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Kirk K. Hilbelink, PG President/Geologist

Conifer, Colorado
(303) 204-3170

kirk@conifer-enviro.com

Since its inception in June 2010, Conifer Environmental has been involved in a number of environmental projects (most recent listed first):

 

Environmental Consulting Services 

Client: Schaub Construction

Location: 4th ID CAB Attack Battalion Maintenance Hangar Project, Fort Carson, Colorado

Duration: October 2017 to Current

Project Description: Providing sole environmental consulting services for a large hangar construction project. Services include groundwater monitoring well relocation, modification, and abandonment, and listed waste management. 

 

Environmental Consulting Services 

Client: Park County Department of Development Services, Colorado

Location: Former Pit 9 Ranges, Fairplay, Colorado

Duration: April 2016 to Current

Project Description: Currently managing the closure of a former outdoor multipurpose firing range. Services include Sampling and Analysis Plan development, sample collection, Remedial Action Plan development, remediation oversight, waste management, and post-closure activities.

 

Environmental Consulting Services 

Client: Swinerton Builders

Location: 4th ID CAB General Services Aviation Battalion (GSAB) Hangar Project, Fort Carson, Colorado

Duration: August 2014 to April 2017

Project Description: Providing sole environmental consulting services for a large hangar construction project valued at $60M. Services include groundwater monitoring well relocation, modification, and abandonment, and listed waste management. 

 

Environmental Consulting Services 

Client: Medvolt, LLC

Location: United States Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colorado

Duration: August to September 2016

Project Description: Provided environmental consulting services for a spill during a building renovation. 

 

Environmental Consulting Services 

Client: The Clement Group

Location: Training Building Addition, Fort Carson, Colorado

Duration: April to August 2016

Project Description: Provided sole environmental consulting services for a large building construction project. Services included groundwater monitoring well abandonment and listed waste management. 

 

Underground Storage Tank Closure 

Client: CGRS, Inc. 

Location: RG Insulation, Denver, Colorado

Duration: October through November 2015

Project Description: Contracted by CGRS to supervise removal of one 10,000-gallon underground storage tank, collect confirmation soil samples and prepare a 'No Further Action' (NFA) request to OPS. The NFA was granted on December 1, 2015.

 

Orphan Underground Storage Tank Closure 

Client: Owner of Former Fuel Retail Station 

Location: Monte Vista, Colorado

Duration: May 2015 to January 2016

Project Description: Providing environmental consulting services for property owner of former fuel retail site. This site recently became the eighth in the State of Colorado to qualify for the OPS Petroleum Cleanup and Redevelopment Fund and the second to receive funding under this program. The site was also granted an NFA response by OPS on December 7, 2015.

 

Borrow Material Sampling 

Client: Mullett Excavating, LLC

Location: Engine Testing Facility Project, Fort Carson, Colorado

Duration: As-needed basis, since 2014

Project Description: Providing borrow material characterization services.

 

Groundwater Monitoring Well Installation 

Client: Komada, LLC

Location: Building 8000 Parking Lot Project, Fort Carson, Colorado

Duration: November 2014 to December 2015

Project Description: Groundwater monitoring well installation. Includes driller oversight, geophysical logging, hazardous waste management, and report submittal.  

 

Environmental Consulting Services 

Client: David Boland, Inc.

Location: 4th ID CAB Assault Battalion Maintenance Hangar Project, Fort Carson, Colorado

Duration: October 2014 to September 2015

Project Description: Provided sole environmental consulting services for a large hangar construction project valued at $52M. Services included groundwater monitoring well abandonment and listed waste management. 

 

Borrow Material Sampling 

Client: Komada, LLC

Location: Pueblo Chemical Depot, Pueblo, Colorado

Duration: As-needed basis, since 2014

Project Description: Provided borrow material characterization services. 

 

Groundwater Monitoring Well Modification 

Client: Komada, LLC

Location: Unheated Storage Building Project, Fort Carson, Colorado

Duration: April through December 2014

Project Description: Provided groundwater monitoring well modification services.

 

Environmental Consulting (Lead Management)

Client: Park County Department of Environmental Health

Location: South Park Ranges, Como, Colorado

Duration: August 2013 to Current

Project Description:  Providing consulting services for a multi-purpose firing range near the former mining town of King, Colorado, including the development of a Sampling and Analysis Plan, Standard Operating Procedures, and field forms. Performing baseline media sampling and wetlands well installation and monitoring.

