Project : OVERLAND PIPELINE
Client : CH2M HILL
Location : Colorado – Wyoming
This project involves the restoration services for the 152 mile Overland Pass Piceance Basin Lateral Pipeline Project. The project stretches from Meeker, Colorado to Wamsutter, Wyoming extending through various ecosystems and terrain. Western States, working with the BLM, CSFS, and multiple landowners will complete over 1,500 acres of seeding when the project ends in the spring of 2010. The project also consists of straw mulching, erosion control blanket installation, fencing, native shrub planting, and revegetation maintenance. Communication between landowners and agencies has been critical in the restoration process.
Project : LAKEWOOD PIPELINE
Client : Barnard Construction
Location : Nederland, Colorado
Native seed and erosion control along a new water line. The scope of work included silt fencing, jute blanket, bonded fiber matrix, upland seeding, riparian seeding, and wetland seeding. This project also included planting approximately 19,000 shrubs and trees to re-establish forest and shrub land vegetation population. The challenges that had to be overcome were a lack of access for equipment and the unfavorable soil conditions. WSRI crews provided three (3) years worth of maintenance services. These services included watering, pruning, and replanting. All Terrain Vehicles (ATV’s) had to be utilized to haul personnel and water to the site.
Project : EAST GRAND JUNCTION REINFORCEMENT LINE
Client : Xcel Energy
Location : Grand Junction, CO
WSRI performed native seeding and straw application on steep mountain cuts. This project had areas that were impassable to rubber tired equipment. WSRI used hand seeding and mulching in the impassable areas, which contained large boulders placed on the pipeline Right-of-Way.
Project : KERN RIVER PIPELINE
Client : Barnard Pipeline, Inc.
Location : Salt Lake, Utah
This project involved revegetation services along 28 miles of some of the nation’s most challenging terrain. This section of pipeline traversed through numerous canyons and across slopes that were over gradients of 2:1. WSRI successfully and safely flew equipment, laborers and materials into a majority of the job site while maintaining an aggressive schedule. WSRI organized and safely directed 100 employees on the job to meet project goals. The pipeline right-of-way ran from urban North Salt Lake neighborhoods through rural mountain passes that exceeded 8,500 feet in elevation. Execution of the project took exceptional cooperation between the owner, the general contractor and WSRI’s team. WSRII was able to complete the project ahead of schedule; an accomplishment that many individuals didn’t think could be done. The project ended up being one of the most difficult revegetation projects that WSRI/WSRII completed in its 29 year history.