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Surface Reconstruction & Stabilization 

  • Reconstruct the landscape to the approximate original contour or consistent with the LUP
    • Photographs (Examples of acceptable and unacceptable recontouring)
    • Brief descriptions of the use of various types of equipment to achieve desired results
  • Maximize geomorphic stability and topographic diversity
    • Photographs
  • Eliminate highwalls, cutslopes, depressions (unless otherwise approved)
    • Photographs
    • Exception for micro-site depressions to harvest precipitation, provide suitable microclimates for germination, establishment, and growth
  • Minimize erosion on or adjacent to reclaimed area
    • Photographs
    • Factors influencing water and wind erosion rates
      • Soil type/erodibility
        • Texture
        • Soil density/compaction
      • Slope (steepness, length), topography
      • Precipitation (amount, timing)
      • Soil cover
      • Livestock, wildlife, human use of site
    • Erosion and Sediment Control BMPs (sub-site)
      • Minimize disturbance
      • Avoid soils that are susceptible to erosion
      • Avoid steep slopes
      • Roughen surface to increase precipitation capture/infiltration
      • Reduce the duration when soils are bare
      • Mulch
      • Revegetation
      • Roadside Vegetation Health Condition and Magnesium Chloride
      • Artificial erosion/drainage/sedimentation control measures (water bars/dips, erosion control mats/blankets, check dams, sediment basins, vegetative buffers, silt fences, outfall structures, etc.)
      • Phased disturbance/revegetation
      • Grazing practices
      • Site fencing, preventing re-disturbance
    • Link to BLM Tech Note #346
    • National Menu of Stormwater Best Management Practices 
    • WYPDES Storm Water Program