Tag Archives: field data collection

Black Thunder Mine Biological Assessment

Habitat Management, Inc. (HMI) provides environmental services to the world’s largest surface coal mine, the Black Thunder Mine owned by Arch Coal, Inc. Since 2007, HMI has consistently provided professional natural resource services at Black Thunder Mine including environmental baseline studies, vegetation monitoring and inventories, assisting with Environmental Impact Statements, and Federal permitting and regulatory […]

Improving Well and GIS Coordinates

In October 2012, Habitat Management, Inc. joined with WhiteStar Corporation to test the accuracy of two separate data sets and evaluate the level of effort required to improve them. The two data sets evaluated were the Public Lands Survey System (PLSS) section corners and locations of oil and gas wells. The well locations were obtained from local official sources- […]

Thunder Basin Grassland Prairie Ecosystem Association

Formed in 1999, the Thunder Basin Grassland Prairie Ecosystem Association (TBGPEA) was created to address concerns about land management practices in the region, including ranching, coal, coal-bed methane, oil, and gas.  Of particular concern is the effect of these practices on wildlife species and their habitat.  In order to provide scientific and statistical information on […]

Reclamation Vegetation Monitoring

After drilling operations are complete, well pads are reclaimed to the minimum size necessary for ongoing gas production and maintenance. Habitat Management conducts annual vegetation inspections for WPX Energy on approximately 200 well pads to evaluate reclamation success and has developed GIS tools to streamline data collection, data management, and reporting. An electronic form and […]