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BMP ID: 4069
Title: re-seeding strategies may be implemented to provide valuable resources for livestock.
Text: Land Surface Reclamation: "Depending on landowner agreements, re-seeding strategies may also be implemented to provide valuable resources for livestock. In most situations, previously disturbed areas are re-seeded according to BLM or State stipulations until vegetation is considered satisfactory.... Surface preparations prior to re-seeding, such as ripping, contour furrowing, terracing, reducing steep slopes, etc. can help lead to a reduction of erosion and unwanted water runoff.... regulatory agencies require that the land surface be returned to original grade as nearly as practical.... landowners may choose to leave roads, impoundments, and other disturbed areas for alternative purposes that do not relate to CBM development or production but fit the needs of the landowner for future land use plans."
Source Publication Name: Handbook on Best Management Practices and Mitigation Strategies for Coal Bed Methane in the Montana Portion of the Powder River Basin
Citation Page: 40
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: Water Quality and Pollution
Land Surface Disturbance
Grazing and Agriculture
Location: Montana
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Date Entered: 2009-03-10 11:51 UTC
Last Updated: 2011-02-22 12:26 UTC