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TABLE OF CONTENTS
2.7 Pre-mining Land Use and Vegetation ................................................................................. 1 2.7.1 Pre-mining Land Use.................................................................................................... 1 2.7.1.1 Introduction ........................................................................................................ 1 2.7.1.2 Objectives .......................................................................................................... 1 2.7.1.3 Methods ............................................................................................................. 2 2.7.1.3.1 Land Use Mapping ................................................................................. 2 2.7.1.3.2 Operator and Landowner Interviews...................................................... 2 2.7.1.3.3 Land Capability Classification (LCC) ................................................... 3 2.7.1.3.4 Reporting................................................................................................. 5 2.7.1.4 Results................................................................................................................ 6 2.7.1.4.1 Cropland.................................................................................................. 6 2.7.1.4.2 Tame Pastureland.................................................................................... 8 2.7.1.4.3 Native Vegetation ................................................................................... 9 2.7.1.4.4 Shelterbelts............................................................................................ 10 2.7.1.4.5 Recreational .......................................................................................... 10 2.7.1.4.6 Residential............................................................................................. 10 2.7.1.4.7 Industrial and Commercial ................................................................... 10 2.7.1.4.8 Woodlands ............................................................................................ 11 2.7.1.4.9 Developed Water Resources ................................................................ 11 2.7.1.4.10 Wetlands ............................................................................................... 11 2.7.1.4.11 Other Uses............................................................................................. 11 2.7.1.5 Additional Information ...................................................................................... 12 Grazing Use ........................................................................................... 12 2.7.1.5.1 2.7.1.5.2 Conservation Uses ................................................................................. 13 2.7.1.5.3 Noxious Weeds ..................................................................................... 14 2.7.1.5.4 Flooding and Irrigation .......................................................................... 14 2.7.1.5.5 Structures within One-Half Mile of the Permit Boundary .................... 15 2.7.1.6 Land Capability Classification ........................................................................... 15 2.7.1.7 Operator Interviews and Land Management....................................................... 15

LIST OF TABLES
Table 2.7.1-1 Table 2.7.1-2 Table 2.7.1-3 Table 2.7.1-4 Table 2.7.1-5 Table 2.7.1-6 Table 2.7.1-7 Table 2.7.1-8 Table 2.7.1-9 Pre-Mine Land Use Acreage within the Permit Boundary Five-Year Cropland Use and Yield History within the Permit Boundary Stark County Average Crop Yields Soil Mapping Unit Productivity and Forage Suitability Tame Pastureland Production Estimates by Forage Suitability Group Use and Description of Structures within the Permit Boundary Conservation Reserve Program Enrollment and Status within the Permit Boundary Location and Use of Structures within One-Half Mile of the Permit Boundary Summary of Land Capability Classification within the Permit Boundary

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LIST OF FIGURES
Figure 2.7.1-1 Figure 2.7.1-2A, B, C Figure 2.7.1-3A, B, C Overview of Land Use Study Area Pre-mine Land Use Maps Pre-mine Land Capability Classification Maps

LIST OF APPENDICES
Appendix 2.7.1-1 Appendix 2.7.1-2 Summary of Pre-Mining Land Use Acreage and Soil Mapping Unit Information by Landowner within the Permit Boundary Pre-mine Land Management Information

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In accordance with portions of the following regulations related to land use: • • 2.7.1.1

Section 38-14.1-14(2)(a), North Dakota Century Code (NDCC); and Section 69-05.2-08-08, North Dakota Administrative Code (NDAC). Introduction

This section describes the pre-mining land uses present within the Permit Boundary. The land use Study Area (Figure 2.7.1-1) includes the area within the Permit Boundary and adjacent areas. The land uses were initially determined through air photo interpretation and subsequently verified through onsite surveys and landowner interviews. The use of all areas and the production of

harvested and grazed areas were determined for the years of 2002 through 2006. 2.7.1.2 Objectives

The primary objective of this study was to collect data that document the land uses that have existed within the Permit Boundary for at least the prior five years (2002 through 2006) and to document the production of the cropland and grazing land tracts during that period. Related survey objectives were to generate data sufficient to serve additional purposes including: •

Evaluation of the productivity and relative importance of areas potentially classified as Alluvial Valley Floors (AVFs); and Preparation of an environmental review document (e.g., Environmental Impact Statement) for the South Heart Lignite Mine (SHLM), if necessary.

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Data provided in this Baseline Study Report, combined with existing data and supporting information, may be used by project scientists and engineers to accomplish the foregoing. In order to ensure data are suitable for these uses, all data were collected in compliance with applicable standards and regulations cited herein.

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This study was completed by first interpreting aerial photography and subsequently conducting field investigations to verify these interpretations. The field investigations, including landowner interviews were used to refine the field map and fully document the uses and management history for the prior five years. The following sections include a more detailed description of these methods. 2.7.1.3.1 Land Use Mapping

Aerial photographs from 2006 were reviewed and all land uses were digitized at a scale of greater than 1:4,800. In addition to delineating the uses defined by the applicable sections of the NDAC, other features including the footprint of structures and other miscellaneous uses were also identified and separated from adjoining areas. The goal of the land use map was to separate all readily identifiable features that indicated either unique uses or reflected historic anthropogenic influences that affect the capability or use of the site. Onsite investigations resulted in a number of corrections to the digitized land use boundaries. Additional boundaries were added and others were removed in an attempt to refine the use patterns in the Study Area. The findings of the wetland and vegetation surveys were also incorporated to ensure agreement between the various delineations and use classifications. In addition to describing the details of structures within the Permit Boundary, the location and current use of all structures within 0.5 miles of the Permit Boundary were also investigated in accordance with Section 69-05.2-08-02, NDAC. through air photo interpretation. Locations and preliminary use determinations were made

The uses were field verified to the extent possible through

observation from public access points 2.7.1.3.2 Operator and Landowner Interviews

Following refinement of the land use maps, the landowners or current agricultural operators were interviewed in June and July of 2007 regarding their use of the land in the Study Area. The interviews were completed in a consistent manner by asking a series of questions related to all uses with specific focus on cropland use and production, grazing land use and production, recreational uses (including hunting), wildlife and habitat, structure use and condition (including

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residences), and the surface and groundwater features and developments and their respective use characteristics. In addition, all persons interviewed were asked to review the delineations on the land use map to identify other important features related to their use and to ensure that boundaries coincide with their existing uses. 2.7.1.3.3 Land Capability Classification (LCC)

The capability of tracts within the Study Area to support land uses was determined by classifying all soil map units using the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) LCC system (Klingebiel and Montgomery 1961, USDA 2007a). The LCC includes eight classes of land

designated by Roman numerals I through VIII and four subclasses which signify special limitations such as (e) erosion, (w) excess wetness, (s) problems in the rooting zone, and (c) climatic limitations. The first four classes are arable land in which the limitations on their use and necessity of conservation measures and careful management increase from I through IV. The criteria for placing a given area in a particular class involve the landscape location, slope of the field, depth, texture, and reaction of the soil. The remaining four classes, V through VIII, are not to be used for cropland, but may have uses for pasture, range, woodland, grazing, wildlife, recreation, and esthetic purposes. These classes are more fully discussed below. Class I – Class I land has few or no conditions that limit its use for most common agricultural crops; it can be safely cultivated without special conservation treatment. There are no subclasses in Class I land. Soils in Class I land are suited to a wide range of plants and may be used safely for cultivated crops, pasture, range, woodland, and wildlife. They have deep soils, are generally well drained, and easily worked. They hold water well and are either fairly well supplied with plant nutrients or highly responsive to fertilizer. These soils are not subject to damaging overflow. Class I land is productive and suited to intensive cropping. The local climate is favorable for growing most common field crops. Class I land that is used for crops needs only ordinary management practices to maintain it. Class I land is level and is not subject to accelerated erosion. It does not have a wetness problem or other unfavorable soil characteristics in the root zone. Class II – Class II land has some natural conditions that require some conservation practices when it is cultivated or that limit the kinds of plants it can produce. Soils in Class II require more careful management than do those of Class I land, including conservation practices, to prevent deterioration or to improve air and water relations when the soils are cultivated. The limitations are slight,

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however, and the practices are easy to apply. Although this land can be used for cultivated crops, pasture, range, wildlife food and cover, woodland, or outdoor recreation, the farm operator has less latitude in the choice of crops and management practices than with Class I land. Class III – Class III land has one or more moderate limitations on its use. These soils are more restricted in the crops that can be produced than are those in classes I and II. When cultivated, conservation practices are more difficult to implement, and/or maintenance is usually required. Class III lands may be used for cultivated crops, pastures, range, wildlife food and cover, woodland, or recreation. Limitations of soils in Class III restrict the amount of clean cultivation; time of planting, tillage or harvesting operations; choice or yield of crops; or a combination of these. These limitations may be a result of erosion due to past or present land uses, or natural occurrences; such as steep slopes or changes in the hydrologic regimes. Class IV – Class IV land is suitable for only occasional or limited cultivation. It has one or more severe limitations that restrict its use. Soils in Class IV have very severe limitations that restrict the kinds of plants that can grow. When cultivated, they require very careful management, and

conservation practices are more difficult to apply and maintain than on soils in classes II and III. Class IV land includes soils in areas where flooding may preclude planting or harvesting crops during unfavorable years. Many sloping soils in Class IV in humid areas are suited to occasional, but not regular, cultivation because of the severe erosion hazard. Some of the poorly drained, nearly level soils are not subject to erosion but are poorly suited to some crops because of wetness, frequency of flooding, or low productivity for cultivated crops. Some hilly soils in Class IV are well suited to one or more special crops such as fruits or ornamental trees and shrubs. Class V – Class V land is level but has some conditions that limit its use to pasture or range, woodland, recreation, watershed protection, or wildlife habitat. The soils in Class V land have limitations other than erosion that restrict the kinds of plants that can be grown and/or that prevent tillage of cultivated crops. Examples of limitations are: a) subject to frequent flooding, b) stony or rocky soils, and c) ponded areas where drainage is not feasible. Class VI – Class VI land has soils with very severe limitations that make it generally unsuited for cultivation and restrict its use to pasture, range, woodland, recreation, watershed protection, or wildlife habitat. It may be well or poorly suited to woodland, depending on the characteristics of the

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soil. The soils are such that it is practical to apply range or pasture improvement such as seeding, liming, fertilization, or water control by means of contour furrows, drainage ditches, diversions, or water spreaders. Some soils in Class VI are well adapted to long-term meadows and sodded orchards that do not require cultivation or to special crops such as blueberries that require soil conditions unlike those demanded by most cultivated crops. Class VII – Class VII land has soils with very severe limitations that make it unsuited for cultivation and restrict its use to pasture, range, woodland, recreation, watershed protection, or wildlife habitat. Even in these the soils require careful management. Soils in this Class VII land have restrictions more severe than those in Class VI because of one or more limitations that cannot be modified. These conditions make the land unsuited for common cultivated crops, although some special crops with unusual management practices can be grown. Physical conditions of the soils make it

impractical to apply such pasture or range improvements as seeding, liming, or fertilization, and water control measures such as contour furrows, ditches, diversions, or water spreaders. Soils in this class range from well to poorly suited for woodland. Class VIII – Class VIII land has soils with severe limitations that prevent its use for commercial plant production. Soils and landforms in Class VIII cannot be expected to return significant on-site benefits from management for crops, grasses, or trees, although benefits from wildlife use, watershed protection, or recreation may be possible. Rock outcrops, sand beaches, river wash, mine tailings, and other nearly barren areas are included in Class VIII. The class and subclass determinations were determined in conjunction with the Soil Survey (Section 2.4). All classifications were completed by Mr. Kenneth Thompson (Registered Professional Soil Classifier ND, No. 14) with input from local Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) soil survey staff. Wetlands, water bodies and areas previously disturbed were not assigned a land capability rating. 2.7.1.3.4 Reporting

Following the interviews, the maps were corrected and the data collected were tabulated and summarized to prepare this report. In addition to the data presented herein, the data relating to crop production and structure characteristics were compiled into a GIS database for future use.

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Additional information was collected as necessary to interpret the findings of the study. All of the information related to the uses of areas within the Permit Boundary is presented in this report. 2.7.1.4 Results

The current and historic uses of the land comprising the Study Area are the same and have not changed appreciably for at least five years prior to 2007. Discussions with operators and visual observation within the Study Area, suggest that land uses have not changed significantly for several decades. The most notable changes likely to have occurred relate to the specific cropping practices, including the crop rotations, agricultural inputs, and equipment, and the portion of the area cultivated each year. The vast majority of the area is regularly cultivated or has been previously tilled and is now seeded to perennial species used for grazing (i.e., tame pastureland) or conservation purposes. Undisturbed grassland tracts are distributed throughout the Study Area in flood-prone areas, areas with poor soils or steep slopes, and near fences and property lines on the fringes of cropland tracts. Depending on the species composition, these undisturbed areas are either tame pastureland or native grasslands as further described in the Vegetation Baseline Study Report (Section 2.7.2). The majority of the remaining area is used for transportation infrastructure, agricultural facilities, residences and farmsteads, and developed water resources. Minor portions of the Study Area are used for utilities or mining. Land uses within the Permit Boundary that directly compare to the uses defined in the NDAC Section 69-045.2-01-02 and 69-05.2-23 are described in the following section. Additional uses of the land within the Permit Boundary that do not directly correlate to these uses are also described at the end of this section. It may be appropriate to combine all or portions of these “additional uses” with other NDAC specified uses when evaluating the acreages of the uses within the Permit Boundary. The total pre-mine acreage of each land use category within the Permit Boundary is provided in Table 2.7.1-1. The acreage of cropland and tame pastureland within the Permit Boundary is

summarized by landowner for each mapping unit in Appendix 2.7.1-1. A comparison of pre-mine and post-mine acreage by landowner is presented in Section 4.2. 2.7.1.4.1 Cropland

Croplands are areas used for the production of adapted crops for harvest. This use includes areas currently or recently cultivated for the production of annual crops or hay-land. Included in this use

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category is a related use as grassed waterways (designated Cropland Waterway). These waterways are areas that were once tilled but are now permanently vegetated and often hayed or grazed in conjunction with aftermath (crop residue following harvest) grazing. Cropping rotations and practices are not rigid and generally follow the needs of the operator, farm program requirements, commodity prices, and suitability of the tract to support the types of crops available. Continuous cropping is practiced on all tracts, with no areas left for fallow in any of the five years prior to 2007. Spring wheat (SW) is the most common crop in the Study Area; followed by mixed hay (MH), grass hay (GH), and alfalfa hay (AH). A number of other crops were occasionally planted and harvested during the previous five years and also planted in 2007. These crops include safflower (SA), oat hay (OTH), barley hay (BLH), oats (OT), corn silage (CS), pasture (PSTR; mixed hay that was grazed rather than harvested), millet hay (MTH), and barley (BL), in order of decreasing frequency. With the exception of mixed, grass, and alfalfa hay crops, all of the crops are annuals that must be re-planted each year. Although not specifically a crop, a very common use of cropland in the Study Area (second only to spring wheat) is enrollment in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP), discussed later in this section. While these tracts are not harvested every year, CRP tracts are occasionally cut for hay during periods of drought (emergency purposes) or under farm bill provisions that allow managed harvesting or grazing in one of every three years. In accordance with the managed harvest

requirements, the amount of harvest is commonly one-third of the enrolled tract each year. Most tracts enrolled in CRP may be considered mixed hay for comparison to other production records. The production of all cropland within the Permit Boundary, including hay from CRP, was documented through direct interview of landowners. These production records are provided in Table 2.7.1-2, with the field identifications corresponding to the unique field identifications on Figure 2.7.1-2A, Figure 2.7.1-2B and Figure 2.7.1-2C and the crop codes corresponding to those previously noted in this sub-section. The crop and production for each year from 2002 through 2006 (five years) and crop planted in 2007 were documented for all cropland fields. In addition,

agricultural operators were asked to estimate the average yield for the crop most commonly grown on each tract. The “average” yields are based on the operator’s familiarity with the fields across many

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years rather than a simple average of the prior five years. These values provide a basis for comparing the production of the fields to each other. The cropland mapping units occurring within the Permit Boundary were identified during the baseline soil survey. The occurrence of the mapping units within each landowner’s cropland within the Permit Boundary are provided in Appendix 2.7.1-1. The 30-year average yield for various crops and cropping practices in Stark County is provided in Table 2.7.1-3 (USDA 2007b). The summary also provides the number of years each crop and cropping practice was reported from 1977 to 2007 and the average acres planted each year. The “Total for Crop” statistic is an average of the annual total production data for each crop regardless of practice and is not an average of the data presented in the table. Safflower and grain hay are among those crops regularly grown in the Study Area that do not have corresponding county yield statistics. The average long-term yield estimates per acre were also determined for each of the cropland mapping units within the Study Area using the productivity indexes (PI) and county data presented in the Standards for Evaluation of Revegetation Success and Recommended Procedures for Pre- and Post-Mining Vegetation Assessments (PSC 2003). The PI’s (determined from soil type and average slope) and average long term-yields for Spring Wheat, Oats, and Barley are presented in Table 2.7.1-4. These values can be used in conjunction with Appendix 2.7.1-2 to evaluate average potential yield by landowner. These average yield statistics in Table 2.7.1-3 and Table 2.7.1-4 can be compared to the annual and average production reported by operators for the various crops in Table 2.7.1-2. 2.7.1.4.2 Tame Pastureland

The use of land within the Study Area for tame pastureland includes areas with varying composition by tame (i.e., introduced) grasses and forbs for livestock grazing. Areas nearly totally comprised of introduced species are identified as Tame Pastureland, but other areas with a notable extent of native or woody species are identified as composite units (e.g., Native Grassland-Tame Pastureland or Tame Pastureland-Woodland) that are further described in the Vegetation Baseline Study Report (Section 2.7.2). Most tracts of tame pastureland occur in areas with relatively low productivity soils or topographic features that limit their usefulness as cropland. In the Study Area the vast majority of

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tame pastureland tracts are grazed except those that are within the same fenced unit as cropland tracts enrolled in CRP or outside of fenced units. None of the operators managing tracts of tame

pastureland reported haying these tracts from 2002 through 2006. The tame pastureland (pure tame pastureland; not including composite uses) mapping units occurring within the Permit Boundary were identified during the baseline soil survey. The occurrence of the mapping units within each landowner’s tame pastureland within the Permit Boundary are provided in Appendix 2.7.1-1. The productivity of tame pastureland is largely dependent on the suitability of the individual mapping units (i.e., soil types). Table 2.7.1-4 presents the pasture and hayland suitability group (PHSG) and median production estimate for each mapping unit (PSC 2003). In addition, the forage suitability group (FSG) is provided in Table 2.7.1-4 for each mapping unit, with corresponding yield ranges presented in Table 2.7.1-5. These estimated yields can be compared to the description of species composition and actual yields presented in the Vegetation Baseline Study Report (Section 2.7.2) and the grazing utilization of pastures presented in Appendix 2.7.1-2. 2.7.1.4.3 Native Vegetation

For the purposes of this study, native grasslands include areas where the vegetation is almost entirely comprised of native species. Areas with notable presence of introduced species are identified as composite units (e.g., native vegetation-tame pastureland) that are further described in the vegetation section. Native vegetation units and associated composite units usually have not been historically cultivated (usually because they are unsuitable for cultivation) and often utilized for livestock grazing. Most of tracts of native grassland occur in areas with steep slopes, saline or sodic soils, along stream channels river bottoms (in association with woodlands), or as buffer strips and exclusions found in association with cropland and shelterbelts. Additional smaller areas are included as small fenced lots adjacent to farmsteads with variable uses supporting agricultural operations including equipment storage, hay lots, and other miscellaneous uses. A more detailed description of the composition of native grasslands, tame pastureland, and composite units is provided in the Vegetation Baseline Study Report (Section 2.7.2).

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Use of land within the Permit Boundary for shelterbelts includes parcels where tree and/or shrub species have been planted to serve as wind and snow breaks. These shelterbelts provide wildlife habitat, and serve other related purposes. Shelterbelts most commonly occur in the immediate vicinity of active and historic farmsteads. 2.7.1.4.5 Recreational

While no areas within the Permit Boundary are dedicated solely to recreational use, nearly all of the agricultural operators interviewed stated that hunting is an allowed recreational use within the Permit Boundary. However, they attribute no economic or other value to recreational land use or wildlife management and categorize this use as ancillary to the agricultural uses on the same tracts. No landowners have specific plans in place for wildlife or habitat management except for the objectives and use constraints associated with the conservation easements that attend enrollment in conservation programs discussed later in this section. 2.7.1.4.6 Residential

This land use would generally include residences and their associated structures and yards. However, several farmsteads, which include residences, occur within the Permit Boundary. Most of the sites of residences have other adjacent land uses more appropriately classified in one of the other categories listed in the “Other Uses” section below. These uses can be combined with adjacent residences for determination of the residential acreages as appropriate. The size, year constructed, and condition of residences shown on Figure 2.7.1-2A, Figure 2.7.1-2B and Figure 2.7.1-2C are provided with other structure-specific data in Table 2.7.1-6. 2.7.1.4.7 Industrial and Commercial

No sites of manufacturing or sales businesses are located within the Permit Boundary. The only uses that are appropriate for inclusion in this category are the location of electrical transmission structures and similar utility facilities (identified as Industrial / Utilities). These areas are generally isolated and very small in size.

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Woodlands include areas where the primary pre-mining natural vegetation is trees or shrubs. These areas are commonly grazed as part of established pastures. The composition, classification, density and production of woodlands are described in detail in the Pre-mining Vegetation Report (Section 2.7.2). 2.7.1.4.9 Developed Water Resources

Developed Water Resources include areas where water is ponded upgradient from a constructed embankment or in an excavated (not natural) basin. The areas identified as developed water

resources are periodically inundated by water and can be devoid of vegetation below the high water mark. This land use includes many areas classified as wetlands in the Pre-Mining Vegetation Report (Section 2.7.2). 2.7.1.4.10 Wetlands

Wetland land uses include areas identified as non-temporary (i.e., classes other than Class I or Class II) wetlands in conjunction with the baseline wetland survey (see Section 2.10). Wetland land uses do not include wetlands identified as diked/impounded (h modifier) or excavated (x modifier) in the Pre-Mining Wetland Report as these wetlands are more appropriately assigned to the developed water resource land use (Section 2.7.1.4.9). 2.7.1.4.11 Other Uses

While not specifically identified as separate land uses by the NDAC, there are a number of discrete land uses that were noted to occur and delineated within the Permit Boundary. These uses and a brief description follow: • •

Corrals / Feedlots – Tracts dedicated to confinement of livestock for feeding or other activities related to their management. Driveways – Areas with maintained gravel or graded surfaces found in conjunction with farmsteads.

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Farmstead Yard – Vegetated tracts within or adjacent to farmsteads, but not necessarily adjacent to residences, that do not have an apparent use other than as open space, equipment parking, or other miscellaneous uses. Feed / Hay Lots – Tracts dedicated to the storage of livestock feed, including hay. Gardens – An area dedicated to production of fruits and vegetables for direct human consumption. Mines – Small tracts of industrial use composed of historic excavations for gravel, scoria, or coal; Rights-of-Way and Lanes – Tracts including borrow ditches and unsurfaced routes (i.e., no gravel) commonly found adjacent to surfaced roads or along section lines. Road Surfaces – Major transportation facilities with maintained gravel surfaces (not including farmstead and residence driveways) often with rights-of-way on either side. Structures – Buildings not including residences, all of which are used for storage or support of agricultural operations. The size, year constructed, and condition of all structures shown on Figure 2.7.1-2A, Figure 2.7.1-2B and Figure 2.7.1-2C are provided with other structure-specific data in Table 2.7.1-6. Waste Dumps – Tracts appearing to be dedicated to the disposal of waste, old equipment, and other items of little or no value or use. Additional Information

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The following additional information applies to the area within the Permit Boundary as a whole and does not pertain to specific tracts or any single land use category defined in Section 2.7.1.4. Instead, this information provides a broader description of the uses and circumstances known to exist within the Permit Boundary. 2.7.1.5.1 Grazing Use

The use of native grasslands, tame pastureland, woodlands, and cropland for grazing is reported in the various agricultural operation summaries. Most of the agricultural operators own livestock that are used to graze these areas from May to September. Following crop harvest these herds graze crop aftermath (crop residue following harvest) and adjacent cropland exclusions and buffers. This results in effective

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notable exception to this grazing use is in areas fenced in conjunction with cropland enrolled in CRP. None of these CRP-related areas were reported as grazed from 2002 to 2006. The stocking rates for pastures1 without cropland inclusions vary considerably with the landscape position. Based on the findings of these investigations, pastures located in areas including uplands and small tributaries are utilized at an average rate of 0.42 animal unit months per acre (AUMs/ac), while the forage of river bottom pastures was utilized at a rate of approximately 1.0 AUMs/ac. This suggests that the herbaceous production of the river bottoms is significantly greater than that of the uplands. All of the native grassland and tame pastureland tracts identified within the Permit Boundary are grazed each year with the exception of those that are fenced within the same unit as cropland tracts enrolled in CRP. 2.7.1.5.2 Conservation Uses

Some cropland tracts and shelterbelt plantings within the Permit Boundary are enrolled in conservation programs that secure an easement against unauthorized uses aimed at improving soil and water quality, conserving resources, and providing wildlife habitat, among other purposes. The CRP administered by the USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) is the most common of these programs. The list of fields enrolled in CRP and their enrollment reason and status are provided in Table 2.7.1-7. One very small (approximately 0.1 acre) tract within the Permit Boundary is enrolled in the CoverLocks Program. This program is administered by the North Dakota Game and Fish Department (NDGFD) to create financial incentives for landowners to establish high quality wildlife habitat and provide public access. Tracts enrolled in the program include 160 acres of land on which a 20-acre CoverLock is established and enrolled in the Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP) administered by the FSA. The CoverLock and CREP enrollment consists of 15 acres of unharvested herbaceous cover and five acres of tree plantings. The remainder of the 160 acres may continue to be used for agricultural purposes. However, the landowner agrees to a 30-year public access easement on the entire enrolled tract (160 acres). The CoverLocks program is one of several programs collectively referred to as Conservation PLOTS (Private Land Open To Sportsmen) Programs. Areas enrolled in the PLOTS programs are marked in the field with yellow triangular signs.

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Prior to disturbance within the Permit Boundary, SHC will coordinate with surface owners and the agencies administrating the CRP, CREP, PLOTS and CoverLocks programs to evaluate unenrollment from the subject programs or other options to allow mining to proceed. 2.7.1.5.3 Noxious Weeds

Several species of state-listed noxious weeds and other troublesome weeds were noted by agricultural operators to occur within the Permit Boundary, especially adjacent to the Heart River and the South Branch Heart River. Noxious weeds reported as occurring within the Permit Boundary include leafy spurge (Euphorbia esula), Canada thistle (Cirsium arvense), and absinth wormwood (Artemisia absinthium). These species are commonly sprayed to prevent the population from further spreading. Some landowners noted that the common burdock (Arctium minus) and black henbane (Hyoscyamus niger) also require some level of regular control. Although not noted by any landowners, the Vegetation Baseline Study Report noted the presence of spotted knapweed (Centaurea maculosa) within the Permit Boundary. 2.7.1.5.4 Flooding and Irrigation

All operators stated that no irrigated acreages occur on lands owned or under their control or management, either within or proximate to the Permit Boundary. None of the operators have considered installing or constructing irrigation systems for agricultural production because of limited water supply and poor water quality. No subirrigation was reported to occur along the South Branch Heart River or anywhere else within the Permit Boundary. Operators were asked whether natural flooding occurred and if so whether it was beneficial or detrimental to agricultural operations. The operators with operations along the South Branch Heart River within the Permit Boundary offered the following comments: • Mr. Pat Kuylen – Flooding is generally beneficial. However, sediment deposition during flood events reduces grass and alfalfa production. Harrowing is frequently required to minimize production loss following flood events. Mr. Kuylen reported that prior to the construction of the major bridges across the South Branch Heart River approximately 10 years ago; terraces were flooded nearly every year. Now flooding is much more infrequent.

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Mr. James Perdaems – Flooding is beneficial to pasture growth on lands adjacent to the South Branch Heart River, which floods one out of seven years. Structures within One-Half Mile of the Permit Boundary

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The structures within 0.5 miles of the Permit Boundary (not including the previously discussed structures within the boundary) are shown on Figure 2.7.1-2A, Figure 2.7.1-2B and Figure 2.7.1-2C and described in Table 2.7.1-8. 2.7.1.6 Land Capability Classification

The soil units described in the soil survey report (Section 2.4) were classified according to the protocol referenced in this study, with the capability classification presented in conjunction with the map unit descriptions in Table 2.4-4. A map of the distribution of land capability classifications is shown on Figure 2.7.1-3A, Figure 2.7.1-3B and Figure 2.7.1-3C. The area of the land capability classifications within the Permit Boundary is summarized in Table 2.7.1-9. These results indicate that all soils within the Permit Boundary are at least “moderately limited” for crop production. Approximately, one-third of the soils have only moderate limitations, with the remaining twothirds having either severe to very severe limitations. The degree of soil salinity and sodicity, presence of shallow bedrock, and frequent occurrence of flooding are common reasons why soils are rated as severe (Class 3) or higher. As specified by the LCC guidance (USDA 2007), the distance to market, quality of access, size and shape of the soil areas, locations within fields, skill or resources of individual operators, and other characteristics of land-ownership patterns are not criteria for capability groupings. 2.7.1.7 Operator Interviews and Land Management

In addition to that previously described in this section and presented on Figure 2.7.1-2A, Figure 2.7.1-2B and Figure 2.7.1-2C, the management information collected through direct interviews and pertaining to areas within the Permit Boundary is presented in Appendix 2.7.1-2. The interview findings are presented in alphabetical order by the name of the person interviewed, with further separation by landowner or operation where appropriate. In all cases, the individuals interviewed were the landowners or tenants responsible for, or otherwise most familiar with, the use and land management practiced on each parcel within the Permit Boundary. Unless otherwise noted, the location (i.e., legal description) for all sections described is Township 139 North, Range 98 West. The distribution of land ownership and the land uses are shown on Figure 2.7.1-2A, Figure 2.7.1-2B and Figure 2.7.1-2C.

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TABLE 2.7.1-1 PRE-MINE LAND USE ACREAGE WITHIN THE PERMIT BOUNDARY Pre-Mining Acres Percent 30.5 0.7 3089.3 67.4 14.1 0.3 9.3 0.2 5.1 0.1 19.9 0.4 8.6 0.2 0.1 0.0 0.3 0.0 5.4 0.1 596.4 13.0 43.9 1.0 0.3 0.0 109.8 2.4 26.0 0.6 25.6 0.6 1.4 0.0 216.3 4.7 49.4 1.1 1.1 0.0 32.5 0.7 296.0 6.5

Land Use Corral / Feedlot Cropland Cropland Waterway Developed Water Resources Driveway Farmstead Yard Feed / Hay Lot Garden Industrial - Utilities Mines Native Vegetation Native Vegetation - Tame Pastureland Residence Rights-of-Way / Lane Road Surface Shelterbelt Structure Tame Pastureland Tame Pastureland - Woodland Waste Dump Wetland Woodland

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TABLE 2.7.1-2 FIVE-YEAR CROPLAND USE AND YIELD HISTORY WITHIN THE PERMIT BOUNDARY 1, 2 Operator-Owner 2002 2003 2004 Field Acres Crop Yield Crop Yield Crop Yield Delores Beaudoin - Leocadia Emmil Family Trust EL17 12.1 CRPH CRPH CRPH 15.7 CRPH CRPH CRPH EL21 EL22 5.0 CRPH CRPH CRPH Larry Klein KL3 1.9 CRPH CRPH CRP Pat Kuylen - Cornelius Kooren Property KC25C 0.1 SW 22 CRP CRP Ken Kudrna - Adolf Kudrna Property KA3A 3.4 CRP CRPH 1.5 CRPH 1.5 KA3B 1.1 CRP CRPH 1.5 CRPH 1.5 Patrick Kuylen - Patrick and Katherine Kuylen Property KP3 0.9 CRP CRP CRP KP7 2.4 CRP CRP CRP KP8 0.5 CRP CRP CRP KP11 1.0 CRP CRP CRPH KP14 2.2 CRP CRP CRP KP32 6.1 GH 1 GH 1.5 GH 1.5 KP34 58.3 SW 30 SA 800 SW 25 KP44 102.5 SW 35 SW 30 SW 35 KP87 55.5 CRP CRP CRP KP88 31.8 SW 30 SW 25 SA 1000 KP91 51.6 SW 25 SA 1000 SW 30 KP97 18.9 AH 2 AH 1.5 AH 1.5 KP98 7.7 SW 25 OT 70 SW 30 KP102 13.9 AH 1.5 AH 2 AH 1.5 KP106 3.5 SW 35 SW 25 SA 800 2005 2006 2007 Est. Avg. Crop Yield Crop Yield Crop Crop Yield CRPH CRPH CRPH CRP CRP CRP CRP CRP CRP CRP CRP CRP GH SW SA CRP SW SW AH SW AH SW CRPH CRPH CRPH CRP CRP CRP CRP CRP CRP CRP CRP CRP GH SA SW CRP SW SA OT SW OT SW CRPH CRPH CRPH CRP CRP CRP CRP CRP CRP CRP CRP CRP GH SW SW CRP BL SW OT SA OT SW not avail. not avail. not avail. not avail. not avail. not avail. not avail. GH 1.5 SW 30 SW 30 not avail. SW 30 SW 30 AH 2 SW 30 AH 2 SW 30 1/3 hayed in 2003 and 2004 1/3 hayed in 2003 and 2004 not avail. not avail. not avail. not avail. COMMENT Approx 1/3 cut each yr for hay Approx 1/3 cut each yr for hay Approx 1/3 cut each yr for hay

2.5 35 800 35 35 2 30 3 35

1 800 20 20 1200 1 25 1 15

2006 yield reduced by drought 2006 yield reduced by drought 2006 yield reduced by drought 2006 yield reduced by drought 2006 yield reduced by drought 2006 yield reduced by drought 2006 yield reduced by drought 2006 yield reduced by drought

1 - Crop abbreviations and units of yield: Alfalfa Hay - AH - tons; Barley - BL - bushels; Barley Hay - BLH - tons; Conservation Reserve Program - CRP - no yield; CRP Hay - CRPH - tons; Corn Silage - CS - tons; Grass Hay - GH - tons; Mixed Hay - MH - tons; Millet Hay - MTH - t; Oats - OT - bushels; Oat Hay - OTH - tons; Pasture - PSTR - estimated tons; Safflower - SA - pounds; Spring Wheat - SW - bushels. Est. Avg. = Estimated Average, avail. - available, approx. = approximate 2 - Yield and crop information only available where provided by the operator or landowner.

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TABLE 2.7.1-2 FIVE-YEAR CROPLAND USE AND YIELD HISTORY WITHIN THE PERMIT BOUNDARY 1, 2 Operator-Owner 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 Est. Avg. COMMENT Field Acres Crop Yield Crop Yield Crop Yield Crop Yield Crop Yield Crop Crop Yield Pat Kuylen cont… KP111 1.3 SW 30 SW 30 SA 1000 SW 35 SW 20 SW SW 30 2006 yield reduced by drought KP112 1.5 SW 30 OT 70 SW 25 SW 25 SW 20 SW SW 30 2006 yield reduced by drought KP115 2.9 SW 30 SW 30 SW 30 SA 1000 SW 20 SW SW 30 2006 yield reduced by drought KP119 2.0 SW 30 SW 30 SW 30 SA 1000 SW 20 SW SW 30 2006 yield reduced by drought KP122 3.8 SW 30 SW 30 SW 30 SA 1000 SW 20 SW SW 30 2006 yield reduced by drought Robert Kuylen - Robert and Brenda Kuylen Property KB17 150.0 SW 15 SW 17 SW 11 SW 29 SW 0 SW SW 23 2004 Hail (reduced Yield); 2006 Hail (no yield) KB23 81.2 SW 15 SW 17 SW 11 SW 29 SW 0 SW SW 23 2004 Hail (reduced Yield); 2006 Hail (no yield) KB74 101.7 SA 670 SW 26 SW 26 SW 30 SW 0 SW SW 28 2006 Hail - No Yield SW 26 SW 30 SA 0 SW SW 26 2006 Hail - No Yield KB80 93.6 SA 780 SW 26 KB81 17.7 OT 60 SW 26 SW 26 MTH 2.5 SW 0 BLH SW 26 2006 Hail - No Yield KB85 13.3 GH 0.75 GH 0.5 GH 0.5 GH 1.5 GH 0 GH GH 0.65 2006 Hail - No Yield KB87 18.1 AH 0.75 AH 1 AH 1 AH 1.5 AH 0 AH AH 1 2006 Hail - No Yield KB90 144.9 SA 780 SW 26 SW 26 SW 30 SW 0 OT SW 28 2006 Hail - No Yield Gary Meduna MG38 15.4 GH 1.5 GH 1.5 GH 1.5 SW 10 SW 0 SW SW 25 2006 Hail - No Yield MG43A 3.6 SW 20 SW 25 SW 25 SW 20 SW 0 SW SW 25 2006 Hail - No Yield MG43B 5.5 GH 0.5 GH 1.5 GH 1.5 SW 10 SW 0 SW SW 25 2006 Hail - No Yield SW SW 25 2006 Hail - No Yield MG43C 5.1 SW 20 SW 25 SW 25 SW 20 SW 0 Glen Wagner - Robert Pavel Property PR6 40.7 SW 20 SW 25 SW 22 SW 30 SW 30 SA SW 24 No fertilizer in 2002 - 2004 PR15 30.1 SW 15 SW 20 SW 20 SW 25 SW 0 SW SW 20 No fertilizer in 2002 - 2004; 2006 Hail - No Yield James Perdaems - James and Rosella Property Pja33 31.3 SW 27 SW 32 SW 29 SW 37 SW 0 SW SW 34 2001 - Tame PSTR; 2006 Hail - No Yield Pja39 15.9 AH 2 AH 2 BLH 2 SW 45 BLH 0 BLH BLH 2 2006 Hail - No Yield Pja48 25.6 SW 27 SW 32 SW 29 SW 37 SW 0 SW SW 34 2006 Hail - No Yield Pja67 11.8 AH 2 AH 2 CS 9 BLH 2 BLH 0 BLH BLH 2 2006 Hail - No Yield Pja83 109.0 SW 28 SW 34 CS 8 SW 44 SW 0 SW SW 38 2006 Hail - No Yield Pja131 222.7 SW 29 SW 33 SA 1200 SW 45 SW 0 SW SW 35 2006 Hail - No Yield
1 - Crop abbreviations and units of yield: Alfalfa Hay - AH - tons; Barley - BL - bushels; Barley Hay - BLH - tons; Conservation Reserve Program - CRP - no yield; CRP Hay - CRPH - tons; Corn Silage - CS - tons; Grass Hay - GH - tons; Mixed Hay - MH - tons; Millet Hay - MTH - t; Oats - OT - bushels; Oat Hay - OTH - tons; Pasture - PSTR - estimated tons; Safflower - SA - pounds; Spring Wheat - SW - bushels. Est. Avg. = Estimated Average, avail. - available, approx. = approximate 2 - Yield and crop information only available where provided by the operator or landowner.

