Seven Generations is committed to sustainable development. Our approach takes a long-term view that considers the impact of our decisions today on future generations. We continuously strive to minimize our impacts to the air, land, water and wildlife throughout the life cycle of our assets.
Land disturbance is unavoidable in energy development however, 7G is committed to being a responsible developer and minimizing our impact. Our efforts in land stewardship include:
Very early in the planning stages for any new well pad site, 7G reviews topographic maps and light detection and ranging imagery to explore opportunities to place pad sites outside of critical habitats or areas with recognized high biodiversity value.
After a desktop review of the proposed area, the location is verified with a qualified environmental representative to identify any critical environmental features that may not have been visible during the desktop review.
When our operations are located in sensitive biological areas, plans are developed to monitor and minimize impacts. These plans include installation of cameras to track wildlife in the area, posting reduced speed limits and scheduling work to avoid disturbing important wildlife activities such as breeding, migration and bird nesting. We have also established programs to reduce the potential for the introduction of invasive species and pests through regular inspections, weed removal, equipment cleaning and decontamination procedures.
7G is aware of and makes a conscious effort to mitigate environmental impacts by being proactive. Preventative and avoidance efforts include:
7G worked with the Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring Institute to conduct a biodiversity impact assessment of its operations. The results of this study may be used to help inform future planning and operation decisions. For more information, review the Biodiversity section of our 2020 ESG Report.