• SPCC Site Inspections – Montana and North Dakota

    Pioneer completed Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) site inspections at 423 facilities in Montana and North Dakota within 37 days of the notice of award.
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  • McLaren Tailings Reclamation

    National Award Winning Project for Exemplary Engineering Achievement. The McLaren Tailings Site has contributed to acid mine drainage into the Butte Soda Creek, which leads to Yellowstone Park. Pioneer developed a corrective design to stabilize surrounding water sources and removed mine tailings.
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  • Musselshell River Floodplain Study

    Pioneer conducted a bathymetric survey, hydraulic structure assessment, and hydrologic analysis for the Musselshell River Floodplain Study.
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  • Granite Mountain Memorial (GMMA)

    GMMA is an icon representing Butte’s mining heritage. In 1917, one of the deadliest disasters in metal mining history occurred. Pioneer successfully completed Superfund remediation within the strict confines of an existing community, turning a previously unusable area into a viable community park. Learn More »

  • Upper Blackfoot Mining Complex

    The Upper Blackfoot Mining Complex (UBMC) encompasses 6 square miles of historic mining areas at the headwaters of the Blackfoot River. Pioneer developed a feasibility study of the mining complex.
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Welcome to Pioneer Technical Services, Inc.

Pioneer Technical Services, Inc. is an employee-owned full-service engineering and environmental services firm. Pioneer’s corporate office is located in Butte, Montana, with branch offices throughout the northwest. Pioneer was founded as an environmental science and engineering firm, and to this day that work remains our focus. Today, we are also a premier civil engineering, construction management, land surveying and materials testing firm dedicated to providing innovative solutions that enable our clients to build and maintain a competitive advantage. We specialize in remediation, abandoned mine land reclamation, water resource management,  municipal engineering, oil and gas industry services, mining industry services, and reuse and revitalization planning and design.

Pioneer provides our customers with start to finish support so they can confidently address their engineering needs. Our corporate strategy is to complete each project as quickly and efficiently as possible without compromising quality. This strategy results in a large percentage of return business, allowing employees to maintain productivity and minimize marketing-related overhead expense. As technology advances and our world changes, we stand ready to solve problems, meet deadlines, and deliver superior performance to all of our clients.

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Announcements

Renewing Support for Montana Folk Festival


May 2, 2016

Pioneer is continuing to support the Montana Folk Festival in Butte (July 8-10) by renewing as a major sponsor. Details https://www.facebook.com/mtfolkfest

Mark Your Calendars! Presentation Dates


April 18, 2016

Mark your calendars! Pioneer will be hosting and presenting at various upcoming conferences related to mines/abandoned mine lands remediation/reclamation. First up Montana Tech 24th Annual Mine Design, Operations & Closure Conference – May 1-5, 2016 http://www.mtech.edu/mwtp/conference/. We are involved with two sessions and are hosting a social time. Read about it here.

June 4-9. 2016 ASMR Conference 33rd Annual Meeting of the American Society of Mining & Reclamation.Spokane, Washington. Theme – Reclaiming the West – http://www.asmr.us/. Stay tuned for details.

September 25-28. 38th Annual National Association of Abandoned Mine Lands Programs (NAAMLP) Conference. Bozeman MT – http://naamlp2016.com/. Stay tuned for details.

Montana Contractors’ Association awards for Pioneer and Team


January 15, 2016

The Montana Contractors’ Association presented two Environmental Excellence awards to projects Pioneer is working on: UBMC Phase 2 project won the Special Recognition – Water Quality award. NEW. Details on the project.  For the second award, the Silver Bow Reaches M, N, and O project won the  Special Recognition – Habitat Restoration/Enhancement Project award – stay tuned for details.

Interstate Callahan Project


January 5, 2016

Check out the November 2015 issue of the EPA Bunker Hill Superfund Site Basin Bulletin (Basin Bulletin). Pioneer is working on the Interstate Callahan Rock Dumps reconstruction project and the work is progressing nicely.

Recent Pioneer BLM Projects


October 20, 2015

Some recent projects Pioneer completed or is working on for the Bureau of Land Management.

  • Silver King Mine Site, Montana – Characterization and Preliminary Engineering Evaluation/Cost Analysis (EE/CA).
  • Arizona Fire Retardant – Alternative Analysis – prepare fire retardant rinsate collection and disposal alternative analysis for the Single Engine Air Tanker (SEAT) base located at Safford, Arizona.
  • Nevada Mercury Sites – Preliminary Assessment/Site Investigation (PA/SI) for the Jackson and Governor Mercury Mine and Retort Sites near Elko, Nevada.
  • Nevada PRP Search – Birthday Mine, Bonnie Clair Mine, Cordero Mine, and Nevada Eagle Mine and Mill Site Potentially Responsible Party (PRP) search.

Featured Projects

Musselshell River Floodplain Study Phase 1

The Montana Department of Natural Resources (DNRC) contracted Pioneer Technical Services, Inc. (Pioneer) to conduct a bathymetric survey, hydraulic structure assessment, and hydrologic analysis for the Musselshell River Floodplain Study – Phase 1. Read more »

Copper Mountain Sports and Recreation Complex

Pioneer completed planning, design, and construction-phase engineering support for the Copper Mountain Sports and Recreation Complex, a new park facility that included approximately 1 mile of new pedestrian and bicycle trails. For the project, Pionee Read more »

Mike Horse Dam Geotechnical Work – Upper Blackfoot Mining Complex (UBMC)

2016 Update: The Montana Contractors’ Association presented an Environmental Excellence awards to this project. The UBMC Phase 2 project won the Special Recognition – Water Quality award. Read more »

Upper Blackfoot Mining Complex – Feasibility Study

2016 Update: The Montana Contractors’ Association presented an Environmental Excellence awards to this project. The UBMC Phase 2 project won the Special Recognition – Water Quality award. Read more »