Introduction

The Jonah Infill Data Management System (JIDMS) is an application used by the Jonah Infill Office and energy companies to track and document disturbance and reclamation activities associated with natural gas operations in the Jonah Infill area. Operators have the ability to look at all data entered into the application but are only allowed to edit their own data. Agency managers have the ability to view as well as edit all data. The application allows querying of the data entered to provide useful information to all users.

JIDMS is fully deployed; all information is visible to the public through the web interface.

For additional help with JIDMS:

E-mail the JIO (Jonah Interagency Office) Help Desk at jperkins@blm.gov

Or telephone the JIO Help Line at 307-367-5355 and leave a message

How to Log In to the System

Go to: http://my.usgs.gov/jio
Log in with your username and password.
For additions or changes to permissions to specific operators, please contact the JIO Help Desk: telephone: (307) 367-5355. The USGS Database Administrator (DBA) will add user names to the system, and JIO will add or remove permissions for specific operators upon request of the operator.

Change or Forgot Your Password

Please contact Jeremy Perkins at jperkins@blm.gov

NOTE: USGS utilizes my.usgs.gov for centralized user management for all applications hosted on the USGS site. Therefore, usernames and passwords are managed by the USGS User Profile store at https://my.usgs.gov. As a result, users are forwarded to this system to enter their authentication credentials. The myUSGS site has a team who helps with password resets and access questions. The WRDMS Application allows myUSGS to determine if a user is authorized and authenticated and does not store any user profile information.

Disable the Security Information Pop-up

If you receive the following alert while using the application (only seen in Internet Explorer), select Yes.

Security Information


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JIDMS Entry Page

Navigate to the entry page (http://my.usgs.gov/jio)

When you log in to JIDMS, the first page displayed is the Entry Page. This is the page you will employ to navigate to individual operator pages and reporting component.
The following figure is the JIDMS Entry Page. The ensuing sections describe each of the four primary components.

JIDMS Entry Page Layout


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Operators (1)

The Operators section provides the list of current operators using JIDMS. Each name is a link that will navigate to that particular operator’s page. This is the link used when an operator would like to add or edit data.
E.g. If an Omimex user logs in and selects “Omimex” from the operator list, this user will be able to edit data. If an Omimex user logs in and selects “Ultra” from the operator list, this user will only be able to view Ultra’s data.


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Reports, Downloads & Interactive Maps (2)

Frequently Used Reports - "Canned" Reports

The reports component is comprised of “canned” and ad hoc reports. A “canned” report is a report that has the criteria preselected so when the link is selected; the report runs automatically with minimal additional information required.

Canned Reports section


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Frequently Used Reports - Ad-Hoc Report

The Ad-Hoc report allows the user to select specific criteria to query in the application. Ad-Hoc reports provide much more criteria to select and query from as opposed to the canned reports.

Select the Ad-Hoc link from the Frequently Used Reports section, which will pull up this page:

Ad-Hoc query

Select specific criteria to refine the report results

Select the Run Report button to produce the report or select the Reset Form button to display the Ad Hoc Report selection page again.

After a report runs, the main menu bar at the top of the page changes and allows the user more options. The options available in the Report Main Menu are described below from left to right.


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Downloads

Downloads found on the Entry Page contain every operator in the JIDMS application and the data they’ve entered.


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JIDMS Map (3)

The JIDMS map displays the JIO boundary, disturbance and reclamation areas, and reference points.

By default all layers are turned off; checking the box to the left of the layer name will allow the layer to display in the map. The user can also select a specific operator or location type along with the spatial layer. Once all criteria have been selected, click the Refresh Map button to display the new criteria.

The Print Map button captures the map with the selected criteria displayed and allows the user to print the map. On the print page, the map is displayed along with a map legend below it which indicates what criteria is displayed.


