Petroleum and Natural Legacy Sites Restoration Program

In 2020, the Province of British Columbia (B.C.) and the oil and gas sector signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to collaborate on planning and jointly funding projects designed to restore and/or reclaim legacy oil and gas disturbances that contribute to landscape management challenges, such as seismic lines and other ancillary features.

The Province, in partnership with Canada and the signatories to the MOU, have contributed approximately $6.5 million in restoration funding to support the implementation of the legacy sites restoration program. The implementation of the MOU will be overseen by a Restoration Management Committee with support from a program manager, and will be undertaken in a manner that respects Indigenous culture and Treaty rights, and seeks synergies and partnerships with other provincial programs, local governments and stakeholders that have a shared interest in restoration activities.