Partners in Conservation Award

Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar presented a Partners in Conservation Award to four TerraGraphics employees and partners from the Bureau of Land Management, Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation, and the Idaho State Historic Preservation Office, for their work at the Bayhorse Mining District in Idaho.

It was one of 26 national awards to individuals and organizations presented at a ceremony at Interior headquarters in Washington, D.C. to honor “those who achieve natural resource goals in collaboration and partnership with others.”

TerraGraphics had a major hand in development of the State of Idaho’s Bayhorse State Park. The park officially opened Saturday, June 27, 2009, with a ribbon cutting ceremony and ATV tours of the ghost town and mine sites. TerraGraphics employees Ian von Lindern, Tom Bourque, Derek Forseth, and Sarah Weppner prepared the risk management plan, engineered the remedy, and provided construction oversight that converted a lead and arsenic contaminated site into a safe ghost mining town with a variety of uses for the public, including hiking, ATV, and horseback riding.

Department of the Interior Press Release