Wolfden conducts its exploration and development activities in ways that minimize any negative impact to the environment and local population. Background environmental studies commenced in 2018 at Pickett Mt and were included in the September 14th, 2020 Preliminary Economic Assessment. In addition, considerable study work was also completed, as requested, during the Pickett Mt rezoning process in 2020 and 2021 and is expected to continue in 2022. The area of the project is characterized by mixed forest with poor agricultural potential and a low population density. Preliminary project layouts included in the rezoning petition focused reducing all environmental impacts and included the goal of “zero-impact” to wetlands and waters. Aside from studying the area for its economic mining potential, commercial forestry including selective logging has occurred on Wolfden’s property and surrounding area in the past and still continues today. Currently, the forest industry is considered the number one economic driver of the local economy.
Wolfden intendeds to work with the local communities, all stakeholders, professional contractors and the Maine regulators in order to develop a project that meets the high standards of Chapter 200 and those of the Land Use Planning Commission. Pickett Mt has the potential to be a show case metallic mineral mining operation of the highest standards and set a trend for other developing metallic mineral projects world-wide.