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Map Controls

JIDMS Map with reclamation and disturbance layers turned on

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Operator Summary Chart (4)

The Operator Summary Chart displays the amount of surface disturbance and reclamation each operator has reported. A stacked bar chart is used to further breakdown the disturbance and reclamation to the amount of acres per location type. The user can place the mouse pointer over one of the bars which will prompt a small pop-up box to appear with the actual amount of acreage for both surface disturbance and reclamation for that particular operator.


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Operator Summary Page

Select an operator from the Operators list to navigate to the Operator Summary Page. 

The Operator Summary Page displays uploaded data specific to the operator selected from the Operator section on the Entry Page. This page provides a more detailed view of the operator’s activities and status of uploaded locations.

The following figure is the Operator Summary Page. The following sections describe each of the primary three components.


Operator summary page


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Operator Map (1)

The Operator Map functions the same as the map found on the Entry Page. However, the spatial data displayed on the Operator Map is specific to the operator chosen from the Operator section on the Entry Page.

Operator Summary Section (2)

The Operator Summary section exhibits a chart that quantifies the number of locations that have a specific status (e.g. Rollover Not Met) and cumulatively the amount of disturbed and reclaimed acres of these statuses.
The Operator Summary Downloads section is similar to Downloads on the Entry Page. However, the Operator Summary Downloads section only contains information pertaining to the specific operator selected on the Operator Summary Page.

Location Summary Table (3)

The Location Summary Table displays the most recent date the data was collected for each location. The user can navigate to a specific location’s page by clicking on a location’s name. By clicking on a collection date, the user will be directed to the specific report.
E.g. If the user selects the date in the “Last Spatial” column for Pad 123, the user will be directed to the spatial report for that date and location.

Location Summary Table


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Specify the Types of Location to View (Listing Drop Down Menu)

The Listing drop down menu, located above the Location Summary Table, allows the user to specify the types of locations to view. If an operator has a large number of pads, selecting a specific type of location can significantly reduce the locations listed in the table and provide a more manageable list to view.

Editing or Archiving a Location

The Location Edit and Archiving Tools are found at the end of each row (see Location Summary Table image above).

Pencil icon allows the user to edit the name and location type. The location types are:

Red “X” icon allows the user to delete a location. NOTE: The “X” only appears if there is no data uploaded for the specific location.

Folder () icon allows the user to archive a location. NOTE: The folder icon only appears if data has been uploaded to the specific location.

Changing Ownership of a Pad

When a pad has changed ownership, the current operator of the pad needs to initiate the change. Below are the steps to follow to accomplish this.

  1. On the Location Entry Page select the pencil icon in the upper right corner of the Location Status box
  2. Check the Change Operator Owner check box
  3. Choose the new operator from the Change operator to drop down list and click Save
  4. Once Save is selected the following message will appear. From this screen, the user can select the Back to Operator button to return to the Operator Summary Page

Ownership Edit


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Operator Main Menu

From the JIDMS Entry Page, select an operator from the Operators list to navigate to the Operator Summary Page

The main menu at the top of the Operator Summary Page contains all of the necessary links to navigate the site and perform data entry activities.
From this menu the user can:

Location Search

The location search box eases the search process by auto-populating a list of available locations as the location is being typed, as shown in this example.

Location search phrase example


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Location Entry Page

The Location Entry Page is a detailed view of the activities of a specific location. This page displays the polygon, photographs, documents, qualitative, and quantitative data that have been uploaded into the application.
This page allows the user to enter data in one record at a time as opposed to a batch upload. This is advantageous in the event data was erroneously entered for one or two specific fields of a report. Instead of performing a batch upload to replace all data the user selects the location with the incorrect data and fixes the specific fields.

From the JIDMS Entry Page, selest an operator from the Operators list to navigate to the Operator Summary Page. Select the Name of a location in the Location Summary Table.

Location Entry Page

Navigation (1)

The Navigation box provides links to all the different activities performed on a pad and allows you to easily advance to the next or the previous location.

Microsoft Excel contains all LPI, Frequency, and Qualitative data ever uploaded for the specific location.


