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Steven P. Gardner

impact of historical mining activities on people and ecosystems in the southwestern United States. Historic mining, particularly gold, copper and silver mining from the mid 1800’s to the early 1900’s, has left numerous abandoned mines and associated mine waste near small, remote towns across the southwest. Because of transportation limitations during the mining era, the workers tended to live close to the mines, and these towns grew up around the workings and mills. Due to the boom and bust cycle of mining, along with the change from underground mining to large open pit and heap leach operations, most of these former boom towns have a much smaller population than in their heyday. The typically underserved and often lower income populations of these small remote towns suggest a closer look is warranted.


Biographical Information

Name: Steven P. Gardner
Title:   Research Environmental Scientist

Contact Info:

Environmental Sciences Division / Characterization and Monitoring Branch
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
P.O. Box 93478
Las Vegas, Nevada 89193

Phone: 702-798-2580
Email: gardner.steve@epa.gov

Education

  • B.S. in Geology, University of Utah, 1977
  • UNLV, Las Vegas, Nevada, Some graduate level courses

Professional Experience

  • Research Environmental Scientist, NERL, US EPA, 1988-present
  • Geologist, US Bureau of Reclamation, Upper Colorado Regional Office, Salt Lake City, UT, 1984-1988
  • Geologist, USBR, Grand Junction Projects Office, Grand Junction, CO, 1978-1984.

Publications and Presentations (1999 - Present) / (These are from ORD Science Inventory) 

Select Presentations:

1990

Johnson, A.I. and Gardner, S.P. "Standardization of Water-Data Acquisition Methods for Ground Water," in Minimizing Risk to the Hydrologic Environment, pp 149-155, 1990

1989

Bedinger, M.S. and Gardner, S.P. "Consideration of Hydrogeologic Factors in Designing Wellhead Protection Areas," in Environmental Science Research, Vol. 42, pp 23-38, 1989
1988
Gardner, S.P. "Results of Geologic Investigations and Data Evaluation for Meeks Cabin Dam, Lyman Project, Wyoming," USBR Upper Colorado Region Geologic Report No. G-441, 1988

1987

Gardner, S.P. "Results of Geologic Investigations and Data Evaluation for Paonia Dam, Paonia Project, Colorado," USBR Upper Colorado Region Geologic Report No. G-431, 1987
1984
Gardner, S.P. "Geology of Landslide Area at Hotchkiss National Fish Hatchery, Chipeta Unit," USBR Upper Colorado Region Geologic Report No. G-366, 1984
1983
Gardner, S.P. "Geology Report for Fruitgrowers Dam Modification," Fruitgrowers Dam Project, CO, USBR Upper Colorado Region Geologic Report, 1983
1982
Gardner, S.P. "Planning Geology Report for the Glenwood-Dotsero Pipeline," Colorado River Water Quality Improvement Program, CO, USBR Upper Colorado Region Geologic Report, 1982
1979
Gardner, S.P. "Feasibility Geology Report for Hunter Mesa Canal," West Divide Project, Colorado, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Upper Colorado Region Geologic Report, 1979

Gardner, S.P. "Feasibility Geology Report for Denver and Rio Grande Railroad Relocation," Dominguez Reservoir Project, Colorado, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Upper Colorado Region Geologic Report, 1979

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