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BMP ID: 4526
Title: All long-term reclamation of mineral extraction should be closely monitored.
Text: "Reclamation of abandoned and out-of-production sites is a long-term strategy, directed towards managing the eventual transition from mineral extraction back to other land uses in a manner consistent with LPC and SDL conservation objectives. However, it must be pursued on an incremental basis, starting with site-specific mitigation strategies described in Conservation Strategy 2.2 and extending to larger areas. All such work should be closely monitored and credited, as described in Conservation Strategy 2.1. Special consideration is given to the IPA/Carlsbad area in Conservation Strategy 4.1. In this region, coordinated reclamation of retired oil fields may be extremely important over the long term as a means of reversing landscape fragmentation and facilitating the restoration of viable LPC populations to southeastern New Mexico."
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 2.3: Coordinating restoration and reclamation of previously developed areas
Citation Page: 89
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Usage Type: Recommended
Timing: • Production / Operation / Maintenance
• Reclamation
• Monitoring
Oil / Gas Field:  
Surface Ownership: • Federal
• State
• Private
Mineral Ownership: • Federal
• State
• Private
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Categories: Land Surface Disturbance
Location: New Mexico
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Date Entered: 2009-04-14 14:17 UTC
Last Updated: 2009-07-17 09:52 UTC