Biodiversity preservation

Canada's boreal forest – one of the world's largest intact ecosystems – is home to the oil sands. As a long-time operator in this region, Suncor is committed to being a good steward of the land. On top of tangible efforts to minimize our footprint and restore the natural landscape, we are leading discussions on how to conserve Canada's boreal forest while pursuing responsible
resource development.

Suncor is working on a number of fronts to minimize our impact in the boreal region:

  • Advanced oils sands tailings reclamation techniques at our oil sands mining operations
  • Conservation of environmentally sensitive boreal habitats
  • Advanced technology to minimize our footprint
  • Monitoring wildlife activity
  • Working with others

Learn more about land reclamation in the Suncor 2014 Report on Sustainability