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TABLE 2.7.1-2 FIVE-YEAR CROPLAND USE AND YIELD HISTORY WITHIN THE PERMIT BOUNDARY 1, 2 Operator-Owner 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 Est. Avg. Field Acres Crop Yield Crop Yield Crop Yield Crop Yield Crop Yield Crop Crop Yield James Perdaems cont… Pja136 76.3 PSTR 1.5 PSTR 1.5 SW 28 SW 38 SW 0 SW SW 33 Pja141 17.1 AH 2 AH 2 AH 2 AH 2 SW 0 SW AH 2 Pja142 4.8 SW 28 SW 34 SW 34 SW 46 SW 0 SW SW 38 Pja144 89.3 SW 26 CS 8 SW 32 SW 50 CS 0 SW SW 38 Pja153 26.4 SW 28 SW 34 SW 34 SW 46 SW 0 SW SW 38 Pja155 74.5 CS 8 SW 36 SW 32 CS 11 SW 0 CS SW 37 Pja160 74.3 SW 28 SW 34 CS 8 SW 44 SW 12 SW SW 36 James Perdaems - Jerry and Sandra Perdaems Property Pje2 21.1 AH 1.5 AH 2 AH 2 AH 2.5 AH 1.5 AH AH 2 2 AH 2.5 AH 1.5 AH AH 2 Pje4 19.4 AH 1.5 AH 2 AH Pje8 87.6 SW 24 SW 28 SW 33 SW 40 SW 0 SW SW 31 Pje21 21.3 MH 1.5 MH 2 MH 2 MH 2.5 MH 1.5 MH MH 2 Pje27 25.8 SW 24 SW 28 SW 35 SW 42 SW 0 SW SW 32 James Perdaems - Mary Peters et al. Property PM9 258.6 SW 28 DW 27 SW 36 SW 40 SA 0 SW SW 34 PM11 355.2 SW 26 SW 31 SW 28 SW 37 SW 0 SW SW 32 PM13 274.6 SW 27 SW 32 SW 33 SW 41 SW 0 SW SW 35 PM15A 4.5 AH 2 AH 2 AH 2 AH 2 AH 0.5 AH AH 1 PM6A 5.2 AH 2 AH 2 AH 2 AH 2 AH 0.5 AH AH 1 PM25 28.7 SW 27 SW 32 SW 33 SW 44 BLH 0 SW SW 37 PM27 15.6 SW 27 SW 32 SW 33 SW 44 BLH 0 SW SW 37 PM29 4.5 SW 26 SW 31 SW 28 SW 37 SW 0 SW SW 34 James Wagner - James and Lisa Wagner Property Wja12 5.6 SW 30 SW 30 SW 30 SW 35 SW 6 SW SW 30 Wja19 53.9 SW 30 SW 30 SW 30 SW 35 SW 6 SW SW 30 COMMENT

2006 Hail - No Yield 2006 Hail - No Yield 2006 Hail - No Yield 2006 Hail - No Yield 2006 Hail - No Yield 2006 Hail - No Yield 2006 Hail - Reduced Yield

2006 Hail - No Yield 2006 Hail - No Yield 2006 Hail - No Yield 2006 Hail - No Yield 2006 Hail - No Yield 2006 Hail - No Yield 2006 Hail - No Yield 2006 Hail - No Yield 2006 Hail - No Yield 2006 Hail - No Yield Hailed out in 2006 Hailed out in 2006

1 - Crop abbreviations and units of yield: Alfalfa Hay - AH - tons; Barley - BL - bushels; Barley Hay - BLH - tons; Conservation Reserve Program - CRP - no yield; CRP Hay - CRPH - tons; Corn Silage - CS - tons; Grass Hay - GH - tons; Mixed Hay - MH - tons; Millet Hay - MTH - t; Oats - OT - bushels; Oat Hay - OTH - tons; Pasture - PSTR - estimated tons; Safflower - SA - pounds; Spring Wheat - SW - bushels. Est. Avg. = Estimated Average, avail. - available, approx. = approximate 2 - Yield and crop information only available where provided by the operator or landowner.

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TABLE 2.7.1-3 STARK COUNTY AVERAGE CROP YIELDS Crop Practice Data Reported From 1977 to 2007 Years Beginning Ending 19 19 23 30 10 8 18 25 5 19 30 27 30 30 30 30 1 19 29 30 5 1 19 19 25 30 1977 1977 1977 1977 1985 1999 1982 1977 1982 1982 1977 1977 1977 1977 1977 1977 2006 1977 1977 1977 1989 1977 1977 1977 1977 1977 1995 1995 2001 2006 2001 2006 2006 2006 1991 2000 2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2000 2006 2006 2000 1977 1995 1995 2001 2006 Avg Acres Planted 15,116 5,916 20,709 18,863 790 6,000 1,633 1,604 100 9,563 9,343 1,689 66,300 105,240 38,940 21,600 400 1,700 6,286 6,223 420 200 50,511 114,484 172,636 190,120 Avg Yield Per Acre 29.9 35.4 34.0 36.0 699 1,050 46.4 48.2 12.6 5.2 5.3 12.8 1.4 1.4 1.3 46.4 1,000 27.7 962 982 1,051 40.0 20.3 24.8 25.4 25.4

Barley - All (bushels) Non Irrigated: Continuous Cropping Non Irrigated: Following Summer Fallow Non Irrigated Total Total For Crop Beans Dry Edible (pounds) Total For Crop Canola (pounds) Total For Crop Corn For Grain (bushels) Non Irrigated Total Total For Crop Corn For Silage (tons) Irrigated Non Irrigated Total Total For Crop Flaxseed (bushels) Total For Crop Hay Alfalfa (Dry) (tons) Total For Crop Hay All (Dry) (tons) Total For Crop Hay Other (Dry) (tons) Total For Crop Oats (bushels) Total For Crop Peas Dry Edible (pounds) Total For Crop Rye (bushels) Total For Crop Sunflower All (pounds) Total For Crop Sunflower Seed For Oil (pounds) Total For Crop Sunflower Seed Non-Oil Use (pounds) Total For Crop Wheat All (bushels) Irrigated Non Irrigated: Continuous Cropping Non Irrigated: Following Summer Fallow Non Irrigated Total Total For Crop

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TABLE 2.7.1-3 STARK COUNTY AVERAGE CROP YIELDS Crop Practice Data Reported From 1977 to 2007 Years Beginning Ending 1 19 19 25 30 1 19 19 24 30 16 19 23 28 1977 1977 1977 1977 1977 1977 1977 1977 1977 1977 1978 1977 1977 1977 1977 1995 1995 2001 2006 1977 1995 1995 2001 2006 1995 1995 2001 2006 Avg Acres Planted 100 2,426 7,889 13,480 18,390 100 47,068 103,289 162,158 167,930 1,206 3,305 3,787 4,071 Avg Yield Per Acre 40.0 20.8 25.9 26.4 26.6 40.0 20.2 24.6 25.0 25.2 23.8 27.9 28.6 29.7

Wheat Durum (bushels) Irrigated Non Irrigated: Continuous Cropping Non Irrigated: Following Summer Fallow Non Irrigated Total Total For Crop Wheat Other Spring (bushels) Irrigated Non Irrigated: Continuous Cropping Non Irrigated: Following Summer Fallow Non Irrigated Total Total For Crop Wheat Winter All (bushels) Non Irrigated: Continuous Cropping Non Irrigated: Following Summer Fallow Non Irrigated Total Total For Crop
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TABLE 2.7.1-4 SOIL MAPPING UNIT PRODUCTIVITY AND FORAGE SUITABILITY Map Unit Symbol AD-AB AR-AB AR-CD CB-AB CB-C CB-DE CHAN DH-A DH-B DM-AB EH-A Long-Term Yield Estimates Spring Oats Barley Wheat (Bushels/Acre) 35 28 23 14 11 9 15 9 9 16 30 75 60 48 30 24 18 31 20 19 34 63 57 46 37 23 18 14 24 15 14 26 48
2

Map Unit Name Arnegard - Clay Loam (A and B slopes) Amor - Loam (A and B slopes) Amor - Loam (C and D slopes) Cabba - Silt Loam (A and B slopes) Cabba - Silt Loam (C slopes) Cabba - Loam (D and E slopes) River Channels (Production for banks only) Dogtooth - Silty Clay Loam (A slopes) Dogtooth - Silty Clay Loam (B slopes) Daglum - Silty Clay Loam (A and B slopes) Entic Haplustolls - Silt Loams and Silty Clay Loams - Dominant series Korell and Velva (A slopes) Entic Haplustolls (saline/sodic substratum) - Silt Loams and Silty Clay Loams (A slopes) Dominant series - Korell and Velva with saline and/or sodic substrates Flasher - Sandy Loam (B and C slopes) Flasher - Sandy Loam (D and E slopes) Fluvents - Silt Loams and Silty Clay Loams (A slopes) - Havrelon, Lohler, and Trembles series Fluvents (saline/sodic substratum) - Silt Loams and Silty Clay Loams (A slopes) - including Havrelon, Lohler, Trembles series Grail - Silty Clay Loam (A slopes) Havrelon - Silt Loam (A slopes) Havrelon (saline/sodic substratum) - Silt Loam (A slopes) Havrelon (channeled) - Silt Loam (A slopes) Janesburg - Silty Clay (A and B slopes) Lallie - Silty Clay (A slopes) Lawther - Silty Clay (A slopes)

PI

1

PHSG

3

Median 4 Production FSG 5 (Tons/Acre)

95 76 61 38 30 23 40* 25 24 43 80*

A3 F2 F2 H4 H4 H4 A3* G2* G2* G1 A3*

2.10 1.20 1.20 0.43 0.43 0.43 0.85 0.55 0.55 0.90 2.10

L L DL DL* DL* VDL* Ov Cp* Cp* Cp Ov

EH-A s/s

45*

17

35

27

G3*

0.90

Ov

FR-BC FR-DE FV-A FV-A s/s GL-A HL-A HL-A s/s HL-A ch JG-AB LE-A LR-A

33 20 80* 40* 100 85 68* 40* 38 25* 85

12 7 30 15 37 31 25 15 14 9 31

26 16 63 31 79 67 53 31 30 20 67

20 12 48 24 60 51 41 24 23 15 51

H4 H4 A1* G3* A3 A1 G4 A3 G1* C1 A4

0.43 0.43 1.50 0.90 2.10 1.50 1.20 2.10 0.90 1.90 1.35

DL* VDL* Ov Ov CySS L Ov Ov Cp W CySS

* Data not available from sources noted (see below). Index estimated and or suitability determined from comparison to other map units. 1 - Productivity Index determined from Cropland Table 1 (NDPSC 2003) using the dominant/average slope of the map unit. 2 - Long term yield estimates calcuated from productivity index and yield values presented in Cropland Table 2 and Cropland Table 3 (NDPSC 2003). 3 - Pasture and hayland suitability groups (PHSG) determined from Pastureland Table 1 (NDPSC 2003). 4 - Median forage production determined from pasture and hayland suitability groups (PHSG) and median yields presented in Pastureland Table 2 (NDPSC 2003). 5 - Forage suitability group determined from Stark County forage suitability interpretations available from the NRCS (2004). Abbreviaions: CySS = Clayey Subsoil; Cp = Claypan; DL = Droughty Loam; L = Loam; Ov = Overflow; VDL = Very Droughty Loam; and W = Wet.

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TABLE 2.7.1-4 SOIL MAPPING UNIT PRODUCTIVITY AND FORAGE SUITABILITY Map Unit Symbol LR-B MG-AB MN-A MN-BC MU-A MU-B PL-BC PL-DEF RR-B RS-A RS-B RT-AB RT-CD SE-A SE-B SN-AB SO-A s/s SO-ABC TY-ABC VR-ABC Wet Saline WN-A WN-B WN-CDE Long-Term Yield Estimates Spring Oats Barley Wheat (Bushels/Acre) 30 14 30 24 26 25 20 10 30 11 10 30 24 33 31 28 23 30 23 20 9 13 12 10 63 30 63 50 55 53 42 22 63 24 22 63 50 71 67 60 49 63 50 42 20 28 26 20 48 23 48 38 42 40 32 17 48 18 17 48 38 54 51 46 37 48 38 32 15 21 20 16
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Lawther - Silty Clay (B slopes) Manning - Sandy Loam (A and B slopes) Morton - Loam (A slopes) Morton - Loam (B and C slopes) Moreau - Silty Clay Loam (A slopes) Moreau - Silty Clay Loam (B slopes) Parshall - Sandy Loam (B and C slopes) Parshall - Sandy Loam (D, E and F slopes) Reeder - Loam (B slopes) Rhoades - Silty Clay (A slopes) Rhoades - Silty Clay (B slopes) Regent - Silty Clay Loam (A and B slopes) Regent - Silty Clay Loam (C and D slopes) Savage - Silty Clay Loam (A slopes) Savage - Silty Clay Loam (B slopes) Sen - Silt Loam (A and B slopes) Shambo (saline/sodic substratum) - Loam (A slopes) Shambo - Loam (A, B and C slopes) Tally - Sandy Loam (A, B and C slopes) Vebar - Loam (A, B, and C slopes) Saline - Silty Clay Loam - Series include Harriet, Hoven and similar soils Wayden - Silty Clay (A slopes) Wayden - Silty Clay (B slopes) Wayden - Silty Clay (C, D, and E slopes)

80 38 80 64 70 67 54 28 80 30 28 80 64 90 85 76 62* 80 63 54 25* 35 33 26

A4 B1 F2 F2 A4 A4 A6 A6 F2 G2 G2 F2 F2 A4 A4 F2 A1 A1 A6 F3 G3 H4 H4 H4

1.35 1.20 1.20 1.20 1.35 1.35 1.20 1.20 1.20 0.55 0.55 1.20 1.20 1.35 1.35 1.20 1.50 1.50 1.20 1.05 0.90 0.43 0.43 0.43

CySS VDL DL DL CySS CySS L L DL Cp* Cp* CySS CySS CySS CySS DL L L DL VDL W* CySS* CySS* CySS*

* Data not available from sources noted (see below). Index estimated and or suitability determined from comparison to other map units. 1 - Productivity Index determined from Cropland Table 1 (NDPSC 2003) using the dominant/average slope of the map unit. 2 - Long term yield estimates calcuated from productivity index and yield values presented in Cropland Table 2 and Cropland Table 3 (NDPSC 2003). 3 - Pasture and hayland suitability groups (PHSG) determined from Pastureland Table 1 (NDPSC 2003). 4 - Median forage production determined from pasture and hayland suitability groups (PHSG) and median yields presented in Pastureland Table 2 (NDPSC 2003). 5 - Forage suitability group determined from Stark County forage suitability interpretations available from the NRCS (2004). Abbreviaions: CySS = Clayey Subsoil; Cp = Claypan; DL = Droughty Loam; L = Loam; Ov = Overflow; VDL = Very Droughty Loam; and W = Wet.

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TABLE 2.7.1-5 TAME PASTURELAND PRODUCTION ESTIMATES BY FORAGE SUITABILITY GROUP Estimated Production (lbs/acre) for High and Low Management Intensity Crested Intermediate Alfalfa/Crested Alfalfa/Intermed. Alfalfa/Smooth wheatgrass wheatgrass wheatgrass wheatgrass bromegrass High 4,900 3,000 4,600 5,400 ---Low 1,700 1,500 2,000 2,300 ---High 4,900 3,500 4,600 5,400 7,200 --Low 2,400 1,600 2,300 2,300 2,900 --High 4,900 -4,600 5,400 7,200 --Low 2,400 -1,900 2,300 2,900 --High 4,000 3,000 4,000 4,600 -2,500 -Low 1,800 1,400 1,700 2,200 -1,100 -High 4,300 3,200 4,000 4,900 5,600 --Low 1,600 1,400 2,100 2,300 2,600 ---

Forage Suitability Group (FSG)

Alfalfa High Low

Smooth bromegrass High 4,300 -4,000 4,900 5,600 --Low 1,600 -1,600 2,300 2,600 ---

6,000 2,500 Clayey Subsoil Claypan 4,200 1,900 Droughty Loam 5,400 2,300 Loam 6,600 2,700 Overflow 9,100 3,700 Very Droughty Loam --Wet ---- = No Data Available from the source noted. Source: NRCS 2004

NRCS. 2004. Forage Suitability Interpretations. Electronic Field Office Technical Guide. Stark County, North Dakota. Section II. Accessed Online: http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/technical/efotg/

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USE AND DESCRIPTION OF STRUCTURES WITHIN THE PERMIT BOUNDARY Structure1 KB33 KB34 KB48 KB50 KB54 KB54A KB57 KB59 KB62 KB63 KB64 KB65 KB66 KB67 KB68 KB70 KP43 KP45 KP46 KP47 KP48 KP50A KP51 KP55 KP57 KP59A KP61 KP62 KP63 KP64 KP65 KP67 KP69 KP70 KP71 KP72 KP73 KP74 KP75 Pja103 Pja107 Pja108
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Description Livestock Shelter Livestock Shelter Residence Garage Equipment Storage Storage Shed Feed Storage Grain Bin Grain Bin Other Structure Grain Bin Grain Bin Grain Bin Grain Bin Hopper Bin Grain Bin Equipment Storage Garage Residence Shop Equipment Storage Grain Bin Feed Storage Livestock Shelter Livestock Shelter Unspec. Grain Bin Grain Bin Scale House Grain Bin Livestock Shelter Grain Bin Grain Bin Calf Shelter Grain Bin Grain Bin Calf Shelter Junk Storage Livestock Shelter Livestock Shelter Grain Bin Barn

Approximate Size2 640 sq ft 160 sq ft 2,660 sq ft 1,156 sq ft 3,600 sq ft 225 sq ft 2,400 sq ft 3,850 bu 3,850 bu 192 sq ft 3,850 bu 2,000 bu 1,000 bu 2,000 bu 2,200 sq ft 3,850 bu 3,200 sq ft 576 sq ft 1,400 sq ft 480 sq ft 4,000 sq ft 2,500 bu 1,800 sq ft 384 sq ft 600 sq ft 80 sq ft 3,500 bu 3,500 bu 320 sq ft 3,500 bu 640 sq ft 1,000 bu 1,000 bu 192 sq ft 3,500 bu 3,500 bu 192 sq ft 864 sq ft 1,440 sq ft 700 sq ft 10,500 bu 1,500 sq ft

Condition Fair As New As New Fair Fair Fair Fair Fair Fair Poor Fair Fair Fair Fair As New Fair Fair Fair As New As New Fair Fair Fair Fair Fair Fair Fair Fair Fair Fair Fair Fair Fair Fair Fair Fair Fair Poor Poor Fair As New Fair

Year Constructed 1964 2002 1960 1974 1958 pre-1980 1964 1978 1974 1960 1974 1968 1968 1968 2004 1978 1965 1960 1998 2005 1975 1980's 1968 1982 1915 unk 1960's 1960's 1965 1960's 1984 1980's 1980's 1986 1960's 1960's 1986 1950's 1950's pre-1970's 2005 pre-1970's

ND SP NAD 27 (feet) Easting Northing 1,360,800 441,071 1,360,542 441,068 1,360,693 440,720 1,360,851 440,696 1,360,869 440,503 1,360,867 440,558 1,360,783 440,426 1,360,879 440,395 1,360,879 440,375 1,360,723 440,357 1,360,879 440,353 1,360,742 440,343 1,360,783 440,343 1,360,763 440,342 1,360,804 440,340 1,360,878 440,333 1,364,718 433,238 1,364,780 433,197 1,364,829 433,172 1,364,635 433,163 1,364,589 433,151 1,364,491 433,029 1,364,530 433,058 1,364,653 433,016 1,364,614 432,989 1,364,714 433,088 1,364,397 432,954 1,364,411 432,937 1,364,812 432,935 1,364,430 432,924 1,364,369 432,917 1,364,448 432,911 1,364,458 432,902 1,364,834 432,894 1,364,476 432,893 1,364,494 432,877 1,364,813 432,874 1,364,542 432,856 1,364,500 432,812 1,370,036 439,734 1,369,648 439,658 1,369,939 439,625

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USE AND DESCRIPTION OF STRUCTURES WITHIN THE PERMIT BOUNDARY Structure1 Pja110 Pja111 Pja55 Pja56 Pja57 Pja58 Pja60 Pja61 Pja62 Pja64 Pja65 Pja68 Pja71 Pja72 Pja74 Pja75 Pja79 Pja85 Pja87A Pja87C Pja91 Pje11 Pje14 Pje15 Pje16 Pje17 Pje18 Pje19 Pje20 Pje22 Pje23 PM35 PM40
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Description Quonset Pole Barn Grain Bin Grain Bin Residence Grain Bin Grain Bin Grain Bin Grain Bin Garage Garage Equipment Storage Granary Hopper Bin Hopper Bin Granary Granary Granary Livestock Shelter Livestock Shelter Quonset Residence Garage Grain Bin Barn Grain Bin Grain Bin Grain Bin Storage Shed Grain Bin Grain Bin Pole Barn Residence

Approximate Size2 1,536 sq ft 1,600 sq ft 5,500 bu 4,500 bu 3,300 sq ft 2,800 bu 2,800 bu 2,800 bu 2,800 bu 1,296 sq ft 1,296 sq ft 1,600 sq ft 1,344 sq ft 2,000 sq ft 2,000 sq ft 864 sq ft 648 sq ft 1,440 sq ft 1,300 sq ft 1,000 sq ft 1,728 sq ft 2,800 sq ft 648 sq ft 5,000 bu 864 sq ft 5,000 bu 5,000 bu 5,000 bu 1,536 sq ft 1,000 bu 1,000 bu 2,200 sq ft 2,000 sq ft

Condition Fair Fair Fair Fair Fair Fair Fair Fair Fair Fair Fair Fair Fair Fair Fair Fair Fair Fair Fair Fair Fair Fair Fair Fair Fair Fair Fair Fair Fair Fair Fair Fair Fair

Year Constructed 1984 pre-1970's 1968 1968 1948 1964 1964 1964 1964 1958 1968 1964 1958 2000 2000 1948 1969 1956 1946 pre-1970 1963 1958 1996 1974 1972 1974 1974 1974 1998 1964 1964 1975 1963

ND SP NAD 27 (feet) Easting Northing 1,369,644 439,595 1,369,921 439,563 1,368,925 440,572 1,368,927 440,552 1,369,109 440,544 1,368,928 440,528 1,368,932 440,508 1,368,935 440,488 1,368,940 440,469 1,369,020 440,454 1,369,193 440,453 1,368,971 440,405 1,369,004 440,345 1,369,050 440,293 1,369,068 440,294 1,369,056 440,280 1,369,031 440,250 1,368,901 440,121 1,368,993 440,084 1,369,046 440,111 1,368,950 440,040 1,369,118 436,375 1,368,992 436,305 1,368,995 436,227 1,368,893 436,226 1,368,996 436,203 1,368,998 436,162 1,368,998 436,140 1,369,117 436,134 1,369,021 436,118 1,369,037 436,117 1,369,343 440,844 1,369,200 440,801

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TABLE 2.7.1-7 CONSERVATION RESERVE PROGRAM ENROLLMENT AND STATUS WITHIN THE PERMIT BOUNDARY Operator/ Owner Contract Dates Field
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Conservation Purpose

Enrollment 1999 1999 1999 1997 2002 1999 1999 2001 2001 2001 2001 2000 2001

Expiration 2011 2011 2011 2011 2015 2010 2010 2012 2012 2012 2012 2010 2012

Other Comment

Delores Beaudoin - Leocadia Emmil Family Trust EL17 Erosion Control EL21 Erosion Control EL22 Erosion Control Larry Klein KL3 Erosion Control Pat Kuylen - Cornelius Kooren Property KC25C Pheasant/Bird Habitat Ken Kudrna - Adolf Kudrna Property KA3A Erosion Control KA3B Erosion Control Pat Kuylen KP3 Erosion Control KP7 Erosion Control KP8 Saline Seep Control KP11 Erosion Control KP14 Saline Seep Control KP87 Saline Seep Control
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Enrolled in PLOTS program. CoverLock; adj. shelterbelts included

CRP for erosion control Salinity limits production History of wind erosion in this field. Salinity limits production Clays and salinity limit production

Unique field identification number.

The process of digitizing from airphotos and overlaying ownership datasets occassionally resulted in narrow strips where ownership, or possibly even occurrence within the permit boundary is an artifact of the GIS applicatoins. In order to preserve the interrelationship of the soil, landuse, and vegetation datasets, these artifacts of digital processing were not removed. CRP = Conservatibe Reserve Program PLOTS = Private Land Open to Sportsmen

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TABLE 2.7.1-8 LOCATION AND USE OF STRUCTURES WITHIN ONE-HALF MILE OF THE PERMIT BOUNDARY Structure Use Barn - Wood Barn - Wood Barn - Wood Garage/Shop Garage/Shop Garage/Shop Garage/Shop Garage/Shop Grain Bin Grain Bin Grain Bin Grain Bin Grain Bin Grain Bin Grain Bin Grain Bin Grain Bin Grain Bin Grain Bin Grain Bin Grain Bin Grain Bin Grain Bin Grain Bin Grain Bin Grain Bin Industrial Facility Livestock Shelter / Feed Storage Livestock Shelter / Feed Storage Livestock Shelter / Feed Storage Metal Building/Quonset Metal Building/Quonset Pole Barn Pole Barn Pole Barn Pole Barn Pole Barn Residence
1

ND SP NAD 27 (feet) Easting Northing 1,369,385 429,747 1,369,605 434,215 1,368,927 448,454 1,369,452 429,533 1,369,657 434,688 1,369,700 434,352 1,369,561 434,294 1,368,868 448,615 1,358,808 449,129 1,358,842 449,123 1,358,860 449,124 1,369,757 434,568 1,369,780 434,566 1,369,804 434,566 1,369,832 434,566 1,369,718 434,123 1,369,837 434,188 1,369,836 434,155 1,369,856 434,156 1,369,877 434,155 1,369,899 434,155 1,369,923 434,155 1,369,947 434,154 1,369,969 434,154 1,369,994 434,153 1,369,740 434,124 1,353,534 440,487 1,372,962 445,397 1,372,433 445,366 1,368,893 448,501 1,369,666 434,467 1,368,825 448,577 1,358,604 449,000 1,369,914 434,437 1,368,870 448,447 1,368,410 448,307 1,362,177 450,062 1,372,688 445,249

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TABLE 2.7.1-8 LOCATION AND USE OF STRUCTURES WITHIN ONE-HALF MILE OF THE PERMIT BOUNDARY Structure Use Residence Residence Residence Residence Residence Residence Shop Shop Small Livestock Feeder/Shelter Small Livestock Feeder/Shelter Small Livestock Feeder/Shelter Small Livestock Feeder/Shelter Small Livestock Feeder/Shelter Small Livestock Feeder/Shelter Small Livestock Feeder/Shelter Small Storage Building Small Storage Building Small Storage Building Utility Related Wood Granary Wood Granary
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ND SP NAD 27 (feet) Easting Northing 1,375,244 442,076 1,369,381 429,519 1,369,638 434,745 1,369,573 434,421 1,372,825 445,364 1,375,199 441,755 1,375,415 441,158 1,374,936 441,382 1,372,666 445,839 1,372,677 445,686 1,372,721 445,676 1,372,775 445,664 1,368,337 448,214 1,368,288 448,227 1,368,804 448,490 1,369,749 434,806 1,369,691 434,681 1,369,706 434,663 1,356,960 438,973 1,369,628 434,118 1,369,678 434,119

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TABLE 2.7.1-9 SUMMARY OF LAND CAPABILITY CLASSIFICATION WITHIN THE PERMIT BOUNDARY Land Capability Classification 2c 2e 2s 3e 3es 3s 3w 4e 4s 6e 6es 6s 6w 7e Disturbances, Water Bodies, and Wetlands Acres 608.4 520.4 487.3 924.4 24.9 140.3 26.2 93.6 341.4 176.3 17.7 769.3 60.3 158.3 232.6 Percent 13.3 11.4 10.6 20.2 0.5 3.1 0.6 2.0 7.5 3.8 0.4 16.8 1.3 3.5 5.1

The LCC includes eight classes of land designated by numbers 1 though 8 (Roman numerals I through VIII) and four subclasses which signify special limitations such as (e) erosion, (w) excess wetness, (s) problems in the rooting zone, and (c) climatic limitations.

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Structure type/use is only shown for structures outside the Permit Boundary, but within 0.5 miles of the Permit Boundary. Descriptions of the structures inside the Permit Boundary (i.e., those identified as inset polygons with labels) are provided in Table 2.7.1-6. The scale of all inset frames is 1:1,500 Detailed information regarding the production and use of cropland fields and pastures (fenced areas for grazing, not tame pastureland) is provided in Section 2.7.1 and attendant tables. The field and pasture identifications on this map correlate to data provided in these sections. Additional information related to Native Vegetation, Tame Pastureland, Woodlands, Shelterbelts, and Wetlands is provided in Section 2.7.2 and attendant figures and tables.

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N O T E S
Garage / Shop Shop

Permit Boundary Pastures ( Name ) Cropland Fields Match Line Section

Corrals / Feedlots

Cropland (unique ID; KP34 ) Cropland Waterway Native Vegetation

Shelterbelts Driveways Road Surfaces

Other Structures Gardens Mines

Residence

Township and Range Study Area

Native Vegetation-Tame Pastureland Tame Pastureland Woodland Tame Pastureland-Woodland

Rights-of-Way / Lanes Industrial / Utilities Farmstead Yards Feed / Hay Lots Residences

Waste Dumps Wetlands

Barn - Wood STRUCTURE INSET 10 Pole Barn Livestock Shelter / Feed Storage Small Livestock Feeder / Shelter Wood Granary Grain Bin

Metal Building / Quonset Small Storage Building Industrial Facility Utility Related

Structure type/use is only shown for structures outside the Permit Boundary, but within 0.5 miles of the Permit Boundary. Descriptions of the structures inside the Permit Boundary (i.e., those identified as inset polygons with labels) are provided in Table 2.7.1-6. The scale of all inset frames is 1:1,500 Detailed information regarding the production and use of cropland fields and pastures (fenced areas for grazing, not tame pastureland) is provided in Section 2.7.1 and attendant tables. The field and pasture identifications on this map correlate to data provided in these sections. Additional information related to Native Vegetation, Tame Pastureland, Woodlands, Shelterbelts, and Wetlands is provided in Section 2.7.2 and attendant figures and tables.

R E F E R E N C E

Permit Boundary: IEI, 11/12/2009 Study Area: Golder, 4/27/2007. Township, Range, and Sections: ND HUB, 6/20/2006. Roads, Railroad, Drainage Ways: Digitized from aerial photography, 6/19/2006. Contours: Generated from aerial photography stereo pairs, 6/19/2006. Projection: StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.
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FIG 2.7.1-2B

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N O T E S
Garage / Shop Shop

Permit Boundary Pastures ( Name ) Cropland Fields Match Line Section

Corrals / Feedlots

Cropland (unique ID; KP34 ) Cropland Waterway Native Vegetation

Shelterbelts Driveways Road Surfaces

Other Structures Gardens Mines

Residence Pole Barn

Barn - Wood Livestock Shelter / Feed Storage Small Livestock Feeder / Shelter Wood Granary Grain Bin

Metal Building / Quonset Small Storage Building Industrial Facility Utility Related

Structure type/use is only shown for structures outside the Permit Boundary, but within 0.5 miles of the Permit Boundary. Descriptions of the structures inside the Permit Boundary (i.e., those identified as inset polygons with labels) are provided in Table 2.7.1-6. The scale of all inset frames is 1:1,500 Detailed information regarding the production and use of cropland fields and pastures (fenced areas for grazing, not tame pastureland) is provided in Section 2.7.1 and attendant tables. The field and pasture identifications on this map correlate to data provided in these sections. Additional information related to Native Vegetation, Tame Pastureland, Woodlands, Shelterbelts, and Wetlands is provided in Section 2.7.2 and attendant figures and tables.

R E F E R E N C E

Permit Boundary: IEI, 11/12/2009 Study Area: Golder, 4/27/2007. Township, Range, and Sections: ND HUB, 6/20/2006. Roads, Railroad, Drainage Ways: Digitized from aerial photography, 6/19/2006. Contours: Generated from aerial photography stereo pairs, 6/19/2006. Projection: StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.
500 250 0 500 FEET

Township and Range Study Area

Native Vegetation-Tame Pastureland Tame Pastureland Woodland Tame Pastureland-Woodland

Rights-of-Way / Lanes Industrial / Utilities Farmstead Yards Feed / Hay Lots Residences

Waste Dumps Wetlands

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FIG 2.7.1-2C

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L E G E N D
Permit Boundary Match Line Study Area Section

Land Capability Classifications: Water & Misc Areas (unclassified) 2c 2s 2e 3e 3s 4e 4s 6e 6s

N O T E S :

Township and Range Index Contour - 20 Ft Interval Contours - 5 Ft Interval

6es 6w 7e

3es 3w

The LCC includes eight classes of land designated by Numbers 1 (I) through 8 (VIII) and four subclasses which signify special limitations such as (e) erosion, (w) excess wetness, (s) problems in the rooting zone, and (c) climatic limitations. The first four classes are arable land in which the limitations on their use and necessity of conservation measures and careful management increase from 1 (I) through 4 (IV). The criteria for placing a given area in a particular class involve the landscape location, slope of the field, depth, texture, and reaction of the soil. The remaining four classes, 5 (V) through 8 (VIII), are not to be used for cropland, but may have uses for pasture, range, woodland, grazing, wildlife, recreation, and esthetic purposes. See Table 2.7.1-9 for summary of acreages by the land capability classifications within the Permit Boundary.

R E F E R E N C E

6w

64

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6w

65

Permit Boundary: IEI, 01/27/2010. Study Area: Golder, 4/27/2007. Township, Range, and Sections: ND HUB, 6/20/2006. Roads, Railroad, Drainage Ways: Digitized from aerial photography, 6/19/2006. Contours: Generated from aerial photography stereo pairs, 6/19/2006. Projection: StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.
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PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS CHECK AJR JS JS 06/16/2007 01/27/2010 01/27/2010 01/27/2010 063-2212A FILE SH_Landuse_Figure_2-7-1-3.mxd SCALE AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.1-3A

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Land Capability Classifications: Water & Misc Areas (unclassified) 2c 2s 2e 3e 3s 4e 4s 6e 6s

N O T E S :

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The LCC includes eight classes of land designated by Numbers 1 (I) through 8 (VIII) and four subclasses which signify special limitations such as (e) erosion, (w) excess wetness, (s) problems in the rooting zone, and (c) climatic limitations. The first four classes are arable land in which the limitations on their use and necessity of conservation measures and careful management increase from 1 (I) through 4 (IV). The criteria for placing a given area in a particular class involve the landscape location, slope of the field, depth, texture, and reaction of the soil. The remaining four classes, 5 (V) through 8 (VIII), are not to be used for cropland, but may have uses for pasture, range, woodland, grazing, wildlife, recreation, and esthetic purposes. See Table 2.7.1-9 for summary of acreages by the land capability classifications within the Permit Boundary.

R E F E R E N C E

Permit Boundary: IEI, 11/12/2009 Study Area: Golder, 4/27/2007. Township, Range, and Sections: ND HUB, 6/20/2006. Roads, Railroad, Drainage Ways: Digitized from aerial photography, 6/19/2006. Contours: Generated from aerial photography stereo pairs, 6/19/2006. Projection: StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.
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PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS CHECK AJR JS JS 06/16/2007 01/27/2010 01/27/2010 01/27/2010 063-2212A FILE SH_Landuse_Figure_2-7-1-3.mxd SCALE AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.1-3B

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Land Capability Classifications: Water & Misc Areas (unclassified) 2c 2s 2e 3e 3s 4e 4s 6e 6s

N O T E S :

Township and Range Index Contour - 20 Ft Interval Contours - 5 Ft Interval

6es 6w 7e

3es 3w

The LCC includes eight classes of land designated by Numbers 1 (I) through 8 (VIII) and four subclasses which signify special limitations such as (e) erosion, (w) excess wetness, (s) problems in the rooting zone, and (c) climatic limitations. The first four classes are arable land in which the limitations on their use and necessity of conservation measures and careful management increase from 1 (I) through 4 (IV). The criteria for placing a given area in a particular class involve the landscape location, slope of the field, depth, texture, and reaction of the soil. The remaining four classes, 5 (V) through 8 (VIII), are not to be used for cropland, but may have uses for pasture, range, woodland, grazing, wildlife, recreation, and esthetic purposes. See Table 2.7.1-9 for summary of acreages by the land capability classifications within the Permit Boundary.

