Archived Updates

February 23, 2017

Steps taken in the last month to remediate impact to wildlife:

  • Reclamation activities completed have remediated impact to wildlife

 

January 26, 2017

Steps taken in the last month to remediate impact to wildlife:

  • Reclamation activities completed have remediated impact to wildlife

 

December 29, 2016

Steps taken in the last month to remediate impact to wildlife:

  • Reclamation activities completed have remediated impact to wildlife

 

November 24, 2016

Steps taken in the last month to remediate impact to wildlife:

  • Reclamation activities completed have remediated impact to wildlife

 

October 27, 2016

Steps taken in the last month to remediate impact to wildlife:

    • Reclamation activities completed have remediated impact to wildlife

Steps to be taken in the next month to remediate impact to wildlife:

    • Continuation of reclamation activities

 

September 29, 2016

Steps taken in the last month to remediate impact to wildlife:

Following deterrents continue to be in place:

    • 7 effigies
    • 7 propane cannons 
    • 1 falcon raft set on random activation
    • Mylar flagging and deterrent fishing line

 Steps to be taken in the next month to remediate impact to wildlife: 

    • Continuation of wildlife deterrent measures
    • Continuation of reclamation activities

August 25, 2016

Steps taken in the last month to remediate impact to wildlife:

Following deterrents continue to be in place:

    •  6 effigies
    • 7 propane cannons
    • 2 falcon raft set on random activation
    • Mylar flagging and deterrent fishing line

 Steps to be taken in the next month to remediate impact to wildlife:

    • Continuation of wildlife deterrent measures
    • Continuation of reclamation activities

July 28, 2016

Steps taken in the last month to remediate impact to wildlife:

 Following deterrents continue to be in place:

      • 6 effigies
      • 5 propane cannons
      • 1 falcon raft set on random activation
      • Mylar flagging and deterrent fishing line

Steps to be taken in the next month to remediate impact to wildlife:

      • Continuation of wildlife deterrent measures
      • Continuation of reclamation activities 

June 30, 2016

Steps taken in the last month to remediate impact to wildlife:

 Following deterrents continue to be in place:

      • 6 effigies
      • 5 propane cannons
      • 1 falcon raft set on random activation
      • Mylar flagging and deterrent fishing line 

Steps to be taken in the next month to remediate impact to wildlife:

      • Continuation of wildlife deterrent measures
      • Continuation of reclamation activities 

May 26, 2016

Steps taken in the last month to remediate impact to wildlife:

 Following deterrents continue to be in place:

      • 6 effigies
      • 7 propane cannons
      • 2 falcon rafts set on random activation
      • Mylar flagging and deterrent fishing line

Steps to be taken in the next month to remediate impact to wildlife:

      • Continuation of wildlife deterrent measures
      • Commencement of reclamation activities

April 28, 2016

Steps taken in the last month to remediate impact to wildlife:

 Following deterrents continue to be in place:

      • 6 effigies
      • 7 cannons rotated every 6 hours
      • 2 falcon rafts set on random activation
      • Mylar flagging and deterrent fishing line

Steps to be taken in the next month to remediate impact to wildlife:

      • Continuation of wildlife deterrent measures
      • Commencement of reclamation activities

March 31, 2016

Steps taken in the last month to remediate impact to wildlife:

 Following deterrents continue to be in place:

      • 6 effigies
      • Mylar flagging and deterrent fishing line

 Steps to be taken in the next month to remediate impact to wildlife:

      • Daily monitoring of area conditions
      • Seasonal placement of propane cannons and falcon rafts
      • Continuation of wildlife deterrent measures

February 25, 2016

Steps taken in the last month to remediate impact to wildlife:

 Following deterrents continue to be in place:

      • 6 effigies
      • Mylar flagging and deterrent fishing line

 Steps to be taken in the next month to remediate impact to wildlife:

      • Continuation of wildlife deterrent measures (Effigies, Mylar flagging and deterrent fishing line)

