Appalachian Basin

Anadarko Fuels Conservation

If you listen to those wishing to stymy natural gas development, the industry is a significant threat to the environment and all we hold dear.  Luckily, at this point we know the truth and its far from what anti-gas crowd preaches. The truth of the matter is that the industry is a shining example of environmental stewardship and practices it has developed, and refined, are making sure our nation can gain the energy it needs with the smallest foot print possible.  A perfect example of this is provided by Anadarko Petroleum who recently co-sponsored a fundraiser with the National Turkey Federation (NWTF) entitled “Fueling Conservation”.  This dinner aimed to promote awareness about wild turkeys and best practices for the industry to follow regarding natural habitats.  Both organizations learned a great deal from this event and are excited about future prospects of working together to ensure even greater protection for these birds, as well as all the other flora and fauna that call PA home.

This event highlights the committments of the larger natural gas production industry  as numerous operators, midstream suppliers and services companies participated in networking/fund-raising activates associated with the fundraiser.  The Keystone Energy Forum was also a key player in the event as well as representatives of the Department of Environmental Conservation and the Pennsylvania Game Commission.  Some of the fundraising activates included raffles, silent auctions and sponsorships, with all proceeds going to the NWTF.  This is only one in a number of ways the industry is helping local communities.  Other recent events are chronicled here and here.

Founded in 1973 NWTF quickly became a leader in habitat protection.  NWTF is committed to the conservation of the wild turkey and the preservation of our hunting heritage.  Through its great partnership with operators like Anadarko Petroleum, the NWTF has accomplished many great achievements, to include:

  • Improving more than 36,000 acres of habitat
  • Helping purchase more than 4,000 acres of public land
  • Supporting major turkey projects
  • Holding nearly 100 youth, women’s and physical challenged person events each year

For more information about the NWTF, or to join, please click here.

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