Devon Energy volunteers help in cleanup of BLM land in Wyoming


Devon Energy volunteers partnered recently with Buffalo Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the Wyoming Conservation Corps (WCC) to conserve and restore public lands in Wyoming.   

Thirty volunteers visited the former Juniper Draw Cold Bed Methane (CBM) Field to plug groundwater monitoring wells, clean up trash and pieces of flume equipment used for drainage and remove fences in an isolated area.   

“Like most people in Wyoming, Devon employees care about protecting and conserving the outdoors,” said Brent Wilson, senior superintendent of production at Devon. “Cleaning up these lands helps ensure space is preserved for future generations.”   

Jim Fried, program director at WCC, thanked the volunteers.   

“As an AmeriCorps National Service program, WCC needs assistance from corporate neighbors who share our values,” Fried said. “For over a decade, Devon has demonstrated its people are willing to roll up their sleeves and work to take care of public lands and partner along WCC to accomplish conservation projects.”  

In 2019, the Public Lands Foundation recognized Devon’s efforts with its Landscape Stewardship Certificate of Appreciation, making Devon the only oil and gas company to ever receive the award.  

Source: Devon Energy release