Location: Weld County, Colorado
WSRI in accordance with Apex Companies LLC helped reclaim oil and gas pads in parts of Northern Colorado. In support of reclamation objectives, a site investigation and condition assessment were completed to identify potential areas of concern for reclamation, additional remediation, and/or soil conditions which may need nutrient amendments to sustain the goal of returning the land to its pre-disturbance condition. The proposed reclamation area included the well pad, adjacent disturbance area, and the access road which total about one acre.
Step one in the pad reclamation process was the initial removal of gravel and road base from the well pad. WSRI removed and hauled off approximately 180 cubic yards of this material. Followed by this removal was seedbed preparation which consisted of laying topsoil, disking it to blend with existing soil, amending that soil, and seeding the area. At that point, WSRI installed close to 600 yards of fencing to ensure that cattle grazing wouldn’t damage the newly reclaimed land. In total, Western States has been able to provide reclamation to (insert # here) pads for Apex Companies and continues to help in the process as needed.