Range worked closely with Washington County, Pennsylvania Board of County Commissioners to responsibly and effectively develop natural gas in Cross Creek County Park.
The park was fully developed in three years, resulting in tens of millions of dollars in new and future revenues for the county and various park upgrades including new roads, a new storm water management system, and additional amenities for visitors.
“Range has been a terrific partner from the very start, working closely with the Board of Commissioners and park staff on a daily basis,” said Larry Maggi, Washington County Board of Commissioners Chairman.
“They were able to responsibly develop the gas beneath the 2,000 park acres while only impacting 1% of the surface, often times relying on previously cleared areas. The locations are not visible from parts of the park where people visit, making the impact even smaller, but the economic impacts will be positive for several generations.”
The successful partnership has served as a case study for other nearby bodies of government that manage public lands on how to maximize the benefits of natural gas development through modern technologies.
“We’re incredibly proud of our work at Cross Creek. Our employees live here and enjoy the park with their friends and families just like everyone else,” noted John Applegath, Range Resources Sr. Vice President. “The project wasn’t without some challenges, we had a vendor clear a row of trees that were not on the timbering schedule and a spill, but we’re proud that both served as long lasting learning experiences for us, without any lasting impacts on the environment or the character of the park.”
Range also partnered with the Pennsylvania Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) on a habitat project in Cross Creek County park. Range collaborated with the NWTF, the 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.
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An Award Winning Partnership: Range Resources and National Wild Turkey Federation