EnCana teams with DOW to create wildlife video | AspenTimes.com

EnCana teams with DOW to create wildlife video

The Associated Press
Aspen, CO Colorado

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. ” EnCana and the Colorado Division of Wildlife have teamed to produce a DVD aimed at teaching energy workers how to minimize their impacts on wildlife and wildlife habitat.

The DVD, called “Wildlife in Colorado: What You Need to Know,” is designed to give energy workers a basic overview of the animals they might encounter when working in Colorado’s oil and gas fields.

“Many of the energy workers in Colorado come from other places where wildlife may not be as plentiful or as close as what they are going to experience in Colorado,” said JT Romatzke, a DOW area wildlife manager and one of the on-screen hosts for the video. “We can’t personally go to every employee orientation, so the DVD gives us the ability to equip workers with some basic information.”

The DVD includes such information as what to do with trash to avoid attracting bears, what to do if you encounter a mountain lion, why feeding even small animals can be unsafe, and the importance of protecting species like the sage grouse and cutthroat trout.

It also explains hunting and fishing opportunities in Colorado and what is required to qualify for resident hunting and fishing licenses.

Encana is funding production costs and making the DVD available to other natural gas and oil producers and industry contractors across the state.

Copies are available by contacting EnCana community relations at 866-896-6371.

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