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Permit Boundary: IEI, 11/12/2009. Study Area: Golder, 4/27/2007. Township, Range, and Sections: ND HUB, 6/20/2006. Roads, Railroad, Drainage Ways: Digitized from aerial photography, 6/19/2006. Contours: Generated from aerial photography stereo pairs, 6/19/2006. Projection: StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.
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Landowner: Buckman, John F.
Portions of Sections within Permit Boundary:* Approx. 5.7 acres in extreme southeast corner of SE1/4 SE1/4, Sec 15 Land Use Acreage Land Use Corral / Feedlot Cropland Cropland Waterway Driveway Farmstead Yard Feed / Hay Lot Garden Industrial - Utilities Mines Native Vegetation Native Grassland-Tame Pastureland Tame Pastureland Tame Pastureland Woodland Rights-of-Way / Lanes Road Surfaces Shelterbelt Residences Structures (non-residence) Developed Water Resources Waste Dump Wetlands Woodlands Total

Acres <0.1 0.6 -<0.1 2.3 -------<0.1 0.6 0.4 1.5 <0.1 <0.1 ----5.7

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Portions of Sections within Permit Boundary:* Approx. 5.7 acres in extreme southeast corner of SE1/4 SE1/4, Sec 15 Soil Map Unit Acreage Soil Map Tame Pastureland Unit Acres AD-AB AR-AB AR-CD CB-AB CB-C CB-DE DH-A DH-B DM-AB EH-A EH-A s/s FR-BC FR-DE FV-A FV-A s/s GL-A HL-A HL-A ch HL-A s/s JG-AB LE-A LR-A LR-B MG-AB MN-A MN-BC MU-A MU-B PL-BC PL-DEF RR-B RS-A RS-B RT-AB RT-CD SE-A SE-B SN-AB SO-A s/s SO-ABC TY-ABC VR-ABC WN-A WN-B WN-CDE CHAN Wet Saline DIST FMSTD ROW WAT Total
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Cropland Acres -0.1 -------------------0.5 -----------------------------0.6

Other Acres -0.6 -------------------1.0 -------------------------0.5 2.5 0.6 -5.1

Total Acres -0.7 -------------------1.5 -------------------------0.5 2.5 0.6 -5.7

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Landowner: Emmil, Leocadia Family Trust
Portions of Sections within Permit Boundary:* SE1/4, Sec. 33; & SW1/4, NW1/4, NE1/4, Sec. 34 Land Use Acreage Land Use Corral / Feedlot Cropland Cropland Waterway Driveway Farmstead Yard Feed / Hay Lot Garden Industrial - Utilities Mines Native Vegetation Native Grassland-Tame Pastureland Tame Pastureland Tame Pastureland Woodland Rights-of-Way / Lanes Road Surfaces Shelterbelt Residences Structures (non-residence) Developed Water Resources Waste Dump Wetlands Woodlands Total

Acres -32.8 -----------8.5 0.6 0.5 ----<0.1 1.7 44.1

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Landowner: Emmil, Leocadia Family Trust
Portions of Sections within Permit Boundary:* SE1/4, Sec. 33; & SW1/4, NW1/4, NE1/4, Sec. 34 Soil Map Unit Acreage Tame Pastureland Acres Soil Map Unit AD-AB AR-AB AR-CD CB-AB CB-C CB-DE DH-A DH-B DM-AB EH-A EH-A s/s FR-BC FR-DE FV-A FV-A s/s GL-A HL-A HL-A ch HL-A s/s JG-AB LE-A LR-A LR-B MG-AB MN-A MN-BC MU-A MU-B PL-BC PL-DEF RR-B RS-A RS-B RT-AB RT-CD SE-A SE-B SN-AB SO-A s/s SO-ABC TY-ABC VR-ABC WN-A WN-B WN-CDE CHAN Wet Saline DIST FMSTD ROW WAT Total ----------------------------------------------------Cropland Acres ------0.2 -----------2.5 --5.8 0.2 ----6.2 --10.6 -0.2 1.1 -1.1 1.5 -3.0 -----0.4 ------32.8 Other Acres -----------------1.5 0.2 -------------------0.5 --------0.6 -8.5 -11.3 Total Acres ------0.2 ----------1.5 2.7 --5.8 0.2 ----6.2 --10.6 -0.2 1.1 -1.1 1.5 -3.6 -----0.4 --0.6 -8.5 -44.1

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Landowner: Klein, Larry R.
Portions of Sections within Permit Boundary:* NE1/4, Sec. 33 Land Use Acreage Land Use Corral / Feedlot Cropland Cropland Waterway Driveway Farmstead Yard Feed / Hay Lot Garden Industrial - Utilities Mines Native Vegetation Native Grassland-Tame Pastureland Tame Pastureland Tame Pastureland Woodland Rights-of-Way / Lanes Road Surfaces Shelterbelt Residences Structures (non-residence) Developed Water Resources Waste Dump Wetlands Woodlands Total

Acres -1.9 -----------0.3 <0.1 -------2.2

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Landowner: Klein, Larry R.
Portions of Sections within Permit Boundary:* NE1/4, Sec. 33 Soil Map Unit Acreage Soil Map Tame Pastureland Unit Acres AD-AB AR-AB AR-CD CB-AB CB-C CB-DE DH-A DH-B DM-AB EH-A EH-A s/s FR-BC FR-DE FV-A FV-A s/s GL-A HL-A HL-A ch HL-A s/s JG-AB LE-A LR-A LR-B MG-AB MN-A MN-BC MU-A MU-B PL-BC PL-DEF RR-B RS-A RS-B RT-AB RT-CD SE-A SE-B SN-AB SO-A s/s SO-ABC TY-ABC VR-ABC WN-A WN-B WN-CDE CHAN Wet Saline DIST FMSTD ROW WAT Total ----------------------------------------------------Cropland Acres ---------------------------<0.1 ----------------1.9 ------1.9 Other Acres -----------------------------------------------<0.1 -0.3 -0.4 Total Acres ---------------------------<0.1 ----------------1.9 --<0.1 -0.3 -2.2

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Landowner: Kudrna, Kenneth D.
Portions of Sections within Permit Boundary:* SE1/4, Sec. 20 Land Use Acreage Land Use Corral / Feedlot Cropland Cropland Waterway Driveway Farmstead Yard Feed / Hay Lot Garden Industrial - Utilities Mines Native Vegetation Native Grassland-Tame Pastureland Tame Pastureland Tame Pastureland Woodland Rights-of-Way / Lanes Road Surfaces Shelterbelt Residences Structures (non-residence) Developed Water Resources Waste Dump Wetlands Woodlands Total Acres -4.5 0.1 --------<0.1 -0.2 --------4.8

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Landowner: Kudrna, Kenneth D.
Portions of Sections within Permit Boundary:* SE1/4, Sec. 20 Soil Map Unit Acreage Tame Pastureland Acres --<0.1 <0.1 -----------------------<0.1 -----------------------<0.1 Cropland Acres ---1.0 0.5 ----------------1.0 1.0 ----0.9 ----<0.1 ------------------4.5 Other Acres ---------------------0.1 ---------------------------0.2 -0.3 Total Acres --<0.1 1.1 0.5 ----------------1.1 1.0 ----0.9 ----<0.1 ----------------0.2 -4.8

Soil Map Unit AD-AB AR-AB AR-CD CB-AB CB-C CB-DE DH-A DH-B DM-AB EH-A EH-A s/s FR-BC FR-DE FV-A FV-A s/s GL-A HL-A HL-A ch HL-A s/s JG-AB LE-A LR-A LR-B MG-AB MN-A MN-BC MU-A MU-B PL-BC PL-DEF RR-B RS-A RS-B RT-AB RT-CD SE-A SE-B SN-AB SO-A s/s SO-ABC TY-ABC VR-ABC WN-A WN-B WN-CDE CHAN Wet Saline DIST FMSTD ROW WAT Total

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Landowner: Kuylen, Patrick 80%; Kuylen, Katherine R. 20%
Portions of Sections within Permit Boundary:* NW1/4, NE1/4, Sec. 20; & Sec. 27 (entire section) Land Use Acreage Land Use Corral / Feedlot Cropland Cropland Waterway Driveway Farmstead Yard Feed / Hay Lot Garden Industrial - Utilities Mines Native Vegetation Native Grassland-Tame Pastureland Tame Pastureland Tame Pastureland Woodland Rights-of-Way / Lanes Road Surfaces Shelterbelt Residences Structures (non-residence) Developed Water Resources Waste Dump Wetlands Woodlands Total Acres 7.2 317.7 0.1 1.0 4.3 3.4 --0.2 152.2 15.7 11.8 -21.1 6.1 1.5 <0.1 0.4 1.3 -5.4 105.4 654.8

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Landowner: Kuylen, Patrick 80%; Kuylen, Katherine R. 20%
Portions of Sections within Permit Boundary:* NW1/4, NE1/4, Sec. 20; & Sec. 27 (entire section) Soil Map Unit Acreage Soil Map Tame Pastureland Unit Acres AD-AB AR-AB AR-CD CB-AB CB-C CB-DE DH-A DH-B DM-AB EH-A EH-A s/s FR-BC FR-DE FV-A FV-A s/s GL-A HL-A HL-A ch HL-A s/s JG-AB LE-A LR-A LR-B MG-AB MN-A MN-BC MU-A MU-B PL-BC PL-DEF RR-B RS-A RS-B RT-AB RT-CD SE-A SE-B SN-AB SO-A s/s SO-ABC TY-ABC VR-ABC WN-A WN-B WN-CDE CHAN Wet Saline DIST FMSTD ROW WAT Total 0.8 -<0.1 <0.1 0.1 1.4 0.5 -----0.3 ----0.2 1.2 --0.7 -0.4 -<0.1 -------0.8 0.3 1.1 0.6 <0.1 2.8 0.1 ---0.1 -0.2 -----11.8 Cropland Acres 6 -0.7 13.7 2.6 8.8 4.9 2.0 9.7 ---2 -3.5 ---4.2 --0.6 23.4 0.3 -8.0 2.2 14.2 1.8 -3.2 18.3 -48.3 9.0 39.8 28.3 <0.1 0.1 3.6 ---55.9 2.8 ------317.7 Other Acres 0.5 --2.0 -17.5 10.0 -0.2 ---7.8 -1.8 --16.0 132.4 --1.4 0.2 11.1 --1.1 0.5 --0.4 5.4 5.3 2.8 17.9 13.4 3.0 1.2 9.5 <0.1 4.0 --<0.1 0.1 10.8 -7.2 15.3 21.1 5.4 325.3 Total Acres 7.3 -0.8 15.7 2.7 27.8 15.4 2.0 9.9 ---10.2 -5.3 --16.2 137.7 --2.6 23.6 11.8 -8.0 3.3 14.6 1.8 -3.6 23.7 5.3 51.9 27.2 54.4 31.8 1.3 12.4 3.9 4.0 --56.0 2.9 10.9 -7.2 15.3 21.1 5.4 654.8

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Landowner: Kuylen, Patrick and Katherine
Portions of Sections within Permit Boundary:* N1/2 NW1/4, E1/2 SE1/4, Sec. 28 Land Use Acreage Land Use Corral / Feedlot Cropland Cropland Waterway Driveway Farmstead Yard Feed / Hay Lot Garden Industrial - Utilities Mines Native Vegetation Native Grassland-Tame Pastureland Tame Pastureland Tame Pastureland Woodland Rights-of-Way / Lanes Road Surfaces Shelterbelt Residences Structures (non-residence) Developed Water Resources Waste Dump Wetlands Woodlands Total Acres -28.4 -------0.8 -8.2 -1.3 0.8 -------39.6

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Soil Map Unit Acreage Soil Map Tame Pastureland Unit Acres AD-AB AR-AB AR-CD CB-AB CB-C CB-DE DH-A DH-B DM-AB EH-A EH-A s/s FR-BC FR-DE FV-A FV-A s/s GL-A HL-A HL-A ch HL-A s/s JG-AB LE-A LR-A LR-B MG-AB MN-A MN-BC MU-A MU-B PL-BC PL-DEF RR-B RS-A RS-B RT-AB RT-CD SE-A SE-B SN-AB SO-A s/s SO-ABC TY-ABC VR-ABC WN-A WN-B WN-CDE CHAN Wet Saline DIST FMSTD ROW WAT Total -<0.1 -1.5 -2.8 --0.4 --0.1 0.4 --------------0.6 -------0.4 1.4 -------0.6 ------8.2 Cropland Acres ---<0.1 ----3.1 --0.4 0.3 --3.6 1.3 -----0.1 ----5.3 -------3.1 7.8 -------3.5 ------28.4 Other Acres -0.1 -0.4 -0.4 -----------------------------------------0.9 -1.4 -3.1 Total Acres -0.2 -1.9 -3.2 --3.5 --0.5 0.7 --3.6 1.3 -----0.1 ----5.9 -------3.4 9.1 -------4.1 --0.9 -1.4 -39.6

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Landowner: Kuylen, P. and K. 71%; Kuylen, P. 29%
Portions of Sections within Permit Boundary:* NE1/4, Sec. 28 Land Use Acreage Land Use Corral / Feedlot Cropland Cropland Waterway Driveway Farmstead Yard Feed / Hay Lot Garden Industrial - Utilities Mines Native Vegetation Native Grassland-Tame Pastureland Tame Pastureland Tame Pastureland Woodland Rights-of-Way / Lanes Road Surfaces Shelterbelt Residences Structures (non-residence) Developed Water Resources Waste Dump Wetlands Woodlands Total Acres -22.2 ------0.6 62.7 -4.1 -<0.1 <0.1 ----0.4 1.9 12.0 104.0

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Landowner: Kuylen, P. and K. 71%; Kuylen, P. 29%
Portions of Sections within Permit Boundary:* NE1/4, Sec. 28 Soil Map Unit Acreage Tame Pastureland Acres ----0.4 -<0.1 ----0.7 0.8 ---0.2 -1.6 -<0.1 ------------<0.1 -<0.1 0.1 --------0.1 -----4.1 Cropland Acres ----0.2 -<0.1 ----4.1 <0.1 ---5.6 -8.4 ----------------0.1 3.6 --------0.2 -----22.2 Other Acres ----0.2 0.7 <0.1 -----<0.1 ---13.3 -18.8 -11.8 0.6 ---------15.7 5.4 --5.1 <0.1 0.7 -------2.1 -1.0 -<0.1 2.3 77.7 Total Acres ----0.8 0.7 <0.1 ----4.8 0.8 ---19.1 -28.8 -11.8 0.6 ---------15.7 5.4 <0.1 -5.3 3.8 0.7 -------2.5 -1.0 -<0.1 2.3 104.0

Soil Map Unit AD-AB AR-AB AR-CD CB-AB CB-C CB-DE DH-A DH-B DM-AB EH-A EH-A s/s FR-BC FR-DE FV-A FV-A s/s GL-A HL-A HL-A ch HL-A s/s JG-AB LE-A LR-A LR-B MG-AB MN-A MN-BC MU-A MU-B PL-BC PL-DEF RR-B RS-A RS-B RT-AB RT-CD SE-A SE-B SN-AB SO-A s/s SO-ABC TY-ABC VR-ABC WN-A WN-B WN-CDE CHAN Wet Saline DIST FMSTD ROW WAT Total

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Landowner: Kuylen, Robert F. and Brenda K.
Portions of Sections within Permit Boundary: SW1/4, Sec. 16; Sec. 17 (all portions within Permit Boundary); & Sec. 21 (entire section)* Land Use Acreage Land Use Corral / Feedlot Cropland Cropland Waterway Driveway Farmstead Yard Feed / Hay Lot Garden Industrial - Utilities Mines Native Vegetation Native Grassland-Tame Pastureland Tame Pastureland Tame Pastureland Woodland Rights-of-Way / Lanes Road Surfaces Shelterbelt Residences Structures (non-residence) Developed Water Resources Waste Dump Wetlands Woodlands Total

Acres 12.5 621.1 8.7 0.7 4.9 3.7 -0.2 1.1 328.0 20.8 76.7 -22.8 3.9 8.2 <0.1 0.3 1.5 -3.1 1.6 1,119.9

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Landowner: Kuylen, Robert F. and Brenda K.
Portions of Sections within Permit Boundary: SW1/4, Sec. 16; Sec. 17 (all portions within Permit Boundary); & Sec. 21 (entire section)* Soil Map Unit Acreage Tame Pastureland Soil Map Unit Acres AD-AB AR-AB AR-CD CB-AB CB-C CB-DE DH-A DH-B DM-AB EH-A EH-A s/s FR-BC FR-DE FV-A FV-A s/s GL-A HL-A HL-A ch HL-A s/s JG-AB LE-A LR-A LR-B MG-AB MN-A MN-BC MU-A MU-B PL-BC PL-DEF RR-B RS-A RS-B RT-AB RT-CD SE-A SE-B SN-AB SO-A s/s SO-ABC TY-ABC VR-ABC WN-A WN-B WN-CDE CHAN Wet Saline DIST FMSTD ROW WAT Total --2.9 <0.1 4.2 3.5 -7.1 14.6 ----------10 0.2 1.1 -----0.6 ---10.9 2.1 5 <0.1 3.2 7.6 0.3 -----2.8 0.2 -0.6 ----76.7 Cropland Acres ---9.9 5.2 26.2 9.5 7.7 3.7 --8.4 12.4 --10.3 ----<0.1 64.9 71.2 ---48.2 99.1 ---9 <0.1 4.6 0.6 56.2 52.3 17.0 -6.6 --0.3 96.7 --1.2 ----621.1 Other Acres 0.5 3.3 3.7 7.7 14.5 17.0 10.7 33.7 20.0 ---2.8 ------1.5 0.2 15.7 0.7 ---<0.1 10.3 ---78.6 70.9 8.8 3.8 20.6 11.7 1.3 -<0.1 --13.3 14.7 --4.9 5.7 21.5 22.7 1.3 422.1 Total Acres 0.5 3.3 6.5 17.6 23.9 46.7 20.2 48.5 38.3 --8.4 15.1 --10.3 ---11.5 0.4 81.7 71.9 ---48.2 109.9 ---98.5 73.0 18.4 4.4 80.0 71.6 18.6 -6.6 --13.6 114.2 0.2 -6.6 5.7 21.5 22.7 1.3 1,119.9

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Landowner: Meduna, Gary L. and Barbara
Portions of Sections within Permit Boundary:* SW1/4, Sec. 9 Land Use Acreage Land Use Corral / Feedlot Cropland Cropland Waterway Driveway Farmstead Yard Feed / Hay Lot Garden Industrial - Utilities Mines Native Vegetation Native Grassland-Tame Pastureland Tame Pastureland Tame Pastureland Woodland Rights-of-Way / Lanes Road Surfaces Shelterbelt Residences Structures (non-residence) Developed Water Resources Waste Dump Wetlands Woodlands Total Acres -29.4 ------<0.1 7.9 -<0.1 2.2 -----<0.1 -3.4 -43.0

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Landowner: Meduna, Gary L. and Barbara
Portions of Sections within Permit Boundary:* SW1/4, Sec. 9 Soil Map Unit Acreage Tame Pastureland Acres -------------------------------------------<0.1 -------<0.1 Cropland Acres -------0.5 -------1.7 -----------------2.5 -9.4 2.3 ----0.8 -11.3 1.0 ------29.4 Other Acres -------<0.1 ---------------------------<0.1 -------9.9 0.2 -3.4 <0.1 --<0.1 13.6 Total Acres -------0.5 -------1.7 -----------------2.5 -9.5 2.3 ----0.8 -21.2 1.2 -3.4 <0.1 --<0.1 43.0

Soil Map Unit AD-AB AR-AB AR-CD CB-AB CB-C CB-DE DH-A DH-B DM-AB EH-A EH-A s/s FR-BC FR-DE FV-A FV-A s/s GL-A HL-A HL-A ch HL-A s/s JG-AB LE-A LR-A LR-B MG-AB MN-A MN-BC MU-A MU-B PL-BC PL-DEF RR-B RS-A RS-B RT-AB RT-CD SE-A SE-B SN-AB SO-A s/s SO-ABC TY-ABC VR-ABC WN-A WN-B WN-CDE CHAN Wet Saline DIST FMSTD ROW WAT Total

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APPENDIX 2.7.1-1.10 SUMMARY OF PRE-MINING LAND USE ACREAGE AND SOIL MAPPING UNIT INFORMATION BY LANDOWNER WITHIN THE PERMIT BOUNDARY

Landowner: Peters, Mary Louise et. al
Portions of Sections within Permit Boundary:* All sec. 15 & N1/2, SE1/4 sec. 16 Land Use Acreage Land Use Corral / Feedlot Cropland Cropland Waterway Driveway Farmstead Yard Feed / Hay Lot Garden Industrial - Utilities Mines Native Vegetation Native Grassland-Tame Pastureland Tame Pastureland Tame Pastureland Woodland Rights-of-Way / Lanes Road Surfaces Shelterbelt Residences Structures (non-residence) Developed Water Resources Waste Dump Wetlands Woodlands Total

Acres 0.2 945.8 3.3 <0.1 <0.1 0.5 --3.0 15.7 2.2 0.2 47.1 10.8 3.8 4.0 --1.8 -3.9 0.9 1,043.3

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Landowner: Peters, Mary Louise et. al
Portions of Sections within Permit Boundary:* All sec. 15 & N1/2, SE1/4 sec. 16 Soil Map Unit Acreage Tame Pastureland Acres <0.1 <0.1 ----------------------------------0.2 --------------0.3 Cropland Acres 5.2 10.6 6.9 15.9 9.4 -31.6 2.7 ---1.9 9.9 --------202.8 65.8 -2.6 19.8 23.3 198.4 2.2 1.1 2.1 -0.3 50.7 28.1 25.9 79.2 7.8 -17.9 2.8 4.2 10.0 105.9 1.1 ------945.7 Other Acres 41.8 0.9 -0.2 <0.1 3.9 1.2 0.9 ------------1.1 3.4 0.8 ---0.5 4.8 ---1.3 0.3 1.3 1.2 4.2 0.4 0.5 -0.6 0.5 -<0.1 7.6 --0.2 7.0 0.7 10.8 1.3 97.3 Total Acres 47.0 11.4 6.9 16.0 9.5 3.9 32.8 3.6 ---1.9 9.9 -------1.1 206.2 66.6 -2.6 19.8 23.8 203.2 2.2 1.1 2.1 1.3 0.6 52.0 29.3 30.1 79.7 8.3 -18.5 3.3 4.2 10.0 113.5 1.1 -0.2 7.0 0.7 10.8 1.3 1,043.3

Soil Map Unit AD-AB AR-AB AR-CD CB-AB CB-C CB-DE DH-A DH-B DM-AB EH-A EH-A s/s FR-BC FR-DE FV-A FV-A s/s GL-A HL-A HL-A ch HL-A s/s JG-AB LE-A LR-A LR-B MG-AB MN-A MN-BC MU-A MU-B PL-BC PL-DEF RR-B RS-A RS-B RT-AB RT-CD SE-A SE-B SN-AB SO-A s/s SO-ABC TY-ABC VR-ABC WN-A WN-B WN-CDE CHAN Wet Saline DIST FMSTD ROW WAT Total

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Landowner: Pavel, Robert B.
Portions of Sections within Permit Boundary:* SW1/4, Sec. 10; & NW1/4, Sec. 14 Land Use Acreage Land Use Corral / Feedlot Cropland Cropland Waterway Driveway Farmstead Yard Feed / Hay Lot Garden Industrial - Utilities Mines Native Vegetation Native Grassland-Tame Pastureland Tame Pastureland Tame Pastureland Woodland Rights-of-Way / Lanes Road Surfaces Shelterbelt Residences Structures (non-residence) Developed Water Resources Waste Dump Wetlands Woodlands Total

Acres -71.6 --3.2 <0.1 -----2.0 -6.3 2.0 1.2 ------86.3

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Landowner: Pavel, Robert B.
Portions of Sections within Permit Boundary:* SW1/4, Sec. 10; & NW1/4, Sec. 14 Soil Map Unit Acreage Tame Pastureland Acres ---------------------0.7 -------------0.1 <0.1 --0.1 1.0 <0.1 ---------2.0 Cropland Acres -0.5 -2.6 -------1.7 ---------38.3 --5.2 -4.8 --------0.6 0.3 3.4 -5.8 8.4 ---<0.1 ------71.6 Other Acres ---------------------<0.1 --------------<0.1 ---1.2 ------2.0 3.2 6.3 -12.8 Total Acres -0.5 -2.6 -------1.7 ---------39.1 --5.2 -4.8 --------0.8 0.3 3.4 -5.9 10.5 <0.1 --<0.1 --2.0 3.2 6.3 -86.3

Soil Map Unit AD-AB AR-AB AR-CD CB-AB CB-C CB-DE DH-A DH-B DM-AB EH-A EH-A s/s FR-BC FR-DE FV-A FV-A s/s GL-A HL-A HL-A ch HL-A s/s JG-AB LE-A LR-A LR-B MG-AB MN-A MN-BC MU-A MU-B PL-BC PL-DEF RR-B RS-A RS-B RT-AB RT-CD SE-A SE-B SN-AB SO-A s/s SO-ABC TY-ABC VR-ABC WN-A WN-B WN-CDE CHAN Wet Saline DIST FMSTD ROW WAT Total

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APPENDIX 2.7.1-1.12 SUMMARY OF PRE-MINING LAND USE ACREAGE AND SOIL MAPPING UNIT INFORMATION BY LANDOWNER WITHIN THE PERMIT BOUNDARY

Landowner: Perdaems, James D. and Rosella J.
Portions of Sections within Permit Boundary:* SW1/4, SE1/4, Sec. 14; NW1/4, NE1/4, Sec 22; & Sec. 23 (entire section)

Land Use Acreage Land Use Corral / Feedlot Cropland Cropland Waterway Driveway Farmstead Yard Feed / Hay Lot Garden Industrial - Utilities Mines Native Vegetation Native Grassland-Tame Pastureland Tame Pastureland Tame Pastureland Woodland Rights-of-Way / Lanes Road Surfaces Shelterbelt Residences Structures (non-residence) Developed Water Resources Waste Dump Wetlands Woodlands Total Acres 10.6 753.6 1.9 3.1 3.1 1.0 0.1 0.2 0.5 12.4 5.1 95.2 -31.7 7.8 5.8 <0.1 0.6 4.5 0.7 10.1 87.0 1,034.9

* The ownership may not be the same for portions of sections outside of the Permit Boundary.

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Landowner: Perdaems, James D. and Rosella J.
Portions of Sections within Permit Boundary:* SW1/4, SE1/4, Sec. 14; NW1/4, NE1/4, Sec 22; & Sec. 23 (entire section)

Soil Map Unit Acreage Tame Pastureland Acres 5.2 0.6 -0.5 -1.8 -<0.1 2.9 2.8 0.6 --24.6 0.2 0.7 4.3 --1.2 6.4 2.9 <0.1 3.0 0.4 -1.1 -<0.1 --5.7 <0.1 0.4 -10.8 -3.2 -0.3 5.3 <0.1 6.1 --3.1 1.5 ----95.2 Cropland Acres 11.9 3.7 5.1 22.6 16.4 0.3 --5.8 35.7 3.4 --34.4 3.3 8.0 23.4 --8.2 1.5 141.4 10.8 76.7 112.8 -9.9 -1.5 -3 8 8 63.7 -49.0 7.6 29.8 -5.7 8.3 12.2 21.8 <0.1 -0.1 <0.1 ----753.6 Other Acres 0.8 1.1 -<0.1 <0.1 5.2 -<0.1 1.2 14.3 0.2 --44.6 1.4 -12.6 --0.1 4.6 0.6 <0.1 2.6 <0.1 -0.2 -<0.1 --0.1 0.6 <0.1 -0.6 -<0.1 -<0.1 0.6 ----25.8 0.3 12.2 15.4 31.7 9.3 186.1 Total Acres 17.9 5.4 5.1 23.2 16.4 7.2 -<0.1 9.8 52.8 4.1 --103.5 4.8 8.7 40.4 --9.6 12.6 144.8 10.8 82.2 113.2 -11.1 -1.5 -3.0 13.8 8.6 64.1 -60.4 7.6 33.1 -6.0 14.1 12.3 27.8 <0.1 -29.0 1.8 12.2 15.4 31.7 9.3 1,034.9

Soil Map Unit AD-AB AR-AB AR-CD CB-AB CB-C CB-DE DH-A DH-B DM-AB EH-A EH-A s/s FR-BC FR-DE FV-A FV-A s/s GL-A HL-A HL-A ch HL-A s/s JG-AB LE-A LR-A LR-B MG-AB MN-A MN-BC MU-A MU-B PL-BC PL-DEF RR-B RS-A RS-B RT-AB RT-CD SE-A SE-B SN-AB SO-A s/s SO-ABC TY-ABC VR-ABC WN-A WN-B WN-CDE CHAN Wet Saline DIST FMSTD ROW WAT Total
Notes:

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Landowner: Perdaems, James D. and Rosella J.
Portions of Sections within Permit Boundary:* SW1/4, SE1/4, Sec. 14; NW1/4, NE1/4, Sec 22; & Sec. 23 (entire section)
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SUMMARY OF PRE-MINING LAND USE ACREAGE AND SOIL MAPPING UNIT INFORMATION BY LANDOWNER WITHIN THE PERMIT BOUNDARY

Landowner: Perdaems, Jerry F. and Sandra M.
Portions of Sections within Permit Boundary:* SW1/4, SE1/4, Sec. 22 Land Use Acreage Land Use Corral / Feedlot Cropland Cropland Waterway Driveway Farmstead Yard Feed / Hay Lot Garden Industrial - Utilities Mines Native Vegetation Native Grassland-Tame Pastureland Tame Pastureland Tame Pastureland Woodland Rights-of-Way / Lanes Road Surfaces Shelterbelt Residences Structures (non-residence) Developed Water Resources Waste Dump Wetlands Woodlands Total

Acres -200.0 -0.2 2.0 ----<0.1 -17.2 -4.7 0.6 2.9 <0.1 0.1 0.2 -4.7 85.3 318.0

* The ownership may not be the same for portions of sections outside of the Permit Boundary.

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SUMMARY OF PRE-MINING LAND USE ACREAGE AND SOIL MAPPING UNIT INFORMATION BY LANDOWNER WITHIN THE PERMIT BOUNDARY

Landowner: Perdaems, Jerry F. and Sandra M.
Portions of Sections within Permit Boundary:* SW1/4, SE1/4, Sec. 22 Soil Map Unit Acreage Tame Pastureland Soil Map Unit Acres AD-AB AR-AB AR-CD CB-AB CB-C CB-DE DH-A DH-B DM-AB EH-A EH-A s/s FR-BC FR-DE FV-A FV-A s/s GL-A HL-A HL-A ch HL-A s/s JG-AB LE-A LR-A LR-B MG-AB MN-A MN-BC MU-A MU-B PL-BC PL-DEF RR-B RS-A RS-B RT-AB RT-CD SE-A SE-B SN-AB SO-A s/s SO-ABC TY-ABC VR-ABC WN-A WN-B WN-CDE CHAN Wet Saline DIST FMSTD ROW WAT Total
Notes:

Cropland Acres --2.7 4.6 4.2 11.6 ----13.3 ---30.9 13.6 <0.1 -0.3 ---10.4 12.9 10.4 5.9 -19.1 --9.4 <0.1 -7.4 -5.6 2.9 11.5 8.5 3.6 --6.1 5.0 -<0.1 -----200.0

Other Acres ----<0.1 <0.1 ---0.7 25.3 ---37.9 0.2 --2.8 --------2.0 --1.2 0.7 -<0.1 -0.2 -<0.1 0.1 <0.1 --0.2 <0.1 -17.1 -0.8 2.2 4.7 4.6 100.8

Total Acres --2.7 4.7 4.3 14.9 ---0.7 42.8 ---71.3 14.4 <0.1 -3.7 ---11.4 12.9 10.7 5.9 -22.8 --11.5 0.9 -7.6 -5.8 2.9 11.8 9.0 3.7 --6.4 5.1 -17.9 -0.8 2.2 4.7 4.6 318.0

--<0.1 <0.1 0.1 3.3 ----4.3 ---2.5 0.5 --0.6 ---1.0 <0.1 0.3 --1.8 --0.9 0.2 -0.1 ---0.2 0.4 0.1 --<0.1 --0.7 -----17.2

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Landowner: Perdaems, Jerry F. and Sandra M.
Portions of Sections within Permit Boundary:* SW1/4, SE1/4, Sec. 22
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APPENDIX 2.7.1-1.14 SUMMARY OF PRE-MINING LAND USE ACREAGE AND SOIL MAPPING UNIT INFORMATION BY LANDOWNER WITHIN THE PERMIT BOUNDARY

Landowner: Wagner, Glen R.
Portions of Sections within Permit Boundary:* All sec 29 Land Use Acreage Land Use Corral / Feedlot Cropland Cropland Waterway Driveway Farmstead Yard Feed / Hay Lot Garden Industrial - Utilities Mines Native Vegetation Native Grassland-Tame Pastureland Tame Pastureland Tame Pastureland Woodland Rights-of-Way / Lanes Road Surfaces Shelterbelt Residences Structures (non-residence) Developed Water Resources Waste Dump Wetlands Woodlands Total

Acres -<0.1 ---------<0.1 ----------0.2

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Landowner: Wagner, Glen R.
Portions of Sections within Permit Boundary:* All sec 29 Soil Map Unit Acreage Soil Map Tame Pastureland Acres Unit AD-AB AR-AB AR-CD CB-AB CB-C CB-DE DH-A DH-B DM-AB EH-A EH-A s/s FR-BC FR-DE FV-A FV-A s/s GL-A HL-A HL-A ch HL-A s/s JG-AB LE-A LR-A LR-B MG-AB MN-A MN-BC MU-A MU-B PL-BC PL-DEF RR-B RS-A RS-B RT-AB RT-CD SE-A SE-B SN-AB SO-A s/s SO-ABC TY-ABC VR-ABC WN-A WN-B WN-CDE CHAN Wet Saline DIST FMSTD ROW WAT Total ---<0.1 -----------------------------------------------<0.1 Cropland Acres ---<0.1 -----------------------------------------------<0.1 Other Acres ---<0.1 -----------------------------------------------<0.1 Total Acres ---0.2 -----------------------------------------------0.2

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APPENDIX 2.7.1-1.15 SUMMARY OF PRE-MINING LAND USE ACREAGE AND SOIL MAPPING UNIT INFORMATION BY LANDOWNER WITHIN THE PERMIT BOUNDARY

Landowner: Wagner, James and Lisa
Portions of Sections within Permit Boundary:* SE1/4, Sec. 9 Land Use Acreage Land Use Corral / Feedlot Cropland Cropland Waterway Driveway Farmstead Yard Feed / Hay Lot Garden Industrial - Utilities Mines Native Vegetation Native Grassland-Tame Pastureland Tame Pastureland Tame Pastureland Woodland Rights-of-Way / Lanes Road Surfaces Shelterbelt Residences Structures (non-residence) Developed Water Resources Waste Dump Wetlands Woodlands Total Acres -59.6 -------16.6 -0.7 -1.4 ------<0.1 2.1 80.5

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Landowner: Wagner, James and Lisa
Portions of Sections within Permit Boundary:* SE1/4, Sec. 9 Soil Map Unit Acreage Tame Pastureland Soil Map Unit Acres AD-AB AR-AB AR-CD CB-AB CB-C CB-DE DH-A DH-B DM-AB EH-A EH-A s/s FR-BC FR-DE FV-A FV-A s/s GL-A HL-A HL-A ch HL-A s/s JG-AB LE-A LR-A LR-B MG-AB MN-A MN-BC MU-A MU-B PL-BC PL-DEF RR-B RS-A RS-B RT-AB RT-CD SE-A SE-B SN-AB SO-A s/s SO-ABC TY-ABC VR-ABC WN-A WN-B WN-CDE CHAN Wet Saline DIST FMSTD ROW WAT Total ---------------0.1 -------------------0.5 <0.1 --<0.1 -----------0.8 Cropland Acres ----<0.1 ---<0.1 ------4.1 -----3.9 ----2.1 --------32.1 2.9 --2.8 ---6.3 <0.1 -5.4 ----59.6 Other Acres --------4.4 ------0.8 ----0.3 -----<0.1 -------0.9 0.1 3.6 ------2.8 0.5 -5.2 --1.5 -20.1 Total Acres ----<0.1 ---4.5 ------5.0 ----0.3 3.9 ----2.1 -------0.9 32.7 6.6 --2.9 ---9.0 0.5 -10.6 --1.5 -80.5

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APPENDIX 2.7.1-2 PRE-MINE LAND MANAGEMENT INFORMATION
Landowners with property within the Permit Boundary Ms. Delores Beaudoin – Leocadia Emmil Family Trust Ms. Beaudoin was interviewed on June 24 and again on July 3, 2007 with regard to the Leocadia Emmil Family Trust, which she represents. The properties within the Permit Boundary discussed during the interview include the SE ¼ Section 33, and the NW ¼, and NE ¼ of Section 34. No water developments (e.g. permanent/seasonal springs or seeps, groundwater) are found on the portion of the properties within the Permit Boundary. The unnamed tributary that flows through Section 34 was noted to have provided an ephemeral source of water for livestock when used numerous years ago. Ms. Beaudoin noted that the water quality from this tributary was fair, but high in sediment. All cropland fields in the parcels reviewed have been enrolled in Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) since 1999. The fields are all permanently vegetated in grass and alfalfa mixtures for the purposes of erosion control. The CRP agreements for all enrolled fields expire in 2011. Since 2002, approximately one-third of the enrolled CRP acres have been cut for hay. No specific limitations for agricultural production were noted and no erosional features were noted to occur on the parcels reviewed. The uncultivated areas occurring along the unnamed tributary in Section 34 has not been tilled due to the limits of topography adjacent to the channel. Grazing has not been implemented on these uncultivated areas due to unreliability of water and the absences of fences that would allow for management separated from the adjacent CRP. Leafy spurge was noted to occur along the channel in the uncultivated areas. Hunting with firearms and archery equipment is an allowed recreational use on the property. Ms. Beaudoin attributes no economic or other value to recreation land use or wildlife management. There are no existing wildlife or habitat management plans. She listed pheasant, white tailed and mule deer as notable wildlife species that occur on and use the property. John F. Buckman John Buckman was interviewed on August 21, 2007 regarding the property he owns in the Study Area. Mr. Buckman owns a small tract of land within the Permit Boundary located in the extreme southeast corner of Section 15. The primary function of this tract is for a residence and associated structures and shelterbelt. Agricultural activities include grazing by horses and occasionally by calves that are confined to small lots on the property owned by Mr. Buckman. These livestock are fed supplemental feed as necessary. Water for livestock and domestic use is provided by a well

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located adjacent to the residence. The quality and quantity of the water are reported to be adequate for their current uses. Larry R. Klein Mr. Klein was interviewed on June 18, 2007 regarding the uses of the land he owns and operates in the Study Area. The property within the Permit Boundary discussed during the interview is a small parcel (approximately 2.2 acres) located in the NE ¼ Section 33. No natural or developed water resources exist on the Klein property. The cropland field in the parcel is enrolled in CRP established through cost-sharing by the North Dakota Game and Fish Department (NDGFD). The cost-sharing equates to participation in the PLOTS program and allows public access without landowner permission. While hunting with firearms or archery equipment is an allowed recreational use on the property, Mr. Klein does not attribute an economic value to the use of the land for recreation or wildlife management. Pheasant and white-tailed deer were listed as the primary wildlife species that occur on and use the property. Mr. Klein noted that when farmed, the agricultural use of the fields was limited by the presence of small claypan areas. No erosion-related issues were noted. Kenneth D. Kudrna Mr. Kudrna was interviewed on June 17, 2007 regarding the uses of land that he owns and operates in and near the Study Area. The properties within the Permit Boundary discussed during interviews include the very small area along the eastern edge of the SE ¼ Section 20. The cropland in this parcel has been enrolled in CRP since 1999 for the purpose of erosion control. The CRP contract in Section 20 expires in 2010. In 2003 and 2004, portions of the CRP fields were hayed. Aside from the potential for erosion, no other factors limiting agricultural production were noted. All portions of the parcel investigated have been previously tilled, including a grassed waterway that was established for erosion control. Seeps, springs, or developed surface or groundwater resources are not present within the parcel. Water sources are not necessary to support the existing uses, as grazing is not practiced on the parcel. Some hunting (with firearms), by individuals seeking permission, is an allowed recreational use on the property; no personal recreation use was noted by Mr. Kudrna. He attributes no economic or other value to recreation land use or wildlife management. There are no existing wildlife or habitat management plans, written or unwritten. He listed white tailed deer, pheasant, and grouse as notable wildlife that occur on and use the property.

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Mr. Kuylen was interviewed on July 3, 2007 regarding lands he entirely owns and jointly owns with his wife Katherine Kuylen. The properties within the Permit Boundary discussed during this interview include the NW ¼ and NE ¼ of Sec. 20, Section 27 (entire section), and N ½ NW ¼ , NE ¼ and the E ½ SE ¼ of Section 28. Several natural and developed water sources are present on the property Mr. Kuylen operates. No natural seeps or springs were noted to occur on the portion of the parcels located within the Permit Boundary. Two reservoirs are located in the southern ½ of Section 27 (T138N, R98W) in the Small Pasture, located approximately one-half mile southeast of his farmstead. Mr. Kuylen considers the easternmost of the two dams to be a marginal source of water. The reservoir to the west is located in a small watershed with unreliable flow. The quality of the water in each is satisfactory, but the very limited quantity of water diminishes their usefulness. Two wells were noted to exist; however, a third was discovered during the well certification program and is described in Section 2.5. The first, located in the south-central portion of Section 27, provides water of suitable quality for livestock and human consumption. The well currently produces 10 gpm and has a flow restrictor installed. This well feeds an adjacent stockwater tank and a short pipeline that connects to another stockwater tank located approximately 1,000 ft to the north. The second well, located in the farmstead, is also of good quality and provides water to two tanks to the north and west of the farmstead through a connecting pipeline. The South Branch Heart River provides occasional livestock water with availability dependant on the presence of beaver dams to retain adequate quantities. Mr. Kuylen stated that the water quality is poor and attributed this to the high sediment content of runoff originating from the Little Badlands. Mr. Kuylen also noted that the unnamed tributary flowing south to north through the center of Section 27 provides an ephemeral source of water. However, the water quality of this reach is also very poor and of limited quantity. On the Kuylen property, the crops commonly planted include spring wheat, oats, barley, alfalfa, and safflower. Small grains are planted for two to three years followed by safflower plantings. Fertilizer is applied to fields in accordance with the findings of soil testing. Mr. Kuylen noted that production was limited in four fields by soil chemical and physical characteristics. One field has high salinity and high clay content, two fields have high salinity, and one field was highly erodible and has a history of wind erosion. All of these fields are enrolled in CRP. Seven of Mr. Kuylen’s fields within the Study Area are enrolled in CRP. The reasons for enrollment and years of enrollment and contract expiration are provided in conjunction with the production and use information in Section 2.7.1. Except for an area of historic wind erosion previously noted and enrolled in CRP, no other erosional features were noted to occur on the property.

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All of Mr. Kuylen’s grassland and cropland tracts are grazed at some time during the year. Two large pastures provide most of the grazing use during the growing season. After September 15, all cropland, hayland and areas along the stream west of the farmstead are grazed from approximately September 15 through November 15. The Kuylen Small Pasture in the center of the southern ½ of Section 27 (approximately 111 acres) is grazed annually from May 1 through 31. The pasture was grazed for the 31 days by 85 cow-calf pairs from 2002 to 2005 and by 70 pairs in 2006. Based on the reported use, an average of approximately 82 AUMs were harvested from the Small Pasture annually from 2002 to 2006. This equates to an average rate of use of 0.74 AU/ac. The Kuylen Big Pasture is composed of rangeland in the NW ¼ of Section 27 and NE ¼ of Section 28 (approximately 248 acres). This pasture is grazed by the same livestock herd from June 1 to September 15 for a total of 107 days. The grazing herd consisted of 85 cow calf pairs in 2002 through 2005 and 70 pairs in 2006. Based on this reported use, an average of approximately 289 AUMs were harvested from the Big Pasture annually from 2002 to 2006. This equates to an average rate of use of approximately 1.16 AU/ac. Mr. Kuylen reports that the two primary pastures are in good condition and this condition is stable. The pastures are not cultivated due to limitations imposed by topography and poor suitability of the soil for crop production. In addition to the natural channels in each pasture, pipelines and attendant tanks provide water in both pastures and the two dams (previously noted) also provide water in the Small Pasture. One active waste disposal area was identified on the Permit Boundary west of the farmstead in the NE ¼ Section 28. Mr. Kuylen stated that leafy spurge occurs in a spotty fashion along the entire length of South Branch Heart River. Canada thistle, burdock, henbane and wormwood were also listed by Mr. Kuylen as weeds of concern on the property. Hunting with firearms or archery equipment is an allowed recreational use on the property. Mr. Kuylen attributes no economic or other value to recreation land use or wildlife management. There are no existing wildlife or habitat management plans, written or unwritten. Mr. Kuylen listed pheasant, white tailed deer, turkey, partridge, sharp-tailed grouse and mule deer as wildlife species that he considers to be part of his operation and/or use. Patrick Kuylen operator – Cornelius Kooren owner Mr. Kuylen was interviewed on June 18, 2007 regarding lands that he leases from Cornelius Kooren for agricultural uses. The property within the Permit Boundary discussed during the interview is a very small parcel (approximately 0.1 acre) located in the NE ¼ Section 29. No natural or developed water resources exist on the Kooren property. Hunting with firearms or archery equipment is an allowed recreational use on the property.

