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Waldo Canyon Post Fire Reclamation

Habitat Management continues post fire restoration efforts at Waldo Canyon.  The Waldo Canyon fire erupted in June of 2012, over 347 homes were destroyed and 18,247 acres were burned. It is the most costly wildfire in Colorado state history.  On September 13, 2014 the Habitat Management crew was excited to have a special visit from Governor John Hickenlooper during one if the Volunteers for Outdoor […]

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 […]

Lions Park Poudre River Restoration

Located in LaPorte, CO, the popular Lions Park offers 20 acres of hiking and biking trails, picnic areas, and fishing along the bank of the Cache LaPoudre River. Due to changes in hydrological patterns, erosion of the river’s bank was nearing the public trail, threatening to wash it away, while in-stream sediment build-up was affecting […]

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 […]

Vermejo Park Ranch AML Reclamation and Channel Reconstruction

Location & Year: Vermejo Park Ranch, Raton, NM – 2009-2012 Team Members: HMI, WET & HC Owner: State of New Mexico Abandoned Mine Lands Program Water & Earth Technologies, Inc. and Habitat Management, Inc. were contracted by the Abandoned Mine Land (AML) Program of the New Mexico Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department (EMNRD) to […]

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 […]