Enbridge Energy Sandpiper Pipeline Project

This proposed 660-mile pipeline is designed to transport up to 375,000 barrels of light crude oil a day. Originating in Tioga, North Dakota, it crosses Minnesota before ending at an existing terminal in Superior, Wisconsin. Verdanterra staff worked with the prime consultant to support environmental field assessments during the 2014 and 2015 field seasons. Verdanterra conducted all wetland and waterbody surveys within the right-of-way (ROW) and additional workspaces along the 100-mile Aitkin spread in Minnesota.

Our team also conducted environmental surveys on more than 700 proposed access roads in North Dakota, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. Additionally, we completed noxious and invasive weed surveys across the entire North Dakota segment. Daily data collection and reporting included USACE wetland data forms, Wisconsin Rapid Assessment Method (WisRAM), and GPS survey within the proposed pipeline right-of-way.

Services Provided:
  • Wetland and waterway delineation
  • Environmental surveys
  • Invasive species surveys

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