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The cropland rotation program implemented on the Kooren property is similar to that used on Mr. Pat Kuylen’s property. Small grains (spring wheat) are planted for two to three years followed by safflower plantings. Fallow is not used on any portions of the tract. The cropland is fertilized according to soil tests. No limitations were noted to be present on the fields found on this property. Approximately 20 acres in the NE ¼ of the NE ¼ Section 29, 0.1 acre of which is within the Permit Boundary, is enrolled in the CRP CoverLock program. Hunting access is also allowed on the balance of the NE ¼ Section 20. The health of the vegetated plantings is maintained by Mr. Kooren. The tract was seeded in 2002 for wildlife habitat (primarily pheasants) and the CRP agreement expires in 2015. Mr. Kuylen listed pheasant, white tailed deer, and sharp tailed grouse as wildlife species that frequently occur on and use the property. Robert F. and Brenda K. Kuylen Mr. Robert Kuylen was interviewed on July 18, 2007 regarding the uses of land that he owns jointly with his wife Brenda and operates in the Study Area. The areas within the Permit Boundary discussed during the interview include the SW ¼ of Section 16, Section 17 (all portions within permit boundary), and Section 21 (entire section). Several reservoirs provide livestock water during the grazing season, all of which are reported to be of good quality, but relatively variable quantity. The reservoir in the southwest corner of Section 21 has marginal quantity. The pond in the NW ¼ of Section 21 and the pond in the SE ¼ of Section 17 have fair quantities. The pond in the SW ¼ of Section 16 has a good quantity of water. Two groundwater developments within the Permit Boundary were also noted by Mr. Kuylen as providing good quality water for livestock. Two wells, one located in the SW ¼ of Section 16 across the road from the farmstead and the other near the pond in the SW ¼ of Section 21, produce water at a rate of approximately 6.0 gallons per minute (gpm). The only natural water sources on the property investigated include two seeps and an ephemeral stream reach. Mr. Kuylen noted that two seeps (identified as wet-saline units on Figure 2.4-2A, Figure 2.4-2B and Figure 2.4-2C) occur in upland positions in cropland on his property. The water from these seeps is very poor and they do not have a beneficial use. The ephemeral channel in the SW ¼ of Section 16 provides good quality water with seasonal availability dependant on runoff. The cropland management program employed by Mr. Kuylen consists of two years of spring wheat followed by one year of safflower, oats or barley (used for hay). Fields are fertilized every year based on the findings of soil testing. Other than the previously noted saline seeps, no other notable limitations of cropland were identified by Mr. Kuylen. No erosional features were noted to occur. A grassed waterway is established in the primary drainage in the southern ½ Section 17 to limit potential for erosion water erosion there. While no active gravel or scoria pits were noted to occur on the properties investigated, Mr. Kuylen stated that he plans to excavate a new scoria pit in the cropland exclusion area in the extreme southeast corner of Section 21 in late 2007.

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The Bob Kuylen North Pasture (87 acres, a small portion of which is within the Permit Boundary) in the NW ¼ Section 17 is grazed by 12 cow calf pairs for 62 days each year in conjunction with adjacent cropland. From May 25 through July 25 the pairs graze the pasture. From July 25 through August 15 the pairs are also allowed to graze in an adjacent hayland located in the N ½ of the NW and NE ¼’s Section 17. After August 15 (i.e., post-harvest) the pairs have access to the cropland in the remainder of Section 17. Assuming half of the use from July 25 to August 15 is from the pasture, approximately 28 AUMs are utilized in the pasture (approximately 87 acres) at a rate of 0.32AUMs/ac. Mr. Kuylen stated that the pasture is in good condition. The previously noted wells and ponds provide adequate livestock water during the grazing season. The primary reason why the pasture is not cultivated is the steepness of the terrain. The Middle Pasture (217 acres), including all grassland in the NE ¼ of the NE 1/4, SE ¼ of the SE 1/4 (connected by a lane on the Section line) and SW ¼ of Section 16, is also used for grazing. The pasture was grazed by 20 cow calf pairs for 93 days each year from 2002 through 2006 (May 25 through August 25). Based on the duration of use, 61 AUMs are utilized each year at a rate of approximately 0.28 AUMs/ac. Mr. Kuylen stated that the pasture is in good condition. The pasture is not cultivated due to poorer soils and need for pasture. Two ponds and one well previously noted provide water for the livestock in this pasture. The South Pasture includes all of the grasslands in the western portion of Section 21 and a portion of the NW ¼ of Section 28 owned by Pat Kuylen. From May 25 to August 15 of each year, 30 cow-calf pairs graze the 239 acre pasture. Based on the size and duration of use, approximately 82 AUMs are utilized at a rate of 0.34 AUMs/ac each year. Mr. Kuylen stated that the pasture is in good condition and that the primary reason for not cultivating the tracts is the need for grazing land. Two ponds and one well, previously noted, provide water for the livestock in this pasture. Leafy spurge was noted to occur on the property at unspecific locations. Hunting with firearms or archery equipment is an allowed recreational use on the property. Mr. Kuylen attributes no economic or other value to recreation land use or wildlife management. There are no existing wildlife or habitat management plans. He listed pheasant, partridge, grouse, white-tailed deer, antelope, mule deer, fox and coyote as wildlife species that commonly occur on and use the property. Gary L. and Barbara Meduna Mr. Gary Meduna was interviewed on July 18, 2007 regarding the use of land that he owns jointly with his wife and operates in and near the South Heart Project area. Mr. Meduna operates agricultural activities on a single tract located in the SW ¼ of Section 9. The entire tract is fenced on the property line with an internal fence separating the cropland from the perennial vegetation adjacent to the Heart River, which is located just outside of the Permit Boundary. No permanent or seasonal springs or seeps or surface water or groundwater developments were noted to exist on lands operated by Mr. Meduna. The Heart River provides water of good quality for livestock when these parcels are grazed.

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The cropping system reported by Mr. Meduna can best be described as continuously cropped spring wheat. However, prior to 2004, some of the fields were planted to a grass hay crop that was harvested annually. Soil amendments are limited to fertilization with application based on regular soil testing and recommendations for the crops planted. The only cropping limitation reported by Mr. Meduna is the salinity in the field exclusion in the extreme southeast portion of the parcel (adjacent to the mine site in Section 16). The area was previously farmed, but has since been seeded to grass. Erosion was not reported to be a problem on the tract. A gully reported to occur in the field located in the southwest corner of the parcel has been successfully stabilized. Crop aftermath is grazed in conjunction with the late season forage in the River pasture from September 1 to October 15 of each year. A specific grazing rotation is not implemented and no other pastures are included in this grazing use. When grazing the cropland, livestock have reliable access to water from the Heart River. Leafy spurge was identified as the only weed of concern on the property. Two major areas are reported to occur in the tract of perennial vegetation on the south side of the Heart River outside of the Permit Boundary. Mr. Meduna controls the weed by spot spraying the entire river bank. Hunting with firearms is an allowed recreational use on the property. Mr. Meduna attributes no economic or other value to recreation land use or wildlife management. There are no existing wildlife or habitat management plans, written or unwritten. Mr. Meduna reported that the wildlife he manages, harvests, or hunts on the property include white-tailed deer, pheasant, coyote, rabbits, partridge and antelope. James Perdaems operator - James D. and Rosella J. Perdaems and Jerry F. and Sandra M. Perdaems landowners Mr. James Perdaems was interviewed on July 24, 2007 regarding the properties that he owns and operates within the Study Area. These areas include property that he jointly owns with his wife, Rosella Perdaems, and other property included in the same management unit but owned by Jerry (uncle to James) and Sandra Perdaems. The property investigated includes the SW ¼ and SE ¼ of Section 14; NW ¼ and NE ¼ of Sec 22, and Section 23 (entire section) were also discussed during the interview. In addition, the SW ¼ and SE ¼ of Section 22, owned by Jerry and Rosella Perdaems, were also discussed during this interview. South Branch Heart River reportedly provides fair quality livestock water during about 30 percent of the period of grazing use on both the Perdaems’ properties. Mr. Perdaems noted that natural flooding of the South Branch Heart River occurs about one in seven years. He noted that the flooding was beneficial to plant growth in pastures of the properties investigated. Several developed surface water resources are present on the properties investigated. Two dugout reservoirs (SW ¼ of Section 23 and SW ¼ of Section 14) have fair quality and quantity for livestock use. A small pond in the channel along the eastern edge of Section 23 (just outside of the Permit Boundary) was also noted to have water of fair quantity and quantity suitable for livestock which

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graze the adjacent cropland. Mr. Perdaems said that dugout pond in the SW ¼ of Section 22 is not put to any use and is of poor quality and quantity. Four groundwater developments are located on the Jim Perdaems property. One is located in the NW ¼ of Section 23 inside the confined feeding lot. This well is connected to a pipeline running to the south along the road to a hydrant and tank in the SW ¼ of Section 23. From the hydrant, the pipeline proceeds across the road to a fountain in the Jerry Perdaems Pasture. Another well and tank are located in the Calving Lot (pasture) near the center of the SW ¼ of Section 14. Two additional wells are located in the vicinity of the James Perdaems farmstead, one of which connects to a pipeline crossing the road to the north and terminating on the Mary Peters property, which is also operated by Mr. Perdaems. All of the wells are used for livestock watering and were described as being of good quality and quantity. No springs or seeps were noted to occur on any of the properties operated by Mr. Perdaems. There is not a set rotation in place for cropland on these properties. The fields owned by Mr. James Perdaems are routinely planted to barley, wheat, or corn (grain and silage). Flax, safflower, or canola is also occasionally planted, although to a lesser extent. On the Jerry Perdaems property, spring wheat is the most common crop with flax, safflower occasionally planted there as well. Soil fertilizer is applied each year based on the results of soil testing. Agricultural production on cropland was not noted to be limited by specific factors in any areas and no erosional features were noted to occur. No tracts are enrolled in CRP. The Perdaems grazing use begins each year immediately following calving. The first area to be grazed is the Calving Lot (27 acres, only small portion of which is within the Permit Boundary) in the NE ¼ of the SW ¼ Section 14. Approximately 185 cow-calf pairs are held in this pasture with supplemental feed for as few as five days before being moved onto other pastures on approximately May 20 of each year. This area has not been converted to cropland in order to maintain it for this short-term use. Beginning May 20th, the Perdaems livestock herd is split into smaller groups that graze grassland tracts until September 1st. The 101 acre Jerry Perdaems Pasture in the SE ¼ of Section 22 is grazed by 33 pairs that utilize approximately 114 AUMs at a rate of 1.1 AUMs/ac. The 182 acre North Pasture located along the channel on the eastern fringe of Section 14 and western fringe of Section 13 is grazed by 47 pairs that utilize approximately 162 AUMs at a rate of 0.89 AUMs/ac. The Middle Pasture, also located on the river terraces, is composed of 78 acres. Approximately 90 AUMs are utilized by 26 pairs in this pasture at a rate of 1.15 AUMs/ac. The South Pasture (32 acres) in the SW quarter-quarter of Section 23 is also grazed during this period by 10 pairs that utilize 35 AUMs at a rate of 1.1 AUMs/ac. The dense trees along the river pastures and combination of wet and high clay soils in the South Pasture are the primary reasons these areas are used for grazing rather than converted to cropland. All of the remaining grassland tracts on the Perdaems’ property are grazed in conjunction with adjacent cropland after September 1st of each year. During the fall months, adequate forage is available to sustain the livestock without supplemental feed. Due to the mixture of cropland and

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grassland areas and the variability of utility to be expected from aftermath grazing, it is not possible to determine the amount or rate of use from grasslands in these grazing units. An agricultural waste pond and containment dike are present in the feedlot adjacent to the James Perdaems farmstead. Another water body within the feedlot also contains agricultural waste runoff from this facility, but is not specifically designed to do so. Leafy spurge and Canada thistle occur along the entire length of the South Branch Heart River on the Perdaems’ properties. A single gravel pit was noted to occur on the Perdaems property along the Section line in the north-central portion of Section 23. Hunting with firearms or archery equipment is an allowed recreational use of the Perdaems’ properties. No existing wildlife or habitat management plans, written or unwritten, apply to the parcels investigated and no economic value was assigned to recreational land use or to wildlife management. Pheasant, white-tailed deer and turkeys were noted to occur on and use the property investigated. James Perdaems operator – Peters, Mary Louise et. al. landowners Mr. James Perdaems was interviewed regarding the property in the Study Area that he operates, but is owned by Mary Peters. The properties owned by Mary Peters within the Permit Boundary and discussed during the interview include Section 15 (entire section excluding 5.7 acres in the extreme southeast corner), and NW ¼, NE ¼, and SE ¼ of Section 16. Several water sources are available for livestock use on the parcels investigated. A pipeline originating in the James Perdaems farmstead ends at a hydrant and temporary tank in the southeast corner of Section 15. Four reservoirs contain water of fair quality and quantity, including one in the SW ¼ of Section 15, one in the SE ¼ Section 16, and two on the northern boundary of Section 16. No specific crop rotation is implemented. Spring wheat is planted in most years with flax, safflower and canola planted only occasionally. Mr. Perdaems noted that poorer shallow soils in the NW ¼ Section 16 and a clay pan soils elsewhere in Section 16 create notable limitations to the use of that property for crop production. Leafy spurge was the only noxious weed noted to occur on the Mary Peters property. Specific locations of occurrence were not identified. Livestock graze all of the Mary Peters property including croplands and adjacent native and tame pastureland tracts in the fall. The non-cultivated tracts are not separately fenced and, therefore, are not separately managed. Due to the mixture of cropland and non-cultivated areas on the Peters property and the variability of utility to be expected from aftermath grazing, it is not possible to determine the amount or rate of production from grasslands that is used by livestock each year.

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A small “scoria” pit located in NW ¼ NE ¼ Section 16 is still actively used. An additional abandoned mine feature in the NE ¼ NW ¼ Section 16 is the only site of historic coal mining in the Study Area. Hunting is not allowed on the properties investigated that are owned by Mary Peters. White-tailed deer and antelope were the only species specifically noted to use the Mary Peters property. James and Lisa Wagner Mr. James Wagner was interviewed on July 12, 2007 regarding land that he owns jointly with his wife and operates in and near the Study Area. Mr. Wagner owns and operates agricultural activities on a single tract located in the SE ¼ of Section 9. The entire tract is fenced on the property line with an internal fence adjacent to, and crossing, the Heart River, which is located just outside of the Permit Boundary. Mr. Wagner stated that the Heart River is the only water source supporting grazing on this property. He did not identify any permanent/seasonal springs or seeps, surface water developments, or groundwater developments on his property. Mr. Wagner implements a continuous cropping practice with all fields planted every year. The crops are planted with rotation between wheat and forage crops including millet, sudan grass, sorghum, oats, and barley. Fertilizer is applied annually based on soil testing. Fertilizer applied commonly consists of anhydrous ammonia and a phosphorous/nitrogen crop starter application. A mixture of sandy soils and heavy clays on the property were identified by Mr. Wagner as the most notable limitation to cropland on the property. No active erosional features were noted. Although not specifically noted by Mr. Wagner during the interview, observations made during the soil survey suggest that salt content and frequent saturation are the factors limiting cultivation and cropping in the southwestern portion of the parcel. The rangeland and wooded tracts on the property are native stands that were not previously tilled. The largest of these non-tilled tracts occur in association with the incised drainages, where steep topography limits equipment access. Leafy spurge is known to occur in the native areas along the river bank in the extreme northern portions of the parcel. All grassland tracts are grazed by 25 cow-calf pairs for up to seven months out of the year, beginning after crops have been harvested in the fall of the year. Due to the mixture of grassland and cropland and the seasonality of use, an accurate estimate of the AUMs utilized per acre is not available. Hunting with firearms and archery equipment is an allowed recreational use on the property. Mr. Wagner attributes no economic or other value to recreation land use or wildlife management and there are no existing wildlife or habitat management plans for this property. He listed white-tailed deer, pheasant, and antelope as wildlife species that occur on and use the property.

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Mr. Wagner was interviewed on July 3, 2007 regarding lands in the Study Area that he operates, and are owned by Mr. Robert Pavel. The property within the Permit Boundary discussed during the interview is located in the SW ¼ of Section 10 and the NW ¼ of Section 14. Mr. Wagner noted that a well is located in the old farmstead area in the extreme northwest corner of Section 14. The well is not currently being used but is thought to be of good quality (quantity unknown). No other natural or developed water resources occur on these properties, thereby limiting the potential of the tracts for grazing use. Mr. Wagner’s farming practices primarily consist of continuous cropping with spring wheat, but safflower is occasionally planted. From 2002 to 2004, Mr. Philip Wagner (Mr. Glen Wagner’s father) was the lessee of the property. During this period, fertilizer was not applied. Since that time, soil fertilizer application is based on the results of soil testing. No erosion or other limitations were noted to occur on the portions of the parcels within the Permit Boundary. Leafy spurge was the only noxious weed known to occur on the property. Stands of this species are present in the old farmstead area in the NW ¼ of the NW ¼ of Section 14. Hunting with firearms or archery equipment is an allowed recreational use on the property. Mr. Wagner has no existing wildlife or habitat management plans or agreements, and he attributes no economic value to recreation land use or to wildlife management. He listed pheasant and white tailed deer as wildlife species that he considers as part of his operation and use of the property.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
2.7 Pre-mining Land Use and Vegetation ................................................................................. 1 2.7.2 Pre-mining Vegetation ................................................................................................. 1 2.7.2.1 Introduction ........................................................................................................ 1 2.7.2.2 Methodology ...................................................................................................... 2 2.7.2.2.1 Vegetation Type Delineation and Assessment Requirements................. 2 2.7.2.2.2 Sample Location and Sample Size ........................................................... 6 2.7.2.2.3 Quantitative Inventory .............................................................................. 7 2.7.2.3 Results.............................................................................................................. 12 2.7.2.3.1 Vegetation Classification........................................................................ 12 2.7.2.3.2 Ecological Site and Vegetation Type Descriptions ............................... 13 2.7.2.3.3 Cropland .................................................................................................. 37 2.7.2.3.4 Shelterbelts.............................................................................................. 37 2.7.2.3.5 Species List/Plant Species of Concern ................................................... 37 2.7.2.3.6 Significant Ecological Communities...................................................... 38 2.7.2.3.7 Similarity Index (Range Condition) and Utility .................................... 39 2.7.2.3.8 Plant Species Diversity ........................................................................... 41 2.7.2.3.9 Weeds ...................................................................................................... 41 2.7.2.4 Summary of Vegetation Resources within the Permit Boundary .................... 42

LIST OF TABLES
Table 2.7.2-1 Table 2.7.2-2 Table 2.7.2-3 Table 2.7.2-4 Table 2.7.2-5 Table 2.7.2-6 Table 2.7.2-7 Table 2.7.2-8 Table 2.7.2-9 Table 2.7.2-10 Vegetation Mapping Units Sampled Summary of Point-Intercept Cover Data for Ecological Sites, Woodland and Tame Pasture Similarity Index Summary by Ecological Site and by Landowner within the Permit Boundary Shrub and Tree Density (Stems per Acre) for Three Woodland Types Sampled Vegetation Study Area Correlation of Vegetation Sampling Sites with Soils Mapping Units and NRCS Ecological Sites Vegetation Acreage by Landowner - Permit Area Vegetation Acreage by Ecological Site/Vegetation Type Shelterbelt Descriptions Shelterbelt Acreage by Landowner North Dakota Natural Heritage Inventory Plant Species of Concern and Significant Ecological Communities

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LIST OF FIGURES
Figure 2.7.2-1 Figure 2.7.2-2 Figure 2.7.2-3 Figure 2.7.2-4 Figure 2.7.2-5 Figure 2.7.2-6 Figure 2.7.2-7 Figure 2.7.2.8 Figure 2.7.2-9 Figure 2.7.2-10 Figure 2.7.2-11 Figure 2.7.2-12 Figure 2.7.2-13 Figure 2.7.2-14 Figure 2.7.2-15 Figure 2.7.2-16 Figure 2.7.2-17 Figure 2.7.2-18 Figure 2.7.2-19 Figure 2.7.2-20 Vegetation Study Area Diagram of Plot Layout for Native Grassland and Tame Pastureland Sampling Sites Diagram of Plot Layout for Woodland Sampling Sites Shelterbelt Map Overview Shelterbelt Map (SB-01) Shelterbelt Map (SB-02) Shelterbelt Map (SB-03) Shelterbelt Map (SB-04) Shelterbelt Map (SB-05) Shelterbelt Map (SB-06) Shelterbelt Map (SB-07) Shelterbelt Map (SB-08) Shelterbelt Map (SB-09) Shelterbelt Map (SB-10) Shelterbelt Map (SB-11) Shelterbelt Map (SB-12) Shelterbelt Map (SB-13) Shelterbelt Map (SB-14) Shelterbelt Map (SB-15) Shelterbelt Map (SB-16)

LIST OF EXHIBITS
Exhibit 2.7.2-1A, B, C Vegetation Map

LIST OF APPENDICES
List of Vascular Plant Species Identified Percent Canopy Cover/Constancy by Plot for Ecological Sites, Woodland and Tame Pasture Appendix C Annual Above-Ground Production (Grams/m2) by Plot for Ecological Sites, Woodland and Tame Pasture Appendix D Shrub and Tree Density (Stems/Acre) by Plot for Woodland Sample Sites Appendix E Summary of Point-Intercept Cover by Sample Plot for Ecological Sites, Woodland and Tame Pasture Appendix E Attachment Summary of Point-Intercept Cover by Pin Frame Appendix F Shrub and Tree Canopy Cover by Sample Site for Woodland Sites Appendix G Average Number of Species per Plot for Ecological Sites, Woodland and Tame Pasture Appendix A Appendix B

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South Heart Coal LLC (SHC) intends to develop the South Heart Lignite Mine (SHLM), located in the Heart River watershed approximately two miles southwest of South Heart, Stark County, North Dakota. In support of the SHLM, WESTECH Environmental Services, Inc., as a subcontractor to Golder Associates, Inc. (Golder), was assigned to conduct a baseline vegetation inventory within the area of proposed development. This inventory will be used to support surface mine permitting and reclamation planning in accordance with laws and regulations administered by the North Dakota Public Service Commission (PSC). A Scope of Work (SOW) was prepared for the vegetation baseline, and submitted to the PSC in October, 2006 for review and comment. The vegetation baseline SOW was based on PSC “Recommended Procedures for Pre- and Post-mining Vegetation Assessments” (PSC 2003) and field discussions with Mr. Guy Welch of PSC (Welch 2006) on August 18 and 22, 2006. The SOW was designed to provide data suitable to describe existing vegetation resources and to supplement the development of reasonable revegetation success criteria. Upon receipt of PSC’s comments, the vegetation SOW was finalized and resubmitted in March, 2007. Figure 2.7.2-1 shows the vegetation baseline study area (Study Area) and area within the Permit Boundary. The vegetation baseline inventory was conducted in August/September, 2006, within the Study Area where surface access was available. Those portions of the Study Area not accessible during the 2006 field season were inventoried during the May/June, 2007 field season. Results for the entire vegetation baseline Study Area are summarized in Section 2.7.2.4.1. A summary of results within the Permit Boundary is presented in Section 2.7.2.4.2. A description of the field and office methods employed for the vegetation baseline study is given in the following Section 2.7.2.2.

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Vegetation Type Delineation and Assessment Requirements

Preliminary mapping was conducted within the Study Area using an aerial color ortho-photo (1 inch = 2000 feet scale) and field checked during May, 2006. The Vegetation baseline study is based on plant physiognomy and vegetation-land use types. Vegetation mapping units were based on a combination of dominant plant species, topoedaphic features and disturbance/management history. The preliminary mapping was checked in the field by pedestrian and vehicular surveys, later verified by analysis of quantitative data, and modified as necessary. Derivation of the vegetation

classification for the Study Area is explained in the following Results Section 2.7.2.3, based on PSC (2003) vegetation-land use categories, i.e., Cropland, Native Grassland, Tame Pastureland, Woodland, Shelterbelts and Wetlands. The following is excerpted directly or paraphrased from PSC (2003) recommended procedures for pre-mining vegetation assessments for each vegetation-land use type. Cropland Cropland, as defined in North Dakota Administrative Code (NDAC) 69-05.2-01-02, means land which is used for the production of adapted crops for harvest, alone or in rotation with grasses and legumes, and includes row crops, small grain crops, hay crops, nursery crops, orchard crops and other specialty crops. Land used for facilities in support of cropland farming operations is also considered as cropland. Cropland also includes hay-land. The following tasks were completed as part of the Pre-mining Land Use Study (see Section 2.7.1): • All cropland tracts and each soil-mapping unit for each tract were delineated and identified on an aerial photograph using a scale of 1:4,800. Total acreage of each soil mapping unit for each surface owner was tabulated. Production of the principal crops grown within the Study Area was assessed based on the most recent (five-year) actual yields from the area, obtained by interview of landowners/current operators.

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Native grassland, as defined in NDAC 69-05.2-01-02, means land on which the natural potential plant cover is principally composed of native grasses, grass-like plants, forbs, and shrubs valuable for forage and is used for grazing, browsing, or occasional hay production. Land used for facilities to support ranching operations, which is adjacent to or an integral part of these operations, is also included. The following baseline tasks were completed in compliance with PSC’s pre-mining assessment requirements for native grassland: • All native grassland tracts within the Permit Boundary and each ecological site and soil mapping unit for each tract, were delineated and identified on an aerial photograph of 1:4,800 scale. Total acreage of each ecological site was tabulated for each surface owner within the Permit Boundary. A comprehensive list was compiled of all vascular plants occurring in each primary (series) mapping unit in the Study Area using nomenclature in Flora of the Great Plains (1986). The species list includes scientific names, and identifies any rare, endangered, poisonous, or noxious plants. Annual production data were collected on-site, and range condition for native grassland was then calculated for each ecological site by landowner using NRCS technical guides (NRCS 2003) and NRCS similarity index form ND-CPA-20 (NRCS 2007a).

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The following baseline tasks were completed in compliance with PSC’s pre-mining assessment requirements for tame pastureland: • All tame pastureland tracts within the Permit Boundary, and each soil mapping unit for each tract, were delineated and identified on an aerial photograph of 1:4800 scale. Total acreage of each soil mapping unit was tabulated for each surface land owner within the Permit Boundary. A comprehensive list was compiled of all vascular plant species found in tame pastureland tracts in the Study Area, including all noxious, poisonous, threatened and rare species. Annual production data were collected on-site within tame pastureland. A narrative was prepared describing the nature and variability of tame pastureland vegetation in the Study Area, including dominant species and their relative proportions.

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Woodland Woodland is defined by NDAC 69-05.2-01-02 as land where the primary pre-mining natural vegetation is trees or shrubs. Only the immediate area where woody plants exist (whether pre- or post-mine) is considered as woodland. Adjacent areas where the primary vegetation is not woody plants are evaluated based on requirements of the appropriate land use. The following baseline tasks were completed in compliance with PSC’s pre-mining assessment requirements for woodland: • Areal extent was defined for woodland types (i.e., deciduous trees, tall shrubs, and low shrubs), by depicting them on an aerial photo of 1:4,800 scale. The acreage of each woodland type was determined for each surface owner, and a description of the density of trees and shrubs was prepared, including characteristics of the understory vegetation. Cover data were obtained for all herbaceous and woody plant species associated with each woodland type. A comprehensive species list was prepared for all vascular plant species recorded in woodland types, including noxious, poisonous, endangered and rare species.

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A narrative was prepared describing the nature and variability of vegetation in each woodland type based on quantitative data collection.

Shelterbelts A shelterbelt is defined by NDAC 69-05.2-01-02 as a strip or belt of trees or shrubs planted by man in or adjacent to a field or next to a farmstead, feedlot or road. Shelterbelt is synonymous with windbreak. A shelterbelt includes only the immediate area where trees and shrubs exist (whether pre- or post-mine). Adjacent areas where the primary vegetation is not trees or shrubs are evaluated based on the requirements of the appropriate land use. The following baseline tasks were completed in compliance with PSC’s pre-mining assessment requirements for shelterbelts: • • • Shelterbelts were depicted on a map of appropriate scale for each shelterbelt. The acreage of each shelterbelt was determined for each surface owner. The number and arrangement of trees and shrubs, length and number of rows, and associated plant species were inventoried, tabulated and summarized. A comprehensive list was prepared of all vascular plant species recorded in shelterbelts, including noxious, poisonous, endangered and rare species.

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Wetlands Wetlands are normally classified in North Dakota according to the system of Stewart and Kantrud (1971). Because the Stewart and Kantrud (1971) classification system was devised to address the prairie pothole region, it is not entirely appropriate for the Study Area. As a result, the PSC was consulted to determine an appropriate classification system. The agreed-upon wetland delineation and sampling procedures are detailed in the Wetlands Section 2.10-1. Wetland vegetation

characteristics were summarized from the Wetlands report to be presented in this baseline vegetation report, particularly with regard to riparian native grassland.

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Other land uses that occur within the Permit Boundary include recreation, residential, and industrial and commercial (including utilities), among other miscellaneous uses. There are no specific

requirements for pre-mining land use assessments for these uses under NDAC 69-05.2-08-08. A general description of these pre-mine uses, as required under North Dakota Century Code (NDCC) 38-14.1-14(2)(a), is presented in the Pre-mining Land Use Study (Section 2.7.1). 2.7.2.2.2 Sample Location and Sample Size

Sampling Sites The following is paraphrased from PSC (2003) guidelines: The mapping units used for each land use category are regarded as potential sampling sites, including soil-mapping units for cropland, soil series for tame pastureland, and ecological sites (and, where necessary, soil series) for native grassland. For woodlands and wetlands, each vegetation type is a sampling site. For shelterbelts, each belt is a sampling site. All predominant mapping units are sampled where quantitative assessment is required. The preliminary map, described in the Methodology section of this report, indicated the general delineation and distribution of vegetation-land use types in the Study Area. A 40-meter grid was overlaid on the Study Area map to select sample sites using a stratified random procedure based on projected sample size for each type. To ensure an even (yet stratified random) distribution of sample plots throughout narrow portions of drainage bottom mapping units, plot sites were sometimes selected where grid lines intersect drainage bottoms because grid points often do not fall within these narrow units. Sample sites were located in the field using the aerial photo-map and a hand-held GPS unit. All sample sites are shown on the vegetation map (Exhibit 2.7.2-1A, Exhibit 2.7.2-1B and Exhibit 2.7.2-1C). Sample Size Sample size varied by type according to variability and the relative areal extent of each type, with more areal extensive types generally receiving proportionately more plots. Sample size was initially based on current PSC guidelines for determining sample size. The intent of the baseline study was to

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quantitatively characterize vegetation ecology within the Study Area and show variability among sample sites. Statistically calculated sample adequacy may later be requested for predominant types, however, this was not currently deemed necessary for this baseline study by PSC (Welch 2006). Vegetation types with less acreage were also sampled quantitatively, but less intensively due to aereal extent and limited availability of sample sites. All types quantitatively sampled are qualitatively described in narrative form. The following is paraphrased from PSC (2003) guidelines: When on-site sampling is used to measure productivity and cover, the initial number of samples taken in each (predominant) sampling site is as follows: • Five (5) 0.25 m2 frames for total production on native grassland and tame pastureland; and Fifteen (15) 10-point frames, for total cover. Quantitative Inventory

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Quantitative data were collected in the field August 18-23 and September 6-11, 2006. Spring flora were identified May 15-17, 2007. Portions of the Study Area not available for access during the 2006 field season were quantitatively inventoried June 12-14, 2007. Quantitative sampling of

vegetation-land use types was conducted as described for the following components. A digital color photograph (oblique) was taken at each sample site. Cover The following is paraphrased from PSC (2003) guidelines: Ground cover as defined in NDAC 69-05.2-01-02 means “the area of ground covered by vegetation and the litter that is produced naturally on site, expressed as a percentage of the total area of measurement.” Ground cover can be determined by basal or first-hit measurements. Cover will be recorded by plant species and measured near peak standing crop prior to sampling for productivity. The multiple-point quadrat method was used to measure basal cover as well as canopy cover in the Study Area. The multiple-point quadrat consisted of 10 points evenly spaced in a frame. The height

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of the point frame was tall enough to include all grass species, and the pins were vertical (using bubble-levels). The point quadrat was used with the following methods: 1. Basal cover measurements, where each sharpened pin was lowered through the vegetation canopy to the ground surface, where it came in contact with the basal portion of an individual plant, plant litter, lichens, moss, rock or bare soil; and 2. First-hit and subsequent-hit measurements of the vegetation canopy, where each pin was lowered until it came in contact with a portion of a live plant (if any). Frames were placed at stratified random locations and orientations. The number of samples required may be statistically established based on total basal cover using the point frame as one sample. However, this was not currently deemed necessary for this baseline study by PSC (Welch 2006). Cover for each species, total vegetation, litter, lichens, moss, rock and bare ground were calculated by dividing the summation of hits for a species or category by the total number of pins. Relative cover values can be calculated by dividing the summation of hits of a species by the summation of hits of all species. Cover values for each species and cover class were tabulated so that average cover values could be determined for each sampling site, and ultimately for each ecological site or vegetation type. In woodland areas, total ground cover was determined by sampling a combination of herbaceous and woody vegetation. Total cover of woody plants in woodlands was measured using the line intercept method, by recording the intercept of each shrub and tree species along a 50-meter transect. The cover of herbaceous vegetation was determined using the same point quadrat method described above, using five 10-point frames distributed regularly along the 50-meter line intercept transect. Transects were randomly located and oriented to the extent that they remained within a single woodland type (based on plant physiognomy and composition). The sample location, date, personnel, percent slope, aspect, topography, slope configuration and ecological site were recorded on each point quadrat sample field form. Cover data were tabulated by sample site, and summarized by ecological site or vegetation type. Using these data, stratified cover values and relative cover values were generated to assist in evaluations of plant composition and diversity.

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The sample design layout implemented at each sampling site for native grassland (including herbaceous drainage bottoms) and tame pastureland sites is shown in Figure 2.7.2-2. The sampling design for woodland sites is shown in Figure 2.7.2-3. To enhance the evaluation of plant species composition and diversity within the Study Area, an ocular estimate of canopy cover and basal cover was made at each sample site (Figures 2.7.2-2 and Figure 2.7.2-3). In each 0.01-hectare native grassland and tame pasture cover plot (5.64-meter radius) and 0.03-hectare woodland cover plot (10-meter radius), an ocular estimate was made of percent cover for ground cover classes, including bare ground, rock, litter, lichens, moss and basal vegetation to total 100 percent. Non-stratified canopy cover was estimated to the nearest percent in each ocular plot for total live vascular plant cover, for each morphological (or functional) class category (tree, shrub, perennial graminoid, annual graminoid, perennial forb and annual/biennial forb), and for each vascular plant species. Ocular estimates of tree cover were made by walking around the plot and estimating the extent of tree canopy extending within a vertical projection of the plot perimeter. Ocular cover data were tabulated and summarized similarly to the point quadrat cover data. Productivity The following is paraphrased from PSC (2003) guidelines: As defined in NDAC 69-05.2-01-02, productivity means the vegetative yield produced by a unit area for a unit of time. For perennial crops, the annual yield (lb/ac or t/ac) of the entire above-ground biomass is measured to determine productivity. Perennial crop yields (native grassland, hay-land, and pastureland) may be obtained from a whole field harvest or portions of a field may be sampled to obtain an estimated yield. In the Study Area, production data were obtained from native grassland, woodland and tame pastureland using the quadrat, hand-harvest method (Figure 2.7.2-2 and Figure 2.7.2-3). In pastures where cattle were present, percent utilization was estimated. Production data were collected at all randomly located sample sites, except where heavy livestock utilization (greater than about 50 percent) precluded a reasonably accurate production sample. Samples were clipped at ground level within a sampling quadrat (0.25 m2), with dominant species near peak production. In each 0.25 m2 quadrat, annual above-ground production was clipped and separated for the following herbaceous classes rooted within the quadrat: perennial grasses and

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sedges, annual grasses, perennial forbs and annual/biennial forbs. Each of these classes was further separated as to origin (native vs. introduced). All native perennial graminoids were additionally separated by species to facilitate range condition determinations. Annual production of shrubs was estimated by clipping ten annual leaders of each species, then counting the remaining leaders within a vertical projection of the quadrat to be used as a multiplier. Shrub production was harvested by species. In the laboratory, all production samples were dried until constant weight was achieved, and weighed to the nearest 0.1 gram. Density of Woody Vegetation The PSC (2003) guidelines allow that the density of woody vegetation may be measured by direct counts of all woody species, or by density quadrat sampling. Within the Study Area, direct counts were conducted for shelterbelts, or modified direct counts (where possible) based on row length and average spacing of woody plant species. woodlands. In the density quadrat method, (systematically) randomly placed quadrats were used to obtain density counts (Figure 2.7.2-3). Quadrat shape and size was proportional to the vegetation sampled. The density quadrat method was used for natural

A sampling quadrat of 10 x 10 meter (m) was used to count all trees and saplings within the quadrat, and individual plants were recorded by species and diameter at breast height class (dbh) as < 1-inch dbh, one to four inches, four to eight inches, etc. A sampling quadrat of 4 x 4 m was used for measuring tall shrub density, and a sampling quadrat of 2 x 2 m was used for measuring low shrub density. All shrubs found within the quadrat were counted and recorded by species and age class (mature or immature). Species Composition and Diversity Species composition, origin, utility, seasonality and diversity parameters are inherently determined for each vegetation-land use type using cover and production data, as detailed in PSC (2003) guidelines and based on discussions with PSC. Species nomenclature and functional groups follow Flora of the Great Plains (1986).

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All vascular plant species encountered in the Study Area were recorded and a comprehensive list was compiled (Appendix A). The list was annotated for each species as to its occurrence in each

vegetation-land use type. The list includes all records from quantitative sampling, and qualitative and mapping surveys. Particular attention was given to the search for sensitive plant species, including taxa currently federally- and state- listed as rare, threatened or endangered in North Dakota, and taxa which may represent significant range extensions. Poisonous or noxious plants were also identified. Taxa not readily identified in the field were collected and identified in the laboratory using a stereozoom binocular scope and taxonomic references including (but not limited to) Great Plains Flora Association (1977 and 1986), Gleason and Cronquist (1991), Holmgren (1998) and Bailey (1949). Nomenclature of vascular plant species follows Great Plains Flora Association (1986). Noxious or declared weeds listed by Stark County were qualitatively assessed for distribution and abundance, as well as quantitatively sampled on cover estimation plots. Ecological Site Condition and Utility Evaluation Ecological sites (formerly “range sites”) were identified and mapped using the 2006 to 2007 baseline soils inventory discussed in Section 2.4. Similarity index (formerly range condition) of Native Grassland was then calculated from baseline production data in conjunction with ecological site identification, using National Resources Conservation Service (NRCS 2007a) guidelines. Current stocking rates defined as Animal Unit Months (AUM)/acre) were determined via landowner/operator interviews, as presented in the Pre-mining Land Use Study (Section 2.7.1). Delineation of Hydrophytic Vegetation Areas within the Study Area supporting hydrophytic vegetation were sampled concurrently with the baseline inventory, and were delineated on Exhibit 2.7.2-1A, Exhibit 2.7.2-1B and Exhibit 2.7.2-1C as various complexes of the saline, subirrigated, wet meadow and/or wet land mapping units. These data were used to assist in planning and conducting a wetlands inventory and delineation of the Study Area (Section 2.10-1).