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Location Status (2)

On the Location Entry Page, the Location Status box displays the location type, status, latest spatial report, and the amount of disturbed acres along with several other important fields. If the location has no data associated with it then an “X” will appear in place of the folder icon which indicates the location can be deleted. To edit the location data, select the Pencil icon; to archive select the Folder icon. Both are located in the upper right corner of the status box.

NOTE: If there are no data uploaded or associated with a location, the delete icon will appear. If there are data uploaded or associated with the location, the archive icon will appear.


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Most Recent Status Reports Area (3)

This area of the Location Entry Page displays the most recent status report. If both Quantitative and Qualitative forms have the same collection date AND it’s the most current date then the last form that was entered or uploaded into the application will be displayed in this area.

When no status reports have been entered for a site, the following prompt will appear in place of the Most Recent Status Report box:

Prompt for location status


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Location Map (4)

The map displayed on the Location Entry Page presents the spatial data that has been uploaded for the specified site.


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Most Recent Documents (5)

The Most Recent Documents are displays the most current documents that have been uploaded for the location. Select the blue link to the right of the document title to view the document.


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Most Recent Photographs Area (6)

The Most Recent Photographs area displays the most current photo collection that has been uploaded for the location. Each picture has edit tools in the upper left corner, which allows the user to delete or edit individual pictures.


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BLM Comments (7)

The BLM Comments section displays comments only BLM managers enter per location. These comments are used to provide more detailed information on the location.


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Adding and Editing a Location


From the JIDMS Entry Page, select an operator from the Operators list to navigate to the Operator Summary Page

Adding a New Location

There are two different links that can be used to add a new location to the application.

Location Editing Options

Link 1

Link 2

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Editing a Location

From the JIDMS Entry Page, select an operator from the Operators list to navigate to the Operator Summary Page. The Location Edit Tools are found at the end of each row in the Location Summary Table on the Operator Summary Page.

Uploading, Editing, and Deleting Individual Spatial Reports

From the JIDMS Entry Page, select an operator from the Operators list to navigate to the Operator Summary Page, and select the Date in any of the Status Reports fields for the particular location.

Or, From the JIDMS Entry Page, select an operator from the Operators list to navigate to the Operator Summary Page, and select the Name of the location to navigate to the Location Entry Page. Then select Spatial Reports from the Navigation box on the left side of the screen.

Spatial Reports

All spatial reports that have been uploaded into the application for the specified location will appear in the box with the heading Spatial Reports. The report that is highlighted in red will appear on the right side of the screen.
If a spatial report doesn’t yet exist for a location, in place of the Spatial Reports Box, there will be text indicating no spatial reports exist and provides a links for the user to add one.

Spatial Report Box


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Uploading an Individual Spatial Report

From the JIDMS Entry Page, select an operator from the Operators list to navigate to the Operator Summary Page. Select the name of a location in the Location Summary Table.

Spatial Data Rules

Following is a list of rules for uploading spatial polygons into the application.

NOTE: If the most current polygon’s pad is archived, the application will default to the next current polygon and this operator’s acreage summaries will be affected without warning.


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Uploading Spatial Data

Spatial reports can be entered individually using two different links.

Link 1

Upload Spatial Data Link 1

Link 2

From the Location Entry Page, select the Add Spatial Report link from the main menu bar and follow steps 2 – 5 found in Like 1 above.


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Editing and Deleting an Individual Spatial Report

From the JIDMS Entry Page, select an operator from the Operators list to navigate to the Operator Summary. From here, you can navigate to an individual spatial report for a specific location by one of two links.

Individual Spatial Report Editing and Deleting

Link 1

From the Operator Summary Page, the user can select the date for a specific location from the Last Spatial Report field. This will bring the user directly to the Spatial Reports page and display the most recent spatial data uploaded into the application.

Link 2

From the Operator Summary Page, the user can select the name of the location from the Location Summary Table. This will bring the user to the Location Entry Page and from here the user will need to select the Spatial Reports link in the navigation box on the left side of the screen.

This link will direct the user to the page displayed in the image below. After navigating to the Spatial Reports page, the user can use the delete or edit tools found to the right of each spatial record.


