TransCanada’s commitment to the land is a priority — and has been for more than 65 years. Our ability to stay in business is, in part, dependent on our record of land and environmental stewardship. In short, if we don’t respect and protect the land we cross as much as the landowners who grant us the easements do, we would be putting our reputation and business at great risk — a risk we simply can’t afford to take.
Over the course of our 60-plus-year history, TransCanada has successfully restored hundreds of thousands of acres of land in many different eco-regions, following many thousands of kilometres of pipeline construction throughout North America.
TransCanada has successfully constructed pipelines and restored affected lands in arid grasslands, mountainous regions, sandy soils, muskeg, wetlands and rich crop lands.
Our commitment to the protection of the land does not end with successful restoration after construction. After the land is restored, TransCanada’s operating staff assumes responsibility, working with landowners along the right-of-way to ensure the pipeline and use of the land do not adversely impact each other — a process that continues throughout the life of the pipeline. This is just one of the functions fulfilled by our operating staff along the pipeline corridor and by staff at TransCanada’s offices across the country.