Landowners

Landowners

Committed to working with landowners
We’ve developed strong relationships with more than 25,000 landowners across our operating communities.
Before we begin a project, Pembina consults with impacted stakeholders to learn about potential concerns so that we can anticipate and manage the social impacts of our operations.

We know that effective engagement requires open, two-way communication, and we keep the lines of communication open through open houses, one-on-one discussions and community meetings.

We manage our business in a way that respects people and the environment with safe practices and responsible development though all stages of our development and operations.
Contact Information
For inquiries about Pembina's landowner program, please contact 
landrequests@pembina.com.

Commitment to Landowners

Every effort is made to ensure that the land Pembina uses during construction is returned to the condition in which it was found. 

 
Pembina recognizes that landowners allow us to operate in their communities and we understand that they have unique questions that relate directly to land use.
Through open dialogue with landowners we identify and address common concerns including:
 
  • Land value. The assessed value of land is based on standard appraisal factors such as soil type, surface improvements, proximity to urban centres, provincial and municipal land use bylaws and designations, and other market conditions.
  • Cattle management. We recognize that some of our projects may impact cattle operations during construction. To address these concerns, we work with individual landowners to discuss the most appropriate measures to reduce potential impacts.
  • Loss of use. We monitor and compensate for crop loss post-construction along the right-of-way. 
  • Rock removal. If rocks are brought to the surface during construction activities, we will remove them from the right-of-way.
  • Impact to agricultural capability. Soil surveys are conducted along the right-of-way to better manage topsoil during construction and maintain agricultural capability of the soil. 
  • Clean up. We implement environmental protection measures associated with clean-up and reclamation, including erosion control, soil capability restoration, and disturbed surfaces reclamation to meet landowner/occupant expectations and regulatory compliance.
  • Shelterbelts. We appreciate the importance that landowners place on shelterbelts and commit to save ornamental trees, wind breaks and shelterbelts on or adjacent to the right-of-way as much as possible or as per landowner agreements.
  • Fencing. All fencing that is removed or changes from the original fencing along a project prior to construction will be replaced and reinstalled to match the existing fence on the lands adjacent to the right-of-way.
  • Weeds. Our Environmental Protection Plan includes a Weed Management Plan designed to prevent the introduction or spread of noxious weeds of concern during construction. 
  • Clubroot. We use a science-based approach to clubroot management and mitigation, based on plans developed by expert scientists and the Canadian Energy Pipeline Association. The best way to prevent clubroot transmission is to avoid the movement of topsoil between fields. This is largely accomplished through equipment cleaning and disinfecting.
  • Watercourses. All activities related to watercourses are carried out according to all applicable water acts or regulations.
Damage Prevention & Public Awareness
To learn more about Pembina's Damage Prevention and Public Awareness Programs, visit our Safety Around Pipelines page.


Canada: Call your local One-Call Centre or visit ClickBeforeYouDig.com three business days (five in Ontario) before starting your job.

United States: Call 811, visit Call811.com, or go to your state 811 center's website a few business days before digging.  
Frequently Asked Questions
A right-of-way (ROW) is a strip of land in which a legal right of passage is granted over another person’s property, which is acquired for pipeline construction, operation, maintenance, and abandonment. This right can be acquired by means of an easement, by a right of entry order, or by a grant of right-of-way.