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Edit Spatial Report

The pencil icon is used to upload an edited version of the spatial report. Once the pencil icon is selected, the user will be presented with an upload screen.

Edited Spatial Report

If the user has a spatial file that has already been edited and is ready to upload into the application, follow the instructions below:

Edit without updating

If the user wants to edit a spatial report already uploaded into the application, follow the instructions below:

Delete Spatial Report

The red “X” is used to delete an individual spatial report. Once the “X” is selected, the user will be asked to confirm the deletion. The user can select Yes to complete the delete process or No to cancel the process.


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Uploading, Editing, and Deleting Individual Photographs

Start at the JIDMS Entry Page and select an operator from the Operators list to navigate to the Operator Summary Page. Select the name of the location to navigate to the Location Entry Page.

Uploading Photographs

There are three different links to upload individual photo collections.

Links to uploading photographs

Link 1 and 2

These two links take the user to the Add Photograph page for the specified location. 

By selecting the Photographs link on the Location Entry Page, the user can view all the photo records that have been uploaded for the location.

Photos are grouped in 30 day intervals by Collection Date. The most recent photo record is highlighted red in the Photograph Groups area and the photos are also displayed on the right. The user can select the magnifying glass icon next to other records to view the photos in the Selected Photographs area.


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Link 3

If the location has no photos, selecting link 3 will bring the user to the Location Entry Page. Once the user selects the blue add one text, the page will direct to the Add Photograph page.

first addition of photos to a location


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Editing and Deleting Uploaded Photographs

Start at the JIDMS Entry Page and select an operator from the Operators list to navigate to the Operator Summary Page. Select the name of the location to navigate to the Location Entry Page.

The most current photos can be edited and deleted from the Location Entry Page. To edit or delete older photos, the user must select the Photographs link from the navigation box located on the left side of the page.

Edit and Delete Most Recent Photographs

From the Location Entry Page, use the icons found in the upper left corner of each photo to edit / delete a photo.


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Edit, Delete, and Comparing Photographs

To edit any photo regardless of collection date select the Photographs link from the navigation box located on the left side of the Location Entry Page.
Photos are grouped into collections based on the collection date entered and edit tools can be found in the upper left corner of each photo. If more photos need to be added, the Add Photograph link is found in the upper right corner of the Selected Photographs box.

Location Entry Page

Edit Photographs

Users can edit photos one at a time by selecting the pencil icon in the upper left corner of each photo. Once the pencil icon is selected, the edit screen will appear. On the edit screen the user can change all of the fields except location. Once the changes have been made select Update to save the changes or select Cancel to stop the edit process.

Delete Photographs

Users can only delete photos one at a time by selecting the red “X” found in the left corner of each photo. Once the “X” is selected, the user will be asked to verify that they want to delete the selected photo. The user can then select “Yes” to complete the delete process or “No” to cancel the delete process.

Comparing Photographs Side by Side

Select the window icon above each photo to display them in separate pop-up boxes. There is no limit to the number of photos that can be compared using the pop-up boxes.


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Uploading, Editing, and Deleting Individual Status Reports

From the JIDMS Entry Page, select an operator from the Operators list to navigate to the Operator Summary PageThen select the Name of the location to navigate to the Location Entry Page. From here select the Status Report link found in the Navigation box on the left side of the screen.

Status Reports

Please see the Data Dictionaries section of the manual which provides the definitions for each field contained within the data forms.

From the Location Entry Page, the Status Reports link is found in the navigation box on the left side of the screen. This link directs the user to the page that houses all of the status reports that have been uploaded into the system.
There are two different Status Reports a user must enter for each location.

Status Reports Box

All status reports that have been uploaded into the application will appear in the box with the heading Status Reports. The report that is highlighted in red will appear on the right side of the screen.
If a status report doesn’t yet exist for a location, in place of the Status Reports Box, there will be text indicating no status reports exist and provides a links for the user to add one.

Status Report Page

Status Reports Edit Tools

Edit tools can also be found in the top right corner of the Selected Status Report.


