Margaret "Poppy" Staub is a Senior Principal Geologist and Environmental Engineer based in Colorado with more than 20 years of experience focused on environmental compliance, Superfund site management, pollution prevention practices, and management systems development for mountain resorts and clients in the mining, oil and gas, extractive metallurgy, biomedical, and manufacturing industries.
Along with supporting an array of corporate clients on high-level strategy with respect to environmental performance and helps develop solutions for some of the highest profile water quality cases in Colorado, Poppy previously was site manager for the ASARCO Incorporated Globe Site, a historic lead smelter and cadmium refinery that was subject to a state-lead Superfund action. The project was notable in that active and historic operations were included in the site remedy. She managed a $35 million remediation program for ASARCO, which included residential soils remediation, groundwater extraction and treatment, plant site soils remediation, emission controls, and community outreach and education.
Working with several clients on successful implementation of ISO 14000 and OHSAS 18001 certifications, she has been involved with numerous corporate level projects designed to bridge agency and company relationships and has assisted in developing and integrating corporate-level management system procedures into facility-level work practices. Poppy has led several multimillion-dollar environmental remediation projects in Denver, Golden, and Leadville, including an innovative, voluntary cleanup project in the Bonanza Mining District.
To advance the state of the practice, Poppy has authored papers regarding performance-based management systems, acid mine drainage treatment, voluntary cleanup projects, and sustainable mining practices. She has been a guest lecturer at the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation and U.S. EPA, and has been asked to speak at several functions promoting the use of management systems as a method to improve environmental performance and compliance.