Environmental Conservation Distinguished Service Award

Significant contributions to environmental conservation by addition to knowledge, by design or invention of useful equipment or procedure, or by outstanding service to government or private organizations devoted to conservation.

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2013 - Jeffrey V. Parshley

Jeff Parshley is a Corporate Consultant with SRK Consulting in Reno, NV. Mr. Parshley has worked in the mining industry for more than 30 years, specializing in mining environmental issues including environmental impacts, permitting, mine closure, and environmental geochemistry. He has worked on mine closure projects for the last 25 years and developed a number of cost estimating models that more realistically captured reclamation and closure costs.

Jeff received a geology degree from Dartmouth College in 1980. He spent his first eight years of his career working as a minerals exploration geologist and exploration research geologist for Chevron Resources. Since joining SRK in 1988, he has worked on international mine permitting, baseline study, impact analysis, and closure planning and costing projects, including active closure site management.

In the early 2000s the mining industry and regulators in the State of Nevada joined to investigate the concept of a standardized approach to reclamation cost estimating which ultimately resulted in the creation of the Standardized Reclamation Cost Estimator (SRCE). Jeff was the principal creator and driver of this public domain software. Since the original release in 2004, Jeff has continued to volunteer his time to expand the capabilities of the model. In 2009, Jeff released an international version that is now being used by the industry globally in more than 30 countries. Parshley served on the board of trustees for the Northwest Mining Association and was Convention chair for the Association’s annual meeting in 2009 and 2011. He was the recipient of the Northwest Mining Association’s President’s Award in 2011. He has published numerous papers on environmental, geochemistry and mine closure topics in various industry publications and is recognized internationally as an authority on mine closure and sustainable development.

Presenter (on left) is Robert Reisinger, 2013 Env Division Chair.

About The Environmental Conservation Distinguished Service Award:

The Environmental Conservation Distinguished Service Award was established in 1971 to recognize significant contributions to environmental conservation by addition to knowledge, by design or invention of useful equipment or procedure, or by outstanding service to government or private organizations devoted to conservation.

2011 - Charles Bucknam