Prairie Material is dedicated to maintaining the highest possible standards at all of our aggregate operations. We work closely with our neighbors and local communities to create open lines of communication to address any concerns or questions.
At our mining operations, Prairie works closely with the local government and state agencies to ensure that we are in compliance with all regulations and are acting as good neighbors. Many of our employees are also neighbors, and act as our best ambassadors to the community.
Prairie Aggregate follows environmental best practices that go above and beyond environmental compliance. We practice concurrent reclamation at our active pits to reduce the overall impact of the mining operation on the surrounding land. This practice allows areas immediately surrounding active mining operations to revert to a reclaimed, productive land use on a much shorter timeline than traditional mining and reclamation practices.
Our long term goal for habitat restoration at our aggregate locations is to create stable, bio-diverse environments by using native vegetation and appropriate water management techniques. We operate in a variety of environments, ranging from agricultural land to urban settings, and assess each individual location to create a site-appropriate reclamation plan. Prairie Material has a history of preserving and protecting the diversity within and adjacent to its mining operations.
The aggregates division environmental policy is aligned with Prairie's company-wide environmental policy.