January 28, 2016

Steps taken in the last month to remediate impact to wildlife:

Following deterrents continue to be in place:

      • 6 effigies
      • Mylar flagging and deterrent fishing line

Steps to be taken in the next month to remediate impact to wildlife:

      • Continuation of wildlife deterrent measures (Effigies, Mylar flagging and deterrent fishing line)

December 31, 2015

Steps taken in the last month to remediate impact to wildlife:

 Following deterrents continue to be in place:

      • 6 effigies
      • Mylar flagging and deterrent fishing line

 Steps to be taken in the next month to remediate impact to wildlife:

      • Continuation of wildlife deterrent measures (Effigies, Mylar flagging and deterrent fishing line)

November 26

Steps taken in the last 7 days to remediate impact to wildlife:

Following deterrents continue to be in place:

      • 6 effigies
      • 2 falcon rafts set on random activation
      • Mylar flagging and deterrent fishing line

 Steps to be taken in the next month to remediate impact to wildlife:

      • Continuation of wildlife deterrent measures (Effigies, Mylar flagging and deterrent fishing line)

November 19

Steps taken in the last 7 days to remediate impact to wildlife:

Following deterrents continue to be in place:

      • 6 effigies
      • 2 falcon rafts set on random activation
      • Mylar flagging and deterrent fishing line

Active field operator presence focusing on monitoring and deterrent activities

Steps to be taken in the next 7 days to remediate impact to wildlife:

      • Continuation of current wildlife deterrent measures

November 12

Steps taken in the last 7 days to remediate impact to wildlife:

Following deterrents continue to be in place:

  • 6 effigies
  • 6 cannons rotated every 6 hours
  • 2 falcon rafts set on random activation
  • Mylar flagging and deterrent fishing line

 Active field operator presence focusing on monitoring and deterrent activities

 Steps to be taken in the next 7 days to remediate impact to wildlife:

  • Continuation of current wildlife deterrent measures

November 5

Steps taken in the last 7 days to remediate impact to wildlife:

Following deterrents continue to be in place:

  • 6 effigies
  • 6 cannons rotated every 6 hours
  • 2 falcon rafts set on random activation
  • Mylar flagging and deterrent fishing line

 Active field operator presence focusing on monitoring and deterrent activities

 
Steps to be taken in the next 7 days to remediate impact to wildlife:

  • Continuation of current wildlife deterrent measures   

October 22

Steps taken in the last 168 hours to remediate impact to wildlife:

 Following deterrents continue to be in place:

      • 6 effigies
      • 6 cannons rotated every 6 hours
      • 2 falcon rafts set on random activation
      • Mylar flagging and deterrent fishing line

 Active field operator presence focusing on monitoring and deterrent activities

Steps to be taken in the next 168 hours to remediate impact to wildlife:

      • Continuation of current wildlife deterrent measures

October 15

Steps taken in the last 168 hours to remediate impact to wildlife:

Following deterrents continue to be in place:

      • 6 effigies
      • 6 cannons rotated every 6 hours
      • 2 falcon rafts set on random activation
      • Mylar flagging and deterrent fishing line

Active field operator presence focusing on monitoring and deterrent activities

Steps to be taken in the next 168 hours to remediate impact to wildlife:

      • Continuation of current wildlife deterrent measures

October 8

Steps taken in the last 72 hours to remediate impact to wildlife:

Following deterrents continue to be in place:

      • 6 effigies
      • 6 cannons rotated every 6 hours
      • 2 falcon rafts set on random activation
      • Mylar flagging and deterrent fishing line

Active field operator presence focusing on monitoring and deterrent activities

Steps to be taken in the next 120 hours to remediate impact to wildlife:

      • Continuation of current wildlife deterrent measures

October 5

Steps taken in the last 96 hours to remediate impact to wildlife:

Following deterrents continue to be in place:

