Williams supports many environmental protection programs across the United States. In many instances, Williams partners with local, regional and national environmental groups to preserve, restore and create habitats and recreational areas. Our facilities have been recognized for reclaiming nature areas, creating wildlife habitats and enhancing biological diversity on company-owned land.
- Hackberry Flats Wildlife Management AreaWilliams donated nearly 20 miles of surplus pipe worth $1 million to the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation for the Hackberry Flats Wildlife Management Area. The pipe is used to move water 17 miles to supply the 7,100-acre wildlife area. Former Oklahoma Governor Frank Keating and the North American Waterfowl Management Plan Committee recognized Williams for this significant contribution. Ducks Unlimited called the area “the most important wetlands restoration project in North America.”
- Scott M. Matheson Wetland PreserveWilliams operates three pipelines that run underneath The Nature Conservancy-operated Scott M. Matheson Wetlands Preserve near Moab, Utah. Williams helps support the Matheson Wetlands through financial contributions and by providing employee volunteers to maintain the walking trail.
- Transco TrailThe Hackensack Meadowlands Development Commission and Williams teamed to develop the Transco Trail, a refurbished mile-long walkway along its right of way through the protected wetlands of the Lyndhurst Nature Reserve. The trail is used extensively by bird watchers and school children who visit the park each year.
- Wild TurkeysThe Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries has recognized Williams’ conservation efforts associated with wild turkeys. Williams employees assisted with conducting field studies on wild turkey behavior, distribution and viability as well as planting chufa and millet which are designed to benefit wild turkeys and other wildlife. The company also encourages the use of the National Wildlife Turkey Federation seed mixes in restabilization of the pipeline rights of way through upland areas.