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Entering New Qualitative and Quantitative Status Reports

From the JIDMS Entry Page, select an operator from the Operators list to navigate to the Operator Summary PageThen select the Name of the location to navigate to the Location Entry Page.

There are two different links that can be used to enter a status report.

Link 1

From the Location Entry Page select the Add Status Report from the main menu bar.

Link 2

From the Location Entry Page, if no status reports have been entered for the location, the user can select the add one link. This link is found in the middle column, below the Location Status box.


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Entering Data

Both the qualitative and quantitative data forms appear on the same page but they can be filled out separately. Once data is entered into a qualitative field then all required fields must be filled in for the data form and this is the same for quantitative data form. If the user enters data for just the qualitative data then no quantitative data will be required.

status report information

If a required field is missing data, a red box will appear at the top of the screen indicating what fields are missing data.


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Editing and Deleting an Existing Status Report

From the JIDMS Entry Page, select an operator from the Operators  list to navigate to the Operator Sumary Page. Then select the Date in any of the status reports fields for the particular location.

Or, from the JIDMS Entry Page, select an operator from the Operators  list to navigate to the Operator Sumary Page. Then select the Name of the location to navigate to the Location Entry Page. Select Status Reports from the navigation box on the left side of the screen.

The record does not need to be highlighted in red in order to edit. To edit or delete an existing Status Report, the user can use the tools found to the right end of each row.


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Spatial Data Batch Uploads

Batch uploads are initiated from the Operator Summary Page. From the JIDMS Entry Page, select an operator from the Operators list to navigate to the operator summary page.

Spatial Data Batch Upload Rules

Following is a list of rules for uploading spatial polygons into the application.


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Uploading Batch Spatial Files

Starting on the JIDMS Entry Page, select the Upload Spatial Reports link in the main menu at the top of the page.

Uploading Batch Reports


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Photograph Batch Uploads

Photograph Naming Convention

Ensure the photos are named as <feature name>_<direction as N, S, E, W, O, Close-up>. For example, a North face picture of CAB 1-25 would be named CAB_1-25_N.

NOTE: do not leave any spaces in the photograph name: use an underscore for spaces. There is no naming convention for the name of the zip file.

Direction choices are:


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Uploading Batch Photograph Files

Starting on the JIDMS Entry Page, select the Upload Photographs link in the main menu at the top of the page.


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Status Reports Batch Upload

Downloading Data Form Templates

The templates are accessed from the JIDMS Entry Page.


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Qualitative and Quantitative Batch Upload

Starting on the JIDMS Entry Page, select an operator from the Operators list to navigate to the Operator Summary Page


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Mitigation/Project Data

Upload a zipped directory with a README file that discusses the location, pad name, and other metadata on the files.

Batch Upload Error Messages and Guidelines (Status Reports)

This section lists the errors that can be encountered and offers suggestions to help the user identify possible problems with the form being uploaded when errors are present.


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“Location name not found at row: <row #>” OR “The location is not associated with a unique pad”


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“Collection Data missing at row: <row #>”


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“Duplicate Collection Date at row: <row #>”

A report with the same date already exists in the application for the specified location.


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“The qualitative spreadsheet you are trying to upload has the wrong number of columns (it should have 20).”


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“The quantitative spreadsheet you are trying to upload has the wrong number of columns (it should have 21).”


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“Missing <column name> at row: <row#>”

At least one cell in the specified row is missing data (is empty).


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“Invalid <column name> data at row: <row #>”

An invalid data error indicates which column in the specified row contains an incorrect data format or the data entered is out of range.

E.g. Error received “Invalid Rec Stage data at row: 2” indicates that the data contained in the rec stage column of row 2 is not numeric or that a number entered in the rec stage column is out of the accepted range which 1 - 4.


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“Collection method not valid at row: <row #>”

While the collection method is optional, this error will appear if a collection method entered is spelled incorrectly.