      • 6 effigies
      • 6 cannons rotated every 6 hours
      • 2 falcon rafts set on random activation
      • Mylar flagging and deterrent fishing line

Active field operator presence focusing on monitoring and deterrent activities

Steps to be taken in the next 72 hours to remediate impact to wildlife:

      • Continuation of current wildlife deterrent measures

October 1

Steps taken in the last 72 hours to remediate impact to wildlife:

Following deterrents continue to be in place:

      • 6 effigies
      • 6 cannons rotated every 6 hours
      • 2 falcon rafts set on random activation
      • Mylar flagging and deterrent fishing line

Active field operator presence focusing on monitoring and deterrent activities

Steps to be taken in the next 96 hours to remediate impact to wildlife:

      • Continuation of current wildlife deterrent measures

September 28

Steps taken in the last 96 hours to remediate impact to wildlife:

 Following deterrents continue to be in place:

      • 6 effigies
      • 6 cannons rotated every 6 hours
      • 2 falcon rafts set on random activation
      • Mylar flagging and deterrent fishing line

Active field operator presence focusing on monitoring and deterrent activities

 Steps to be taken in the next 72 hours to remediate impact to wildlife:

      • Continuation of current wildlife deterrent measures

 

September 24

Steps taken in the last 72 hours to remediate impact to wildlife:

Following deterrents continue to be in place:

      • 6 effigies
      • 6 cannons rotated every 6 hours
      • 2 falcon rafts set on random activation
      • Mylar flagging and deterrent fishing line

Active field operator presence focusing on monitoring and deterrent activities

Steps to be taken in the next 96 hours to remediate impact to wildlife:

      • Continuation of current wildlife deterrent measures

September 21

Steps taken in the last 96 hours to remediate impact to wildlife:

Following deterrents continue to be in place:

      • 6 effigies
      • 6 cannons rotated every 6 hours
      • 2 falcon rafts set on random activation
      • Mylar flagging and deterrent fishing line

Active field operator presence focusing on monitoring and deterrent activities

Steps to be taken in the next 72 hours to remediate impact to wildlife:

      • Continuation of current wildlife deterrent measures

September 17, 2015

Steps taken in the last 72 hours to remediate impact to wildlife:

Following deterrents continue to be in place:

      • 6 effigies
      • 6 cannons rotated every 6 hours
      • 2 falcon rafts set on random activation
      • Mylar flagging and deterrent fishing line

Active field operator presence focusing on monitoring and deterrent activities

Steps to be taken in the next 96 hours to remediate impact to wildlife:

      • Continuation of current wildlife deterrent measures

September 14, 2015

Steps taken in the last 96 hours to remediate impact to wildlife:

Following deterrents continue to be in place:

      • 6 effigies
      • 6 cannons rotated every 6 hours
      • 2 falcon rafts set on random activation
      • Mylar flagging and deterrent fishing line

Active field operator presence focusing on monitoring and deterrent activities

Steps to be taken in the next 72 hours to remediate impact to wildlife:

      •  Continuation of current wildlife deterrent measures

  

September 10, 2015

Steps taken in the last 48 hours to remediate impact to wildlife:

Following deterrents continue to be in place:

      • 6 effigies
      • 6 cannons rotated every 6 hours
      • 2 falcon rafts set on random activation
      • Mylar flagging and deterrent fishing line

Active field operator presence focusing on monitoring and deterrent activities

Steps to be taken in the next 96 hours to remediate impact to wildlife:

      • Continuation of current wildlife deterrent measures

September 8, 2015

Steps taken in the last 96 hours to remediate impact to wildlife:

Following deterrents continue to be in place:

      • 6 effigies
      • 6 cannons rotated every 6 hours
      • 2 falcon rafts set on random activation
      • Mylar flagging and deterrent fishing line

Active field operator presence focusing on monitoring and deterrent activities

Steps to be taken in the next 48 hours to remediate impact to wildlife:

