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|NEPA Resource Analysis
Present, Potentially Affected +
|NEPA Resource Applicant Mitigation
Direct impacts to wildlife habitat and bot …
Direct impacts to wildlife habitat and botanical resources would be minimized by clearing only
those small areas required for the construction of the road crossings and highway boring.
Fish habitat would be protected through the prevention of erosion and spills of geothermal fluid.of erosion and spills of geothermal fluid. +
|NEPA Resource Comment
Mule deer are known to use the Project area as summer range, and possibly as a migration corridor and fawning habitat. +
|NEPA Resource Imposed Mitigation
Following pipeline construction, the few s …
Following pipeline construction, the few small areas of disturbed land would be reclaimed to
promote the reestablishment of native plant and wildlife habitat.
MPLP would comply with mitigation measure WLD-1 (vehicle speeds on roads),WLD-2 (operations near goshawk nests), WLD-3 (harassment of wildlife) from the Upper Basalt Geothermal Exploration Project ROD.
WLD-1: No operations are permitted during the migration and migration-holding period from April 15 through June 15.
WLD-2: Immediately prop to occupancy at site 31+36, a Forest Service biologist will conduct a survey to determine whether new northern goshawk nests have been constructed to the drill pad or access road. If a new nest is discovered, drilling will be delayed until after the nesting season.
WLD-3: All drivers accessing drill sites will adhere to a speed limit of 25 MPH.es will adhere to a speed limit of 25 MPH. +
Geothermal/Wildlife Resources +