The Realities of Reclamation in the Jonah Field

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The Realities of Reclamation in the Jonah Field

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Peterson, Mae
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Department of Renewable Resources; Dr. Peter Stahl
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Laramie, Wyoming

University Of Wyoming
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2008-04-23

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Remediation of environmental impacts of energy resource extraction has been recognized as a critical part of the natural resource development process. Improved natural gas extraction technologies have allowed for economical development of the highly productive Jonah natural gas field in Southwestern Wyoming. Reclamation of disturbance is required as part of the permitting process and must be successfully implemented to continue the productivity and function of the rangeland resource. Several agencies regulate the type and amount of disturbance as well as reclamation requirements. Because of the new activity and fast-paced development, little is known regarding best reclamation practices and few studies have been conducted to provide new information. Growing conditions in the Jonah field environment are difficult and harsh which lead to challenges in vegetation community reestablishment and sustainability. Environmental conditions inhibiting a simple, quick and efficient reclamation process are presented. Some of these include: climate, water, soil and vegetation. Also discussed are both customary and innovative reclamation methodologies as well as techniques designed to avoid or minimize impact and need for subsequent reclamation. A more complete inventory and discussion of the biotic and abiotic limitations provide opportunity to tailor specific reclamation plans to the unique environment represented in the Jonah Field.
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From - Undergraduate Research Day 2008 - Celebration of Research - Abstracts
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Reclamation of land -- Wyoming -- Sublette County; Gas fields -- Environmental aspects -- Wyoming -- Sublette County

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Undergraduate Research Day 2008

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