      •  Continuation of current wildlife deterrent measures

 

September 3, 2015

Steps taken in the last 24 hours to remediate impact to wildlife:

Following deterrents continue to be in place:

    • 6 effigies
    • 6 cannons rotated every 6 hours
    • 2 falcon rafts set on random activation
    • Mylar flagging and deterrent fishing line

Active field operator presence focusing on monitoring and deterrent activities

 Steps to be taken in the next 24 hours to remediate impact to wildlife:

  • Continuation of current wildlife deterrent measures

 

August 31, 2015

Steps taken in the last 24 hours to remediate impact to wildlife:

Following deterrents continue to be in place:

    • 6 effigies
    • 6 cannons rotated every 6 hours
    • 2 falcon rafts set on random activation
    • Mylar flagging and deterrent fishing line

Active field operator presence focusing on monitoring and deterrent activities

 Steps to be taken in the next 24 hours to remediate impact to wildlife:

  • Continuation of current wildlife deterrent measures

 

August 30, 2015

Steps taken in the last 24 hours to remediate impact to wildlife:

Following deterrents continue to be in place:

    • 6 effigies
    • 6 cannons rotated every 6 hours
    • 2 falcon rafts set on random activation
    • Mylar flagging and deterrent fishing line

Active field operator presence focusing on monitoring and deterrent activities

Steps to be taken in the next 24 hours to remediate impact to wildlife:

  • Continuation of current wildlife deterrent measures

 

August 29, 2015

Steps taken in the last 24 hours to remediate impact to wildlife:

Following deterrents continue to be in place:

    • 6 effigies
    • 6 cannons rotated every 6 hours
    • 2 falcon rafts set on random activation
    • Mylar flagging and deterrent fishing line

Active field operator presence focusing on monitoring and deterrent activities

Steps to be taken in the next 24 hours to remediate impact to wildlife:

  • Continuation of current wildlife deterrent measures

 

August 28, 2015

Steps taken in the last 24 hours to remediate impact to wildlife:

Following deterrents continue to be in place:

    • 6 effigies
    • 6 cannons rotated every 6 hours
    • 2 falcon rafts set on random activation
    • Mylar flagging and deterrent fishing line

Active field operator presence focusing on monitoring and deterrent activities

Steps to be taken in the next 24 hours to remediate impact to wildlife:

  • Continuation of current wildlife deterrent measures

 

August 27, 2015

Steps taken in the last 24 hours to remediate impact to wildlife:

 Following deterrents continue to be in place:

    • 6 effigies
    • 6 cannons rotated every 6 hours
    • 2 falcon rafts set on random activation
    • Mylar flagging and deterrent fishing line

Active field operator presence focusing on monitoring and deterrent activities

Steps to be taken in the next 24 hours to remediate impact to wildlife:

  • Continuation of current wildlife deterrent measures

 

August 26, 2015

Steps taken in the last 24 hours to remediate impact to wildlife:

Following deterrents continue to be in place:

    • 6 effigies
    • 6 cannons rotated every 6 hours
    • 2 falcon rafts set on random activation
    • Mylar flagging and deterrent fishing line

Active field operator presence focusing on monitoring and deterrent activities.

Steps to be taken in the next 24 hours to remediate impact to wildlife:

  • Continuation of current wildlife deterrent measures

 

August 25, 2015

Steps taken in the last 24 hours to remediate impact to wildlife:

Following deterrents continue to be in place:

    • 6 effigies
    • 6 cannons rotated every 6 hours
    • 2 falcon rafts set on random activation
    • Mylar flagging and deterrent fishing line

Active field operator presence focusing on monitoring and deterrent activities.

 Steps to be taken in the next 24 hours to remediate impact to wildlife:

  • Continuation of current wildlife deterrent measures

 

August 24, 2015

Steps taken in the last 24 hours to remediate impact to wildlife:

Following deterrents continue to be in place:

    • 6 effigies
    • 6 cannons rotated every 6 hours
    • 2 falcon rafts set on random activation
    • Mylar flagging and deterrent fishing line

Active field operator presence focusing on monitoring and deterrent activities.

