The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recently recognized Alliance Pipeline for the company's efforts to reduce the impact to birds, other wildlife and native grasslands during construction of the Tioga Lateral pipeline.
During the planning and construction process, Alliance Pipeline took extra care to select a pipeline route that avoided sensitive areas that would impact migratory birds and native prairies. In areas where alternative routes were not possible, Alliance funded the purchase of conservation easements, through the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, to protect wetlands and adjacent native prairie. Through the land purchases, the ecological function of the habitat, such as floodwater retention and ground water revitalization, is preserved.
Alliance is proud to join forces with organizations that are dedicated to the conservation of such vital habitats. We are also committed to restoring the Tioga right-of-way to as near to pre-construction condition as possible.
Restoration activities along Alliance's right-of-way following construction of the Tioga Lateral will continue into the spring. Efforts also include Alliance Pipeline's partnership with North Dakota State University, which is looking into new seeding methods to successfully restore native prairie.