James Armstrong Updated:04/2018

Jim is an environmental geologist with 25 years of residency in Colorado including Gunnison, Grand Junction, and Denver. After earning his B.S. degree in Geology from Kansas State University in 1983, Jim spent 7 years working in various private-industry technical positions related to exploration & production geology, consulting geophysics, and petroleum refining & marketing operations in the central United States, south Texas, and the Gulf of Mexico. Since 1990, he's been a consulting environmental geologist for non-profit, private-sector, and government-agency clients in Alaska, Hawaii, and the western & central United States. Jim's areas of specialization include environmental site assessments, mineral remoteness reports, environmental planning & permitting, and project management. Jim founded Rare Earth Science, LLC, in 1995 while living in Alaska. 

Rare Earth Science, LLC is a small environmental and natural resources consulting firm with offices in Gunnison and Paonia, Colorado. Since 2000, we have been providing a range of geological, biological, and other general environmental-related services to government, industry, private, and non-profit entities in the western & central United States including Alaska. Our primary areas of practice include

  • Land Conservation - Conservation easement baseline documentation, mineral assessment/remoteness reports, and land-management planning
  • Environmental Due Diligence for Real Estate Transactions - ASTM Phase I, II, and III Environmental Site Assessments, ASTM Transaction Screens
  • Wetlands - Wetland delineations, Clean Water Act (Section 404) permitting
  • NEPA - Threatened & endangered species inventories, rare plant surveys, environmental assessments
  • GIS Services - Mapping & data management 

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Rare Earth Science, LLC
Principal Geologist
PO Box 222
Gunnison, CO  81230-0222
Phone: (970) 641-1144

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