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Bennett Creek Pipeline: NEPA Environmental Assessment
Location: Park County, WY
DESCO completed the NEPA Environmental Assessment for Windsor Energy Group’s Bennett Creek Pipeline project in Park County, WY. The lead federal agency for the project was the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, Cody Field Office. The Environmental Assessment included analysis of multiple alternatives to three proposed right-of-way grants for a 21-mile natural gas pipeline, a liquid hydrocarbon pipeline and associated permanent access roads. The project resulted in a Finding of No Significant Impact and rights-of-way were granted for each of the client’s three requests.
Crescent 3D Seismic Survey: Permitting and Environmental Support
Location: Weld County, CO
DESCO completed the required permitting for surface access to St. Vrain State Park in Weld County, CO to allow a high-resolution 3D seismic survey to be conducted. This complex permitting effort required regular communication and coordination with multiple agencies, including the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Real Property Management Division, the Colorado State Parks Department and the U.S. Bureau of Land Management.
South Nesson 3D Seismic Survey: Biological Evaluation and Aerial Raptor Nest Survey
Location: McKenzie and Williams Counties, SD
DESCO completed biological surveys and permitting for a proposed 170-square-mile 3D seismic project that included lands managed by the U.S. Forest Service (McKenzie Ranger District, Little Missouri National Grasslands), the North Dakota Department of Game and Fish, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. DESCO conducted aerial surveys to document the nesting status of previously mapped raptor nests and identify locations of undocumented nests. Acquired data were used to establish setbacks from active nests during seismic operations. To comply with U.S. Forest Service management plans, DESCO also completed a comprehensive Biological Assessment/Biological Evaluation analyzing project effects on 18 ESA- and U.S. Forest Service-listed species.