Biodiversity and Land Use
During the planning phase of our operations, we work to minimize our footprint and potential adverse impacts to surrounding wildlife habitats. Before we commence onshore operations, we use an environmental site screening process to identify local wildlife habitats to minimize our overall impact. This screening process includes identifying wetlands and threatened and endangered species habitats.
In Texas, as part of our environmental site screening process, we work to identify sensitive water bodies early in the planning process. Focusing on avoidance, we integrate mitigation measures during the project development phase.
In Colorado’s DJ Basin, we operate adjacent to the Pawnee National Grasslands, which is managed by the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) and Bureau of Land Management (BLM). These grasslands are home to a variety of wildlife including federally listed threatened and endangered species, eagles and migratory birds. We work closely with USFS and BLM resource managers to ensure we comply with conservation objectives and major federal, state and local permits, approvals and authorization.