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BMP ID: 8587
Title: Drilling is not appropriate in any manner on a number of sensitive lands and habitats
Text: In a number of cases, no type of drilling is appropriate. This includes a number of sensitive lands and habitats that are fundamentally incompatible with industrial development. These areas include, but are not limited to, wildlife refuges, parks, monuments and wilderness areas.
Source Publication Name: Drilling Smarter: Using Directional Drilling to Reduce Oil and Gas Impacts in the Intermountain West
Citation Section: The Potential to Reduce Impacts through Directional Drilling
Citation Page: 16
Supplemental Documents:  
Usage Type: Recommended
Timing: • Drilling
• Production / Operation / Maintenance
Oil / Gas Field:  
Surface Ownership: • Federal
• State
• Private
Mineral Ownership: • Federal
• State
• Private
Primary Contact: Biodiversity Conservation Alliance
P.O. Box 1512
Laramie, Wyoming  82073  United States
Phone:(307) 742-7978     Alt. Phone:
Fax:(307) 742-7989     E-mail: 
Alternate Contact:  
Categories: Wildlife
Land Surface Disturbance
Location: Western Region
Vegetation Types:
General Comments:
Cost-Benefit Analysis:
BMP Efficacy:
Date Entered: 2011-04-25 20:21 UTC
Last Updated: 2011-04-28 12:38 UTC