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When is the Right Time to Start Environmental and Social Programs for an Advanced Exploration Program?

Mark Liskowich
Tuesday, November 24, 2015
First presented: 
Northern Prospector 2015-2016 | The Annual mining & exploration review
Published paper

Much documentation guides exploration companies on obtaining permits. But, few regulations say WHEN to start advanced environmental  and social studies. Mark advises on selecting the right time to avoid unnecessary costs and move towards production.                           

Feature Author

Mark Liskowich

Mark has more than 20  years of experience as an environmental manager in the exploration and mining sectors. He has participated in and managed a number of feasibility studies and environmental assessments associated with these studies for a variety of mining clients. With experience in a wide variety of commodities and a focus on environmental management and compliance, Mark has worked on exploration projects, operating, inactive and abandoned mines.

Mark's experience has given him expertise in the areas of environmental assessments (local and international) environmental management, environmental auditing and due diligence, project permitting, licensing, public and regulatory consultation and project management. Mark has co-authored many Technical Instrument 43-101 compliant reports as a Qualified Person responsible for the chapters focused on environmental and social management.


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