Tag Archives: vegetation monitoring

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 […]

Reclamation and the 2013 Industry – Government Conference

Habitat Management recently attended the 2013 Industry – Government Conference at the BLM Field Office in Rawlins, Wyoming. We would like to thank the conference attendees who took a moment to visit our booth and get to know some of our scientists. This annual conference serves to promote communication between regulators and industry to facilitate […]

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 […]