• 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

Pioneer Presenting at the NAAMLP Conference – Sept 25-28, 2016


August 23, 2016

Sponsoring and Presenting. At the NAAMLP Conference, Pioneer will present Subsidence Monitoring with a Survey Network: Comparison of Post Processing Techniques. Ground subsidence above abandoned mines poses a threat to the safety of surface infrastructure. A subsidence-monitoring network can sometimes quantify risks. Join Jeff Riedel as he highlights examples of various methods to increase the confidence of a subsidence-monitoring program. Join us Monday, September 26 at 2:30 (Subsidence and Geophysical Methods session).

Pioneer at NAAMLP Conference Sept 25-28


July 28, 2016

September 25-28. Mark your calendars! Pioneer will be at the 38th Annual National Association of Abandoned Mine Lands Programs (NAAMLP) Conference in Bozeman, MT. Check http://naamlp2016.com/ for details. We are proud to be a sponsor for this event.

Visit Pioneer at the ASMR Conference June 4-9


June 2, 2016

June 4-9, 2016. Pioneer will be at the ASMR Conference 33rd Annual Meeting of the American Society of Mining & Reclamation.Spokane, Washington. Theme – Reclaiming the West – http://www.asmr.us/. Stop and see us.

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.

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 »