Services & Work
Fair Mining Collaborative emphasizes spending time listening and building relationships in communities – in meetings, workshops, and trainings with residents, leaders, and staff. Our approach values participation and information-sharing, meshing strategies to local priorities, and ensuring that work continually strengthens community capacity to handle all mining concerns, from exploration through closure.
The range of work and services provided
by Fair Mining Collaborative includes:
Mine analysis and monitoring
- Reviews of exploration and mine proposals, expansion and closure plans, environmental impact assessments, and monitoring programs.
- Development of tools and programs to improve community oversight of mining operations.
Group and individual training
- Community workshops on resource development, ensuring best practices, and compliance with regulatory processes.
- Training for residents testifying in regulatory proceedings.
- Mentoring for community resource managers and leaders.
- Mine Medicine Manual: Empowering Public Response to Mining workshops to help navigate paperwork and fieldwork.
Facilitation and liaison
- Coordination with scientists and experts.
- Good neighbor facilitation among communities, mining companies and governments.
- Facilitation of community meetings on mine impacts and benefits.
Strategy development and implementation
- Prioritization – which resource projects are important to look at first, second, third, etc.
- Resource targeting – fish, logging, mining, wildlife and habitat, sacred sights, medicines and traditional food.
- Negotiation strategies.
- Development of mining and land use policies based on best practices from communities worldwide, as presented in Fair Mining Practices: A New Mining Code for British Columbia, as well as other land preservation approaches.