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The following results include quantitative descriptions of the vegetation within the Study Area. A summary of the vegetation within the Permit Boundary is presented in Section 2.7.2.4. 2.7.2.3.1 Vegetation Classification

The vegetation classification for this study was based on PSC (2003) guidelines: “Recommended Procedures for Pre-mining Vegetation Assessments”. Accordingly, native grasslands consisted of six ecological groups as outlined in Table 2.7.2-1. The vegetation-land use mapping categories consisted of Native Grassland - 100 series, Tame Pastureland - 200 series, Woodland - 300 series, Shelterbelts 400 series, Wetlands - 500 series, Cropland - 600 series and Miscellaneous land uses - 700 series as outlined in Table 2.7.2-6 and Table 2.7.2-7. Figure 2.7.2-1. Exhibit 2.7.2-1C. Cropland, for purposes of vegetation mapping, was comprised of six mapping units (Table 2.7.2-6) including cultivated (annual crops), grassed waterway, mixed hay, grass hay, alfalfa hay, and CRP (Conservation Reserve Program). The Pre-mining Land Use Study (Section 2.7.1) An overview of the vegetation is presented on

The detailed vegetation is presented in Exhibit 2.7.2-1A, Exhibit 2.7.2-1B and

contains substantially more detailed cropland mapping, as well as detailed crop productivity information (five-year on-site yields, and United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) 30-year county yield statistics), cropping practices (2002-2006), and landowner/ operator interviews. Native Grassland, following PSC guidelines, was classified and delineated according to NRCS ecological sites, comprised of 14 ecological sites in six ecological groups (Table 2.7.2-1). Five ecological sites were identified and mapped as three complexes within the High Water Table ecological group due to their intricate mosaic nature tied to the soils associated with most drainage bottom and terrace sites in the Study Area. There were three ecological sites identified in the Shallow and Very Shallow ecological group, and two ecological sites in the Claypan ecological group. The Study Area had one ecological site each in the Sandy and Clayey groups, and four ecological sites in the Loamy ecological group. Tame Pasture (Table 2.7.2-1) includes lands seeded (or perhaps in some cases interseeded) with various mixes of introduced perennial grass and/or forb species. Tame Pasture is used primarily for

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livestock grazing but occasionally mowed for hay. Tame pastureland occurs on a wide variety of soils in the Study Area. Woodland (Table 2.7.2-1) in the Study Area consists of two primary tree types, often in association with smaller openings or fringes of low mesophytic shrubs (e.g., snowberry and rose) or tall shrubs (e.g., plum and buffaloberry). The Riparian Woodland type is a conspicuous element along the floodplain of the South Branch Heart River in the Study Area and, to a lesser extent, some of its tributary drainages. The Deciduous Tree Woodland type occupies wooded draws draining to the south side of Heart River in the northern portion of the Study Area. Shelterbelts (windbreaks) are tree and shrub plantings in strips or belts near farmsteads, roads and agricultural fields (Table 2.7.2-8). Shelterbelts were also inventoried during the vegetation baseline survey (Section 2.7.2.3.4). Wetlands were inventoried as a separate baseline survey of the Study Area (Section 2.10-1). Pertinent wetlands vegetation information is included in this report for the three mapping units in the High Water Table ecological group (Table 2.7.2-1). Table 2.7.2-1 lists ecological sites and vegetation types quantitatively sampled in the Study Area in 2006 and 2007. Although vegetation resources in the Study Area were additionally classified into community types (refer to the narrative ecological site descriptions in the following Section 2.7.2.3.2), a few plots do not directly reflect species dominance of the type name. These stands are intermediate between two (or more) types, and are grouped with the type most similar in either species composition or site parameters. 2.7.2.3.2 Ecological Site and Vegetation Type Descriptions

Following is a narrative description of ecological sites and vegetation types identified within the Study Area during the 2006 to 2007 inventory. Table 2.7.2-1 identifies plot numbers and sample size by mapping unit (see Exhibit 2.7.2-1A, Exhibit 2.7.2-1B and Exhibit 2.7.2-1C for plot locations). Summary data are presented for point-intercept cover in Table 2.7.2-2, similarity index by ecological site and by landowner within the Permit Boundary (Table 2.7.2-3), shrub and tree density (Table 2.7.2-4), ecological site/vegetation type/soils correlations (Table 2.7.2-5), acreage of ecological sites/vegetation types by landowner within the Permit Boundary (Table 2.7.2-6), and acreage of ecological sites/vegetation types within the Permit and Study Areas (Table 2.7.2-7).

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All summary tables are presented in the tables section, following the text.

calculations for the land use and soil mapping units are presented in the Land Use Section 2.7.1. The summary tables listed above are derived from the quantitative data presented by sample site within the Study Area in the following appendices: ocular canopy cover/constancy (Appendix B), absolute and relative annual production (Appendix C), shrub and tree density (Appendix D), pointintercept cover by ecological site (Appendix E), point-intercept cover by sample site (Appendix E Attachment), line-intercept cover of shrub and tree species (Appendix F), and average number of vascular plant species by plot for diversity assessment (Appendix G). The following type descriptions are arranged to generally follow a gradient of site parameters, particularly soil texture (apparent water-holding capacity) and/or topographic position. Departures from this arrangement account for species dominance and considerations of relative susceptibility to various disturbances (particularly grazing history). The following descriptions

discuss native grassland, woodland and tame pastureland, and can be used to facilitate practical comparisons with any future revegetation efforts for the SHLM (i.e., reclamation planning and development of bond release success standards). (Section 2.7.2.3.3) and shelterbelts (Section 2.7.2.3.4). Subsequent sections discuss cropland

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Saline Lowland – Wet Land – Subirrigated Complex Native Grassland
The Saline Lowland – Wet Land – Subirrigated Complex ecological site comprises 1.4 percent of native grassland, occupying about 12 acres (0.2 percent) of the Study Area. A total of nine plots

(including forty-five 10-point pin frames) were sampled, primarily on drainage bottoms, swales and lower slopes of gentle (zero to six percent) slope. Aspect was with one exception northerly, as dictated by the general direction of drainage. The predominantly associated soils were the Wet Saline and Wayden silty clay soils mapping units. Plant communities sampled in this mapping unit included Distichlis spicata/Puccinellia nuttalliana, Spartina pectinata/Carex praegracilis, Spartina pectinata/Bromus inermis and Symphoricarpos occidentalis/Spartina pectinata/Agropyron cristatum. Plant species dominance is shown below, based on mean percent canopy cover (ocular estimation) rounded to the nearest percent.
SALINE LOWLAND-WET LAND-SUBIRRIGATED COMPLEX n=9 GRAMINOIDS FORBS WOODY PLANTS Percent Percent Class/Species Cover Class/Species Cover Class/Species Perennial Annual
Spartina pectinata Distichlis spicata Puccinellia nuttalliana Agropyron cristatum Bromus inermis Puccinellia cusickii Carex praegracilis Eleocharis xyridiformis Poa glaucifolia Poa pratensis Hordeum jubatum Juncus balticus n = number of samples

Percent Cover 4 3

57 13 12 8 4 4 4 3 2 2 1 1 1

Perennial Annual/Biennial
Suaeda depressa Aster pansus Helianthus maximilianii Atriplex heterosperma Grindelia squarrosa Iva axillaris Melilotus officinalis Sonchus arvensis

10 9 4 2 2 1 1 1 1 1

Shrub Tree
Symphoricarpos occidentalis

Total annual production averaged 273.5 grams per square meter (2,440 pounds per acre), primarily native perennial graminoid (71 percent relative production), introduced perennial grass (11 percent), native perennial forb (seven percent), introduced annual/biennial forb (four percent), shrub (three percent), and native annual/biennial forb (three percent). Based on compilation of long-term annual production data, the NRCS (2003) has determined a representative value for total production in the Saline Lowland ecological site in fair to low-good condition to be 1,800 pounds per acre (91 percent graminoids), ranging from 1,300 to 2,300 pounds per acre. In high-good to excellent condition, the Saline Lowland ecological site can be expected to produce 2,500 pounds per acre (93 percent graminoids) varying from 2,000 to 3,000 pounds per acre. Ecological site condition (similarity index) of this mapping unit was 20 percent (poor) within the Permit Boundary, based on 2006 annual production data, using NRCS guidelines for the Saline Lowland ecological site in excellent condition.

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Loamy Overflow - Subirrigated – Wet Land Complex Native Grassland The Loamy Overflow - Subirrigated – Wet Land Complex ecological site comprises only 0.2 percent of native grassland, occupying two acres (less than 0.1 percent) of the Study Area. A total of six plots (including thirty 10-point pin frames) were sampled, primarily on drainage bottoms/ banks of gentle (two to three percent) slope. Aspect was primarily easterly, as dictated by the prevailing direction of drainage. All six sample sites were associated with the River Channels soils mapping unit. The plant community representing this mapping unit was a dense Carex aquatilis fringe, usually under a Fraxinus pennsylvanica overstory. Plant species dominance is shown below, based on mean percent canopy cover (ocular estimation) rounded to the nearest percent.
LOAMY OVERFLOW-SUBIRRIGATED-WET LAND COMPLEX n=6 GRAMINOIDS FORBS WOODY PLANTS Percent Percent Percent Class/Species Cover Class/Species Cover Class/Species Cover Perennial Annual
Carex aquatilis Spartina pectinata Poa pratensis Carex laeviconica n = number of samples

68 <1 61 2 2 2

Perennial Annual/Biennial
Rumex crispus Aster simplex Rumex mexicanus

8 2 2 2 1

Shrub Tree
Fraxinus pennsylvanica Symphoricarpos occidentalis

2 9 9 1

Total annual production for the one plot harvested was 348.4 grams per square meter (3,109 pounds per acre), entirely native perennial graminoid (Carex aquatilis). Based on compilation of long-term annual production data, the NRCS (2003) has determined a representative value for total production in the Subirrigated ecological site in fair to low-good condition to be 3,000 pounds per acre (81 percent graminoids), ranging from 1,800 to 4,200 pounds per acre. In high-good to excellent condition, the Subirrigated ecological site can be expected to produce 4,000 pounds per acre (78 percent graminoids) varying from 3,300 to 4,700 pounds per acre. Using relative cover data for all six sample sites in the Study Area collectively, range condition was approximately 28 percent (low-fair) of “historic climax” for the Subirrigated ecological site in excellent condition. Ecological site condition (similarity index) of this mapping unit was two percent (very poor) within the Permit Boundary, based on 2006 annual production data (one plot), using NRCS guidelines for the Subirrigated ecological site.

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Wet Land – Wet Meadow Complex Native Grassland The Wet Land – Wet Meadow Complex ecological site constitutes 1.3 percent of native grassland acreage, occupying 11 acres (0.2 percent) of the Study Area. A total of nine plots (including forty-five 10-point pin frames) were sampled, primarily on drainage bottoms and swales of gentle (one to three percent) slope. Aspect was variable, as dictated by direction of drainage. The predominantly associated soils were the Lallie silty clay, Arnegard clay loam and Cabba loam soils. Plant communities sampled in this mapping unit were dominated by various associations of Carex laeviconica, Spartina pectinata, Hordeum jubatum and Polygonum amphibium. Plant species dominance is shown below, based on mean percent canopy cover (ocular estimation) rounded to the nearest percent.
WET LAND-WET MEADOW COMPLEX n=9 GRAMINOIDS FORBS Percent Percent Class/Species Cover Class/Species Cover Perennial Annual
Carex laeviconica Hordeum jubatum Spartina pectinata Eleocharis xyridiformis Carex praegracilis Poa pratensis Agropyron smithii XAgrohordeum macounii n = number of samples

WOODY PLANTS Class/Species Percent Cover 3 2 2 2

74 <1 34 12 12 5 3 2 1 1

Perennial Annual/Biennial
Polygonum amphibium Rumex mexicanus Aster pansus

16 2 13 1 1

Shrub Tree
Symphoricarpos occidentalis Fraxinus pennsylvanica

Total annual production for four plots harvested averaged 530.3 grams per square meter (4,732 pounds per acre), comprised of native perennial graminoid (75 percent relative production) and native perennial forb (25 percent). Based on compilation of long-term annual production data, the NRCS (2003) has determined a representative value for total production in the Wet Meadow ecological site in fair to low-good condition to be 3,500 pounds per acre (93 percent graminoids), ranging from 3,000 to 4,000 pounds per acre. In high-good to excellent condition, the Wet Meadow ecological site can be expected to produce 4,500 pounds per acre (96 percent graminoids) varying from 4,000 to 5,000 pounds per acre. Vegetation composition of the four production sample sites generally compares most favorably with the ecological site description for Wet Meadow (NRCS 2003). Ecological site condition of this mapping unit
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The Riparian Woodland vegetation type is a conspicuous component of the Study Area, primarily associated with the floodplain of the South Branch Heart River. It occupies 274 acres (about four percent) of the Study Area. A total of 32 plots (including 145 10-point pin frames) were sampled, primarily on floodplain terraces and river channel bottoms of gentle (zero to five percent) slope, and incised channel banks of 40-100 percent slope. Aspect was variable (but not

southwesterly), most commonly northeasterly as dictated by prevailing direction of the South Branch Heart River drainage. The predominantly associated soils were the River Channels, Havrelon silt loam (saline/sodic substratum), Havrelon silt loam, Entic Haplustolls silt loams and silty clay loams (saline/sodic substratum) and Entic Haplustolls silt loams and silty clay loams soils mapping units. Plant communities sampled in this mapping unit were dominated in the overstory by Fraxinus pennsylvanica, Acer negundo and occasionally Ulmus americana, while understories were dominated by Bromus inermis, Poa pratensis and frequently Symphoricarpos occidentalis. Plant species

dominance is shown below, based on mean percent canopy cover (ocular estimation) rounded to the nearest percent.
RIPARIAN WOODLAND n=32 FORBS Percent Class/Species Cover Perennial Annual/Biennial
Atriplex subspicata Taraxacum officinale Cirsium arvense Arctium minus Chenopodium album

GRAMINOIDS Class/Species Perennial Annual
Bromus inermis Poa pratensis Agropyron smithii Agropyron cristatum Elymus virginicus Carex laeviconica Buchloe dactyloides n = number of samples

WOODY PLANTS Class/Species Shrub Tree
Fraxinus pennsylvanica Acer negundo Symphoricarpos occidentalis Ulmus americana Prunus virginiana Rosa woodsii Shepherdia argentea

Percent Cover 87 <1 47 26 2 2 2 2 1

Percent Cover 19 46 29 13 13 4 2 1 1

6 7 3 1 1 1 1

Total annual production averaged 407.8 grams per square meter (3,639 pounds per acre) for ten clip plots harvested in the Study Area, primarily introduced perennial grass (96 percent relative production) and introduced perennial forb (two percent). Six of the ten production plots were located within the Permit Boundary. Using baseline soils mapping correlated with NRCS ecological site designations (NRCS 2007b), all six clip plots in the Riparian Woodland vegetation type were associated with the Loamy Terrace ecological site in very poor to poor condition, however plant

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composition generally compared more favorably with the site description for the Subirrigated ecological site in poor to low-fair condition. The NRCS (2003) has determined a representative value for total production in the Loamy Terrace ecological site in poor to low-fair condition to be 2,600 pounds per acre (72 percent graminoids), ranging from 1,700 to 3,500 pounds per acre. Site condition was additionally estimated using relative cover data for all 32 Study Area plots collectively (using NRCS guidelines for the Loamy Terrace ecological site), indicating 23 percent of expected climax (NRCS 2003) for the site, i.e., high-poor condition. Ecological site condition of Riparian Woodland was one percent (very poor) within the Permit Boundary, based on 2006 annual production data (six clip plots), using NRCS guidelines for the Loamy Terrace ecological site in excellent condition. Shrub and tree density data are presented by sample plot in Appendix D, and summarized in Table 2.7.2-4 for the three Woodland types present in the Study Area. Shrub density averaged 30,800 live stems per acre, of which 90 percent were Symphoricarpos occidentalis, five percent Rosa woodsii, two percent Prunus virginiana, and two percent were Ribes setosum. Density of trees greater than one-inch dbh averaged 193 trees per acre for 32 sample sites, including Fraxinus pennsylvanica (127 per acre), Acer negundo (48), Ulmus americana (11) and Salix amygdaloides (6). Deciduous tree species in the riparian woodland type generally range from 40 to 60 feet tall and are in late-mature to decadent age structure (perhaps 100 – 150+ years old), with abundant evidence of heart rot and resultant blow-down particularly as the result of a very intense wind storm June 30, 2006. During the field studies it was apparent that there was a low recruitment of tree seedlings throughout the riparian woodland type.

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The Deciduous Tree Woodland vegetation type is a relatively minor component of the Study Area, associated with narrow, wooded draws draining to the south side of the South Heart River. The Deciduous Tree Woodland type occupies about 12 acres (0.2 percent) of the Study Area. Three plots (including five 10-point pin frames) were sampled, located on wooded draws (two sample sites) and a steep (95 percent) bluff slope adjoining the Heart River. Aspect was northeasterly, as dictated by the direction of draws draining to the south side of the Heart River. All three sample sites were associated with the Regent silty clay loam soil. Plant communities sampled in this mapping unit were dominated in the overstory by Fraxinus pennsylvanica and Ulmus americana, with understories dominated by Bromus inermis, Poa pratensis, Symphoricarpos occidentalis and often Prunus virginiana. Plant species dominance is shown below, based on mean percent canopy cover (ocular estimation) rounded to the nearest percent.
DECIDUOUS TREE WOODLAND n=3 FORBS Percent Class/Species Cover Perennial Annual/Biennial
Toxicodendron rydbergii Taraxacum officinale Parietaria pensylvanica Galium boreale

GRAMINOIDS Percent Class/Species Cover Perennial Annual
Bromus inermis Poa pratensis Agropyron repens Agropyron smithii Spartina pectinata

WOODY PLANTS Class/Species Percent Cover 62 51 44 23 14 7 7 6 6 3 2

74 40 23 6 2 1

17 4 5 4 2 1

Shrub Tree
Fraxinus pennsylvanica Symphoricarpos occidentalis Prunus virginiana Shepherdia argentea Ulmus americana Rosa woodsii Amelanchier humilis Cornus stolonifera Ribes setosum

n = number of samples

Ecological site condition of this mapping unit was five percent (low-poor) within the Study Area, based on 2007 cover data for the three sample sites, using NRCS (2003) guidelines for the Clayey ecological site in excellent condition. Shrub density averaged 19,410 live stems per acre, of which 81 percent were Symphoricarpos occidentalis, six percent Atriplex nuttallii, six percent Rosa arkansana, and three percent were Prunus virginiana. Density of trees greater than one-inch dbh averaged 253 trees per acre for two sample sites, entirely Fraxinus pennsylvanica on the density quadrats sampled.

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The Shallow Clayey ecological site constitutes about six percent of native grassland acreage, occupying 50 acres (0.7 percent) of the Study Area. Two plots (including ten 10-point pin frames) were sampled on a midslope of six percent slope, and a ridge of 17 percent slope. Aspect was northerly and southwesterly for the two sample sites. Both sample sites were associated with the Wayden silty clay soil. Plant communities sampled in this mapping unit included Calamovilfa longifolia/Carex filifolia and Stipa comata/Carex filifolia. Plant species dominance is shown below, based on mean percent canopy cover (ocular estimation) rounded to the nearest percent.
SHALLOW CLAYEY n=2 FORBS Percent Class/Species Cover Perennial Annual/Biennial
Solidago missouriensis

GRAMINOIDS Class/Species Perennial Annual
Carex filifolia Calamovilfa longifolia Stipa comata Bouteloua gracilis Poa pratensis Koeleria pyramidata Poa sandbergii n = number of samples

Percent Cover 72 32 13 9 9 5 4 2

WOODY PLANTS Percent Class/Species Cover Shrub Tree
Rosa woodsii

8 <1 2

3 3

Total annual production averaged 107.3 grams per square meter (958 pounds per acre), comprised of native perennial graminoid (74 percent relative production), introduced perennial grass (19 percent), shrub (four percent) and native perennial forb (two percent). Based on compilation of long-term annual production data, the NRCS (2003) has determined a representative value for total production in the Shallow Clayey ecological site in fair condition to be 900 pounds per acre (80 percent graminoids), ranging from 600 to 1,300 pounds per acre. The two sample sites, however, compare more favorably with the plant composition described for the Shallow Sandy ecological site in fair condition (NRCS 2003). Ecological site condition of this mapping unit was 20 percent (high-poor) within the Permit Boundary, based on 2006 annual production data, using NRCS guidelines for the Shallow Clayey ecological site in excellent condition. However, using Shallow Sandy guidelines, fair to high-fair condition would be indicated.

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The Shallow Loamy ecological site comprises 13 percent of native grassland acreage, occupying 104 acres (1.5 percent) of the Study Area. A total of 16 plots (including 80 10-point pin frames) were sampled, primarily on midslopes, upper slopes and ridges of moderate (10 to 25 percent) slope. Sample sites were on all aspects, most commonly southwesterly. The predominantly associated soils were the Cabba loam and Cabba silt loam soils. Plant communities sampled in this mapping unit in good condition included Stipa comata/Carex filifolia in association with Calamovilfa longifolia or, occasionally, Bouteloua gracilis or Muhlenbergia cuspidata, and Andropogon scoparius/Carex filifolia in association with Calamovilfa longifolia or Stipa comata. Community types in fair condition included Agropyron smithii/Carex filifolia in association with Bouteloua gracilis and/or Buchloe dactyloides. Communities in poor condition were dominated by Buchloe dactyloides/Bouteloua gracilis. Plant species dominance is shown below, based on mean percent canopy cover (ocular estimation) rounded to the nearest percent.
SHALLOW LOAMY n=16 FORBS Percent Cover 65 <1 15 12 8 7 5 5 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 Class/Species Perennial Annual/Biennial
Selaginella densa Antennaria microphylla Artemisia frigida Artemisia ludoviciana Grindelia squarrosa

GRAMINOIDS Class/Species Perennial Annual
Carex filifolia Bouteloua gracilis Buchloe dactyloides Stipa comata Koeleria pyramidata Agropyron smithii Calamovilfa longifolia Poa pratensis Agropyron dasystachyum Andropogon scoparius Muhlenbergia cuspidata Carex heliophila Stipa viridula n = number of samples

Percent Cover 14 2 2 2 1 1 1

WOODY PLANTS Percent Class/Species Cover Shrub Tree 1 -

Total annual production averaged 114.0 grams per square meter (1,017 pounds per acre) for 14 clip plots harvested in the Study Area, almost entirely native perennial graminoid (89 percent relative production) and native perennial forb (10 percent). Based on compilation of long-term annual production data, the NRCS (2003) has determined a representative value for total production in the

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Shallow Loamy ecological site in fair to low-good condition to be 1,300 pounds per acre (80 percent graminoids), ranging from 800 to 1,800 pounds per acre. Ecological site condition of this mapping unit was 33 percent (low-fair) within the Permit Boundary, based on 2006 annual production data, using NRCS guidelines for the Shallow Loamy ecological site in excellent condition.

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The Shallow Sandy ecological site comprises about three percent of native grassland acreage, occupying 26 acres (0.4 percent) of the Study Area. Two plots (including ten 10-point pin frames) were sampled, on a midslope of 18 percent slope, and a ridge of 10 percent slope. Aspects were southerly. Both sample sites were associated with the Flasher sandy loam soil. Plant communities sampled in this mapping unit included Andropogon scoparius/Calamovilfa longifolia and Stipa comata/Calamovilfa longifolia. Plant species dominance is shown below, based on mean percent canopy cover (ocular estimation) rounded to the nearest percent.
SHALLOW SANDY n=2 FORBS Percent Class/Species Cover Perennial Annual/Biennial
Opuntia polyacantha

GRAMINOIDS Class/Species Perennial Annual
Bouteloua gracilis Stipa comata Calamovilfa longifolia Carex filifolia Andropogon scoparius Carex eleocharis Koeleria pyramidata Agropyron smithii Agropyron dasystachyum Poa sandbergii n = number of samples

Percent Cover 65 13 13 11 7 7 6 5 2 1 1

WOODY PLANTS Percent Class/Species Cover Shrub Tree <1 -

7 <1 1

Total annual production averaged 113.5 grams per square meter (1,013 pounds per acre), composed of native perennial graminoid (95 percent relative production) and native perennial forb (five percent). Based on compilation of long-term annual production data, the NRCS (2003) has determined a representative value for total production in the Shallow Sandy ecological site in fair to low-good condition to be 1,200 pounds per acre (85 percent graminoids), ranging from 800 to 1,600 pounds per acre. Ecological site condition of this mapping unit was 35 percent (fair) within the Permit Boundary, based on 2006 annual production data (one plot), using NRCS guidelines for the Shallow Sandy ecological site in excellent condition.

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The Claypan ecological site constitutes 3.6 percent of native grassland acreage, occupying 28 acres (0.4 percent) of the Study Area. One plot (including five 10-point pin frames) was sampled on the bottom of a four percent slope and northwesterly aspect. The associated soil was the Daglum silty clay loam. The sample site was in a Hordeum jubatum/Distichlis spicata/Puccinellia nuttalliana community type. Plant species dominance is shown below, based on mean percent canopy cover (ocular

estimation).
CLAYPAN n=1 FORBS Percent Cover 62 20 15 13 13 Class/Species Perennial Annual/Biennial Percent Cover <1 1

GRAMINOIDS Class/Species Perennial Annual
Hordeum jubatum Distichlis spicata Poa glaucifolia Puccinellia nuttalliana n = number of samples

WOODY PLANTS Percent Class/Species Cover Shrub Tree -

Total annual production for the one site sampled was 209.8 grams per square meter (1,872 pounds per acre), comprised entirely of native perennial graminoid. The NRCS correlates the Daglum silty clay loam soil with the Claypan ecological site, however, plant composition at the sample site is much more comparable to the description for the Saline Lowland ecological site. The NRCS (2003) has determined a representative value for total production in the Saline Lowland ecological site in fair condition to be 1,800 pounds per acre (91 percent graminoids), ranging from 1,300 to 2,300 pounds per acre. Ecological site condition of this mapping unit was 13 percent (poor) within the Permit
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The Thin Claypan ecological site is the largest component of native grassland in the Study Area (comprising 33 percent of native grassland acreage), occupying 262 acres (nearly four percent) of the Study Area. A total of 16 plots (including 80 10-point pin frames) were sampled, primarily on lower slopes and midslopes of gentle to moderate (one to 15 percent) slope. Sample sites were on all aspects, approximately half of them southerly. The associated soils were the Rhoades silty clay and Dogtooth silty clay loam. Plant communities sampled in this mapping unit on moist sites included Agropyron trachycaulum/ Puccinellia nuttalliana and Distichlis spicata/Buchloe dactyloides. Upland sites in good condition included Agropyron smithii/Stipa viridula and Agropyron smithii/Stipa comata communities, both in association with Bouteloua gracilis or Buchloe dactyloides. Sites in fair condition were Agropyron smithii (or Agropyron dasystachyum)/Poa sandbergii community types, usually in association with Buchloe dactyloides. Sites in low-fair condition were in Agropyron smithii/Buchloe dactyloides or Agropyron smithii/Bouteloua gracilis communities. Three sample sites represented Artemisia

cana/Agropyron smithii, mostly in association with Poa pratensis and Poa sandbergii as subdominant species. Plant species dominance is shown below, based on mean percent canopy cover (ocular estimation) rounded to the nearest percent.
THIN CLAYPAN n=16 FORBS Percent Cover 60 <1 16 11 8 6 6 3 2 2 2 1 1 1 Class/Species Perennial Annual/Biennial
Achillea millefolium Taraxacum officinale Grindelia squarrosa Vicia americana Thlaspi arvense Selaginella densa

GRAMINOIDS Class/Species Perennial Annual
Buchloe dactyloides Agropyron smithii Bouteloua gracilis Poa sandbergii Poa pratensis Koeleria pyramidata Poa juncifolia Stipa viridula Distichlis spicata Carex eleocharis Agropyron dasystachyum Agropyron cristatum n = number of samples

Percent Cover 15 7 3 2 2 2 1 1

WOODY PLANTS Percent Class/Species Cover Shrub Tree
Artemisia cana

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Total annual production averaged 118.6 grams per square meter (1,058 pounds per acre) for 14 clip plots harvested in the Study Area, composed of native perennial graminoid (79 percent relative production), native perennial forb (10 percent), introduced perennial grass (four percent), native annual/biennial forb (three percent), and introduced annual/biennial forb (two percent). Based on compilation of long-term annual production data, the NRCS (2003) has determined a representative value for total production in the Thin Claypan ecological site in fair to low-good condition (80 percent of the 14 baseline sample sites) to be 650 pounds per acre (88 percent graminoids), ranging from 350 to 1,000 pounds per acre. In high-good to excellent condition (20 percent of baseline sample sites), the Thin Claypan ecological site can be expected to produce 800 pounds per acre (88 percent graminoids) varying from 400 to 1,200 pounds per acre. Ecological site condition of this mapping unit was 41 percent (mid-fair) within the Permit Boundary, based on 2006 annual production data (ten plots), using NRCS guidelines for the Thin Claypan ecological site in excellent condition.

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The Sandy ecological site comprises four percent of native grassland acreage, occupying 32 acres (0.4 percent) of the Study Area. A total of five plots (including 25 10-point pin frames) were sampled on lower to upper slopes of moderate to moderately steep (seven to 34 percent) slope. Sample sites were on northeasterly, easterly and southwesterly aspects. The associated soils were the Manning sandy loam and Parshall sandy loam. Plant communities sampled in this mapping unit were predominantly Stipa comata/Agropyron smithii, variously in association with Carex filifolia, Carex heliophila, Buchloe dactyloides or Bouteloua gracilis. One sample site in good condition represented a Calamovilfa longifolia/Stipa comata community type with Carex heliophila subdominant. Plant species dominance is shown below, based on mean percent canopy cover (ocular estimation) rounded to the nearest percent.
SANDY n=5 FORBS Percent Cover 65 <1 10 9 9 7 6 5 4 3 3 2 2 1 Class/Species Perennial Annual/Biennial
Artemisia ludoviciana Selaginella densa Taraxacum officinale

GRAMINOIDS Class/Species Perennial Annual
Buchloe dactyloides Stipa comata Bouteloua gracilis Carex heliophila Carex filifolia Poa pratensis Calamovilfa longifolia Agropyron smithii Carex eleocharis Agropyron cristatum Koeleria pyramidata Agropyron dasystachyum n = number of samples

Percent Cover 17 1 5 4 1

WOODY PLANTS Percent Class/Species Cover Shrub Tree <1 -

Total annual production averaged 127.5 grams per square meter (1,138 pounds per acre), comprised of native perennial graminoid (72 percent relative production), native perennial forb (20 percent), and introduced perennial grass (eight percent). Based on compilation of long-term annual production data, the NRCS (2003) has determined a representative value for total production in the Sandy ecological site in fair condition to be 800 pounds per acre (88 percent graminoids), ranging from 500 to 1,100 pounds per acre. In good condition, the Sandy ecological site can be expected to produce 2,200 pounds per acre (80 percent graminoids) varying from 1,400 to 3,000 pounds per acre. Ecological site condition of this mapping unit was 25 percent (high-poor to low-fair) within the Permit Boundary, based on 2006 annual production data (three plots), using NRCS guidelines for the Sandy ecological site in excellent condition.

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The Clayey ecological site is the second-most abundant native grassland type at approximately 15 percent of native grassland acreage, occupying 120 acres (two percent) of the Study Area. A total of eight plots (including 40 10-point pin frames) were sampled, primarily on terrace and lower slope positions of gentle (one to six percent) slope. Aspect was variable, commonly southerly. The predominantly associated soils were the Savage silty clay loam and Regent silty clay loam. Plant communities sampled in this mapping unit were mostly in low-fair condition, including Agropyron smithii/Buchloe dactyloides and Agropyron smithii/Bouteloua gracilis, often with scattered Artemisia cana. Sites in better condition were Agropyron smithii/Stipa comata with Bouteloua gracilis in the understory. Three sample sites represented the Artemisia cana/Agropyron smithii community

type, usually in association with Poa pratensis, Bouteloua gracilis, Stipa comata and/or Stipa viridula. Plant species dominance is shown below, based on mean percent canopy cover (ocular estimation) rounded to the nearest percent.
CLAYEY n=8 FORBS Percent Cover 74 <1 21 16 14 6 4 3 3 3 2 2 Class/Species Perennial Annual/Biennial
Artemisia frigida Grindelia squarrosa Achillea millefolium Gutierrezia sarothrae

GRAMINOIDS Class/Species Perennial Annual
Agropyron smithii Bouteloua gracilis Buchloe dactyloides Poa pratensis Stipa comata Koeleria pyramidata Stipa viridula Poa sandbergii Carex eleocharis Distichlis spicata n = number of samples

Percent Cover 6 2 2 1 1 1

WOODY PLANTS Percent Class/Species Cover Shrub Tree
Artemisia cana

5 5

Total annual production averaged 147.8 grams per square meter (1,318 pounds per acre), comprised of native perennial graminoid (81 percent relative production), introduced perennial grass (seven percent), native perennial forb (six percent), native annual/biennial forb (three percent), and shrub (two percent). Based on compilation of long-term annual production data, the NRCS (2003) has determined a representative value for total production in the Clayey ecological site in fair condition to be 700 pounds per acre (88 percent graminoids), ranging from 400 to 900 pounds per acre. In good condition (one of the eight sample sites), the Clayey ecological site can be expected to produce 1,900 pounds per acre (89 percent graminoids) varying from 1,200 to 2,600 pounds per acre. Ecological site condition of this

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The Loamy ecological site comprises four percent of native grassland acreage, occupying 31 acres (0.4 percent) of the Study Area. Two plots (including ten 10-point pin frames) were sampled on a terrace of one percent slope, and a 19 percent midslope of southerly aspect. The two sample sites were located in the Amor loam and Arnegard clay loam soils mapping units. Plant communities sampled in this mapping unit included Agropyron smithii/Bouteloua gracilis associated with Poa pratensis or Carex filifolia as subdominant species. Plant species dominance is shown below, based on mean percent canopy cover (ocular estimation) rounded to the nearest percent.
LOAMY n=2 FORBS Percent Cover 82 <1 22 16 14 13 5 5 3 3 2 1 1 Class/Species Perennial Annual/Biennial Percent Cover 3 1

GRAMINOIDS Class/Species Perennial Annual
Agropyron smithii Bouteloua gracilis Carex filifolia Poa pratensis Poa sandbergii Stipa comata Koeleria pyramidata Buchloe dactyloides Stipa viridula Carex eleocharis Agropyron cristatum n = number of samples

WOODY PLANTS Percent Class/Species Cover Shrub Tree <1 -

Total annual production averaged 222.3 grams per square meter (1,984 pounds per acre), primarily native perennial graminoid (75 percent relative production) and introduced perennial grass (23 percent). Based on compilation of long-term annual production data, the NRCS (2003) has determined a representative value for total production in the Loamy ecological site in fair condition to be 700 pounds per acre (84 percent graminoids), ranging from 400 to 1,000 pounds per acre. In good condition, the Loamy ecological site can be expected to produce 2,200 pounds per acre (87 percent graminoids) varying from 1,300 to 3,000 pounds per acre. Ecological site condition of this mapping unit was 47 percent (high-fair) within the Permit Boundary, based on 2006 annual production data, using NRCS guidelines for the Loamy ecological site in excellent condition.

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The Loamy Overflow ecological site comprises 0.6 percent of native grassland acreage, occupying five acres (<0.1 percent) of the Study Area. Four plots (including twenty 10-point pin frames) were sampled on low terrace drainages of two percent slope. Aspect was northerly and northwesterly, according to the general direction of drainage. All four sites were associated with the Havrelon silt loam (channeled) soils mapping unit. Plant communities sampled in this mapping unit were all low-shrub woodland types, including three Symphoricarpos occidentalis/Poa pratensis sample sites and one Symphoricarpos

occidentalis/Bromus inermis site. Plant species dominance is shown below, based on mean percent canopy cover (ocular estimation) rounded to the nearest percent.
LOAMY OVERFLOW n=4 FORBS Percent Class/Species Cover Perennial Annual/Biennial
Euphorbia esula Artemisia ludoviciana Cirsium arvense

GRAMINOIDS Class/Species Perennial Annual
Poa pratensis Bromus inermis Agropyron smithii Stipa viridula n = number of samples

WOODY PLANTS Class/Species Shrub Tree
Symphoricarpos occidentalis Artemisia cana Rosa woodsii

Percent Cover 33 17 13 1 1

Percent Cover 49 <1 46 2 2

15 8 4 2

Total annual production for the one clip plot was 677.0 grams per square meter (6,041 pounds per acre), comprised of introduced perennial grass (75 percent relative production), shrub (21 percent), and introduced perennial forb (four percent). A more realistic expectation of total production for the Loamy Overflow site in low-fair to mid-fair condition, using NRCS long-term average annual production data, would be 2,700 pounds per acre (“representative value”), ranging from 2,000 to 3,400 pounds per acre (NRCS 2003). Ecological site condition of this mapping unit was three percent (low-poor) within the Permit Boundary, based on 2006 annual production data, and ten percent (midpoor) using relative cover composition for all four Study Area plots collectively, using NRCS guidelines for the Loamy Overflow ecological site in excellent condition. Shrub density averaged 141,900 live stems per acre, of which 98 percent were Symphoricarpos occidentalis, one percent Artemisia cana, and one percent were Rosa woodsii.

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The Loamy Terrace Composite ecological site combines four sample sites in the indeterminate “Loamy Terrace (occasionally Clayey Terrace)” mapping unit with 21 sample sites in the Loamy Terrace ecological site to facilitate data interpretation. The combined mapping unit comprises

14.5 percent of native grassland acreage, occupying 116 acres (1.6 percent) of the Study Area. A total of 25 plots (including 105 10-point pin frames) were sampled on terraces and low benches of gentle (zero to four percent) slope, and variable aspect (but not southwesterly). The Loamy Terrace site was primarily associated with the Havrelon silt loam (saline/sodic substratum) soil, and occasionally with the Shambo loam (saline/sodic substratum), Fluvents silt loams and silty clay loams, and Fluvents silt loams and silty clay loams (saline/sodic substratum) soils. Plant communities sampled in this mapping unit were primarily shrub/grassland communities. These included Artemisia cana/Agropyron smithii (52 percent of sample sites) in association with Poa pratensis and Bouteloua gracilis or Stipa viridula as subdominant species. occidentalis/Poa pratensis represented 20 percent of sample sites. Symphoricarpos

Grassland sites sampled

(20 percent of sample sites) included Agropyron smithii/Poa pratensis (often with Stipa viridula subdominant), one site in Agropyron smithii/Stipa comata, and one Spartina pectinata/Carex laeviconica site. Plant species dominance is shown below, based on mean percent canopy cover (ocular estimation) rounded to the nearest percent.
LOAMY TERRACE COMPOSITE (WITH OCCASIONALLY CLAYEY TERRACE) n=25 GRAMINOIDS FORBS WOODY PLANTS Percent Percent Class/Species Cover Class/Species Cover Class/Species Perennial Annual
Agropyron smithii Poa pratensis Bouteloua gracilis Stipa viridula Stipa comata Agropyron cristatum Carex eleocharis Bromus inermis Carex laeviconica Spartina pectinata Koeleria pyramidata Poa sandbergii Agropyron dasystachyum Carex brevior n = number of samples

Percent Cover 15 <1 8 7

73 <1 20 20 9 6 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 1

Perennial Annual/Biennial
Artemisia ludoviciana Achillea millefolium Grindelia squarrosa Medicago lupulina

7 4 2 1 1 1

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Total annual production averaged 213.4 grams per square meter (1,904 pounds per acre) for 14 clip plots harvested in the Study Area, primarily native perennial graminoid (75 percent relative production), introduced perennial grass (10 percent), shrub (8 percent), and native perennial forb (six percent). Based on compilation of long-term annual production data, the NRCS (2003) has

determined a representative value for total production in the Loamy Terrace ecological site in poor to low-fair condition to be 1,000 pounds per acre (80 percent graminoids), ranging from 700 to 1,400 pounds per acre. In fair condition, with a conspicuous shrub component, the Loamy Terrace

ecological site can be expected to produce 2,600 pounds per acre (72 percent graminoids) varying from 1,700 to 3,500 pounds per acre. Ecological site condition of this mapping unit was 34 percent (mid-fair) within the Permit Boundary (11 plots), based on 2006 annual production data, using NRCS guidelines for the Loamy Terrace ecological site in excellent condition.

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The Tame Pasture Vegetation Type (excluding CRP land) occurs on 564 acres (7.9 percent) of the Study Area. A total of 47 plots (including 235 10-point pin frames) were sampled, virtually on all topographic positions from terraces to lower, middle and upper slopes and ridges. Slopes were mostly gentle (one to seven percent slope) and occasionally moderate (12-15 percent slope), occupying all aspects. The 47 Tame Pasture sample sites were associated with a wide variety of soils, totaling 20 different soils mapping units, and 9 distinct ecological sites. The predominantly

associated soils included the Daglum silty clay loam, Arnegard clay loam, Cabba loam, Tally sandy loam and Savage silty clay loam soils. Plant communities sampled in this mapping unit include formerly cultivated areas seeded, or rangeland interseeded, with Agropyron cristatum and/or Bromus inermis. The most common Tame Pasture community was dominated by Agropyron cristatum, with Bromus inermis subordinate (14 plots, or 30 percent of Tame Pasture sample sites), of which three sites had Buchloe dactyloides as a subdominant species. Occasionally (three plots), Tame Pasture sites were essentially an

Agropyron cristatum monoculture. Eleven plots (23 percent of Tame Pasture plots) represented “go-back” Tame Pasture where native grasses were co-dominant with Agropyron cristatum, including Agropyron cristatum/Buchloe dactyloides (seven plots), Agropyron cristatum/Stipa comata (four plots) and Agropyron cristatum/Bouteloua gracilis (two plots). Mesic Agropyron cristatum go-back sites represent Agropyron cristatum/Poa pratensis (two plots), and Agropyron

cristatum/Symphoricarpos occidentalis (two plots) communities. A number of Tame Pasture fields (eight plots, or 17 percent of Tame Pasture sample sites) are dominated by Bromus inermis, with Agropyron cristatum subordinate; of these, four plots had Poa pratensis as a subdominant species, and one plot had Koeleria pyramidata subdominant. Go-back Bromus inermis Tame Pasture included Bromus inermis/Stipa comata (one plot), and on mesic sites, Bromus inermis/Poa pratensis (three plots) and Bromus inermis/Symphoricarpos occidentalis (two plots) communities. Plant species dominance is shown below, based on mean percent canopy cover (ocular estimation) rounded to the nearest percent.

