Welcome to Video Tuesdays, a space on our blog to reflect on videos that have documented the success of Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation over the past few years and celebrate the advances we’re making in both the oil and gas industry as well as the community that we serve.
A few weeks ago, we discussed the process of hydraulic fracturing in a Drilling Down segment for this blog. Today’s video highlights the steps that we at Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation take after drilling to ensure that land is recovered and revitalized. Because we care about our landowners and about the wildlife inhabitants of previous wellpads and pipelines, we consulted with the Susquehanna, Pa., branch of the Quality Deer Management Association to reclaim the land that we’ve touched.
As the video illustrates, we work diligently to bring the land to an equal, if not better, state than it was before we drilled for natural gas. Partnering with the QDMA has allowed us to learn about the needs of wildlife in North Eastern Pennsylvania and has enabled us to enlist the expertise of local farm-oriented businesses such as Andre & Son, Inc. for land reclamation.
The QDMA is a volunteer organization that works with the Pennsylvania Game Commission and community groups to improve habitat for local wildlife. QDMA came in as advocates for good seed mixes that best fit the unique needs of the land that Cabot reclaims.
As you can see, Cabot could put any seed mix on the land to accelerate the beautification process, but we want to do better than that. We want the land to be beautiful but also functional and beneficial for landowners, the community and wildlife. Today’s video shows just one slice of a larger pie of environmental stewardship that Cabot strives toward. For more examples of our environmental stewardship, send us an email or read about our community outreach and education.