Fresno County Unanimously Approves 50-Year Mining Permit Extension.
November 9th, 2016.
Benchmark Resources lead the preparation of an application package and reclamation plan to allow continued operation of the Hewitson Gravel Mine for an additional 50 years. The Fresno County Planning Commission unanimously approved the project. No opponents attended or appealed the matter. The key issues involved responding to comments from the California Division of Mine Reclamation and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife on reclamation and biological resource issues. Compliance with tribal consultation and Williamson Act requirements were also resolved during the process.