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WOODY PLANTS Class/Species Percent Cover 3 3

Percent Cover 68 <1 28 15 8 6 2 2 2 1 1 1

Symphoricarpos occidentalis

Total annual production averaged 228.5 grams per square meter (2,039 pounds per acre) for 34 clip plots harvested, comprised of introduced perennial grass (82 percent relative production), native perennial graminoid (10 percent), shrub (5 percent), and native perennial forb (2 percent).

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Acreage that is currently cropped comprises about 70 percent (4,991 acres) of the Study Area (Table 2.7.2-7), with about 70 percent in cultivated annual crops, two percent in mixed hay, one percent in grass hay, one percent in alfalfa hay, and 25 percent in CRP pasture. The Pre-mining Land Use Study (Section 2.7.1) includes substantially more detailed cropland mapping, as well as detailed crop productivity information (five-year on-site yields, and USDA 30-year county yield statistics), cropping practices (2002-2006), and landowner/ operator interviews. 2.7.2.3.4 Shelterbelts

Sixteen shelterbelts (including windbreaks) or shelterbelt complexes were identified and inventoried, comprising about 35 acres or 0.50 percent of the Study Area. Table 2.7.2-8 lists species, number of shrubs or trees, spacing, condition and age class for each shelterbelt. Acreage of each shelterbelt by landowner is presented in Table 2.7.2-9. Figure 2.7.2-4 shows an overview of the shelterbelts and identification codes. Each shelterbelt is presented by landowner, and species composition by row, in Figure 2.7.2-5 through Figure 2.7.2-20. Understory composition is also shown for each shelterbelt. Many of the shelterbelts were planted in the 1950’s and 1960’s and are becoming decadent with substantial mortality of Siberian elm and Russian olive. An extremely strong windstorm on June 30, 2006 resulted in much blowdown in older shelterbelts. Newer plantings, generally within the last five to twenty years (SB-02, SB-04B, SB-07A, SB-09B, SB-10, parts of SB-12A, SB-14 and SB-15), have relied more heavily on native species including ponderosa pine, green ash, Rocky Mountain juniper, common chokecherry and wild plum. These plantings with native species, in combination with the ubiquitous and hardy Siberian pea-shrub, are in good condition. 2.7.2.3.5 Species List/Plant Species of Concern

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and three fern allies), and 82 annual/biennial taxa (59 native and 23 introduced). Of 76 grasses and grass-like plants identified (22 percent of the total), there were 64 perennial taxa (54 native and 10 introduced), and 12 annual grass taxa (three native and nine introduced). The 46 woody plant taxa (13 percent of the total) recorded in the Study Area included 29 shrubs and vines (24 native) and 17 tree species (nine native). No federally listed or proposed endangered or threatened plant species were identified within the Study Area. The North Dakota Parks and Recreation Department (Hanson 2006) reviewed records of the North Dakota Natural Heritage Inventory (NDNHI) indicating the presence of sensitive plant species within a 20-mile buffer of the Study Area, as listed in Table 2.7.2-10. No sensitive plant occurrences have been recorded by the NDNHI within the Study Area, and of the seven species listed within the 20-mile buffer, none were found during the South Heart vegetation baseline inventory. 2.7.2.3.6 Significant Ecological Communities

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communities are present within a 20-mile buffer of the Study Area (Table 2.7.2-10). The NDNHI has records for three of these communities within the Study Area, including Artemisia cana/Agropyron smithii sparse shrubland (one record), Fraxinus pennsylvanica-Ulmus americana/Symphoricarpos occidentalis forest (five records), and Symphoricarpos occidentalis shrubland (one record). Various representations of the three communities listed above were sampled during the 2006 to 2007 South Heart vegetation baseline study. An additional five of the fourteen NDNHI-listed communities in Table 2.7.2-10 were sampled during the vegetation baseline inventory (see Appendix B for ocular cover values by plot). A synopsis of baseline plots which represent the eight NDNHI-listed

communities is shown below (plot locations are shown on Exhibit 2.7.2-1A, Exhibit 2.7.2-1B and Exhibit 2.7.2-1C). It should be noted that many of these sample sites are not good or even fair representations of “Significant Ecological Communities”, in that herbaceous understories are often invaded and dominated by introduced perennial grasses, weedy annual/biennial species, and occasionally noxious weeds (introduced perennial forbs). For example, of 32 baseline sample sites in the Riparian Woodland type, many do not fairly represent NDNHI’s “western floodplain forest” (the Fraxinus pennsylvanica-Ulmus americana/Symphoricarpos occidentalis community), because Ulmus americana and/or Symphoricarpos occidentalis are absent or present in only trace amounts as a result

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of intense, sustained grazing and other management practices (perhaps in combination with drought cycles), leading to understories commonly dominated by exotics such as Bromus inermis and Poa pratensis.

NDNHI-listed Significant Ecological Communities

Agropyron smithii –Bouteloua gracilis–Carex filifolia Prairie

Artemisia cana/Agropyron smithii Shrubland Distichlis spicata –-Hordeum jubatum–Puccinellia nuttalliana Saline Meadow Fraxinus pennsylvanica – Ulmus americana/Prunus virginiana Woodland Fraxinus pennsylvanica – Ulmus americana/Symphoricarpos occidentalis Forest Shepherdia argentea Shrubland Stipa comata –Bouteloua gracilis–Carex filifolia Prairie Symphoricarpos occidentalis Shrubland
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Baseline Sample Site1 (Exhibit 2.7.2-1A, Exhibit 2.7.2-1B and Exhibit 2.7.2-1C) SwLy-1, 3, 12 Sy-2 Cy-8 Ly-1,2 LyT-19 TCp-6, 8, 9, 10 Cy-4, 6, 7 LyT-5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15, 18, 21 SL-1, 7, 9 Cp-1 DTW-2, 3 (DTW-1) RW-3, 16, 21, 24 (RW-8, 13, 17, 18, 19, 28) Qualitative Riparian Woodland inclusions SwCy-2 SwLy-4, 7, 9, 11, 15 Sy-3, 4 Qualitative Riparian Woodland inclusions

n 3 1 1 2 1 4 3 11 3 1 2 1 4 6 N/A 1 5 2 N/A

Plots in parentheses qualify only marginally at best. n = number of samples

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Similarity Index (Range Condition) and Utility

Table 2.7.2-5 identifies the ecological site and soil mapping unit for each vegetation plot sampled in the Study Area in 2006 to 2007. Annual production data were collected on-site, and are presented by sample site in Appendix C and summarized in Appendix C11. These data were converted to relative production values as presented in Appendix C12. Similarity index (i.e., range condition) was

calculated for each sample site by tract and landowner using these production data transposed to current NRCS SI form ND-CPA-20 and instructions (NRCS 2007a). These forms and a summary table are presented in Table 2.7.2-3. Similarity index was calculated for each ecological site based on information presented in recent NRCS technical guides (NRCS 2003). These data provide an

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assessment of the condition of grazing land within the Permit Boundary, in relation to the “historic climax plant community” (NRCS 2003 technical guides). Condition values in Table 2.7.2-3 are briefly summarized below.

Ecological Site/ Vegetation Type GROUP 1 - HIGH WATER TABLE Saline Lowland-Wet Land- Subirrigated Loamy Overflow-Subirrigated-Wet Land Wet Land-Wet Meadow WOODLAND Riparian Woodland GROUP 2 - SHALLOW AND VERY SHALLOW Shallow Clayey Shallow Loamy Shallow Sandy GROUP 3 - CLAYPAN Claypan Thin Claypan GROUP 4 - SANDY Sandy GROUP 5 - CLAYEY Clayey GROUP 6 - LOAMY Loamy Loamy Overflow Loamy Terrace n = number of samples within the Permit Boundary

Average Condition (Percent) 20 2 18 1 20 33 35 13 41 25 40 47 3 34

n

4 1 4 6 1 8 1 1 10 3 8 1 1 11

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Three samples in the Sandy ecological site averaged 25 percent (low-fair) condition, and eight samples in the Clayey ecological site averaged 40 percent (mid-fair). Three ecological sites in the Loamy group varied greatly in condition ratings, with one sample in the Loamy Overflow site reflecting the very poor rating of similar High Water Table sample sites at 3 percent condition. Higher condition was indicated for a sample in the Loamy ecological site at 47 percent (high-fair) and eleven samples in the Loamy Terrace ecological site (excluding Riparian Woodland samples) at 34 percent condition (mid-fair). Range condition cannot technically be calculated for Special Use Pasture, as any land tilled and seeded for tame pasture or cropland is not considered to represent an ecological site due to soil disturbance and, typically, the deliberate seeding of exotic species. 2.7.2.3.8 Plant Species Diversity

The diversity of vascular plant species was evaluated by determining the average number of species per ocular cover plot in each ecological site/vegetation type (Appendix G). It should be cautioned that these tallies are dependent on sample size. However, for types with similarly large samples, such as Riparian Woodland (n=32) and Tame Pasture (n=47), Table 2.7.2-7 provides a reasonable assessment of the relative diversity of species by class among the various types. 2.7.2.3.9 Weeds

Problematic weeds are annotated as such in Appendix A of this report. State-listed noxious weeds (North Dakota Century Code chapter 63-01.1 Article 7-06 2007) encountered in the Study Area included: • • • • • Absinth wormwood (Artemisia absinthium); Canada thistle (Cirsium arvense); Field bindweed (Convolvulus arvensis); Leafy spurge (Euphorbia esula); and Spotted knapweed (Centaurea maculosa).

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Vegetation types and communities, associated soils, and site characteristics described in the Results Section 2.7.2.3 are representative of the vegetation within the Permit Boundary. These results are summarized below for vegetation within the Permit Boundary. The ecological groups, vegetation types and the number of sample sites located within the Permit Boundary are presented in Table 2.7.2-1. Based on intensity of livestock utilization, selected sample sites were clipped to determine annual production and similarity index (formerly range condition). Similarity index of Native Grasslands were calculated using NRCS guidelines and derived from annual production data presented in Appendix C. The results are presented in Table 2.7.2-3 by tract/landowner. Data were collected where possible; however, many of these sites were heavily grazed and unsuitable for clipping. As a result, ecological site condition was calculated using cover data for these sites. Where samples were clipped, production for the plant community is identified in pounds per acre and the similarity index is calculated by tract/landowner. Common names for each vegetation species are identified in Appendix A. Point-intercept cover data for each vegetation type and species are presented in Table 2.7.2-2. Soil mapping units associated with the ecological sites are identified in Table 2.7.2-5. Soils within the Permit Boundary vary considerably and are described in more detail in Section 2.4. Acreage for each vegetation type/land use is presented in Table 2.7.2-6 by landowner and in Table 2.7.2-7 by ecological site/vegetation type. Acreage for soil mapping units, including tame pasture and cropland, are presented by land use in the Land Use Section Appendix 2.7.1-1. Information from these tables is summarized below. Cropland Approximately 68 percent of the area (3,104 acres) within the Permit Boundary is cropland. Cropland occurs predominantly on Lawther silty clay and Manning sandy loam soils (Appendix 2.7.1-1). Cultivated annual crops are the most common cropland type within the Permit Boundary. Crop production, average yield and crop land use are described in detail in Section 2.7.1.

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Approximately 603 acres (13 percent) within the Permit Boundary are native grasslands. The most abundant native grassland within the Permit Boundary occurs in the Thin Claypan ecological site (Claypan Ecological Group). Thin Claypan occurs primarily on lower slopes and midslopes of gentle to moderate slope. The corresponding soil series for the Thin Claypan ecological site include Rhoades silty clay and Dogtooth silty clay loam. Depending on range condition and soil moisture, the seven primary grassland communities are collectively dominated by buffalograss (Buchloe dactyloides), western wheatgrass (Agropyron smithii), blue grama (Bouteloua gracilis), sandberg’s bluegrass (Poa sandbergii) and Kentucky bluegrass (Poa pratensis). Using NRCS guidelines, Thin Claypan is in high-fair ecological site condition within the Permit Boundary. The second-most abundant native grassland within the Permit Boundary occurs in the Clayey ecological site (Clayey Group). The Clayey ecological site occurs primarily on terraces and gentle lower slopes. The primary soil series associated with the Clayey ecological site include Regent silty clay loam and Savage silty clay loam. The four primary plant communities are collectively

dominated by western wheatgrass, blue grama, buffalograss and Kentucky bluegrass. Using NRCS guidelines, Clayey is in mid-fair ecological site condition within the Permit Boundary. The third-most abundant native grassland within the Permit Boundary occurs in the Loamy Terrace ecological site (Loamy Group). The Loamy Terrace ecological site occurs primarily on terraces and low benches of gentle slope. Havrelon silt loam (saline/sodic substratum) is the most common soil series associated with the Loamy Terrace ecological site. The dominant plant communities are primarily shrub/grassland community types, collectively dominated by western wheatgrass, Kentucky bluegrass, blue grama, silver sagebrush (Artemisia cana), western snowberry (Symphoricarpos occidentalis), and green needlegrass (Stipa viridula). Using NRCS guidelines, Loamy Terrace is in mid-fair ecological site condition within the Permit Boundary. Tame Pastureland Approximately 275 acres (6 percent) within the Permit Boundary are Tame Pastureland. Tame Pastureland includes lands seeded (or perhaps in some cases interseeded) with various mixes of introduced perennial grass and/or forb species. Tame Pastureland is used primarily for livestock grazing but occasionally mowed for hay. Tame Pasturelands occur on terraces and lower to upper slopes of gentle to moderate slope and are associated with a wide variety of soils including Daglum silty clay loam, Arnegard clay loam, Cabba loam, Tally sandy loam and Savage silty clay loam.

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Tame Pasture sites are collectively dominated by crested wheatgrass (Agropyron cristatum), Kentucky bluegrass, smooth brome (Bromus inermis) and buffalograss. Woodland Approximately 309 acres (7 percent) within the Permit Boundary are Woodlands. These areas are commonly grazed as part of established pastures. The most abundant woodland type within the Permit Boundary is Riparian Woodland which occurs primarily on the floodplain of the South Branch Heart River. The most common soils associated with Riparian Woodland include River Channels, Havrelon silt loam (saline/sodic substratum), Havrelon silt loam, Entic Haplustolls silt loams and silty clay loams (saline/sodic substratum) and Entic Haplustolls silt loams and silty clay loams. The overstory is predominantly comprised of green ash (Fraxinus pennsylvanica), boxelder (Acer negundo) and American elm (Ulmus americana). The understories are dominated by smooth brome, Kentucky bluegrass and western snowberry. Deciduous tree species in the Riparian Woodland type generally range from 40 to 60 feet tall and are in late-mature to decadent age structure (perhaps 100 – 150+ years old), with abundant evidence of heart rot and resultant blow-down particularly as the result of a very intense wind storm June 30, 2006. During the field studies it was apparent that there was a low recruitment of tree seedlings throughout the riparian woodland type. Shrub and Tree density for woodland and loamy overflow sites are presented in Table 2.7.2-4. The density of low shrub species in Riparian Woodland is predominantly comprised of mature western snowberry and wood’s rose (Rosa woodsii). Tall shrub density is primarily comprised of mature common chokecherry (Prunus virginiana). Tree density in the Riparian Woodland type is primarily comprised of green ash and boxelder. Shelterbelts Approximately 25 acres (0.6 percent) within the Permit Boundary are shelterbelts. Shelterbelt

locations, the number of rows and the species identified at each shelterbelt location are shown in detail on Figures 2.7.2-4 through Figures 2.7.2-20. The number, age, height and condition of shrubs and trees for each shelterbelt are presented in Table 2.7.2-8. Acreages of shelterbelts are presented for each landowner within the Permit Boundary in Table 2.7.2-9. Siberian elm (Ulmus pumila) and Siberian pea-shrub (Caragana arborescens) are the most common shelterbelts. Siberian elm was planted during the 1950’s and 1960’s and is mostly decadent in age. It ranges in height from

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15-50 feet and is in poor to fair condition. The hardy Siberian pea-shrub is in mostly mature good condition, and ranges in height from 6-14 feet. Wetlands Wetlands within the Permit Boundary are described in detail in Section 2.10-1. Wetland vegetation occupies approximately 51 acres (1 percent) within the Permit Boundary. Herbaceous wetland, the most abundant wetland within the Permit Boundary, is primarily associated with the Saline Lowland – Wet Land –Subirrigated and Wet Land-Wet Meadow ecological site complexes (High Water Table ecological group). These sites occur primarily on drainage bottoms and swales of gentle slope. The predominantly associated soils include Saline Silty Clay Loam, Wayden Silty Clay, Arnegard clay loam, Cabba loam, and Lallie silty clay. The dominant plant species on Wetland sites generally include smoothcone sedge (Carex laeviconica), prairie cordgrass (Spartina pectinata), foxtail barley (Hordeum jubatum), inland saltgrass (Distichlis spicata), Nuttall’s alkaligrass (Puccinellia nuttalliana), common spikesedge (Eleocharis xyridiformis) and clustered field sedge (Carex praegracilis). Using NRCS guidelines, Wetland sites are generally in poor ecological site condition within the Permit Boundary. Plant Species List The vegetation baseline study included a review of the area within the Permit Boundary for the occurrence of rare, endangered, noxious, or poisonous plant species in accordance with Section 6905.2-08-08 ((1)(b). No federally listed or proposed, endangered or threatened plant species were identified within the Permit Boundary. The occurrence of endangered or threatened species was determined by pedestrian traverses of the study area and quantitative sampling throughout the study area and compared to the records of the NDNHI (Hanson 2006). Records of the NDNHI reviewed by the North Dakota Parks and Recreation Department (Hanson 2006) indicated the historical presence of sensitive (rare) plant species within a 20-mile buffer of the Study Area, as listed in Table 2.7.2-10. No sensitive plant occurrences have been recorded by the NDNHI within the Permit Boundary, and of the seven species listed within the 20-mile buffer, none were found during the vegetation baseline inventory. The NDNHI database (Hanson 2006) was searched for records of Significant Ecological Communities within a 20-mile buffer of the Study Area. These records are discussed in

Section 2.7.2.3.6. In summary, these sample sites are not good or even fair representations of

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“Significant Ecological Communities” due to invasive perennial grasses, weedy annual/biennial species, and occasionally noxious weeds dominating the herbaceous understories. Noxious or declared weeds listed by Stark County were assessed for distribution and abundance. A comprehensive list of vascular plant species, including noxious weeds and plants poisonous to livestock, identified during the vegetation baseline inventory is presented in Appendix A by land use. Noxious weeds encountered include absinth wormwood (Artemisia absinthium), Canada thistle (Cirsium arvense), field bindweed (Convolvulus arvensis), leafy spurge (Euphorbia esula),and spotted knapweed (Centaurea maculosa). Poisonous plants include hemp dogbane (Apocynum

cannabinum), showy milkweed (Asclepias speciosa), two-grooved milkvetch (Astragalus bisulcatus), spotted water-hemlock (Cicuta maculata), broom snakeweed (Gutierrezia sarothrae), purple locoweed (Oxytropis lambertii), silky locoweed (Oxytropis sericea), smooth horsetail (Equisetum laevigatum), common cocklebur (Xanthium strumarium), common chokecherry (Prunus virginiana), and ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa). None of these species is believed to pose a significant threat to livestock due to the general lack of abundance and/or availability within the Permit Boundary.

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APPENDIX A LIST OF VASCULAR PLANT SPECIES IDENTIFIED – VEGETATION STUDY AREA STARK COUNTY, NORTH DAKOTA, 2006-2007

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APPENDIX B PERCENT CANOPY COVER/CONSTANCY BY PLOT FOR ECOLOGICAL SITES, WOODLAND AND TAME PASTURE

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APPENDIX C ANNUAL ABOVE-GROUND PRODUCTION (GRAMS/M2) BY PLOT FOR ECOLOGICAL SITES, WOODLAND AND TAME PASTURE

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APPENDIX G AVERAGE NUMBER OF SPECIES PER PLOT FOR ECOLOGICAL SITES, WOODLAND AND TAME PASTURE

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TABLE 2.7.2-1 VEGETATION MAPPING UNITS SAMPLED STARK COUNTY, NORTH DAKOTA, 2006-2007 ECOLOGICAL SITE/ VEGETATION TYPE SAMPLE SITE NUMBER1 by ECOLOGICAL GROUP PERMIT AREA (n) 17 4 6 7 28 27 1 11 1 10 1 12 1 12 3 3 8 8 24 1 1 20 2 STUDY AREA (n) 24 9 6 9 35 32 3 20 2 16 2 17 1 16 5 5 8 8 31 2 4 21 4

GROUP 1 - HIGH WATER TABLE2 Saline Lowland-Wet Land- Subirrigated SL-1 to SL-9 (SL-WL-Sb) Loamy Overflow-Subirrigated-Wet Land WL-1 to WL-6 (LyOv-Sb-WL) Wet Land-Wet Meadow (WL-WM) WL-7 to WL-15 WOODLAND Riparian Woodland (RW) RW-1 to RW-32 Deciduous Tree Woodland (DTW) DTW-1 to DTW-3 GROUP 2 - SHALLOW AND VERY SHALLOW Shallow Clayey (SwCy) SwCy-1 to SwCy-2 Shallow Loamy (SwLy) SwLy-1 to SwLy-16 Shallow Sandy (SwSy) SwSy-1 to SwSy-2 GROUP 3 - CLAYPAN Claypan (Cp) Thin Claypan (TCp) GROUP 4 - SANDY Sandy (Sy) GROUP 5 - CLAYEY Clayey (Cy) GROUP 6 - LOAMY Loamy (Ly) Loamy Overflow (LyOv) Loamy Terrace (LyT) Loamy Terrace (occasionally Clayey Terrace) (LyT (occ. CyT)) TAME PASTURE Tame Pasture (TP)
1 2

Cp-1 TCp-1 to TCp-16

Sy-1 to Sy-5

Cy-1 to Cy-8

Ly-1 to Ly-2 LyOv-1 to LyOV-4 LyT-1 to LyT-21 LyT-22 to LyT-25

TP-1 to TP-47 TOTAL

27 27 132

47 47 187

All sample site locations are shown on Exhibit 2.7.2-1. Wet Land (WL) is composited with inclusions of the Wet Meadow (WM) and/or Subirrigated (Sb) and Loamy Overflow (LyOv) ecological sites for mapping and data reduction purposes, due to the intricate mosaic nature of these types in the study area landscape. n = number of samples

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LOAMY SALINE WET LAND OVERFLOW LOWLAND SUBIRRIGATED - WET MEADOW WET LAND WET LAND Complex SUBIRRIGATED Complex Complex Total Hits n=9 PARAMETERS Bare Ground Rock Lichens Moss Litter - Standing Litter - Down Basal Vegetation SPECIES NATIVE PERENNIAL GRAMINOID (Cool) XAgrohordeum macounii Agropyron dasystachyum Agropyron smithii Agropyron trachycaulum Calamagrostis montanensis Carex aquatilis Carex brevior Carex eleocharis Carex filifolia Carex gravida Carex heliophila Carex laeviconica Carex praegracilis Carex saximontana Eleocharis xyridiformis Elymus virginicus Hordeum jubatum Juncus balticus Koeleria pyramidata Poa glaucifolia Poa juncifolia Poa sandbergii Puccinellia cusickii Puccinellia nuttalliana Scirpus validus Stipa comata Stipa viridula TOTAL NPG (c) 7.22 6.44 55.50 37.17 29.00 23.11 1.00 3.00 0.56 1.00 2.56 0.44 0.44 0.44 0.22 0.56 0.22 0.44 8.11 0.22 6.11 0.22 0.89 0.78 1.17 1.17 1.00 0.89 0.56 0.56 3.33 2.67 16.56 1.67 12.89 1.56 51.00 33.33 0.33 0.33 0.44 0.44 0.44 0.44 11.33 31.00 2.67 11.11 0.50 20.67 29.33 3.83 20.50 0.11 10.11 39.22 2.67 9.67 16.33 16.33 8.00 Total Points Total Hits Total Points n=6 Total Hits Total Points n=9

RIPARIAN WOODLAND

DECIDUOUS TREE WOODLAND Total Hits Total Points n=1 2.00

SHALLOW CLAYEY

SHALLOW LOAMY

SHALLOW SANDY

CLAYPAN

THIN CLAYPAN

SANDY

CLAYEY

LOAMY

LOAMY OVERFLOW

LOAMY TERRACE

LyT (occ. CyT)

TAME PASTURE

Total Hits

Total Points

Total Hits

Total Points n=2

Total Hits

Total Points

Total Hits

Total Points n=2

Total Hits

Total Points n=1

Total Hits

Total Points

Total Hits

Total Points n=5

Total Hits

Total Points n=8

Total Hits

Total Points n=2

Total Hits

Total Points n=4

Total Hits

Total Points

Total Hits

Total Points n=4

Total Hits

Total Points

n=29 2.79

n=16 7.50 0.06 3.06 0.25 14.50 11.25 32.13 7.00 10.63 12.00 2.50 11.00 30.00 5.50

n=16 14.69 0.25 1.31 0.13 8.20 0.80 1.20 9.00 19.00 33.80 6.00

n=21 5.14 0.76 0.29 2.00

n=47 11.96 0.23 0.02

13.50 1.50

15.00

10.63 1.50 0.38 17.80 11.13 32.50 5.00 11.00

8.50 0.50 7.50 38.50 2.50 7.50

0.50

0.03 10.45 44.41 2.76 10.28

1.00 6.00 42.00 5.00 6.00 17.00 30.00 5.00

11.00

19.00 32.00 3.00

19.00

9.25 30.94 2.69

33.50 48.00 1.50

33.00

17.05 40.14 4.19

15.43

12.00 46.50 1.50

11.75

12.36 34.40 3.38

11.66

0.22

0.22 0.31 0.10 0.79 0.10 0.28 0.10 0.34 0.10 0.31 12.00 0.03 0.45 0.03 0.88 0.45 3.00 0.34 0.34 21.00 0.50 0.50 0.88 0.88 1.00 1.00 7.00 0.06 0.06 5.00 1.00 0.14 2.28 0.14 1.79 3.00 2.00 13.50 12.50 1.00 3.00 0.31 16.06 2.81 0.31 15.00 19.00 18.50 33.00 27.00 7.50 7.00 5.00 0.19 0.44 9.94 0.19 0.44 9.50 5.60 0.20 20.60 5.20 0.20 19.80 2.50 1.00 14.00 2.00 0.88 12.50 28.50 24.50 0.25 0.25 0.50 0.50 0.43 1.57 14.76 0.43 1.48 13.76 13.25 10.25 1.43 0.13 3.89 1.30 0.13 3.62 7.00 0.44 1.00 0.44 1.00 0.25 0.25 1.50 1.50 0.24 0.05 0.24 0.05 0.02 0.02 15.00 0.44 0.44 0.60 0.60 0.38 0.38 0.50 0.50 0.40 0.34 2.00 0.81 0.50 0.50 0.25 0.25 4.00 3.80 0.10 0.10 0.10 0.10 11.50 8.50 11.00 6.00 0.31 5.63 8.00 0.50 8.00 0.50 1.00 0.06 0.94 0.06 1.40 2.80 1.40 2.80 1.13 1.13 0.50 4.50 0.50 4.50 0.52 1.14 0.05 0.48 1.10 0.05 0.50 0.50 0.57 0.19 0.53 0.19 1.44 3.19 1.31 2.88 0.50 1.00 0.50 1.00 0.25 5.56 0.06 0.25 0.19 5.25 0.06 0.25 0.20 0.20 2.00 3.80 2.00 3.60 0.25 8.50 0.25 7.63 21.00 17.00 0.25 0.25 0.76 9.33 0.48 0.71 8.57 0.48 1.25 1.25 0.85 0.30 0.81 0.30

NATIVE PERENNIAL GRAMINOID (Warm) Andropogon scoparius Bouteloua gracilis Buchloe dactyloides Calamovilfa longifolia Distichlis spicata Muhlenbergia cuspidata Schedonnardus paniculatus Spartina pectinata Sporobolus cryptandrus TOTAL NPG (w) 14.33 11.11 0.83 0.83 7.11 4.78 0.45 0.24 8.50 8.50 7.44 4.89 0.83 0.83 7.00 4.67 0.45 0.24 6.67 6.00 0.11 0.11 0.22 0.22 5.00 5.00 3.50 3.50

0.38 5.25 3.69 0.75 0.31

0.31 4.94 3.63 0.69 0.31

3.50 8.50 2.50 0.50

3.00 8.50 2.50 10.00 0.50 8.00 0.75 0.06 0.69 0.06 2.13 5.81 2.13 5.56

1.40 3.40 3.40 4.20

1.00 3.20 2.20 3.60 0.75 0.25 0.75 0.25 7.50 5.50 0.04 0.04 1.98 5.50 2.21 0.14 0.14 0.09 0.09 5.88 4.38 5.63 4.13 12.00 11.50 5.29 4.81 0.34 1.74 0.32 1.53

10.38

9.88

15.00

14.50

10.00

8.00

8.75

8.44

12.40

10.00

11.25

10.75

12.00

11.50

5.43

4.95

7.50

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LOAMY SALINE WET LAND OVERFLOW LOWLAND SUBIRRIGATED - WET MEADOW WET LAND WET LAND Complex SUBIRRIGATED Complex Complex Total Hits n=9 INTRODUCED PERENNIAL GRASS Agropyron cristatum Agropyron intermedium Agropyron repens Bromus biebersteinii Bromus inermis Poa compressa Poa palustris Poa pratensis TOTAL IPG NATIVE ANNUAL GRASS Festuca octoflora TOTAL NAG INTRODUCED ANNUAL GRASS Bromus japonicus Echinochloa muricata TOTAL IAG NATIVE PERENNIAL FORB Achillea millefolium Antennaria microphylla Antennaria parvifolia Artemisia campestris Artemisia frigida Artemisia ludoviciana Asclepias speciosa Aster commutatus Aster pansus Aster simplex Astragalus agrestis Astragalus gilviflorus Cerastium arvense Cirsium flodmanii Cirsium undulatum Comandra umbellata Erigeron pumilus Geum aleppicum Glycyrrhiza lepidota Gutierrezia sarothrae Helianthus maximilianii Iva axillaris Liatris punctata Linum perenne Lithospermum incisum Lomatium foeniculaceum n (number of sample sites) = five 10-point pin frames per sample site. NPG (c) = native Perennial Graminoid (cool). NPG (w) = native Perennial Graminoid (warm). 0.67 1.11 0.33 0.67 0.89 0.33 1.78 1.33 2.67 2.33 0.83 0.83 0.67 0.67 0.33 5.67 0.33 4.56 0.50 0.50 0.50 0.50 1.33 1.33 1.11 1.11 1.67 1.33 3.67 2.89 Total Points Total Hits Total Points n=6 Total Hits Total Points n=9

RIPARIAN WOODLAND

DECIDUOUS TREE WOODLAND Total Hits Total Points n=1

SHALLOW CLAYEY

SHALLOW LOAMY

SHALLOW SANDY

CLAYPAN

THIN CLAYPAN

SANDY

CLAYEY

LOAMY

LOAMY OVERFLOW

LOAMY TERRACE

LyT (occ. CyT)

TAME PASTURE

Total Hits

Total Points

Total Hits

Total Points n=2

Total Hits

Total Points

Total Hits

Total Points n=2

Total Hits

Total Points n=1

Total Hits

Total Points

Total Hits

Total Points n=5

Total Hits

Total Points n=8

Total Hits

Total Points n=2

Total Hits

Total Points n=4

Total Hits

Total Points

Total Hits

Total Points n=4

Total Hits

Total Points

n=29

n=16

n=16

n=21

n=47

0.24

0.24 3.00 3.00 6.00

0.44

0.31

1.00

1.00

0.25

0.25

0.38

0.33

1.75 1.50

1.75 1.25

11.32 0.02 0.64 0.11 6.40 0.06

9.85 0.02 0.53 0.11 5.47 0.06 2.77 18.81

29.17

19.24

7.00

0.06

0.06

17.50

12.75

0.24

0.24

5.17 34.59

4.62 24.10

29.00 39.00

21.00 30.00

4.50 4.50

4.50 4.50

0.31 0.75

0.31 0.63

1.75 1.81

1.69 1.75

0.80 1.80

0.80 1.80

0.50 0.75

0.50 0.75

9.00 9.00

8.00 8.00

31.50 49.00

25.25 38.00

7.29 7.90

6.67 7.24

12.00 15.25

9.00 12.00

3.09 21.64

0.13 0.13

0.13 0.13

0.06 0.06

0.06 0.06

0.13 0.69 0.19 0.19 0.14 0.03 0.10 0.03 0.13 0.06 0.07 0.07 0.25

0.13 0.69 0.19 0.19 0.19 0.13 0.06 0.50 0.50

1.44 0.25 0.19

1.25 0.25 0.20 0.19 0.20 0.60 0.20 0.20 0.60

0.50

0.50

0.19

0.19

0.02

0.02

0.50

0.50 1.00 1.00

0.14 0.86

0.10 0.81 0.25 0.25

0.09 0.04

0.09 0.04

0.25 0.13 0.06

0.25 0.13 0.06 0.06 0.25 0.25

0.25

0.25 1.00 0.75

0.19

0.19 0.06

0.02 0.06 0.06 0.03 0.03 0.25 0.06 0.06 0.06 0.06 0.38 0.25 0.25 0.19 0.19 0.06 0.02 0.50 0.50 0.13 0.06 0.13 0.06 0.02 0.19 0.19 0.14 0.10 0.06 0.06

0.02

0.06 0.02

0.02

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LOAMY SALINE WET LAND OVERFLOW LOWLAND SUBIRRIGATED - WET MEADOW WET LAND WET LAND Complex SUBIRRIGATED Complex Complex Total Hits n=9 Lysimachia ciliata Monarda fistulosa Opuntia fragilis Opuntia polyacantha Phlox hoodii Plantago eriopoda Polygonum amphibium Psoralea argophylla Ratibida columnifera Rumex mexicanus Sagittaria cuneata Solidago gigantea Solidago missouriensis Solidago mollis Solidago nemoralis Solidago rigida Sphaeralcea coccinea Thalictrum dasycarpum Thalictrum venulosum Thermopsis rhombifolia Urtica dioica Verbena bracteata Vicia americana Viola pratincola TOTAL NPF INTRODUCED PERENNIAL FORB Cirsium arvense Convolvulus arvensis Euphorbia esula Hesperis matronalis Medicago sativa Plantago major Rumex crispus Sonchus arvensis Taraxacum officinale TOTAL IPF FERNS Selaginella densa TOTAL FERNS n (number of sample sites) = five 10-point pin frames per sample site. NPG (c) = native Perennial Graminoid (cool). NPG (w) = native Perennial Graminoid (warm). 0.44 0.11 0.56 0.44 0.11 0.56 1.17 1.17 0.11 0.33 0.11 0.33 0.17 0.83 0.17 0.83 0.17 0.17 0.22 0.22 3.89 3.22 4.00 3.67 6.89 4.67 0.11 0.11 0.83 0.50 0.83 0.50 1.00 1.00 5.78 3.56 Total Points Total Hits Total Points n=6 Total Hits Total Points n=9

RIPARIAN WOODLAND

DECIDUOUS TREE WOODLAND Total Hits Total Points n=1

SHALLOW CLAYEY

SHALLOW LOAMY

SHALLOW SANDY

CLAYPAN

THIN CLAYPAN

SANDY

CLAYEY

LOAMY

LOAMY OVERFLOW

LOAMY TERRACE

LyT (occ. CyT)

TAME PASTURE

Total Hits

Total Points

Total Hits

Total Points n=2

Total Hits

Total Points

Total Hits

Total Points n=2

Total Hits

Total Points n=1

Total Hits

Total Points

Total Hits

Total Points n=5

Total Hits

Total Points n=8

Total Hits

Total Points n=2

Total Hits

Total Points n=4

Total Hits

Total Points

Total Hits

Total Points n=4

Total Hits

Total Points

n=29

n=16

n=16

n=21

n=47 0.02 0.02 0.02

0.10

0.10 0.50 0.50 0.50 0.19 0.19 0.50 0.06 0.31 0.06 0.31 0.13 0.13 0.20 0.20 0.13 0.13

0.50

0.50

0.05 0.10

0.05 0.02 0.10

0.03 0.07

0.03 0.02 0.07 0.13 0.13 0.13 0.06 0.13 0.06 0.02

0.62 0.14

0.28 0.14 0.05 0.19 0.13 0.13 0.13 0.13 0.13 0.13 0.13 0.02 0.02 0.05

0.07

0.07 2.00 2.00 0.19 0.19 0.43 0.20 0.63 0.63 3.63 1.40 1.40 2.00 1.88 0.20 0.50 2.50 0.50 2.50 1.71 1.57 2.00 3.25 1.75 2.75 0.79 0.60 0.23

0.03 1.34

0.03 0.97 2.00 2.00 1.00 1.00 3.13 3.00 1.00 1.00 3.81

0.55 0.07 0.03

0.52 0.07 0.03 0.20 0.20

0.25 5.75

0.25 4.75 0.17 0.02 0.19 0.17 0.02 0.15

0.03 0.24 0.93

0.03 0.24 0.90 3.00 3.00 3.00 3.00 0.00 0.00 0.06 0.06 0.06 0.06 0.00 0.00 0.69 0.69 0.69 0.69 0.20 0.20 0.13 0.13 0.13 0.13 6.00 5.00 0.19 0.19 0.19 0.19 0.50 0.50 0.50 0.50 0.02 0.40 0.02 0.36

1.56 1.56

1.56 1.56

0.50 0.50

0.50 0.50

1.40 1.40

1.40 1.40

0.10 0.10

0.10 0.10

0.09 0.09

0.09 0.09

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LOAMY SALINE WET LAND OVERFLOW LOWLAND SUBIRRIGATED - WET MEADOW WET LAND WET LAND Complex SUBIRRIGATED Complex Complex Total Hits n=9 NATIVE ANNUAL/BIENNIAL FORB Ambrosia artemisiifolia Arabis holboellii Artemisia biennis Atriplex subspicata Chenopodium glaucum Collomia linearis Draba reptans Echinocystis lobata Galium aparine Grindelia squarrosa Hedeoma hispidum Iva xanthifolia Lepidium densiflorum Parietaria pensylvanica Plantago elongata Plantago patagonica Polygonum arenastrum Suaeda depressa TOTAL NAF 2.00 2.56 1.56 2.11 1.67 1.50 0.11 0.11 0.17 0.17 0.11 0.11 1.00 0.83 0.33 0.33 0.50 0.50 Total Points Total Hits Total Points n=6 Total Hits Total Points n=9

RIPARIAN WOODLAND

DECIDUOUS TREE WOODLAND Total Hits Total Points n=1

SHALLOW CLAYEY

SHALLOW LOAMY

SHALLOW SANDY

CLAYPAN

THIN CLAYPAN

SANDY

CLAYEY

LOAMY

LOAMY OVERFLOW

LOAMY TERRACE

LyT (occ. CyT)

TAME PASTURE

Total Hits

Total Points

Total Hits

Total Points n=2

Total Hits

Total Points

Total Hits

Total Points n=2

Total Hits

Total Points n=1

Total Hits

Total Points

Total Hits

Total Points n=5

Total Hits

Total Points n=8

Total Hits

Total Points n=2

Total Hits

Total Points n=4

Total Hits

Total Points

Total Hits

Total Points n=4

Total Hits

Total Points

n=29

n=16

n=16

n=21

n=47

0.22

0.22 0.05 0.03 1.10 0.03 1.03 0.06 0.06 0.05 0.05 0.17 0.06 0.06 0.38 0.06 0.38 0.06 0.05 0.05 2.00 2.00 0.13 0.06 0.06 0.13 0.13 0.13 0.10 0.10 0.05 0.38 0.38 0.62 0.10 0.10 0.05 0.62 0.21 0.19 0.05 0.05 0.38 0.38 0.19 0.19 0.04 0.15 0.04 0.05

1.14

1.07

2.00

2.00

0.19

0.19

0.69

0.69

INTRODUCED ANNUAL/BIENNIAL FORB Arctium minus Atriplex heterosperma Chenopodium album Draba nemorosa Kochia scoparia Medicago lupulina Melilotus officinalis Polygonum convolvulus Thlaspi arvense TOTAL IAF NATIVE SHRUBS Artemisia cana Atriplex nuttallii Calylophus serrulatus Prunus virginiana Ribes americanum Ribes setosum Rosa arkansana Rosa woodsii Salix lutea Symphoricarpos occidentalis TOTAL NATIVE SHRUBS NATIVE TREES Fraxinus pennsylvanica Ulmus americana TOTAL NATIVE TREES TOTAL 38.56 31.56 0.17 65.33 0.17 46.33 44.78 34.11 0.17 0.17 1.89 1.89 1.44 1.44 0.17 0.17 0.17 0.17 0.22 2.44 0.22 2.11 0.50 0.50 0.56 0.56 0.50 0.50 1.67 1.33

0.24 0.07 0.66

0.21 0.07 0.19 0.38 0.31 0.31 0.06 0.13 0.19 0.06 0.13 0.19 0.56 0.50 0.50 0.10 0.10 0.09 0.09 0.10 0.10 0.06 0.02 0.06 0.02 0.19 0.50 0.50

0.97

0.66

0.31

0.31

0.56

0.75 0.06 0.28 0.03 0.03 0.59 4.03 4.97 0.17 0.03 0.03 0.06 0.41 3.21 3.86 4.00 4.00 3.00 3.00 1.50 1.50 0.13 0.13 0.81 1.50 1.50 0.06 0.06 0.06

0.63

1.25

1.13

1.50

1.50

3.33

2.43

0.75

0.50

0.02 0.02

0.02 0.02

0.04 0.06 1.00 21.50 0.69 1.25 1.13 24.00 1.00 16.25 18.75 0.05 0.38 3.76 0.05 0.29 2.76 2.50 3.25 2.00 2.50 0.06 1.85 2.00

0.04 0.04 1.11 1.23

0.21 0.03 0.24 46.90

0.21 0.03 0.24 33.83 53.00 42.00 29.00 28.00 32.69 30.88 35.00 34.00 43.00 35.00 27.63 26.50 37.80 34.60 29.75 27.50 50.00 44.50 81.75 64.50 34.57 31.29 43.00 33.50 31.32 26.96

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Percent Acreage of Acreage of Native Native Saline Lowland- Loamy OverflowGrassland by Grassland by Sample Site SubirrigatedWet LandWet Land-Wet 2 Tract2 Wet Land Tract Number Subirrigated Meadow

Location

Tract Number

Landowner

Township

Range

Section

Riparian Woodland

Shallow Clayey

Shallow Loamy

Shallow Sandy

Claypan

Thin Claypan

Sandy

Clayey

Loamy

Loamy Overflow

Loamy Terrace

S-1399809-F

Meduna, Gary L. and Barbara Wagner, James and Lisa Perdaems, James D. and Rosella J. Perdaems, James D. and Rosella J. Peters, Mary Louise et.al. Peters, Mary Louise et.al. Kuylen, Robert F. and Brenda K.