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Reclamation Criteria

These reclamation criteria will be used to determine when roll-over and final reclamation have been met on federal lands within the Jonah Infill Drilling Project Area (JIDPA). These criteria were developed as required by the Jonah Infill Drilling Project Record of Decision (ROD) to assure habitat restoration and function in the shortest time possible. Best Management Practices will be implemented into this document as identified and procedures and/or criteria may be modified as necessary.

Objectives

  1. Rollover reclamation credit requires establishment of viable site-stabilizing plant growth (e.g., resistant to wind and water erosion) and a plant community that approximates surrounding or ecologically comparable vegetative composition to the maximum extent possible.
  2. Final reclamation requires a range of species composition, diversity, cover and production equal to pre-disturbance levels.


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Reclamation Criteria

Each reclamation site will utilize a representative reference site for comparison to measure success of reclamation. A reference site must be undisturbed, similar in vegetative composition, soil structure, slope, and aspect. If possible, the reference site should be adjacent to the reclamation site and similar in size.

In recognition that vegetative composition is naturally sporadic, criteria may be met if data falls within ± 5% of the requirement.

See the JIO website for references on recommended plant lists, and Federal, State and County Noxious Weed Lists. References are also available to support scientific validation of the following criteria.


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Roll-Over Criteria

Erosion Control

Vegetative Criteria:


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Final Criteria

Ground Cover & Ecological Function

Vegetative Criteria


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Data Dictionaries

Qualitative Data Dictionary

Operator: The name of the Operator
Location: The name of the pad, road, pipeline, equipment area
Collection Date: Data collection date
Seeding Date: Date location was seeded
Seed Mix: The type of seed mix used to seed the site
Seeding Method: Method used to seed the site. Options are drilling and broadcast
Is seed germination apparent? Seeds have germinated, seedlings are emerging.
Is the area free of undesirable materials (trash, construction materials, liquids, etc)? Examples: Trash, construction materials, etc.
Is the soil stable with no indications of subsidence, slumping and/or significant erosion? Rills greater than 2 inches, accelerated erosion is obvious and soils are not being held by plants on site, sheet flow, head cutting in drainages, slopes occurring on or adjacent to reclaimed areas.
Are other undesirable species absent? Cheatgrass, Japanese brome, etc.
Is there evidence of good reproductive capability? Seed production is evident.

Are noxious weeds absent? Perennial pepperweed, Canada thistle, black henbane, leafy spurge, yellow or Dalmatian toadflax, spotted knapweed, Russian knapweed, etc.
Weed List: If weeds are present, enter the species code. If there are multiple varieties of weeds, separate the species codes with a comma.
Stage of Reclamation: Options are stages 1 – 4, indicate which stage the reclamation is currently in
Stage Regressed: Has the stage regressed from the previous stage that was monitored?


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Quantitative Data Dictionary

Operator: The name of the Operator
Location: The name of the pad, road, pipeline, equipment area
Date: Data collection data
Method: Type of method used to perform the quantitative data collection. Acceptable options are Basal Cover, Daubenmire Frame, Frequency, Line-Point Intercept, Percent Cover, Visual.
Soil Surface Factor: A measure of a site’s stability, shown as a percentage of erosion using factors such as soil movement, surface litter, rock fragments, etc. The SSF worksheet can be found in the Jonah Reclamation Monitoring Plan.
Undisturbed % Bare Ground: Percent of bare ground on the reference site
Disturbed % Bare Ground: Percent of bare ground on the reclamation site. This must be less than or equal to the reference site.
Undisturbed Avg. Density/Freq. Forbs: Average number of rooted forbs and abundance and distribution of forbs on the reference site
Disturbed Avg. Density/Freq. Forbs: Average number of rooted forbs and abundance and distribution of forbs on the reclamation site. Must be at least 75% of the reference site
Undisturbed No. of Forbs: Number of forbs on the reference site
Disturbed No. of Forbs: Number of forbs on the reclamation site
Undisturbed Avg. Density/Freq. Shrubs: Average number of rooted shrubs and abundance and distribution of shrubs on the reference site
Disturbed Avg. Density/Freq. Shrubs: Average number of rooted shrubs and abundance and distribution of shrubs on the reclamation site. Must be at least 50% of the reference site.
% Rabbitbrush: Percent of shrub composition that is rabbitbrush. This cannot exceed more than 10% of shrub composition
% Dominant Shrub: Percent of shrub composition that is the dominant shrub (this is the dominant species on the reference site.) At least 15% (roll-over requirements) or 25% (finale release requirements) density/frequency of shrub component must be dominant species on reference site.
Undisturbed No. of Shrubs: Number of shrubs on the reference site
Disturbed No. of Shrubs: Number of shrubs on the reclamation site. Individual shrub plants younger than 3 years old do not count towards roll-over
No. Grass Species: Number of native perennial grasses present. At least 3 species must be present, 2 of which must be bunch grass species and the remaining one must be rhizomatous.
No. Bunch Grasses: Number of native perennial grasses that are bunch grass species. At least, 2 bunch grass species must be present
Undisturbed Lbs. Grass Production: Number of pounds of grass present above ground on the reference site. Not a roll-over requirement
Disturbed Lbs. Grass Production: Number of pounds of grass present above ground on the reclamation site. This is not a roll-over requirement BUT for final release this must be equal to or greater than the reference site.


