FBIR Grassland Reclamation
Houston, Texas, United States
Certified through 2022
Reclamation of Early Successional Habitat
About the Program
Crestwood Midstream has been working towards site reclamation for three separate pipeline right of way projects situated in the prairie and badlands ecosystems within the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation in North Dakota. Native grassland species have been planted over these 16 acres in hopes of increasing topsoil stability and biodiversity of these disturbed areas. By planting native species and managing for noxious and invasive weeds, Crestwood is aiming to reclaim these three sites within two to three years of plantings.
Practices and Impacts
- The three parcels are all seeded with a seed mix specified by the regional pipeline agreements. With the help of contractors and other organizations like the Natural Resource Conservation Service, site specific native plant mixtures were curated to ensure native plant success and maximize topsoil stabilization.
- Monitoring is conducted monthly to aid in eradication of any noxious or invasive plants. Focused herbicide and cattle grazing help to control weeds and encourage healthy growth of the grassland habitat.
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