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Virtual Tours

Restoration: See the Results in Virtual Reality

COSIA member companies led by Cenovus Energy Inc., in collaboration with Natural Resources Canada, have developed virtual tours with impressive 360-degree pictures, so you can see how applying the right forest restoration techniques can make a big difference. You’ll see examples of challenging sites and how restoration techniques have helped to solve the underlying site limiting factors. You’ll also be able to see some sites 7-10 years after treatment, allowing you to experience how good decisions produce positive outcomes in the long term.

Planting Trees on Oil Sands Exploration Sites

Location: Conklin, AB; Cold Lake Air Weapons Range, AB

Deciding when you need to plant trees and when you can leave a site for natural regeneration can be a key challenge on oil sands exploration sites. It is therefore important to realize when key fac...

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Surface Roughness on Lowlands

Location: Conklin, AB; Cold Lake Air Weapons Range, AB

When constructing oil sands exploration sites in lowland areas, operators often spend a significant amount of time creating a frozen surface. However, when not done correctly, this process can sign...

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Linear Restoration

Location: Conklin, AB; Cold Lake Air Weapons Range, AB

Restoration of linear features, such as seismic lines, has become an important part of oil sands operations and planning. Numerous COSIA member companies voluntarily began linear restoration progra...

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Interim Reclamation

Location: Conklin, AB; Cold Lake Air Weapons Range, AB

Within oil sands operational areas there are numerous top soil and sub-soil storage piles created. These piles are an important resource for future reclamation of oil sands facilities. Traditionall...

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