ROSEBUD MINE, MONTANA

The 25,000-acre Rosebud Mine, located in the northern Powder River Basin near Colstrip, Montana, and the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation, supplies almost all of its 6-8 million tons of current production – sufficient to power 1 million typical U.S. homes – under long-term contract to the Colstrip Power Station adjacent to the mine.

Colstrip Station, one of the region’s most cost-efficient and cleanest power plants is coveted by North-Western utilities as an essential provider of long-term affordable, reliable baseload power, having been specifically designed to burn Rosebud product.

Working in close cooperation with federal and state authorities, Rosebud engages in advanced reclamation techniques before, during and after mining including soil material salvage and redistribution, backfilling, regrading and contouring, drainage construction, revegetation, and post-mine monitoring to ensure successful return of developed land to previous uses including grazing, pastureland, cropland, and wildlife habitat.

The mine has a close working relationship with the Northern Cheyenne Tribe that includes: a fulltime liaison, preferential hiring, transportation, support for tribal law enforcement, and a college scholarship program.

Rosebud has been recognized with a long list of federal, state and industry environmental and safety awards over its decades of reliable operations.

Safety Awards

2011 Sentinels of Safety Award in the Large Surface Coal Group for Performance in 2011
2011 MSHA Certificate of Achievement in Safety, Large Surface Coal Group – No Lost Work Days
2011 MSHA Certificate of Achievement in Safety, Large Coal Processing Facility Group – No Lost Work Days
2005 Office of Surface Mining and Enforcement (OSM) – National Award for Excellence in Surface Mining
2002 Montana Recreation and Parks Association – Citation of Merit

Environmental Awards

Montana Recreation and Parks Association
2002 Citation of Merit
U.S. Department of the Interior (OSM) –
“Excellence in Surface Coal Mining & Reclamation Award”
2011 Directors Award
2006 Good Neighbor Award
2005 Area A Final Reclamation Design
1999 Sharp-tailed Grouse Dancing Ground
1998 Eagle Rock Mining – Area C
1997 Hall of Fame – Rangeland Reclamation – 1991
1997 Finalist – Eagle Rock Mining – Area C
1997 Finalist – Mixed Shrub Reclamation
1993 Salvaging Petroglyph in Tact
19991 Rangeland Reclamation
U.S. Department of Energy
1987 Award for Energy Innovation
Miscellaneous Certificates
1985 – 1989 The Nature Conservancy, Montana Centennial Project – Certification of Appreciation – Conservation of Columbian Sharp-tailed Grouse
1987 National Institute for Urban Wildlife – Urban Wildlife Sanctuary
2003 Award of Excellence – BWE: A Story of Adaptation, Modification and Innovation
2002 Award of Excellence – Pushing the Limits – Augering the Final Highwall
2002 Award of Excellence – Sharing Our Past With Our Future Projects
2001 Award of Excellence – Surface Mining and Reclamation of Abandoned Projects
Miscellaneous Certificates
1985 – 1989 The Nature Conservancy, Montana Centennial Project – Certification of Appreciation – Conservation of Columbian Sharp-tailed Grouse
1987 National Institute for Urban Wildlife – Urban Wildlife Sanctuary

Office hours
M-F 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (MDT)

Phone number
406-748-5100

Fax number
406-748-5181

Physical address
138 Rosebud Lane
Colstrip, MT 59323
(2 miles south of Colstrip)

Mailing address
P.O. Box 99
Colstrip, MT 59323

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