EnCana receives Conservationist Award
Philanthropist of the Year
February 13, 2006
EnCana Oil and Gas Corporation's record of donating to many wildlife causes in the Cowboy State has earned the company the first annual Conservationist Philanthropist of the Year Award, sponsored by the Wildlife Heritage Foundation of Wyoming. EnCana donated $180,325 towards the Wyoming Ranch Agricultural and Wildlife Management Planning Project which was launched to develop a model of integrated agricultural and wildlife habitat planning and implementation that can be used by any Wyoming ranch.
EnCana has participated in many projects designed to help maintain a balance between oil and gas development and wildlife including: rangeland improvements, contemporaneous reclamation pilot projects, noise and traffic reductions, a mat drilling pilot project, offsite mitigation and a vertical drilling low impact infill development proposal.
The corporation is also voluntarily providing water for livestock and wildlife, constructing raptor nesting and aggressively monitoring sage grouse, prairie dogs, raptors, mountain plovers and other species in their area.
In addition, under the Bureau of Land Management's Preferred Alternative in the Jonah Field Final Environmental Impact Statement, EnCana will voluntarily contribute $24.5 million for offsite mitigation. The offsite mitigation proposal is primarily wildlife and rangeland habitat improvement in the Jonah area. The corporation reports this is the first major voluntary effort of its kind and a unique contribution to the state of Wyoming for offsetting impacts within the Jonah Field.
Gov. Dave and First Lady Nancy Freudenthal will present the award to EnCana at a March 31 dinner at the Mooncrest Ranch west of Cody.