Emily Corsi – Associate
Emily has been managing environmental compliance and documentation projects since 2007. She is an experienced National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) specialist with project experience ranging from hard rock and coal mining projects to federal, state, and local land use planning. She has managed projects that involved a number of federal, state, and local entities, including the U.S. Forest Service; Bureau of Land Management; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; National Park Service; Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks; and numerous county governments. In addition to her NEPA experience, Emily specializes in Montana Environmental Policy Act (MEPA) compliance and previously worked for the Montana Department of Environmental Quality as a MEPA coordinator. She also specializes in compliance with the Montana Metal Mine Reclamation Act (hard rock mining) and the Montana Strip and Underground Mine Reclamation Act (coal mining) and has prepared documents in compliance with the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act (federal coal mining). Earlier in her career (2003 – 2007), Emily worked primarily on natural resources policy, serving in various positions in state and federal government and obtaining a master’s degree that focused on natural resources law and policy. Her master’s work culminated in a research project related to improving the BLM’s resource management planning process.
Emily is an experienced project manager. While at DEQ, Emily coordinated three MEPA/NEPA-mandated environmental impact statement (EIS) projects for Montana mines, including the Montanore Mine and Transmission Line EIS, the Troy Mine Reclamation Plan EIS, and the EIS for the Stillwater and East Boulder Mines’ Water Management Plans. At ERO, Emily has served as both the assistant project manager and the project manager for the Montanore Mine and Transmission Line EIS, as the project manager for the Montanore Project Evaluation Phase Supplemental EIS, and as the assistant project manager for both the Western Energy Rosebud Mine Area F EIS and the Western Energy Rosebud Mine Area B AM5 EIS.
Emily is an experienced public participation practitioner and a certified natural resources conflict resolution specialist, having completed a graduate-level certificate program at the University of Montana. She has organized and facilitated numerous public meetings for various project types, including mines and subdivisions. She understands how to effectively engage stakeholders and how to run meetings when tensions are high. She continues to add to her experience in this field, including serving as a volunteer “expert” in 2018 and 2019 for the Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation’s annual scholar orientation mock stakeholder negotiations in Tucson, Arizona.