Steps to be taken in the next 24 hours to remediate impact to wildlife:

  • Re-establishing deterrent fishing line and Mylar flagging (where removed for equipment access for vegetation removal)
  • Continuation of current wildlife deterrent measures

 

August 23, 2015

Steps taken in the last 24 hours to remediate impact to wildlife:

Completed vegetation removal from the sump floor area

 Following deterrents continue to be in place:

    • 6 effigies
    • 6 cannons rotated every 6 hours
    • 2 falcon rafts set on random activation
    • Mylar flagging and deterrent fishing line

Active field operator presence focusing on monitoring and deterrent activities.

 

Steps to be taken in the next 24 hours to remediate impact to wildlife:

  • Continuation of current wildlife deterrent measures

 

August 22, 2015

Steps taken in the last 24 hours to remediate impact to wildlife:

Initiated vegetation removal from the sump floor area

Following deterrents continue to be in place:

    • 6 effigies
    • 6 cannons rotated every 6 hours
    • 2 falcon rafts set on random activation
    • Mylar flagging and deterrent fishing line

Active field operator presence focusing on monitoring and deterrent activities.

Steps to be taken in the next 24 hours to remediate impact to wildlife:

  • Continue vegetation clearing within the sump area
  • Continuation of current wildlife deterrent measures

 

August 21, 2015

Steps taken in the last 24 hours to remediate impact to wildlife:

 Following deterrents continue to be in place:

    • 6 effigies
    • 6 cannons rotated every 6 hours
    • 2 falcon rafts set on random activation
    • Mylar flagging and deterrent fishing line

Active field operator presence focusing on monitoring and deterrent activities.

Steps to be taken in the next 24 hours to remediate impact to wildlife:

  • Continue vegetation clearing within the sump area; specialized equipment being brought in to safely remove vegetation from sump floor
  • Continuation of current wildlife deterrent measures

 

August 20, 2015

Steps taken in the last 24 hours to remediate impact to wildlife:

Following deterrents continue to be in place:

    • 6 effigies
    • 6 cannons rotated every 6 hours
    • 2 falcon rafts set on random activation
    • Mylar flagging and deterrent fishing line

Active field operator presence focusing on monitoring and deterrent activities.

 Steps to be taken in the next 24 hours to remediate impact to wildlife: 

  • Continue vegetation clearing within the sump area
  • Continuation of current wildlife deterrent measures

 

August 19, 2015

Steps taken in the last 24 hours to remediate impact to wildlife:

Vegetation clearing completed from the slopes of the sump area

Following deterrents continue to be in place:

    • 6 effigies
    • 6 cannons rotated every 6 hours
    • 2 falcon rafts set on random activation
    • Mylar flagging and deterrent fishing line

Active field operator presence focusing on monitoring and deterrent activities.

  Steps to be taken in the next 24 hours to remediate impact to wildlife: 

  • Continue vegetation clearing within the sump area
  • Continuation of current wildlife deterrent measures

 

August 18, 2015

Steps taken in the last 24 hours to remediate impact to wildlife:

  • Proceeding with vegetation clearing within the sump area

Following deterrents continue to be in place:

    • 6 effigies
    • 6 cannons rotated every 6 hours
    • 2 falcon rafts set on random activation
    • Mylar flagging and deterrent fishing line

Active field operator presence focusing on monitoring and deterrent activities.


Steps to be taken in the next 24 hours to remediate impact to wildlife:

  • Continue vegetation clearing within the sump area
  • Continuation of current wildlife deterrent measures

 

August 17, 2015

Steps taken in the last 24 hours to remediate impact to wildlife:

  • Proceeding with vegetation clearing within the sump area

Following deterrents continue to be in place:

    • 6 effigies
    • 6 cannons rotated every 6 hours
    • 2 falcon rafts set on random activation
    • Mylar flagging and deterrent fishing line

Active field operator presence focusing on monitoring and deterrent activities.


