonica...

WestLand Resources, Inc. (WestLand) was retained by Rosemont Copper Company to conduct surveys for Coleman’s coralroot (Hexalectris colemanii) and Arizona crested coralroot (...

August 31, 2012

WestLand Resources, Inc. (WestLand) conducted surveys in 2011 for four Coronado National Forest sensitive plant species in the Rosemont Project Area and in additional locations outside the...

July 11, 2012

This memorandum provides the results of surveys for the spring features identified as potentially occurring in the Analysis Area. The objectives of the survey were to:

  1. Map springs...

July 6, 2012

Materials that meet the criteria of Freedom of Information Act exemptions are not posted on this website. Refer to...

WestLand Resources, Inc. (WestLand) is pleased to provide the attached Environmental Certification on behalf of Rosemont Copper Company (the Applicant) in support of the Arizona Department of...

May 4, 2012

April 27, 2012

Materials that meet the criteria of Freedom of Information Act exemptions are not posted on this website. Refer to...

April 19, 2012

Rosemont Copper Mining Company (Rosemont) requested that WestLand Resources, Inc. (WestLand) conduct Pima pineapple cactus (PPC) habitat...

March 19, 2012

WestLand Resources, Inc. is submitting this letter to revise acreages reported in two documents produced for biological resource surveys of area added to the West end of Rosemont's utility...

March 15, 2012

On November 1, 2010, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) approved a preliminary jurisdictional determination (JD) of potential

March 13, 2012

On November 1, 2010 the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) approved a preliminary jurisdictional determination (JD) of potential

This report is a revised addendum to the report “State-Protected Plant and ...

February 3, 2012

The Rosemont Holdings encompass patented and unpatented claims and fee lands within privately owned, USDA Forest Service, and Bureau of Land Management lands on the northeast side of the Santa...

December 23, 2011

Rosemont Copper Company (Rosemont) proposes to develop an open-pit copper mine with associated processing facilities and waste disposal sites within the Rosemont Holdings, which encompass patented...

October 31, 2011

This report is an addendum to the report “Pima Pineapple Cactus Survey: Proposed Rosemont Project Santa Rita Road Alignment,” dated December 18, 2009, produced by WestLand...

This report is an addendum to the report “Saguaro and Agave Survey: Proposed Rosemont Project Santa Rita Road Alignment,” dated February 3, 2010, that WestLand Resources, Inc...

WestLand Resources, Inc., (WestLand), was retained by Rosemont Copper Company (Rosemont) to survey for agave (Agave parryi and A. palmeri) and saguaros (Carnegiea gigantea...

October 28, 2011

WestLand Resources, Inc. (WestLand) biologists made 10 field visits and inspected a total of 33 mines in 2011 to investigate the level of bat use within the Rosemont Mine project area and adjacent...

October 27, 2011

Rosemont Copper Company (Rosemont) has authorized WestLand Resources, Inc. (WestLand) to conduct a variety of baseline biological studies within the Rosemont Holdings. Pursuant to that effort,...

October 26, 2011

Rosemont Copper Company (Rosemont) proposes to develop an open-pit copper mine with associated processing facilities and waste disposal sites within the Rosemont Holdings, which encompass patented...

October 11, 2011

Rosemont Copper is transmitting the following applications for your records.

  • Section 404 Permit Application for the Rosemont copper Project ACOE File No. SPL -2008-00816- MB,...

October 7, 2011

This report is an addendum to the report “Pima Pineapple Cactus Survey: Proposed Rosemont Project Santa Rita Road Alignment”, dated December 18, 2009, produced by WestLand...

This report is an addendum to the report “Saguaro and Agave Survey: Proposed Rosemont Project Santa Rita Road Alignment”, dated February 3, 2010, that WestLand Resources, Inc...

September 1, 2011

The Rosemont Holdings encompass patented and unpatented claims and fee lands within privately owned, USDA Forest Service, and Bureau of Land Management lands on the northeast side of the Santa...

August 19, 2011

In this technical memorandum, WestLand Resources, Inc. (WestLand) describes the likely range of effects of the proposed action and action alternatives being considered by the Tonto Nation Forest...

