Alistair Kent is a civil geotechnical engineer with over 40 years of experience in the mining sector. He started his mining career by helping hard rock miners from Inco deal with weak tropical soils in Indonesia, thence to Vancouver where he has worked on a wide range of minerals across Canada and beyond. He has coordinated and managed multi-disciplinary project and study teams for consultancies, owners and capital investment firms. He is actively involved in the implementation of sustainable development and the integration of multi-disciplinary teams to promote socially responsible mining. He leads the working group on tailings management for the Environment and Social Responsibility Society of CIM, and has been involved with CIM branch and national executives since 1996.
Skeena Resources Limited is a Canadian mining exploration company focused on revitalizing the past-producing Eskay Creek Mine in Tahltan Territory within the Golden Triangle of northwest British Columbia, Canada.
Skeena is working towards realizing the value of Eskay Creek in such a way that they have a net positive impact economically, socially, and environmentally by stimulating local businesses, furthering reconciliation with First Nations, and encouraging low-carbon industries within their supply chain. The Company’s Eskay Creek Revitalization Project will be the first example of a First Nations consent process with their Tahltan partners under British Columbia’s Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act.
Skeena’s highlights from 2021 include the creation of the Tenh Dẕetle Conservancy which preserves 3,526 hectares of land in Tahltan Territory, the investment of C$122 million from the Company into the British Columbia economy, and the completion of a socioeconomic baseline study of the Tahltan Territory.