NEWS - What's new at Rangeland?
The outbreak and rapid spread of the COVID-19 virus, combined with recent instability in global markets have placed us all in challenging times. We understand that all our staff and clients are being impacted by the current situation and want you to know we are working hard to continue providing high quality services at below competitive prices. At Rangeland, the health of our staff, families, clients, first responders and the members of our communities are top priority. Our goal is to protect our staff while assuring our clients and Public that Rangeland is committed to working safely and prudently during these uncertain times. We have created an internal COVID-19 Safe Work Practice (SWP) followed by our staff and developed, managed and administrated by our dedicated Administrative Manager, Safety Coordinator.
At this time, our Airdrie office is closed as a precaution to protect staff and our community. We are actively encouraging employees to work from home whenever possible. Once Rangeland commences operations, hopefully in early summer, we will strongly be promoting hygiene and cleanliness, social distancing protocols in our office and during travel and fieldwork, and ensuring that our employees are kept up-to-date with current developments through our SWP.
Rangeland is closely monitoring the media for changes and we are following the recommendations of provincial, federal and world health organizations to help keep our staff, their families, communities and clients safe and healthy. As this unprecedented and dynamic situation evolves, it reinforces the need for us to act together to minimize the impact to society. We are extremely grateful to our politicians, Public health organizations, health care workers, and to our Royal Canadian Mounted Police whom are all working tords maintaining Canadian’s safety and wellbeing of us all.
Please help maintain your personal safety, stay and work at home, and limit the spread of COVID-19.
SITE REHABILITATION PROGRAM
The Government of Alberta recently announced their Site Rehabilitation Program (SRP) providing grant funding to service providers for wellsites, pipeline and facility closure and reclamation projects. This program will be introduced in phases, with funding applications for the first Phase being closed May 31, 2020.
The SRP goals include:
Getting Alberta’s specialized oil and gas contractors back to work;
Fast-track site abandonment and reclamation; and
Increase high volume environmentally-significant work.
Rangeland’s group of environmental planners understand the importance of this program and the significant opportunity it gives our customers. We can quickly move forward with projects and recognize the benefit to lessees by lowering their liabilities and costs. Rangeland can help by completing grant applications, managing projects and conducting the work for wellsite abandonment and pipeline removal activities. More information at https://www.alberta.ca/site-rehabilitation-program.aspx.