About KirK

KirK Engineering & Natural Resources, Inc. was founded in 1998 by Scott Payne, PhD, PG to provide  engineering and natural resource consulting with attention to detail and cost-effectiveness. 

The firm is a Montana S-corporation providing high quality management, engineering, environmental permitting, and natural resource planning services. KirK currently employs a professional staff of 10 engineers, scientists and technical support staff.  Industries represented among our clients include energy, mining, mineral processing, agriculture, real estate development, and the legal community. We also perform services for federal, state, and local government agencies. From the beginning, the mission of KirK focuses on providing excellent service, innovative solutions, and a commitment to quality at competitive costs.


KirK is committed to quality work products, innovative solutions, and creating an excellent place to work for our employees. We are committed to asking “what if” before reacting where project leadership, respect, patience, and objective analysis are our business cornerstones.

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