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Examples of Completed Data Forms

Completed Qualitative Data Form

Completed Data Form

Qualitative Data Formats Acepted Per Column

Required fields:

Operator: Alpha characters
Location: Alphanumeric
Collection Date: mm/dd/yyyy, will not accept any date prior to 01/01/1990
“Is seed germination apparent?”: Alpha characters – only “Yes” or “No” is accepted
“Is the area free of undesirable…”: Alpha characters – only “Yes” or “No” is accepted
“Is the soil stable…”: Alpha characters – only “Yes” or “No” is accepted
“Are other undesirable species…”: Alpha characters – only “Yes” or “No” is accepted
“Is there evidence of good…”: Alpha characters – only “Yes” or “No” is accepted
“Are noxious weeds absent?”: Alpha characters – only “Yes” or “No” is accepted
Stage of Reclamation: Numeric 1 – 4

NOTE: Seeding fields (below) are only required if no seeding information has been entered for the specified site.

Seeding Date: mm/dd/yyyy, will not accept any date prior to 01/01/1990
Seed Mix: Alphanumeric
Seeding Method: Alpha characters
Acceptable Options: Broadcast Drilling

Optional Fields:

Comments (Columns H, J, L, N and P): Alphanumeric
Weed List: Alphanumeric
Stage Regressed?: Alpha characters – only “Yes” or “No” is accepted


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Completed Quantitative Data Form

Quantitative Data Form

Quantitative Data Formats Accepted Per Column

Required Fields:

Operator: Alpha characters
Location: Alphanumeric
Date: mm/dd/yyyy, will not accept any date prior to 01/01/1990
Soil Surface Factor: Numeric range 0 – 100
Undisturbed % Bare Ground: Numeric range 0 – 100
Disturbed % Bare Ground: Numeric range 0 – 100
Undisturbed Avg. Density/Freq. Forbs: Numeric
Disturbed Avg. Density/Freq. Forbs: Numeric
Undisturbed No. Forbs: Numeric
Disturbed No. Forbs: Numeric
Undisturbed Avg. Density/Freq. Shrubs: Numeric
Disturbed Avg. Density/Freq. Shrubs: Numeric
Undisturbed No. Shrubs: Numeric
Disturbed No. Shrubs: Numeric
No. Grass Species: Numeric
No. Bunch Grass: Numeric

Optional Fields:

Method: Alpha characters –  acceptable options: Basal Cover, Daubenmire Frame, Frequency, Line-Point Intercept (the hyphen must be present), Percent Cover, Visual
% Rabbit Brush: Numeric range 0 – 100
% Dominant Shrub: Numeric range 0 – 100
Undisturbed Lbs. Grass Production: Numeric
Disturbed Lbs. Grass Production: Numeric


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