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ConocoPhillips

Land & Biodiversity

Western Canada’s history with conventional oil and gas includes nearly 130 years of development with hundreds of operators building infrastructure to access, process and transport oil and gas. Combined with forestry and agriculture activity, an increasing population and an expanding transportation grid, the development has resulted in cumulative land impacts.

ConocoPhillips Canada’s assets in Western Canada extend from northeast British Columbia through Alberta and into southwest Saskatchewan. Our operations in these areas contribute to demands on the land near our facilities, which may impact landowners, Aboriginal people, and residents of nearby communities, along with plant and animal species.

To meet the expectations of our Western Canadian stakeholders, our approach to responsible land management includes the following steps:

  • Where possible, avoid developing on sensitive land and habitats.
  • Where we have operations, reduce our impact through integrated land management and mitigating risks to biodiversity.
  • At the end of a project life cycle, reclaim land we have disturbed so that it is restored to equivalent land use capability.
  • Contribute to conservation of high-value land and habitat to offset our impacts on land and biodiversity.
  • Support studies, including traditional land use, that contribute to better understanding of potentially affected populations, habitat, and mitigation strategies.

We are dedicated to collaborating with stakeholders to avoid development on sensitive land and habitats, where possible, and minimizing our impact on land where we have developments.

To learn more about our approach to responsible land use management throughout Canada, please visit our Canada-wide Land and Biodiversity section.

Learn more about our approach to footprint management in Western Canada.

Learn more about our approach to biodiversity in Western Canada.

Learn more about our support for land and biodiversity studies, including environmental monitoring and environmental research.

Last updated on February 6, 2015