We maintain a strong commitment to protecting and enhancing the communities where we operate. This extends to protecting and maintaining local water sources, roadways and recreational parks. Our water management plans, for example, have significantly reduced truck traffic in Pennsylvania, where we eliminated an estimated 250,000 truck trips in 2012 alone. Reduced truck traffic notwithstanding, we’ve invested more than $50 million in roads and related transportation infrastructure over the last five years in Pennsylvania.
Based on successful pilot programs, Range has recently created several Community Advisory Panels in communities where we have a significant presence or activity level. It is our intention to communicate more about the successes and outcomes of this program in the future.
Our commitment to enhancing community parks is something we are very proud of. At Cross Creek County Park, we partnered with the Pennsylvania Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) on a habitat project. We collaborated with the NWTF, Washington county and NiSource Midstream come up with a plan to restore two separate areas that added up to approximately 33 acres of land in Cross Creek County Park. Range was later honored with the Corporate Conservation Award from the NWTF in recognition of the successful project.
The full write-up can be found here: An Award Winning Partnership: Range Resources and National Wild Turkey Federation.