Steps to be taken in the next 24 hours to remediate impact to wildlife:

  • Continue vegetation clearing within the sump area
  • Continuation of current wildlife deterrent measures

 

August 16, 2015

Steps taken in the last 24 hours to remediate impact to wildlife:

  • Installation of Mylar flagging and deterrent fishing lines as additional deterrents is complete
  • Water removed from the sump area

Following deterrents continue to be in place:

    • 6 effigies
    • 6 cannons rotated every 6 hours
    • 2 falcon rafts set on random activation

Active field operator presence focusing on monitoring and deterrent activities.

Steps to be taken in the next 24 hours to remediate impact to wildlife:

    • Continue vegetation clearing within the sump area
    • Continuation of current wildlife deterrent measures

 

August 15, 2015

Steps taken in the last 24 hours to remediate impact to wildlife:

        • Installation of Mylar flagging and deterrent fishing lines as additional deterrents is proceeding

Following deterrents continue to be in place:

        • 6 effigies
        • 6 cannons rotated every 6 hours
        • 2 falcon rafts set on random activation
  • Active field operator presence focusing on monitoring and deterrent activities.

Steps to be taken in the next 24 hours to remediate impact to wildlife:

        • Completion of installation of Mylar flagging and deterrent fishing line
        • Water and vegetation clearing within the sump area
        • Continuation of current wildlife deterrent measures

 

August 14, 2015

Steps taken in the last 24 hours to remediate impact to wildlife:

Following deterrents continue to be in place:

        • 6 effigies
        • 6 cannons rotated every 6 hours
        • 2 falcon rafts set on random activation
  • Active field operator presence on focusing monitoring and deterrent activities. 

Steps to be taken in the next 24 hours to remediate impact to wildlife:

      • Installation of Mylar flagging and fishing line as additional deterrents
      • Initiate water and vegetation clearing within the sump area
      • Continuation of current wildlife deterrent measures

 

August 13, 2015

The following deterrents continue to be in place:

        • 6 effigies
        • 6 cannons rotated every 6 hours
        • 2 falcon rafts set on random activation
  • Security controlling site access (24 hours) 
  • Active field operator presence on focusing monitoring and deterrent activities.

Steps to be taken in the next 24 hours to remediate impact to wildlife:

      •  Continuation of wildlife deterrent measures

 

August 12, 2015

Steps taken in the last 24 hours to remediate impact to the wildlife:

  • Following deterrents continue to be in place:
    • 6 effigies;
    • 6 cannons rotated every six hours;
    • 2 falcon rafts set on random activation.
  • Security controlling site access (24 hour coverage);
  • Active field operator presence on focusing, monitoring and deterrent activities. 

Steps to be taken in the next 24 hours to remediate impacts to wildlife:

  • Sourcing and researching of amphibious fencing;
  • Continuation of wildlife deterrent measures.

 

August 11, 2015

Syncrude received an Environmental Protection Order issued by the Alberta Energy Regulator in relation to the deaths of blue herons at its Mildred Lake site. Syncrude issued a press release in response to the order and can be found here.

Steps taken in the last 24 hours to remediate impact to the wildlife:

  • 6 effigies remain in place;
  • 6 cannons in place; rotated every 6 hours;
  • 2 of the cannons repositioned to the sump floor;
  • 2 falcons now operating in autonomous mode;
  • Monitoring and maintaining fence due to high winds;
  • Security controlling site access (24 hour coverage);
  • Wildlife fencing now complete;
  • Press release issued noting Syncrude complying to Environmental Protection Order.

 Steps to be taken in the next 24 hours to remediate impacts to wildlife:

  • Sourcing of amphibious fencing;
  • Continuation of wildlife deterrent measures.