 

Corrective Measure Implementation

Client: Summit Technical Resources, Inc. (Summit)/US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)

Location: Building 3192, Fort Carson, Colorado

Duration: August to October 2013

Project Description:  Field Manager/Site Safety and Health Officer for a petroleum-contaminated soil excavation project. Included soil sample collection and report preparation.

 

Leaking Underground Storage Tank Closure Process

Client: Summit/USACE

Location: Building 980, Fort Carson, Colorado

Duration: August to September 2013

Project Description:  Preparation of a combination Monitoring and Remediation Report/Request for 'No Further Action' at a former Department of Labor and Employment, Division of Oil and Public Safety (OPS) - regulated retail fuel site.

 

Petroleum Release Response and Environmental Media Sampling

Client: Precision Sampling, Inc.

Location: Clear Lake, Georgetown, Colorado

Duration: May through June 2013

Project Description:  Coordinated an emergency fuel spill cleanup at a drilling site. Included soil sample collection and report preparation.

 

Environmental Media Sampling

Client: KIRA, Inc.

Location: Building 2992, Fort Carson, Colorado

Duration: December 2012 to January 2013

Project DescriptionPerformed soil characterization on a utility upgrade project at this facility.

 

Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) Inspections

Client: Komada, LLC

Location: Leo/Grace Lake Dams at Farish Memorial Recreational Annex, Air Force Academy, Colorado

Duration: July 2012 to June 2013

Project DescriptionPerformed bi-weekly stormwater inspections and updated the SWPPP at a multiple dam repair project for the Air Force and USACE.

 

Soil Vapor Monitoring Point Abandonment and Relocation 

Client: Tepa EC, LLC

Location: FY10 Company Operations Facility, Fort Carson, Colorado

Duration: April to May 2012

Project DescriptionAbandoned and relocated/reinstalled a soil vapor monitoring point. Included driller oversight, geophysical logging, and report submittal.   

 

Environmental Consulting and Media Sampling

Client: Tepa EC, LLC

Location: EAB Company Operations Facility, Fort Carson, Colorado

Duration: August 2011 to January 2013

Project DescriptionProvided environmental consulting services during construction of the EAB Company Operations Facility. Services include supporting Tepa EC in discussions and correspondence with OPS and Colorado Department of Public Health and the Environment, and conducting compliance documentation and reporting, AST Transfer-of-Ownership, and soil and groundwater sample collection.

 

Fuel Product Extraction

Client: Summit/USACE

Location: PCMS POL Point, Model, Colorado

Duration: September through October 2011

Project Description:  Performed enhanced fluid recovery utilizing a variety of field techniques in response to a gross fuel release.

 

UST/AST Compliance Support

Client: Summit/USACE

Location: Fort Carson, Colorado

Duration: June 2011 to January 2012

Project Description:  Performed monthly/annual compliance inspections on 212 aboveground storage tanks (ASTs) and 24 underground storage tanks (USTs) at Fort Carson and PCMS, redesigned and updated the UST/AST databases, revised the Fort Carson Spill Prevention, Countermeasures and Control Plan, drafted technical documents including Standard Operating Procedures and Memoranda of Agreements between various military agencies.

 

Groundwater Monitoring Well Installation and Development

Client: Summit/USACE

Location: Petroleum, Oils, and Lubricants (POL) Point, Piñon Canyon Maneuver Site (PCMS), Model, Colorado

Duration: April through June 2011

Project DescriptionServed as lead geologist and technical consultant for Summit Technical Resources, Inc. during ongoing subsurface investigation at the PCMS POL Point. Activities included borehole advancement and logging, groundwater monitoring well installation and development, and technical reporting.


Environmental Media Sampling and Consulting

Client: WATTS Constructors, LLC

Location: MI Battalion Headquarters, Fort Carson, Colorado

Duration: June through October 2010

Project DescriptionProvided environmental consulting services during construction of the MI Battalion Headquarters. Services included soil and groundwater sample collection, compliance documentation and reporting, and liaison between WATTS Constructors LLC and OPS.

 

Partnerships

Conifer is currently partnered with Tepa EC, LLC and GEI Consultants, Inc., for future governmental contracts.