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BMP of Oil and Gas Development

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BMP ID: 4520
Title: A variety of techniques may be applied to reduce impacts on oil and gas sites.
Text: Mitigating development impacts: "A variety of techniques may be applied to reduce or mitigate impacts of oil and gas activities in active production areas, and to reclaim sites or facilities no longer in use. Targeted use of mitigation and reclamation techniques may yield significant benefits in areas where development is at a relatively low level, and where suitable or occupied habitat can be maintained by the strategic placement, co-location or consolidation of roads, structures, power lines, and other features or equipment. While infrastructure itself may not occupy a large amount of surface area, the suitable habitat that may be gained by infrastructure removal includes surrounding impact/avoidance zones (see Definitions and Standards, above). Thus there is a high rate of return, in habitat acres, for infrastructure removed or consolidated."
Source Publication Name: Collaborative Conservation Strategies for the Lesser Prairie-Chicken and Sand Dune Lizard in New Mexico: Findings and Recommendations of the New Mexico LPC/SDL Working Group
Citation Section: Conservation Strategy 2.2: Minimizing impacts of new and ongoing energy development
Citation Page: 87
Supplemental Documents:  
Usage Type: Recommended
Timing: • Production / Operation / Maintenance
• Reclamation
Oil / Gas Field:  
Surface Ownership: • Federal
• State
• Private
Mineral Ownership: • Federal
• State
• Private
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Categories: Vegetation
Land Surface Disturbance
Location: New Mexico
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Date Entered: 2009-04-14 13:07 MDT
Last Updated: 2009-07-17 09:48 MDT