Zachary Balge has been involved in multiple photography, cinematography, Unmanned Aerial Surveys (UAS), environmental emergency response, BLM Visual Resource Management (VRM) and graphic design projects in both the United States and Internationally: Papua New Guinea, India, Germany, Brazil, Mexico, and Costa Rica. He has been published in Geospatial Health “Enhancing impact: visualization of an integrated impact assessment strategy” and has created multiple projects for ExxonMobil, BP, CC&V, Pan American Silver, Donlin Gold, Newmont, Barrick, IFC, Samarco, and The State of Alaska Department of Health and Social Services.
Zachary graduated with a BA in photography from The Art Institute of Colorado. He as additional training in GIS, visual analytics, cinematic editing and visual impact assessment. Zachary has been involved with NewFields Aviation & Robotics (A&R) as an external pilot, mission planner, observer, and post processor with manned/unmanned aviation and surface water systems. Current and planned projects include: domestic and international mining site applications, oil & gas applications and health and social impact baseline and monitoring for international extractive industry projects. He worked with the New Mexico State University (NMSU) team to create a 3D point cloud and orthomosaic of a portion of CC&V gold mine near Cripple Creek Colorado. Zachary is involved in research and development with the Nevada Remote Sensing Laboratory. He is currently completing his FAA supplemental pilot status.