GRF Grasslands Reclamation Presentation – Free Webinar Series – AEP Native Prairie Protocol for Reclamation Certification of Salt-Affected Wellsites

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Alberta Environment and Parks released the Native Prairie Protocol for Reclamation Certification of Salt-Affected Wellsites in November, 2019. The goal of the Native Prairie Protocol is to avoid the disturbance of sensitive native grasslands associated with remediation of salt contamination when it can be shown that the contamination is not causing an adverse effect. Alberta Environment and Parks has successfully worked with the oil and gas industry to encourage minimal disturbance construction and operation on native grassland. Remediation of salt contamination typically requires excavation and disposal of salt contaminated soil, resulting in significant disturbance to this sensitive landscape. The Native Prairie Protocol provides an approach for identifying sites where adverse effects from elevated salinity are not occurring, and are not expected to occur in the future. Sites that meet the conditions specified in the Native Prairie Protocol are eligible for reclamation certification without further remediation even though salt concentrations may exceed Alberta Tier 1 guidelines.

After purchase, you will receive an email meeting invitation containing webinar access information from Donna (corpirate@shaw.ca)

Topic: AEP Native Prairie Protocol for Reclamation Certification of Salt-Affected Wellsites
Time: Wednesday March 10th, 2021 12:00-13:00 MST
Presenters: Gordon Dinwoodie and Susan McGillivray of Alberta Environment and Parks