August 18, 2011

WestLand Resources, Inc. (WestLand) was retained by Rosemont Copper Company (Rosemont) to conduct baseline biological studies in support of their effort to obtain licensing for mining operations...

August 17, 2011

The purpose of this memorandum is to provide characterization of the nature and extent of offsite riparian resources that might be affected by the proposed Rosemont Copper Mine. The study area...

January 19, 2011

Materials that meet the criteria of Freedom of Information Act exemptions are not posted on this website. Refer to...

January 10, 2011

WestLand was retained by Rosemont to evaluate and respond to what we understood to be a determination made by the CNF that the Rosemont Copper Project "may affect, likely to adversely affect...

January 1, 2011

Seeps and springs (hereafter referred to as springs) occupy a very small land area in the arid southwest, yet they are vital resources for many plant and animal species. Despite their limited...

November 12, 2010

In this memorandum, WestLand analyzes the distribution of the seven species considered and present results of extensive field surveys of five of the species. The seven species considered in this...

August 13, 2010

WestLand Resources, Inc. (WestLand), was retained by Rosemont Copper Company to survey for Pima pineapple cactus (PPC; Coryphantha scheeri var. robustispina) along the southern utility line...

April 15, 2010

This report characterizes the distribution and diversity of talus snails (Sonorella spp.) along the "North Ridge" of the Santa Rita Mountains in Pima County, Arizona.

April 1, 2010

WestLand field teams have mapped and described riparian habitat...

March 1, 2010

WestLand has completed a preliminary jurisdictional determination pursuant to USACOE Regulatory Guidance Letter 08-02, of areas that may be considered by the ACOE as potential waters of the United...

February 3, 2010

WestLand was retained by Rosemont to survey for agave and mature saguaros along approximately 22.4 linear miles of proposed water line.

January 14, 2010

WestLand Resources conducted a survey of 37 mining features within the Rosemont Holdings and vicinity to determine if they were being used as bat roosts.

January 6, 2010

January 1, 2010

WestLand Resources was asked by Rosemont Copper Company to survey for Hexalectris colemanii on the entire “Rosemont Area” (all areas included in the Rosemont Mine Plan of Operations...

December 21, 2009

As part of the baseline biological studies effort, WestLand has conducted surveys of the Rosemont Holdings and their vicinity for ranids, particularly the Chiricahua leopard frog.

December 18, 2009

WestLand Resources was retained by Rosemont Copper Company to survey for Pima Pineapple cactus along an approx. 22.4 linear miles of proposed waterline, including alternate routes, as part of the...

September 17, 2009

As part of ongoing baseline biological studies, WestLand is conducting studies of Sonorella, including surveys to determine the distribution of Sonorella within and in proximity to the proposed...

June 5, 2009

In October 2008 WestLand Resources surveyed for Pima Pineapple cactus (PPC) along a 15.77-mile, 120-ft wide corridor for a proposed waterline between Sahuarita and Helvetia, Pima County, Arizona...

April 24, 2009

Rosemont has authorized WestLand Resources to conduct a variety of baseline biological studies for Chiricahua leopard frogs within and in the vicinity of the Rosemont holdings.

March 11, 2009

Rosemont retained WestLand Resources to conduct a variety of biological studies to support special status species, such as the federally listed lesser long-nosed bat. The Palmer's agave has...

A detailed study of lesser long-nosed bats and their potential use of the Rosemont Property was undertaken with initial site visits in 2006, ultrasonic acoustic surveys in 2007 and 2008, and the...

WestLand Resources was retained by Rosemont Copper Company to survey for Pima Pineapple cactus along an approx. 15.77 mile long proposed waterline as part of the proposed Rosemont Copper Project...

January 1, 2009

WestLand has completed a preliminary jurisdictional determination pursuant to USACOE Regulatory Guidance Letter 08-02, of areas that may be considered by the ACOE as potential waters of the United...

December 3, 2007

A preliminary evaluation of springs within the Rosemont Project Area has been completed by Errol L. Montgomery & Associates, Inc. (Montgomery) . The attached three tables and associated figure...

July 25, 2007

July 11, 2007

The subject of this...