Help Us Conserve
​The Superstition Foothills

Feb. 10th  @ 6:30PM - The SALT Speakers Series will return via ZOOM  (see the link at the end of this article for registration AND participation - YOU MUST PREREGISTER TO ATTEND AND PARTICIPATE!

With the release of the Final  Resolution Copper EIS (Environmental Impact Statement) January 15th, we’ve invited Resolution’s Hesston Klenk back to report on the company’s multiple commitments as mitigations for the environmental and other effects of the mine.  His topics may range from conservation lands expected to be exchanged for land to be used for the mine; to mitigation water, trails and recreation facilities; to other ways approval of the Resolution Copper Mine may enhance open space and trails in the general vicinity of the mine……SALT’s goal has and will be to maximize the conservation resulting from approval and operation of the mine.

Hesston is Manager of Assurance, Governance, and Engagement at Rio Tinto Phoenix Area Mining and Metals.  He has held a variety of positions of increasing responsibility with Rio Tinto since 1999.  He has over 16 years of proven external affairs and project management experience with strong ties to both Utah and Arizona business communities and political landscapes.

His responsibilities include doing a lot of community outreach - such as this session.

Additional Background -

Resolution Copper is a joint venture owned by Rio Tinto and BHP Billiton to develop one of the world’s largest untapped deposits of copper near Superior.  Yield is calculated to meet 25 percent of US copper demand each year.  The deposit is more than a mile deep, and will use a block cave method.

The planned mine, on which well over a billion dollars has already been spent, will be the largest or one of the very largest investments in Arizona’s history.  It is projected to provide several thousand direct and indirect jobs and several billion dollars of economic value over the life of the mine.

According to the Final EIS, Resolution’s project team is working with policy makers, regulators, businesses, leaders, Native American tribes, environmental advocates and the local community to develop the project safely and in a way that protects much of the area’s unique environment and cultural heritage.

Please join us for our first 2021 SALT Speakers Series via ZOOM.  SALT is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. whose mission is to conserve the natural Sonoran Desert open space surrounding the Superstition Wilderness Area, and have previously been live events.  We hope to have several more of these events via Zoom throughout this spring.  Speakers Series events generally take place on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays, October-April.  You can learn more about us, what we do, and how to join and/or contribute at   

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