Welcome

The US Army Corps of Engineers invites you to participate in the Donlin Gold Project Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) process. Donlin Gold, LLC, proposes to develop an open pit gold mine in Southwest Alaska, 10 miles north of the village of Crooked Creek on the Kuskokwim River. A 316-mile natural gas pipeline from Cook Inlet to the mine site is also proposed as the energy source for the mine.

The proposed mine requires many federal and state permits. The EIS provides the basis for the US Army Corps of Engineers and other federal agencies to evaluate federal permit applications.

Your input can make a real difference in understanding:

  • Issues and concerns that should be addressed in the EIS
  • The way land and resources might be affected by the project
  • Ideas on alternatives and ways to minimize impacts

We hope this website will answer your questions and make it easy for you to participate. Please add your name to our mailing list. If you have any questions that are not answered on the website, please contact us.




For project maps, please see the Draft EIS Meeting Posters, here.




Draft Programmatic Agreement

On May 12th, the Draft National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) Section 106 Programmatic Agreement (PA) for the proposed Donlin Gold Mine project was sent to consulting parties to initiate a 45 day review period. The draft Section 106 PA is available to facilitate to consulting parties and to other parties that may be interested. The formal review and comment period for the Draft Section 106 PA will run through July 7, 2017; comments can be submitted to Richard Darden, US Army Corps of Engineers through the following mechanism:

Richard.L.Darden@usace.army.mil

Comments received will be used to finalize the Section 106 PA, which is expected to be available to the public in early 2018.