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Location Entry Page: MS 12-28 (Ultra)

Location Status:

Type: Well Pad
Status: Status Image Interim Reclamation Initiated
Is Area Fenced: No
Is a Pre-ROD Pad: Yes
Is a Federal Surface Site: Yes
Mat Pad: No
Years of Reclamation: 14 years
Latest Seeding: 10/24/2005 (Sagebrush-dominated w/ Alkaline Soils)
Latest Qualitative Report: 07/16/2019
Latest Frequency Report: 06/14/2013
Latest Intercept Report: 06/14/2013
Latest Spatial Report: 05/13/2019
Disturbed Acreage:20.64 acres
Reclamation:13.00 acres

Most Recent Status Report:

Collection Date: 07/16/2019
Data Source: Aster Canyon
General Comments: site likely needs reseeding
Seeding Date: 10/24/2005
Seed Mix: Sagebrush-dominated w/ Alkaline Soils
Seeding Method: Drill
Topsoil Storage: Stockpile (> 3ft)
Months of Topsoil Storage: Unknown
Has Soil Been Amended? No
Qualitative:
Is seed germination apparent? Yes
Is the area free of undesirable materials (trash, construction materials, liquids, etc)? Yes
Is the soil stable with no indications of subsidence, slumping and/or significant erosion? Yes
Is there evidence of good reproductive capability? No
Explanation: site is primarily weeds, lacks shrubs forbs and rhizomatous grasses
Are noxious or undesirable weeds absent? No
County or State Noxious Weeds:
    Undesirable Species:
    • ALSI8 (Alyssum simplex Rudolphi - alyssum)
    • CHAL7 (Chenopodium album L. - lambsquarters)
    • DESO2 (Descuraninia sophia (L.) Webb ex Prantl - herb sophia)
    • HAGL (Halogeton glomeratus (M. Bieb.) C.A. Mey. - saltlover)
    • POAV (Polygonum aviculare L. - prostrate knotweed)
    • SAKA (Salsola kali L. - Russina thistle)

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    BLM Comments:

    Only about 7 out of 23 acres of the pad are reclaimed. Rest of site needs to be put into reclamation.  Swepi had said they would seed in 2014 (see 2014 comments). It has been well over 2 years since last development activity occurred. Site should be brought in and reclaimed.  Partial fence. Very large area not in reclamation needs to be done ASAP.  Soil pile claimed as reclamation but it is actually just weeds. Small area on NW and S side of pad that are in reclamation look ok for shrubs but are lacking forbs, rest of pad needs to be reclaimed.  This site sat idle over the two years specified in the ROD and does not provide functioning habitat.  As this site is in DA2 and operators have moved to DA3 It should be reclaimed.  Site is not showing reproductive capability (noted by Aster Cyn) lacking for forb and shrub.
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