139N

98W

9

7.89

1.31

SL-7 SL-8 SL-9 Mean

21 16 28 22

S-1399809-G5 S-1399814-A S-1399814-C5 S-1399815-A S-1399816-A

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98W 98W 98W 98W 98W

9 14 14 15 16

16.38 3.98 1.60 0.00 16.22

2.72 0.66 0.27 0.00 2.69 WL-8 Mean WL-7 SwCy-1 Mean TCp-3 TCp-15 Mean SL-3 Cp-1 TCp-2 TCp-7 Mean SwLy-1 SwLy-3 SwLy-4 SwLy-5 SwLy-16 SwSy-2 TCp-4 TCp-11 TCp-12 TCp-13 TCp-16 Cy-1 Cy-5 Ly-2 Mean WL-12 RW-11 RW-12 RW-23 RW-30 Mean 5 5 15 15 20 20 11 10 10 15 13 15 46 31 RW-24 Mean 0 0

S-1399816-B

139N

98W

16

93.45

15.50

S-1399817-A

Kuylen, Robert F. and Brenda K.

139N

98W

17

63.79

10.58

15 28 31 31 21 54 35

13

S-1399821-A

Kuylen, Robert F. and Brenda K.

139

98

21

174.36

28.92

55 67 61 66 50 38 28 33 43 0 0 0 0 0 35 60 33 47 47

S-1399822-A

Perdaems, James D. and Rosella J.

139N

98W

22

10.58

1.76

43

S-1399822-B5

Perdaems, Jerry F. and Sandra M.

139N

98W

22

0.03

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Percent Acreage of Acreage of Native Native Saline Lowland- Loamy OverflowGrassland by Grassland by Sample Site SubirrigatedWet LandWet Land-Wet 2 Tract2 Wet Land Tract Number Subirrigated Meadow

Location

Tract Number

Landowner

Township

Range

Section

Riparian Woodland

Shallow Clayey

Shallow Loamy

Shallow Sandy

Claypan

Thin Claypan

Sandy

Clayey

Loamy

Loamy Overflow

Loamy Terrace

S-1399827-A

Kuylen, Patrick 80% Kuylen, Katherine R. 20%

139N

98W

27

157.31

26.10

S-1399828-A

Kuylen, P. and K. 71%; Kuylen, P. 29% Kuylen, Patrick and Katherine Emmil, Leocadia Family Trust

WL-1 WL-11 SwLy-2 SwLy-12 SwLy-13 TCp-1 Sy-1 Sy-2 Sy-3 Cy-2 Cy-3 Cy-4 Cy-6 Cy-7 Cy-8 LyT-5 LyT-7 LyT-8 LyT-9 LyT-12 LyT-13 LyT-14 LyT-15 LyT-16 LyT-19 LyT-21 Mean RW-15 Mean

2 7 37 26 35 25 15 30 31 41 41 49 31 44 48 38 40 38 23 20 28 32 55 35 26 42 34

2

7 7 7

33

25

25

42

139N

98W

28

56.38

9.35

S-1399828-B5

139N

98W

28

0.85

0.14

S-1399834-A

139N

98W

34

0.00

0.00

LyOv-1 Mean Permit Area Mean

3 3

Total
Notes: 1 Similarity index values are derived from annual production data presented in Appendix C.
2 3 4 5

602.82

100.00

20

2

18

1

20

33

35

13

41

25

40

47

3

34

Acreage calculations do not include riparian woodland or wetland ecological communities and are only for native grasslands within the permit area for each tract. Most riparian woodland sites were unsuitable for clipping due to heavy grazing. Additional cover data are presented in Appendix B. Common names for each vegetation species are provided in Appendix A. No native grassland plots were selected in this tract due to limited availability.

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Rangeland Similarity Index
Name:
Site Name:

South Heart Lignite Mine Saline Lowland Historic Climax Plant Community (NRCS 2003)

Reference Plant Community: Pasture Name/No. Tract S-1399809-F Sample ID: SL-7 MLRA / Vegetative Zone: MLRA 54

Planner: Location: GPS Location:

Ken Scow T139N, R98W, S9 1361412.9, 446503.0 Date: 9/8/06 (E) Reference Plant Community lbs/ac 375 250 125 (F)

(C)

(D) C x I

(A) Plant Growth Form1

(B) Plant Species Puccinellia nuttalliana Distichlis spicata Native Perennial Forb

Present Plant Community % 67.7 4.9 27.4

Present Plant Community lbs/ac 489.01 35.69 198.10

Pounds Per Acre Allowable 375 36 125

NPG NPG NPF

Totals: 100 (G) Annual production for reference plant community from site description (H) Similarity Index (%) = Total column F divided by (G) Annual Production x 100 (I) Total annual biomass*: (lbs/ac air dry)
1

722.80

750

536 2,500 21

722.80

Clipped2

x

Estimated

NPG - Native Perennial Grass, IPG - Introduced Perennial Grass, AG - Annual Grass, NPF - Native Perennial Forb, IPF - Introduced Perennial Forb, ABF Annual/Biennial Forb
2

Clipped annual biomass is based on total production data presented in Appendix C.

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Name:
Site Name:

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Planner: Location: GPS Location:

Ken Scow T139N, R98W, S9 1361505.6, 446380.5

Reference Plant Community: Pasture Name/No. Tract S-1399809-F Sample ID: SL-8 MLRA / Vegetative Zone: MLRA 54

Date: 9/8/06
(C) (D) C x I Present Plant Community lbs/ac 305.18 31.77 30.70 68.18 (E) Reference Plant Community lbs/ac 375 250 0 125 (F) Pounds Per Acre Allowable 305 32 0 68

(A) Plant Growth Form
NPG NPG IPG NPF

(B) Plant Species Puccinellia nuttalliana Distichlis spicata Introduced Perennial Grass Native Perennial Forb

Present Plant Community % 70.0 7.3 7.0 15.6

Totals: 100 (G) Annual production for reference plant community from site description (H) Similarity Index (%) = Total column F divided by (G) Annual Production x 100 (I) Total annual biomass*: (lbs/ac air dry) 435.82 Clipped2

435.82

750

405 2,500 16

x

Estimated

1 NPG - Native Perennial Grass, IPG - Introduced Perennial Grass, AG - Annual Grass, NPF - Native Perennial Forb, IPF - Introduced Perennial Forb, ABF Annual/Biennial Forb 2

Clipped annual biomass is based on total production data presented in Appendix C.

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Name:
Site Name:

South Heart Lignite Mine Saline Lowland Historic Climax Plant Community (NRCS 2003) Sample ID: SL-9 (C) (B) Plant Species Poa glaucifolia Puccinellia nuttalliana Distichlis spicata

Planner: Location: GPS Location:

Ken Scow T139N, R98W, S9 1361058.9, 446411.1

Reference Plant Community: Pasture Name/No. Tract S-1399809-F

Date: 9/8/06
(D) C x I (E) Reference Plant Community lbs/ac 75 375 250 (F) Pounds Per Acre Allowable 75 375 250

MLRA / Vegetative Zone: MLRA 54

(A) Plant Growth Form
NPG NPG NPG

Present Plant Community % 11.2 51.3 37.5

Present Plant Community lbs/ac 306.97 1408.84 1030.84

Totals: 100 (G) Annual production for reference plant community from site description (H) Similarity Index (%) = Total column F divided by (G) Annual Production x 100 (I) Total annual biomass*: (lbs/ac air dry)
1

2,746.65

700

700 2,500 28

2,746.65

Clipped2

x

Estimated

NPG - Native Perennial Grass, IPG - Introduced Perennial Grass, AG - Annual Grass, NPF - Native Perennial Forb, IPF - Introduced Perennial Forb, ABF Annual/Biennial Forb
2

Clipped annual biomass is based on total production data presented in Appendix C.

* Remember to adjust estimate or clipped weight to reflect growing season conditions, growth curve and amount of biomass removed by grazing animals, insects, or plant senescence.

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ND-CPA-20 Revised June 2007

Rangeland Similarity Index
Name:
Site Name:

South Heart Lignite Mine Riparian Woodland - Loamy Terrace Historic Climax Plant Community (NRCS 2003) Sample ID: RW-24 (C)

Planner: Location: GPS Location:

Ken Scow T139N, R98W, S14 1372997.4, 441272.7

Reference Plant Community: Pasture Name/No. Tract S-1399814-A

Date: 9/9/06
(D) C x I (E) Reference Plant Community lbs/ac 0 (F) Pounds Per Acre Allowable 0

MLRA / Vegetative Zone: MLRA 54

(A) Plant Growth Form
IPG

(B) Plant Species Introduced Perennial Grass

Present Plant Present Plant Community Community lbs/ac % 100.0 2,935.47

Totals: 100 2,935.47 (G) Annual production for reference plant community from site description (H) Similarity Index (%) = Total column F divided by (G) Annual Production x 100 (I) Total annual biomass*: (lbs/ac air dry)
1

0

0 2,900 0

2,935.47

Clipped2

x

Estimated

NPG - Native Perennial Grass, IPG - Introduced Perennial Grass, AG - Annual Grass, NPF - Native Perennial Forb, IPF - Introduced Perennial Forb, ABF Annual/Biennial Forb
2

Clipped annual biomass is based on total production data presented in Appendix C.

* Remember to adjust estimate or clipped weight to reflect growing season conditions, growth curve and amount of biomass removed by grazing animals, insects, or plant senescence.

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ND-CPA-20 Revised June 2007

Rangeland Similarity Index
Name:
Site Name:

South Heart Lignite Mine Wet Meadow Historic Climax Plant Community (NRCS 2003) Sample ID: WL-8 (C)

Planner: Location: GPS Location:

Ken Scow T139N, R98W, S15 1365325.6, 441433.0 Date: 9/5/06 (E) Reference Plant Community lbs/ac 225 (F) Pounds Per Acre Allowable 225

Reference Plant Community: Pasture Name/No. Tract S-1399815-A

MLRA / Vegetative Zone: MLRA 54 (D) C x I

(A) Plant Growth Form
NPG

(B) Plant Species Carex laeviconica

Present Plant Present Plant Community Community lbs/ac % 100.0 4,364.31

Totals: 100 4,364.31 (G) Annual production for reference plant community from site description (H) Similarity Index (%) = Total column F divided by (G) Annual Production x 100 (I) Total annual biomass*: (lbs/ac air dry) 4,364.31 Clipped
2

225

225 4,500 5

x

Estimated

1 NPG - Native Perennial Grass, IPG - Introduced Perennial Grass, AG - Annual Grass, NPF - Native Perennial Forb, IPF - Introduced Perennial Forb, ABF Annual/Biennial Forb 2

Clipped annual biomass is based on total production data presented in Appendix C.

* Remember to adjust estimate or clipped weight to reflect growing season conditions, growth curve and amount of biomass removed by grazing animals, insects, or plant senescence.

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ND-CPA-20 Revised June 2007

Rangeland Similarity Index
Name:
Site Name:

South Heart Lignite Mine Wet Meadow Historic Climax Plant Community (NRCS 2003) Sample ID: WL-7 (C)

Reference Plant Community: Pasture Name/No. Tract S-1399816-A

Planner: Location: GPS Location:

Ken Scow T139N, R98W, S16 1361833.6, 441520.7 Date: 8/23/06 (E) Reference Plant Community lbs/ac 225 225 225 (F) Pounds Per Acre Allowable 225 225 225

MLRA / Vegetative Zone: MLRA 54 (D) C x I

(A) Plant Growth Form
NPG NPG NPF

(B) Plant Species Carex laeviconica Eleocharis xyridiformis Native Perennial Forb

Present Plant Present Plant Community Community lbs/ac % 16.7 47.7 35.6 590.02 1,687.97 1,259.28

Totals: 100 3,537.28 (G) Annual production for reference plant community from site description (H) Similarity Index (%) = Total column F divided by (G) Annual Production x 100 (I) Total annual biomass*: (lbs/ac air dry)
1

675

675 4,500 15

3,537.28

Clipped2

x

Estimated

NPG - Native Perennial Grass, IPG - Introduced Perennial Grass, AG - Annual Grass, NPF - Native Perennial Forb, IPF - Introduced Perennial Forb, ABF Annual/Biennial Forb
2

Clipped annual biomass is based on total production data presented in Appendix C.

* Remember to adjust estimate or clipped weight to reflect growing season conditions, growth curve and amount of biomass removed by grazing animals, insects, or plant senescence.

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ND-CPA-20 Revised June 2007

Rangeland Similarity Index
Name:
Site Name:

South Heart Lignite Mine Shallow Clayey Historic Climax Plant Community (NRCS 2003) Sample ID: SwCy-1 (C)

Reference Plant Community: Pasture Name/No. Tract S-1399816-A

Planner: Location: GPS Location:

Ken Scow T139N, R98W, S16 1361868.0, 446116.8 Date: 9/8/06 (E) Reference Plant Community lbs/ac 12 36 96 120 0 120 24 (F) Pounds Per Acre Allowable 12 6 40 120 0 43 24

MLRA / Vegetative Zone: MLRA 54 (D) C x I

(A) Plant Growth Form
NPG NPG NPG NPG IPG NPF Shrub

(B) Plant Species Carex filifolia Koeleria pyramidata Bouteloua gracilis Calamovilfa longifolia Introduced Perennial Grass Native Perennial Forb Rosa woodsii

Present Plant Present Plant Community Community lbs/ac % 5.6 0.4 3.0 54.3 27.6 3.2 5.9 74.96 5.71 39.98 728.51 370.86 43.19 78.88

Totals: 100 1,342.09 (G) Annual production for reference plant community from site description (H) Similarity Index (%) = Total column F divided by (G) Annual Production x 100 (I) Total annual biomass*: (lbs/ac air dry)
1

408

245 1,200 20

1,342.09

Clipped2

x

Estimated

NPG - Native Perennial Grass, IPG - Introduced Perennial Grass, AG - Annual Grass, NPF - Native Perennial Forb, IPF - Introduced Perennial Forb, ABF Annual/Biennial Forb
2

Clipped annual biomass is based on total production data presented in Appendix C.

* Remember to adjust estimate or clipped weight to reflect growing season conditions, growth curve and amount of biomass removed by grazing animals, insects, or plant senescence.

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ND-CPA-20 Revised June 2007

Rangeland Similarity Index
Name:
Site Name:

South Heart Lignite Mine Thin Claypan Historic Climax Plant Community (NRCS 2003) Sample ID: TCp-3 (C)

Reference Plant Community: Pasture Name/No. Tract S-1399816-B

Planner: Location: GPS Location:

Ken Scow T139N, R98W, S16 1361281.6, 443262.0

Date: 9/5/06
(D) C x I (E) Reference Plant Community lbs/ac 45 18 225 45 18 0 90 (F) Pounds Per Acre Allowable 2 5 2 45 2 0 44

MLRA / Vegetative Zone: MLRA 54

(A) Plant Growth Form
NPG NPG NPG NPG NPG IPG NPF

(B) Plant Species Carex eleocharis Stipa viridula Bouteloua gracilis Distichlis spicata Schedonnardus paniculatus Introduced Perennial Grass Native Perennial Forb

Present Plant Present Plant Community Community lbs/ac % 0.3 0.9 0.3 51.5 0.4 39.7 6.9 1.78 5.35 1.78 324.46 2.50 250.21 43.55

Totals: 100 629.64 (G) Annual production for reference plant community from site description (H) Similarity Index (%) = Total column F divided by (G) Annual Production x 100 (I) Total annual biomass*: (lbs/ac air dry)
1

441

100 900 11

629.64

Clipped

2

x

Estimated

NPG - Native Perennial Grass, IPG - Introduced Perennial Grass, AG - Annual Grass, NPF - Native Perennial Forb, IPF - Introduced Perennial Forb, ABF Annual/Biennial Forb
2

Clipped annual biomass is based on total production data presented in Appendix C.

* Remember to adjust estimate or clipped weight to reflect growing season conditions, growth curve and amount of biomass removed by grazing animals, insects, or plant senescence.

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ND-CPA-20 Revised June 2007

Rangeland Similarity Index
Name:
Site Name:

South Heart Lignite Mine Thin Claypan Historic Climax Plant Community (NRCS 2003)

Reference Plant Community: Pasture Name/No. Tract S-1399816-B

Planner: Location: GPS Location:

Ken Scow T139N, R98W, S16 1360959.2, 442229.0

Sample ID: TCp-15 MLRA / Vegetative Zone: MLRA 54 (C) (B) Plant Species Agropyron smithii Koeleria pyramidata Bouteloua gracilis Distichlis spicata Annual/Biennial Forb

Date: 9/5/06
(D) C x I (E) Reference Plant Community lbs/ac 270 45 225 45 0 (F) Pounds Per Acre Allowable 27 3 12 45 0

(A) Plant Growth Form
NPG NPG NPG NPG ABF

Present Plant Present Plant Community Community lbs/ac % 6.7 0.8 2.9 82.5 7.1 27.13 3.21 11.78 334.81 28.91

Totals: 100 405.84 (G) Annual production for reference plant community from site description (H) Similarity Index (%) = Total column F divided by (G) Annual Production x 100 (I) Total annual biomass*: (lbs/ac air dry) 405.84 Clipped2 x

585

87 900 10

Estimated

1 NPG - Native Perennial Grass, IPG - Introduced Perennial Grass, AG - Annual Grass, NPF - Native Perennial Forb, IPF - Introduced Perennial Forb, ABF Annual/Biennial Forb 2

Clipped annual biomass is based on total production data presented in Appendix C.

* Remember to adjust estimate or clipped weight to reflect growing season conditions, growth curve and amount of biomass removed by grazing animals, insects, or plant senescence.

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ND-CPA-20 Revised June 2007

Rangeland Similarity Index
Name:
Site Name:

South Heart Lignite Mine Saline Lowland Historic Climax Plant Community (NRCS 2003)

Planner: Location: GPS Location:

Ken Scow T139N, R98W, S17 1358502.0, 443026.4

Reference Plant Community:

Pasture Name/No. Tract S-1399817-A Sample ID: SL-3 MLRA / Vegetative Zone: MLRA 54 (C)
(A) Plant Growth Form
NPG ABF

Date: 8/23/06
(D) C x I (E) Reference Plant Community lbs/ac 375 0 (F) Pounds Per Acre Allowable 375 0

(B) Plant Species Puccinellia cusickii Annual/Biennial Forb

Present Plant Present Plant Community Community lbs/ac % 81.4 18.6 2,774.85 633.57

Totals: 100 3,408.42 (G) Annual production for reference plant community from site description (H) Similarity Index (%) = Total column F divided by (G) Annual Production x 100 (I) Total annual biomass*: (lbs/ac air dry)
1

375

375 2,500 15

3,408.42

Clipped

2

x

Estimated

NPG - Native Perennial Grass, IPG - Introduced Perennial Grass, AG - Annual Grass, NPF - Native Perennial Forb, IPF - Introduced Perennial Forb, ABF Annual/Biennial Forb
2

Clipped annual biomass is based on total production data presented in Appendix C.

* Remember to adjust estimate or clipped weight to reflect growing season conditions, growth curve and amount of biomass removed by grazing animals, insects, or plant senescence.

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ND-CPA-20 Revised June 2007

Rangeland Similarity Index
Name:
Site Name:

South Heart Lignite Mine Claypan Historic Climax Plant Community (NRCS 2003)

Planner: Location: GPS Location:

Ken Scow T139N, R98W, S17 1354993.9, 444575.2

Reference Plant Community:

Pasture Name/No. Tract S-1399817-A Sample ID: Cp-1 MLRA / Vegetative Zone: MLRA 54 (C)
(A) Plant Growth Form
NPG NPG NPG NPG

Date: 9/7/06
(D) C x I (E) Reference Plant Community lbs/ac 0 75 75 45 (F) Pounds Per Acre Allowable 0 75 75 45

(B) Plant Species Hordeum jubatum Poa glaucifolia Puccinellia nuttalliana Distichlis spicata

Present Plant Present Plant Community Community lbs/ac % 47.3 24.2 6.4 22.1 885.21 452.24 119.93 414.41

Totals: 100 1,871.79 (G) Annual production for reference plant community from site description (H) Similarity Index (%) = Total column F divided by (G) Annual Production x 100 (I) Total annual biomass*: (lbs/ac air dry) 1,871.79 Clipped2 x

195

195 1,500 13

Estimated

1 NPG - Native Perennial Grass, IPG - Introduced Perennial Grass, AG - Annual Grass, NPF - Native Perennial Forb, IPF - Introduced Perennial Forb, ABF Annual/Biennial Forb 2

Clipped annual biomass is based on total production data presented in Appendix C.

* Remember to adjust estimate or clipped weight to reflect growing season conditions, growth curve and amount of biomass removed by grazing animals, insects, or plant senescence.

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ND-CPA-20 Revised June 2007

Rangeland Similarity Index
Name:
Site Name:

South Heart Lignite Mine Thin Claypan

Historic Climax Plant Community (NRCS 2003) Reference Plant Community: Pasture Name/No. Tract S-1399817-A Sample ID: TCp-2 MLRA / Vegetative Zone: MLRA 54 (C) (B) Plant Species Agropyron trachycaulum Puccinellia nuttalliana Annual/Biennial Forb

Planner: Location: GPS Location:

Ken Scow T139N, R98W, S17 1358426.9, 441716.1 Date: 8/23/06 (E) Reference Plant Community lbs/ac 90 45 0 (F) Pounds Per Acre Allowable 90 45 0

(D) C x I

(A) Plant Growth Form
NPG NPG ABF

Present Plant Present Plant Community Community lbs/ac % 65.9 20.6 13.5 153.13 47.83 31.41

Totals: 100 232.37 (G) Annual production for reference plant community from site description (H) Similarity Index (%) = Total column F divided by (G) Annual Production x 100 (I) Total annual biomass*: (lbs/ac air dry) 232.37 Clipped2 x

135

135 900 15

Estimated

1 NPG - Native Perennial Grass, IPG - Introduced Perennial Grass, AG - Annual Grass, NPF - Native Perennial Forb, IPF - Introduced Perennial Forb, ABF Annual/Biennial Forb 2

Clipped annual biomass is based on total production data presented in Appendix C.

* Remember to adjust estimate or clipped weight to reflect growing season conditions, growth curve and amount of biomass removed by grazing animals, insects, or plant senescence.

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ND-CPA-20 Revised June 2007

Rangeland Similarity Index
Name:
Site Name:

South Heart Lignite Mine Thin Claypan Historic Climax Plant Community (NRCS 2003) Sample ID: TCp-7 (C) (B) Plant Species Agropyron smithii Koeleria pyramidata Stipa viridula Buchloe dactyloides Introduced Perennial Grass Native Perennial Forb Introduced Perennial Forb Annual/Biennial Forb

Reference Plant Community: Pasture Name/No. Tract S-1399817-A

Planner: Location: GPS Location:

Ken Scow T139N, R98W, S17 1358452.6, 442689.7

Date: 9/6/06
(D) C x I (E) Reference Plant Community lbs/ac 270 45 18 45 0 90 0 0 (F) Pounds Per Acre Allowable 270 8 18 45 0 74 0 0

MLRA / Vegetative Zone: MLRA 54

(A) Plant Growth Form
NPG NPG NPG NPG IPG NPF IPF ABF

Present Plant Present Plant Community Community lbs/ac % 25.8 0.7 36.5 15.6 3.3 7.0 0.9 10.2 274.84 7.85 389.06 165.98 35.34 74.24 9.99 108.87

Totals: 100 1,066.18 (G) Annual production for reference plant community from site description (H) Similarity Index (%) = Total column F divided by (G) Annual Production x 100 (I) Total annual biomass*: (lbs/ac air dry) 1,066.18 Clipped
2

468

415 900 46

x

Estimated

1 NPG - Native Perennial Grass, IPG - Introduced Perennial Grass, AG - Annual Grass, NPF - Native Perennial Forb, IPF - Introduced Perennial Forb, ABF Annual/Biennial Forb 2

Clipped annual biomass is based on total production data presented in Appendix C.

* Remember to adjust estimate or clipped weight to reflect growing season conditions, growth curve and amount of biomass removed by grazing animals, insects, or plant senescence.

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ND-CPA-20 Revised June 2007

Rangeland Similarity Index
Name:
Site Name:

South Heart Lignite Mine Shallow Loamy Historic Climax Plant Community (NRCS 2003) Sample ID: SwLy-1 (C)

Planner: Location: GPS Location:

Ken Scow T139N, R98W, S21 1359148.2, 435892.3 Date: 8/21/06 (E) Reference Plant Community lbs/ac 140 98 28 70 70 140 0 (F)

Reference Plant Community: Pasture Name/No. Tract S-1399821-A

MLRA / Vegetative Zone: MLRA 54 (D) C x I

(A) Plant Growth Form
NPG NPG NPG NPG NPG NPF ABF

(B) Plant Species Agropyron smithii Carex filifolia Koeleria pyramidata Stipa comata Bouteloua gracilis Native Perennial Forb Annual/Biennial Forb

Present Plant Present Plant Community Community lbs/ac % 33.0 26.5 2.2 3.5 33.0 1.4 0.5 407.27 326.60 27.13 43.19 407.63 16.78 6.07

Pounds Per Acre Allowable 140 98 27 43 70 17 0

Totals: 100 1,234.66 (G) Annual production for reference plant community from site description (H) Similarity Index (%) = Total column F divided by (G) Annual Production x 100 (I) Total annual biomass*: (lbs/ac air dry) 1,234.66 Clipped2 x

546

395 1,400 28

Estimated

1 NPG - Native Perennial Grass, IPG - Introduced Perennial Grass, AG - Annual Grass, NPF - Native Perennial Forb, IPF - Introduced Perennial Forb, ABF Annual/Biennial Forb 2

Clipped annual biomass is based on total production data presented in Appendix C.

* Remember to adjust estimate or clipped weight to reflect growing season conditions, growth curve and amount of biomass removed by grazing animals, insects, or plant senescence.

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Rangeland Similarity Index
Name:
Site Name:

South Heart Lignite Mine Shallow Loamy Historic Climax Plant Community (NRCS 2003) Sample ID: SwLy-3 (C) (B) Plant Species Agropyron smithii Carex eleocharis Koeleria pyramidata Stipa viridula Bouteloua gracilis Buchloe dactyloides Native Perennial Forb Introduced Perennial Forb Annual/Biennial Forb

Reference Plant Community: Pasture Name/No. Tract S-1399821-A

Planner: Location: GPS Location:

Ken Scow T139N, R98W, S21 1360261.5, 439245.9 Date: 8/21/06 (E) Reference Plant Community lbs/ac 140 14 28 140 70 28 140 0 0 (F) Pounds Per Acre Allowable 140 3 28 102 70 28 64 0 0

MLRA / Vegetative Zone: MLRA 54 (D) C x I

(A) Plant Growth Form
NPG NPG NPG NPG NPG NPG NPF IPF ABF

Present Plant Present Plant Community Community lbs/ac % 24.5 0.5 11.7 17.8 23.2 10.6 11.1 0.3 0.3 140.28 2.86 67.10 101.73 132.78 60.68 63.54 1.78 1.78

Totals: 100 572.53 (G) Annual production for reference plant community from site description (H) Similarity Index (%) = Total column F divided by (G) Annual Production x 100 (I) Total annual biomass*: (lbs/ac air dry)
1

560

434 1,400 31

572.53

Clipped2

x

Estimated

NPG - Native Perennial Grass, IPG - Introduced Perennial Grass, AG - Annual Grass, NPF - Native Perennial Forb, IPF - Introduced Perennial Forb, ABF Annual/Biennial Forb
2

Clipped annual biomass is based on total production data presented in Appendix C.

* Remember to adjust estimate or clipped weight to reflect growing season conditions, growth curve and amount of biomass removed by grazing animals, insects, or plant senescence.

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Rangeland Similarity Index
Name:
Site Name:

South Heart Lignite Mine Shallow Loamy Historic Climax Plant Community (NRCS 2003) Sample ID: SwLy-4 (C) (B) Plant Species Agropyron smithii Calamagrostis montanensis Carex filifolia Koeleria pyramidata Stipa comata Bouteloua gracilis Native Perennial Forb

Planner: Location: GPS Location:

Ken Scow T139N, R98W, S21 1359208.6, 436940.4 Date: 8/21/06 (E) Reference Plant Community lbs/ac 140 14 98 28 70 70 140 (F) Pounds Per Acre Allowable 140 14 98 28 70 70 9

Reference Plant Community: Pasture Name/No. Tract S-1399821-A

MLRA / Vegetative Zone: MLRA 54 (D) C x I

(A) Plant Growth Form
NPG NPG NPG NPG NPG NPG NPF

Present Plant Present Plant Community Community lbs/ac % 15.4 5.9 39.7 4.8 15.6 17.8 0.9 140.99 53.90 364.08 43.90 142.78 162.76 8.57

Totals: 100 916.98 (G) Annual production for reference plant community from site description (H) Similarity Index (%) = Total column F divided by (G) Annual Production x 100 (I) Total annual biomass*: (lbs/ac air dry)
1

560

429 1,400 31

916.98

Clipped2

x

Estimated

NPG - Native Perennial Grass, IPG - Introduced Perennial Grass, AG - Annual Grass, NPF - Native Perennial Forb, IPF - Introduced Perennial Forb, ABF Annual/Biennial Forb
2

Clipped annual biomass is based on total production data presented in Appendix C.

* Remember to adjust estimate or clipped weight to reflect growing season conditions, growth curve and amount of biomass removed by grazing animals, insects, or plant senescence.

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Name:
Site Name:

South Heart Lignite Mine Shallow Loamy Historic Climax Plant Community (NRCS 2003) Sample ID: SwLy-5 (C) (B) Plant Species Agropyron smithii Carex eleocharis Carex filifolia Koeleria pyramidata Poa sandbergii Bouteloua gracilis Buchloe dactyloides Native Perennial Forb Annual/Biennial Forb

Planner: Location: GPS Location:

Ken Scow T139N, R98W, S21 1359810.9, 435985.6 Date: 8/21/06 (E) Reference Plant Community lbs/ac 140 14 98 28 14 70 28 140 0 (F) Pounds Per Acre Allowable 105 6 10 28 2 70 28 40 0

Reference Plant Community: Pasture Name/No. Tract S-1399821-A

MLRA / Vegetative Zone: MLRA 54 (D) C x I

(A) Plant Growth Form
NPG NPG NPG NPG NPG NPG NPG NPF ABF

Present Plant Present Plant Community Community lbs/ac % 20.0 1.2 2.0 20.9 0.5 26.3 18.2 7.6 3.3 104.94 6.07 10.35 109.94 2.50 138.14 95.66 39.98 17.49

Totals: 100 525.06 (G) Annual production for reference plant community from site description (H) Similarity Index (%) = Total column F divided by (G) Annual Production x 100 (I) Total annual biomass*: (lbs/ac air dry)
1

532

290 1,400 21

525.06

Clipped2

x

Estimated

NPG - Native Perennial Grass, IPG - Introduced Perennial Grass, AG - Annual Grass, NPF - Native Perennial Forb, IPF - Introduced Perennial Forb, ABF Annual/Biennial Forb
2

Clipped annual biomass is based on total production data presented in Appendix C.

* Remember to adjust estimate or clipped weight to reflect growing season conditions, growth curve and amount of biomass removed by grazing animals, insects, or plant senescence.

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Name:
Site Name:

South Heart Lignite Mine Shallow Loamy Historic Climax Plant Community (NRCS 2003)

Reference Plant Community: Pasture Name/No. Tract S-1399821-A

Planner: Location: GPS Location:

Ken Scow T139N, R98W, S21 1360804.5, 437161.9 Date: 8/22/06 (E) Reference Plant Community lbs/ac 70 14 28 70 280 70 210 140 (F) Pounds Per Acre Allowable 22 14 28 70 280 70 175 92

Sample ID: SwLy-16 MLRA / Vegetative Zone: MLRA 54 (C) (B) Plant Species Agropyron dasystachyum Calamagrostis montanensis Koeleria pyramidata Stipa comata Andropogon scoparius Bouteloua gracilis Muhlenbergia cuspidata Native Perennial Forb

(D) C x I

(A) Plant Growth Form
NPG NPG NPG NPG NPG NPG NPG NPF

Present Plant Present Plant Community Community lbs/ac % 1.7 1.6 12.8 17.1 38.8 6.8 13.8 7.2 22.13 19.99 162.76 216.66 491.86 86.38 175.26 91.73

Totals: 100 1,266.78 (G) Annual production for reference plant community from site description (H) Similarity Index (%) = Total column F divided by (G) Annual Production x 100 (I) Total annual biomass*: (lbs/ac air dry)
1

882

751 1,400 54

1,266.78

Clipped2

x

Estimated

NPG - Native Perennial Grass, IPG - Introduced Perennial Grass, AG - Annual Grass, NPF - Native Perennial Forb, IPF - Introduced Perennial Forb, ABF Annual/Biennial Forb
2

Clipped annual biomass is based on total production data presented in Appendix C.

* Remember to adjust estimate or clipped weight to reflect growing season conditions, growth curve and amount of biomass removed by grazing animals, insects, or plant senescence.

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Site Name:

South Heart Lignite Mine Shallow Sandy Historic Climax Plant Community (NRCS 2003) Sample ID: SwSy-2 (C) (B) Plant Species Agropyron smithii Calamagrostis montanensis Carex eleocharis Carex heliophila Stipa comata Bouteloua gracilis Calamovilfa longifolia Native Perennial Forb

Planner: Location: GPS Location:

Ken Scow T139N, R98W, S21 1359448.0, 436532.3 Date: 8/21/06 (E) Reference Plant Community lbs/ac 56 14 42 70 154 98 350 140 (F) Pounds Per Acre Allowable 56 14 42 4 154 98 89 36

Reference Plant Community: Pasture Name/No. Tract S-1399821-A

MLRA / Vegetative Zone: MLRA 54 (D) C x I

(A) Plant Growth Form
NPG NPG NPG NPG NPG NPG NPG NPF

Present Plant Present Plant Community Community lbs/ac % 21.2 2.6 10.1 0.4 46.4 8.7 7.6 3.1 247.72 29.98 118.50 4.28 542.19 102.08 88.52 36.41

Totals: 100 1,169.69 (G) Annual production for reference plant community from site description (H) Similarity Index (%) = Total column F divided by (G) Annual Production x 100 (I) Total annual biomass*: (lbs/ac air dry) 1,169.69 Clipped2 x

924

493 1,400 35

Estimated

1 NPG - Native Perennial Grass, IPG - Introduced Perennial Grass, AG - Annual Grass, NPF - Native Perennial Forb, IPF - Introduced Perennial Forb, ABF Annual/Biennial Forb 2

Clipped annual biomass is based on total production data presented in Appendix C.

* Remember to adjust estimate or clipped weight to reflect growing season conditions, growth curve and amount of biomass removed by grazing animals, insects, or plant senescence.

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Name:
Site Name:

South Heart Lignite Mine Thin Claypan Historic Climax Plant Community (NRCS 2003) Sample ID: TCp-4 (C) (B) Plant Species Agropyron smithii Calamagrostis montanensis Koeleria pyramidata Stipa viridula Bouteloua gracilis Muhlenbergia cuspidata Native Perennial Forb

Planner: Location: GPS Location:

Ken Scow T139N, R98W, S21 1360216.3, 438459.8 Date: 8/22/06 (E) Reference Plant Community lbs/ac 270 18 45 18 225 45 90 (F) Pounds Per Acre Allowable 206 14 45 18 82 45 90

Reference Plant Community: Pasture Name/No. Tract S-1399821-A

MLRA / Vegetative Zone: MLRA 54 (D) C x I

(A) Plant Growth Form
NPG NPG NPG NPG NPG NPG NPF

Present Plant Present Plant Community Community lbs/ac % 28.5 1.9 14.2 4.0 11.3 22.9 17.3 205.95 13.56 102.44 28.56 81.74 165.26 125.29

Totals: 100 722.80 (G) Annual production for reference plant community from site description (H) Similarity Index (%) = Total column F divided by (G) Annual Production x 100 (I) Total annual biomass*: (lbs/ac air dry)
1

711

499 900 55

722.80

Clipped2

x

Estimated

NPG - Native Perennial Grass, IPG - Introduced Perennial Grass, AG - Annual Grass, NPF - Native Perennial Forb, IPF - Introduced Perennial Forb, ABF Annual/Biennial Forb
2

Clipped annual biomass is based on total production data presented in Appendix C.

* Remember to adjust estimate or clipped weight to reflect growing season conditions, growth curve and amount of biomass removed by grazing animals, insects, or plant senescence.

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Name:
Site Name:

South Heart Lignite Mine Thin Claypan Historic Climax Plant Community (NRCS 2003) Sample ID: TCp-11 (C)

Planner: Location: GPS Location:

Ken Scow T139N, R98W, S21 1359269.0, 437988.5 Date: 8/23/06 (E) Reference Plant Community lbs/ac 270 45 45 225 45 0 90 0 (F) Pounds Per Acre Allowable 270 14 5 181 45 0 90 0

Reference Plant Community: Pasture Name/No. Tract S-1399821-A

MLRA / Vegetative Zone: MLRA 54 (D) C x I

(A) Plant Growth Form
NPG NPG NPG NPG NPG IPG NPF ABF

(B) Plant Species Agropyron smithii Carex eleocharis Poa sandbergii Bouteloua gracilis Buchloe dactyloides Introduced Perennial Grass Native Perennial Forb Annual/Biennial Forb

Present Plant Present Plant Community Community lbs/ac % 50.3 1.8 0.7 23.5 6.9 3.7 12.6 0.6 387.28 13.92 5.35 180.97 53.18 28.20 97.44 4.28

Totals: 100 (G) Annual production for reference plant community from site description (H) Similarity Index (%) = Total column F divided by (G) Annual Production x 100 (I) Total annual biomass*: (lbs/ac air dry)
1

770.63

720

605 900 67

770.63

Clipped

2

x

Estimated

NPG - Native Perennial Grass, IPG - Introduced Perennial Grass, AG - Annual Grass, NPF - Native Perennial Forb, IPF - Introduced Perennial Forb, ABF Annual/Biennial Forb
2

Clipped annual biomass is based on total production data presented in Appendix C.

* Remember to adjust estimate or clipped weight to reflect growing season conditions, growth curve and amount of biomass removed by grazing animals, insects, or plant senescence.

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Rangeland Similarity Index
Name:
Site Name:

South Heart Lignite Mine Thin Claypan Historic Climax Plant Community (NRCS 2003) Sample ID: TCp-12 (C) (B) Plant Species Agropyron smithii Carex eleocharis Koeleria pyramidata Poa sandbergii Stipa viridula Bouteloua gracilis Buchloe dactyloides Native Perennial Forb Annual/Biennial Forb

Planner: Location: GPS Location:

Ken Scow T139N, R98W, S21 1359558.6, 437452.0 Date: 8/23/06 (E) Reference Plant Community lbs/ac 270 45 45 45 18 225 45 90 0 (F) Pounds Per Acre Allowable 270 45 38 16 18 28 45 86 0

Reference Plant Community: Pasture Name/No. Tract S-1399821-A

MLRA / Vegetative Zone: MLRA 54 (D) C x I

(A) Plant Growth Form
NPG NPG NPG NPG NPG NPG NPG NPF ABF

Present Plant Present Plant Community Community lbs/ac % 41.1 8.7 3.4 1.4 16.9 2.5 18.1 7.6 0.3 466.52 98.87 38.19 16.42 192.39 28.20 205.24 86.02 3.21

Totals: 100 1,135.07 (G) Annual production for reference plant community from site description (H) Similarity Index (%) = Total column F divided by (G) Annual Production x 100 (I) Total annual biomass*: (lbs/ac air dry)
1

783

547 900 61

1,135.07

Clipped2

x

Estimated

NPG - Native Perennial Grass, IPG - Introduced Perennial Grass, AG - Annual Grass, NPF - Native Perennial Forb, IPF - Introduced Perennial Forb, ABF Annual/Biennial Forb
2

Clipped annual biomass is based on total production data presented in Appendix C.

* Remember to adjust estimate or clipped weight to reflect growing season conditions, growth curve and amount of biomass removed by grazing animals, insects, or plant senescence.

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Rangeland Similarity Index
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Site Name:

South Heart Lignite Mine Thin Claypan Historic Climax Plant Community (NRCS 2003) Sample ID: TCp-13 (C) (B) Plant Species Agropyron smithii Calamagrostis montanensis Carex eleocharis Koeleria pyramidata Poa sandbergii Stipa comata Stipa viridula Bouteloua gracilis Native Perennial Forb

Planner: Location: GPS Location:

Ken Scow T139N, R98W, S21 1359863.7, 436902.7 Date: 8/21/06 (E) Reference Plant Community lbs/ac 270 18 45 45 45 45 18 225 90 (F) Pounds Per Acre Allowable 208 3 45 45 15 36 18 133 90

Reference Plant Community: Pasture Name/No. Tract S-1399821-A

MLRA / Vegetative Zone: MLRA 54 (D) C x I

(A) Plant Growth Form
NPG NPG NPG NPG NPG NPG NPG NPF NPF

Present Plant Present Plant Community Community lbs/ac % 18.2 0.2 13.0 19.5 1.3 3.2 23.9 11.6 9.1 208.45 2.86 148.13 222.73 14.63 36.41 273.06 132.78 104.23

Totals: 100 1,143.28 (G) Annual production for reference plant community from site description (H) Similarity Index (%) = Total column F divided by (G) Annual Production x 100 (I) Total annual biomass*: (lbs/ac air dry)
1

801

593 900 66

1,143.28

Clipped2

x

Estimated

NPG - Native Perennial Grass, IPG - Introduced Perennial Grass, AG - Annual Grass, NPF - Native Perennial Forb, IPF - Introduced Perennial Forb, ABF Annual/Biennial Forb
2

Clipped annual biomass is based on total production data presented in Appendix C.

* Remember to adjust estimate or clipped weight to reflect growing season conditions, growth curve and amount of biomass removed by grazing animals, insects, or plant senescence.

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Site Name:

South Heart Lignite Mine Thin Claypan Historic Climax Plant Community (NRCS 2003) Sample ID: TCp-16 (C) (B) Plant Species Agropyron smithii Carex eleocharis Koeleria pyramidata Buchloe dactyloides Native Perennial Forb Annual/Biennial Forb

Planner: Location: GPS Location:

Ken Scow T139N, R98W, S21 1360324.6, 438059.2 Date: 8/22/06 (E) Reference Plant Community lbs/ac 270 45 45 45 90 0 (F) Pounds Per Acre Allowable 270 17 24 45 90 0

Reference Plant Community: Pasture Name/No. Tract S-1399821-A

MLRA / Vegetative Zone: MLRA 54 (D) C x I

(A) Plant Growth Form
NPG NPG NPG NPG NPF ABF

Present Plant Present Plant Community Community lbs/ac % 51.3 1.7 2.4 24.0 15.7 4.9 505.07 17.13 23.56 235.94 154.56 48.54

Totals: 100 984.80 (G) Annual production for reference plant community from site description (H) Similarity Index (%) = Total column F divided by (G) Annual Production x 100 (I) Total annual biomass*: (lbs/ac air dry) 984.80 Clipped2 x

495

446 900 50

Estimated

1 NPG - Native Perennial Grass, IPG - Introduced Perennial Grass, AG - Annual Grass, NPF - Native Perennial Forb, IPF - Introduced Perennial Forb, ABF Annual/Biennial Forb 2

Clipped annual biomass is based on total production data presented in Appendix C.

* Remember to adjust estimate or clipped weight to reflect growing season conditions, growth curve and amount of biomass removed by grazing animals, insects, or plant senescence.

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Site Name:

South Heart Lignite Mine Clayey Historic Climax Plant Community (NRCS 2003) Sample ID: Cy-1 (C) (B) Plant Species Agropyron smithii Carex eleocharis Koeleria pyramidata Poa sandbergii Stipa viridula Bouteloua gracilis Buchloe dactyloides Native Perennial Forb Annual/Biennial Forb

Planner: Location: GPS Location:

Ken Scow T139N, R98W, S21 1359178.4, 436416.4 Date: 8/21/06 (E) Reference Plant Community lbs/ac 840 42 63 42 525 210 105 105 0 (F) Pounds Per Acre Allowable 459 42 9 32 33 34 84 105 0

Reference Plant Community: Pasture Name/No. Tract S-1399821-A

MLRA / Vegetative Zone: MLRA 54 (D) C x I

(A) Plant Growth Form
NPG NPG NPG NPG NPG NPG NPG NPF ABF

Present Plant Present Plant Community Community lbs/ac % 45.1 4.9 0.8 3.1 3.3 3.3 8.2 29.8 1.4 459.38 49.97 8.57 31.77 33.20 33.55 83.52 303.04 14.63

Totals: 100 1,017.64 (G) Annual production for reference plant community from site description (H) Similarity Index (%) = Total column F divided by (G) Annual Production x 100 (I) Total annual biomass*: (lbs/ac air dry) 1,017.64 Clipped2 x

1,932

797 2,100 38

Estimated

1 NPG - Native Perennial Grass, IPG - Introduced Perennial Grass, AG - Annual Grass, NPF - Native Perennial Forb, IPF - Introduced Perennial Forb, ABF Annual/Biennial Forb 2

Clipped annual biomass is based on total production data presented in Appendix C.

* Remember to adjust estimate or clipped weight to reflect growing season conditions, growth curve and amount of biomass removed by grazing animals, insects, or plant senescence.

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Name:
Site Name:

South Heart Lignite Mine Clayey Historic Climax Plant Community (NRCS 2003) Sample ID: Cy-5 (C) (B) Plant Species Agropyron smithii Carex eleocharis Koeleria pyramidata Poa sandbergii Stipa comata Bouteloua gracilis Buchloe dactyloides Introduced Perennial Grass Native Perennial Forb Annual/Biennial Forb

Planner: Location: GPS Location:

Ken Scow T139N, R98W, S21 1360380.2, 436741.5 Date: 8/21/06 (E) Reference Plant Community lbs/ac 840 42 63 42 105 210 105 0 105 0 (F) Pounds Per Acre Allowable 347 6 44 7 7 46 105 0 19 0

Reference Plant Community: Pasture Name/No. Tract S-1399821-A

MLRA / Vegetative Zone: MLRA 54 (D) C x I

(A) Plant Growth Form
NPG NPG NPG NPG NPG NPG NPG IPG NPF ABF

Present Plant Present Plant Community Community lbs/ac % 32.6 0.5 4.1 0.6 0.6 4.4 26.3 10.0 1.8 19.0 346.95 5.71 43.90 6.78 6.78 46.40 280.55 106.73 18.92 202.03

Totals: 100 1,064.75 (G) Annual production for reference plant community from site description (H) Similarity Index (%) = Total column F divided by (G) Annual Production x 100 (I) Total annual biomass*: (lbs/ac air dry)
1

1,512

580 2,100 28

1,064.75

Clipped2

x

Estimated

NPG - Native Perennial Grass, IPG - Introduced Perennial Grass, AG - Annual Grass, NPF - Native Perennial Forb, IPF - Introduced Perennial Forb, ABF Annual/Biennial Forb
2

Clipped annual biomass is based on total production data presented in Appendix C.

* Remember to adjust estimate or clipped weight to reflect growing season conditions, growth curve and amount of biomass removed by grazing animals, insects, or plant senescence.

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Name:
Site Name:

South Heart Lignite Mine Loamy Historic Climax Plant Community (NRCS 2003) Sample ID: Ly-2 (C)

Planner: Location: GPS Location:

Ken Scow T139N, R98W, S21 1359160.6, 438389.1 Date: 8/23/06 (E) Reference Plant Community lbs/ac 720 120 120 240 240 72 240 0 (F) Pounds Per Acre Allowable 719 120 9 15 240 17 12 0

Reference Plant Community: Pasture Name/No. Tract S-1399821-A

MLRA / Vegetative Zone: MLRA 54 (D) C x I

(A) Plant Growth Form
NPG NPG NPG NPG NPG NPG NPF ABF

(B) Plant Species Agropyron smithii Carex filifolia Poa sandbergii Stipa comata Bouteloua gracilis Muhlenbergia cuspidata Native Perennial Forb Annual/Biennial Forb

Present Plant Present Plant Community Community lbs/ac % 54.4 9.1 0.6 1.1 32.1 1.3 0.9 0.4 719.23 119.93 8.57 14.63 424.40 17.49 11.78 5.35

Totals: 100 1,321.39 (G) Annual production for reference plant community from site description (H) Similarity Index (%) = Total column F divided by (G) Annual Production x 100 (I) Total annual biomass*: (lbs/ac air dry) 1,321.39 Clipped2 x

1,752

1,132 2,400 47

Estimated

1 NPG - Native Perennial Grass, IPG - Introduced Perennial Grass, AG - Annual Grass, NPF - Native Perennial Forb, IPF - Introduced Perennial Forb, ABF Annual/Biennial Forb 2

Clipped annual biomass is based on total production data presented in Appendix C.

* Remember to adjust estimate or clipped weight to reflect growing season conditions, growth curve and amount of biomass removed by grazing animals, insects, or plant senescence.

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Name:
Site Name:

South Heart Lignite Mine Wet Meadow Historic Climax Plant Community (NRCS 2003)

Planner: Location: GPS Location:

Ken Scow T139N, R98W, S22 1374636.6, 440129.1

Reference Plant Community:

Pasture Name/No. Tract S-1399822-A Sample ID: WL-12 MLRA / Vegetative Zone: MLRA 54 (C)
(A) Plant Growth Form
NPG NPG NPF

Date: 9/8/06
(D) C x I (E) Reference Plant Community lbs/ac 360 1,350 225 (F) Pounds Per Acre Allowable 349 1,350 225

(B) Plant Species Carex lanuginosa Spartina pectinata Native Perennial Forb

Present Plant Present Plant Community Community lbs/ac % 4.0 56.8 39.3 349.44 4,977.53 3,443.40

Totals: 100 8,770.37 (G) Annual production for reference plant community from site description (H) Similarity Index (%) = Total column F divided by (G) Annual Production x 100 (I) Total annual biomass*: (lbs/ac air dry) 8,770.37 Clipped2 x

1,935

1,924 4,500 43

Estimated

1 NPG - Native Perennial Grass, IPG - Introduced Perennial Grass, AG - Annual Grass, NPF - Native Perennial Forb, IPF - Introduced Perennial Forb, ABF Annual/Biennial Forb 2

Clipped annual biomass is based on total production data presented in Appendix C.

* Remember to adjust estimate or clipped weight to reflect growing season conditions, growth curve and amount of biomass removed by grazing animals, insects, or plant senescence.

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Rangeland Similarity Index
Name:
Site Name:

South Heart Lignite Mine Riparian Woodland-Loamy Terrace Historic Climax Plant Community (NRCS 2003) Sample ID: RW-11 (C) (B) Plant Species Introduced Perennial Grass Annual/Biennial Forb

Planner: Location: GPS Location:

Ken Scow T139N, R98W, S22 1370462.1, 438396.7 Date: 9/6/06 (E) Reference Plant Community lbs/ac 0 0 (F) Pounds Per Acre Allowable 0 0

Reference Plant Community: Pasture Name/No. Tract S-1399822-A

MLRA / Vegetative Zone: MLRA 54 (D) C x I

(A) Plant Growth Form
IPG ABF

Present Plant Present Plant Community Community lbs/ac % 94.4 5.6 2,593.88 154.20

Totals:

100

2,748.08

0

0 2,900 0

(G) Annual production for reference plant community from site description (H) Similarity Index (%) = Total column F divided by (G) Annual Production x 100 (I) Total annual biomass*: (lbs/ac air dry) 2,748.08 Clipped2 x Estimated

1 NPG - Native Perennial Grass, IPG - Introduced Perennial Grass, AG - Annual Grass, NPF - Native Perennial Forb, IPF - Introduced Perennial Forb, ABF Annual/Biennial Forb 2

Clipped annual biomass is based on total production data presented in Appendix C.

* Remember to adjust estimate or clipped weight to reflect growing season conditions, growth curve and amount of biomass removed by grazing animals, insects, or plant senescence.

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Rangeland Similarity Index
Name:
Site Name:

South Heart Lignite Mine Riparian Woodland-Loamy Terrace Historic Climax Plant Community (NRCS 2003) Sample ID: RW-12 (C) (B) Plant Species Introduced Perennial Grass

Planner: Location: GPS Location:

Ken Scow T139N, R98W, S22 1370177.5, 438018.6 Date: 9/6/06 (E) Reference Plant Community lbs/ac 0 (F) Pounds Per Acre Allowable 0

Reference Plant Community: Pasture Name/No. Tract S-1399822-A

MLRA / Vegetative Zone: MLRA 54 (D) C x I

(A) Plant Growth Form
IPG

Present Plant Present Plant Community Community lbs/ac % 100.0 2,906.92

Totals: 100 2,906.92 (G) Annual production for reference plant community from site description (H) Similarity Index (%) = Total column F divided by (G) Annual Production x 100 (I) Total annual biomass*: (lbs/ac air dry)
1

0

0 2,900 0

2,906.92

Clipped2

x

Estimated

NPG - Native Perennial Grass, IPG - Introduced Perennial Grass, AG - Annual Grass, NPF - Native Perennial Forb, IPF - Introduced Perennial Forb, ABF Annual/Biennial Forb
2

Clipped annual biomass is based on total production data presented in Appendix C.

* Remember to adjust estimate or clipped weight to reflect growing season conditions, growth curve and amount of biomass removed by grazing animals, insects, or plant senescence.

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Rangeland Similarity Index
Name:
Site Name:

South Heart Lignite Mine Riparian Woodland-Loamy Terrace Historic Climax Plant Community (NRCS 2003) Sample ID: RW-23 (C)

Planner: Location: GPS Location:

Ken Scow T139N, R98W, S22 1371915.8, 440207.4 Date: 9/7/06 (E) Reference Plant Community lbs/ac 0 (F)

Reference Plant Community: Pasture Name/No. Tract S-1399822-A

MLRA / Vegetative Zone: MLRA 54 (D) C x I

(A) Plant Growth Form
IPG

(B) Plant Species Introduced Perennial Grass

Present Plant Present Plant Community Community lbs/ac % 100.0 2,450.75

Pounds Per Acre Allowable 0

Totals: 100 2,450.75 (G) Annual production for reference plant community from site description (H) Similarity Index (%) = Total column F divided by (G) Annual Production x 100 (I) Total annual biomass*: (lbs/ac air dry)
1

0

0 2,900 0

2,450.75

Clipped

2

x

Estimated

NPG - Native Perennial Grass, IPG - Introduced Perennial Grass, AG - Annual Grass, NPF - Native Perennial Forb, IPF - Introduced Perennial Forb, ABF Annual/Biennial Forb
2

Clipped annual biomass is based on total production data presented in Appendix C.

* Remember to adjust estimate or clipped weight to reflect growing season conditions, growth curve and amount of biomass removed by grazing animals, insects, or plant senescence.

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Rangeland Similarity Index
Name:
Site Name:

South Heart Lignite Mine Riparian Woodland-Loamy Terrace Historic Climax Plant Community (NRCS 2003) Sample ID: RW-30 (C) (B) Plant Species Introduced Perennial Grass Annual/Biennial Forb

Planner: Location: GPS Location:

Ken Scow T139N, R98W, S22 1370971.9, 440337.8

Reference Plant Community: Pasture Name/No. Tract S-1399822-A

Date: 9/7/06
(D) C x I (E) Reference Plant Community lbs/ac 0 0 (F) Pounds Per Acre Allowable 0 0

MLRA / Vegetative Zone: MLRA 54

(A) Plant Growth Form
IPG ABF

Present Plant Present Plant Community Community lbs/ac % 96.5 3.5 3,004.72 110.29

Totals:

100

3,115.02

0

0 2,900 0

(G) Annual production for reference plant community from site description (H) Similarity Index (%) = Total column F divided by (G) Annual Production x 100 (I) Total annual biomass*: (lbs/ac air dry) 3,115.02 Clipped2 x Estimated

1 NPG - Native Perennial Grass, IPG - Introduced Perennial Grass, AG - Annual Grass, NPF - Native Perennial Forb, IPF - Introduced Perennial Forb, ABF Annual/Biennial Forb 2

Clipped annual biomass is based on total production data presented in Appendix C.

* Remember to adjust estimate or clipped weight to reflect growing season conditions, growth curve and amount of biomass removed by grazing animals, insects, or plant senescence.

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Rangeland Similarity Index
Name:
Site Name:

South Heart Lignite Mine Subirrigated Historic Climax Plant Community (NRCS 2003)

Reference Plant Community: Pasture Name/No. Tract S-1399827-A Sample ID: WL-1 MLRA / Vegetative Zone: MLRA 54

Planner: Location: GPS Location:

Ken Scow T139N, R98W, S27 1366798.9, 434380.2 Date: 9/10/06 (E) Reference Plant Community lbs/ac 80 (F) Pounds Per Acre Allowable 80

(C) (B) Plant Species Carex aquatilis

(D) C x I

(A) Plant Growth Form
NPG

Present Plant Present Plant Community Community % lbs/ac 100.0 3,109.30

Totals: 100 3,109.30 (G) Annual production for reference plant community from site description (H) Similarity Index (%) = Total column F divided by (G) Annual Production x 100 (I) Total annual biomass*: (lbs/ac air dry)
1

80

80 4,000 2

3,109.30

Clipped2

x

Estimated

NPG - Native Perennial Grass, IPG - Introduced Perennial Grass, AG - Annual Grass, NPF - Native Perennial Forb, IPF - Introduced Perennial Forb, ABF Annual/Biennial Forb Clipped annual biomass is based on total production data presented in Appendix C.

2

* Remember to adjust estimate or clipped weight to reflect growing season conditions, growth curve and amount of biomass removed by grazing animals, insects, or plant senescence.

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Rangeland Similarity Index
Name:
Site Name:

South Heart Lignite Mine Wet Meadow

Planner: Location: GPS Location:

Ken Scow T139N, R98W, S27 1367337.9, 430835.1 Date: 9/10/06

Historic Climax Plant Community (NRCS 2003) Reference Plant Community: Pasture Name/No. Tract S-1399827-A Sample ID: WL-11 MLRA / Vegetative Zone: MLRA 54 (C)
(A) Plant Growth Form
NPG NPG ABF

(D) C x I

(E) Reference Plant Community lbs/ac 225 90 0

(F) Pounds Per Acre Allowable 225 90 0

(B) Plant Species Carex laeviconica Hordeum jubatum Annual/Biennial Forb

Present Plant Present Plant Community Community % lbs/ac 88.2 11.5 0.3 1,990.65 259.85 6.78

Totals: 100 2,257.29 (G) Annual production for reference plant community from site description (H) Similarity Index (%) = Total column F divided by (G) Annual Production x 100 (I) Total annual biomass*: (lbs/ac air dry)
1

315

315 4,500 7

2,257.29

Clipped2

x

Estimated

NPG - Native Perennial Grass, IPG - Introduced Perennial Grass, AG - Annual Grass, NPF - Native Perennial Forb, IPF - Introduced Perennial Forb, ABF Annual/Biennial Forb Clipped annual biomass is based on total production data presented in Appendix C.

2

* Remember to adjust estimate or clipped weight to reflect growing season conditions, growth curve and amount of biomass removed by grazing animals, insects, or plant senescence.

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Rangeland Similarity Index
Name:
Site Name:

South Heart Lignite Mine Shallow Loamy Historic Climax Plant Community (NRCS 2003)

Planner: Location: GPS Location:

Ken Scow T139N, R98W, S27 1366359.5, 431007.6

Reference Plant Community:

Pasture Name/No. Tract S-1399827-A Sample ID: SwLy-2 MLRA / Vegetative Zone: MLRA 54 (C) (B) Plant Species Agropyron dasystachyum Agropyron smithii Carex eleocharis Koeleria pyramidata Poa sandbergii Stipa comata Bouteloua gracilis Buchloe dactyloides Native Perennial Forb Annual/Biennial Forb

Date: 8/18/06
(D) C x I (E) Reference Plant Community lbs/ac 70 140 14 28 14 70 70 28 140 0 (F) Pounds Per Acre Allowable 35 140 14 28 2 64 66 28 140 0

(A) Plant Growth Form
NPG NPG NPG NPG NPG NPG NPG NPG NPF ABF

Present Plant Present Plant Community Community % lbs/ac 3.8 26.7 3.6 10.4 0.2 7.1 7.3 11.4 28.8 0.7 34.62 242.01 32.84 94.23 1.78 64.25 66.39 103.87 261.28 6.78

Totals: 100 908.06 (G) Annual production for reference plant community from site description (H) Similarity Index (%) = Total column F divided by (G) Annual Production x 100 (I) Total annual biomass*: (lbs/ac air dry)
1

574

517 1,400 37

908.06

Clipped2

x

Estimated

NPG - Native Perennial Grass, IPG - Introduced Perennial Grass, AG - Annual Grass, NPF - Native Perennial Forb, IPF - Introduced Perennial Forb, ABF Annual/Biennial Forb Clipped annual biomass is based on total production data presented in Appendix C.

2

* Remember to adjust estimate or clipped weight to reflect growing season conditions, growth curve and amount of biomass removed by grazing animals, insects, or plant senescence.

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Rangeland Similarity Index
Name:
Site Name:

South Heart Lignite Mine Shallow Loamy Historic Climax Plant Community (NRCS 2003) Sample ID: SwLy-12

Reference Plant Community: Pasture Name/No. Tract S-1399827-A

Planner: Location: GPS Location:

Ken Scow T139N, R98W, S27 1367853.5, 431841.7 Date: 8/18/06

MLRA / Vegetative Zone: MLRA 54 (C) (B) Plant Species Agropyron smithii Koeleria pyramidata Stipa comata Bouteloua gracilis Muhlenbergia cuspidata Annual Grass Native Perennial Forb Annual/Biennial Forb (D) C x I (E) Reference Plant Community lbs/ac 140 28 70 70 210 0 140 0 (F) Pounds Per Acre Allowable 140 28 17 70 20 0 95 0

(A) Plant Growth Form
NPG NPG NPG NPG NPG AG NPF ABF

Present Plant Present Plant Community Community % lbs/ac 42.1 4.9 2.3 33.0 2.7 0.2 12.7 2.0 313.75 36.76 17.13 245.57 20.35 1.78 94.95 14.63

Totals: 100 744.93 (G) Annual production for reference plant community from site description (H) Similarity Index (%) = Total column F divided by (G) Annual Production x 100 (I) Total annual biomass*: (lbs/ac air dry)
1

658

370 1,400 26

744.93

Clipped2

x

Estimated

NPG - Native Perennial Grass, IPG - Introduced Perennial Grass, AG - Annual Grass, NPF - Native Perennial Forb, IPF - Introduced Perennial Forb, ABF Annual/Biennial Forb Clipped annual biomass is based on total production data presented in Appendix C.

2

* Remember to adjust estimate or clipped weight to reflect growing season conditions, growth curve and amount of biomass removed by grazing animals, insects, or plant senescence.

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Rangeland Similarity Index
Name:
Site Name:

South Heart Lignite Mine Shallow Loamy Historic Climax Plant Community (NRCS 2003)

Planner: Location: GPS Location:

Ken Scow T139N, R98W, S27 1367946.8, 431179.1 Date: 8/18/06 (E) Reference Plant Community lbs/ac 140 14 98 28 70 70 0 140 0 (F)

Reference Plant Community: Pasture Name/No. Tract S-1399827-A Sample ID: SwLy-13 MLRA / Vegetative Zone: MLRA 54 (C)

(D) C x I

(A) Plant Growth Form
NPG NPG NPG NPG NPG NPG AG NPF ABF

(B) Plant Species Agropyron smithii Carex eleocharis Carex filifolia Koeleria pyramidata Stipa comata Bouteloua gracilis Annual Grass Native Perennial Forb Annual/Biennial Forb

Present Plant Present Plant Community Community % lbs/ac 35.0 0.5 2.6 8.5 17.9 17.7 0.4 15.6 1.8 483.30 7.50 36.05 117.79 246.65 244.50 6.07 215.23 24.27

Pounds Per Acre Allowable 140 7 36 28 70 70 0 140 0

Totals: 100 1,381.36 (G) Annual production for reference plant community from site description (H) Similarity Index (%) = Total column F divided by (G) Annual Production x 100 (I) Total annual biomass*: (lbs/ac air dry)
1

560

492 1,400 35

1,381.36

Clipped2

x

Estimated

NPG - Native Perennial Grass, IPG - Introduced Perennial Grass, AG - Annual Grass, NPF - Native Perennial Forb, IPF - Introduced Perennial Forb, ABF Annual/Biennial Forb Clipped annual biomass is based on total production data presented in Appendix C.

2

* Remember to adjust estimate or clipped weight to reflect growing season conditions, growth curve and amount of biomass removed by grazing animals, insects, or plant senescence.

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Rangeland Similarity Index
Name:
Site Name:

South Heart Lignite Mine Thin Claypan Historic Climax Plant Community (NRCS 2003)

Reference Plant Community: Pasture Name/No. Tract S-1399827-A Sample ID: TCp-1 MLRA / Vegetative Zone: MLRA 54 (C)

Planner: Location: GPS Location:

Ken Scow T139N, R98W, S27 1366198.3, 430491.1 Date: 8/18/06 (E) Reference Plant Community lbs/ac 90 270 45 45 45 225 45 90 9 (F)

(D) C x I

(A) Plant Growth Form
NPG NPG NPG NPG NPG NPG NPG NPF Shrub

(B) Plant Species Agropyron dasystachyum Agropyron smithii Carex eleocharis Koeleria pyramidata Poa sandbergii Bouteloua gracilis Buchloe dactyloides Native Perennial Forb Artemisia cana

Present Plant Present Plant Community Community % lbs/ac 0.8 9.6 1.1 0.4 0.2 2.4 68.0 5.6 12.1 6.78 83.88 9.28 3.21 1.78 20.70 596.80 49.26 106.37

Pounds Per Acre Allowable 7 84 9 3 2 21 45 49 9

Totals: 100 878.07 (G) Annual production for reference plant community from site description (H) Similarity Index (%) = Total column F divided by (G) Annual Production x 100 (I) Total annual biomass*: (lbs/ac air dry)
1

864

229 900 25

878.07

Clipped2

x

Estimated

NPG - Native Perennial Grass, IPG - Introduced Perennial Grass, AG - Annual Grass, NPF - Native Perennial Forb, IPF - Introduced Perennial Forb, ABF Annual/Biennial Forb Clipped annual biomass is based on total production data presented in Appendix C.

2

* Remember to adjust estimate or clipped weight to reflect growing season conditions, growth curve and amount of biomass removed by grazing animals, insects, or plant senescence.

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Name:
Site Name:

South Heart Lignite Mine Sandy

Planner: Location: GPS Location:

Ken Scow T139N, R98W, S27 1365159.8, 435283.1 Date: 8/20/06 (E) Reference Plant Community lbs/ac 144 24 48 216 120 48 0 (F) Pounds Per Acre Allowable 93 14 48 107 55 48 0

Historic Climax Plant Community (NRCS 2003) Reference Plant Community: Pasture Name/No. Tract S-1399827-A Sample ID: Sy-1 MLRA / Vegetative Zone: MLRA 54 (C)
(A) Plant Growth Form
NPG NPG NPG NPG NPG NPG IPG

(D) C x I

(B) Plant Species Agropyron smithii Carex eleocharis Koeleria pyramidata Stipa comata Stipa viridula Buchloe dactyloides Introduced Perennial Grass

Present Plant Present Plant Community Community % lbs/ac 9.7 1.5 11.5 11.2 5.7 38.7 21.6 93.16 14.28 110.29 107.44 54.61 370.15 207.03

Totals: 100 956.96 (G) Annual production for reference plant community from site description (H) Similarity Index (%) = Total column F divided by (G) Annual Production x 100 (I) Total annual biomass*: (lbs/ac air dry)
1

600

365 2,400 15

956.96

Clipped2

x

Estimated

NPG - Native Perennial Grass, IPG - Introduced Perennial Grass, AG - Annual Grass, NPF - Native Perennial Forb, IPF - Introduced Perennial Forb, ABF Annual/Biennial Forb Clipped annual biomass is based on total production data presented in Appendix C.

2

* Remember to adjust estimate or clipped weight to reflect growing season conditions, growth curve and amount of biomass removed by grazing animals, insects, or plant senescence.

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Rangeland Similarity Index
Name:
Site Name:

South Heart Lignite Mine Sandy Historic Climax Plant Community (NRCS 2003)

Reference Plant Community: Pasture Name/No. Tract S-1399827-A Sample ID: Sy-2 MLRA / Vegetative Zone: MLRA 54

Planner: Location: GPS Location:

Ken Scow T139N, R98W, S27 1364497.2, 435189.8 Date: 8/20/06 (E) Reference Plant Community lbs/ac 144 48 144 72 216 192 600 240 (F) Pounds Per Acre Allowable 5 27 76 15 74 78 198 240

(C)
(A) Plant Growth Form
NPG NPG NPG NPG NPG NPG NPG NPF

(D) C x I

(B) Plant Species Agropyron smithii Calamagrostis montanensis Carex filifolia Carex heliophila Stipa comata Bouteloua gracilis Calamovilfa longifolia Native Perennial Forb

Present Plant Present Plant Community Community % lbs/ac 0.6 3.2 8.9 1.7 8.7 9.2 23.3 44.4 5.00 27.48 76.03 14.63 73.53 77.81 197.74 377.64

Totals: 100 849.87 (G) Annual production for reference plant community from site description (H) Similarity Index (%) = Total column F divided by (G) Annual Production x 100 (I) Total annual biomass*: (lbs/ac air dry)
1

1656

712 2400 30

849.87

Clipped2

x

Estimated

NPG - Native Perennial Grass, IPG - Introduced Perennial Grass, AG - Annual Grass, NPF - Native Perennial Forb, IPF - Introduced Perennial Forb, ABF Annual/Biennial Forb Clipped annual biomass is based on total production data presented in Appendix C.

2

* Remember to adjust estimate or clipped weight to reflect growing season conditions, growth curve and amount of biomass removed by grazing animals, insects, or plant senescence.

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Rangeland Similarity Index
Name:
Site Name:

South Heart Lignite Mine Sandy Historic Climax Plant Community (NRCS 2003)

Reference Plant Community: Pasture Name/No. Tract S-1399827-A Sample ID: Sy-3 MLRA / Vegetative Zone: MLRA 54

Planner: Location: GPS Location:

Ken Scow T139N, R98W, S27 1365006.2, 434897.6 Date: 8/20/06 (E) Reference Plant Community lbs/ac 144 48 24 144 72 216 120 192 600 240 (F)

(C)

(D) C x I

(A) Plant Growth Form
NPG NPG NPG NPG NPG NPG NPG NPG NPG NPF

(B) Plant Species Agropyron smithii Calamagrostis montanensis Carex eleocharis Carex filifolia Carex heliophila Stipa comata Stipa viridula Bouteloua gracilis Calamovilfa longifolia Native Perennial Forb

Present Plant Present Plant Community Community % lbs/ac 1.7 1.5 4.4 1.9 9.7 36.7 0.1 1.9 4.6 37.5 27.84 24.27 71.74 30.34 157.41 594.66 1.43 31.41 74.24 607.87

Pounds Per Acre Allowable 28 24 24 30 72 216 1 31 74 240

Totals: 100 1,621.22 (G) Annual production for reference plant community from site description (H) Similarity Index (%) = Total column F divided by (G) Annual Production x 100 (I) Total annual biomass*: (lbs/ac air dry)
1

1,800

742 2,400 31

1,621.22

Clipped2

x

Estimated

NPG - Native Perennial Grass, IPG - Introduced Perennial Grass, AG - Annual Grass, NPF - Native Perennial Forb, IPF - Introduced Perennial Forb, ABF Annual/Biennial Forb Clipped annual biomass is based on total production data presented in Appendix C.

2

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Rangeland Similarity Index
Name:
Site Name:

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Planner: Location: GPS Location:

Ken Scow T139N, R98W, S27 1367344.5, 432134.0 Date: 8/19/06 (E) Reference Plant Community lbs/ac 840 42 525 105 0 0 (F) Pounds Per Acre Allowable 840 6 9 14 0 0

Reference Plant Community: Pasture Name/No. Tract S-1399827-A Sample ID: Cy-2 MLRA / Vegetative Zone: MLRA 54

(C) (B) Plant Species Agropyron smithii Poa sandbergii Stipa viridula Schedonnardus paniculatus Introduced Perennial Forb Annual/Biennial Forb

(D) C x I

(A) Plant Growth Form
NPG NPG NPG NPG IPF ABF

Present Plant Present Plant Community Community % lbs/ac 97.9 0.4 0.6 0.9 0.1 0.1 1,550.55 6.42 9.28 13.92 1.78 1.78

Totals: 100 1,583.74 (G) Annual production for reference plant community from site description (H) Similarity Index (%) = Total column F divided by (G) Annual Production x 100 (I) Total annual biomass*: (lbs/ac air dry)
1

1,512

870 2,100 41

1,583.74

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Estimated

NPG - Native Perennial Grass, IPG - Introduced Perennial Grass, AG - Annual Grass, NPF - Native Perennial Forb, IPF - Introduced Perennial Forb, ABF Annual/Biennial Forb Clipped annual biomass is based on total production data presented in Appendix C.

2

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Name:
Site Name:

South Heart Lignite Mine Clayey Historic Climax Plant Community (NRCS 2003) Sample ID: Cy-3

Reference Plant Community: Pasture Name/No. Tract S-1399827-A

Planner: Location: GPS Location:

Ken Scow T139N, R98W, S27 1367770.5, 430400.6 Date: 8/18/06

MLRA / Vegetative Zone: MLRA 54 (C)
(A) Plant Growth Form
NPG NPG NPG NPG NPG NPG NPG IPG NPF IPF ABF

(D) C x I

(E) Reference Plant Community lbs/ac 840 63 42 63 105 525 105 0 105 0 0

(F) Pounds Per Acre Allowable 304 9 42 35 105 244 7 0 105 0 0

(B) Plant Species Agropyron smithii Calamagrostis montanensis Carex eleocharis Koeleria pyramidata Stipa comata Stipa viridula Schedonnardus paniculatus Introduced Perennial Grass Native Perennial Forb Introduced Perennial Forb Annual/Biennial Forb

Present Plant Present Plant Community Community % lbs/ac 27.6 0.8 5.4 3.1 10.3 22.2 0.6 10.5 16.2 0.5 2.7 304.11 8.57 59.97 34.62 113.51 244.15 7.14 115.65 178.83 5.35 29.98

Totals: 100 1,101.87 (G) Annual production for reference plant community from site description (H) Similarity Index (%) = Total column F divided by (G) Annual Production x 100 (I) Total annual biomass*: (lbs/ac air dry)
1

1,848

851 2,100 41

1,101.87

Clipped2

x

Estimated

NPG - Native Perennial Grass, IPG - Introduced Perennial Grass, AG - Annual Grass, NPF - Native Perennial Forb, IPF - Introduced Perennial Forb, ABF Annual/Biennial Forb Clipped annual biomass is based on total production data presented in Appendix C.

2

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Name:
Site Name:

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Planner: Location: GPS Location:

Ken Scow T139N, R98W, S27

Reference Plant Community:

1367568.8, 431463.8

Pasture Name/No. Tract S-1399827-A Sample ID: Cy-4 MLRA / Vegetative Zone: MLRA 54 (C) (B) Plant Species Agropyron smithii Poa sandbergii Bouteloua gracilis Buchloe dactyloides Annual/Biennial Forb Artemisia cana (D) C x I (E)

Date: 8/19/06
(F) Pounds Per Acre Allowable 840 1 77 80 0 21

(A) Plant Growth Form
NPG NPG NPG NPG ABF Shrub

Present Plant Present Plant Community Community % lbs/ac 86.9 0.1 4.9 5.1 0.1 2.9 1,351.73 1.43 76.74 79.95 1.43 44.97

Reference Plant Community lbs/ac 840 42 210 105 0 21

Totals: 100 1,556.26 (G) Annual production for reference plant community from site description (H) Similarity Index (%) = Total column F divided by (G) Annual Production x 100 (I) Total annual biomass*: (lbs/ac air dry)
1

1,218

1,019 2,100 49

1,556.26

Clipped2

x

Estimated

NPG - Native Perennial Grass, IPG - Introduced Perennial Grass, AG - Annual Grass, NPF - Native Perennial Forb, IPF - Introduced Perennial Forb, ABF Annual/Biennial Forb Clipped annual biomass is based on total production data presented in Appendix C.

2

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Name:
Site Name:

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Planner: Location: GPS Location:

Ken Scow T139N, R98W, S27 1366382.1, 431400.7 Date: 8/19/06

Reference Plant Community: Pasture Name/No. Tract S-1399827-A Sample ID: Cy-6 MLRA / Vegetative Zone: MLRA 54

(C) (B) Plant Species Agropyron smithii Carex eleocharis Koeleria pyramidata Poa sandbergii Bouteloua gracilis Distichlis spicata Annual Grass Native Perennial Forb Annual/Biennial Forb Artemisia cana

(D) C x I

(E) Reference Plant Community lbs/ac 840 42 63 42 210 21 0 105 0 21

(F) Pounds Per Acre Allowable 351 12 5 22 210 21 0 9 0 17

(A) Plant Growth Form
NPG NPG NPG NPG NPG NPG AG NPF ABF Shrub

Present Plant Present Plant Community Community % lbs/ac 24.3 0.8 0.3 1.6 35.6 33.7 0.1 0.6 1.8 1.2 351.23 11.78 4.64 22.49 513.28 486.51 1.78 8.57 25.70 16.78

Totals: 100 1,442.75 (G) Annual production for reference plant community from site description (H) Similarity Index (%) = Total column F divided by (G) Annual Production x 100 (I) Total annual biomass*: (lbs/ac air dry)
1

1,344

646 2,100 31

1,442.75

Clipped2

x

Estimated

NPG - Native Perennial Grass, IPG - Introduced Perennial Grass, AG - Annual Grass, NPF - Native Perennial Forb, IPF - Introduced Perennial Forb, ABF Annual/Biennial Forb Clipped annual biomass is based on total production data presented in Appendix C.

2

* Remember to adjust estimate or clipped weight to reflect growing season conditions, growth curve and amount of biomass removed by grazing animals, insects, or plant senescence.

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Name:
Site Name:

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Planner: Location: GPS Location:

Ken Scow T139N, R98W, S27 1366132.5, 433912.6 Date: 8/19/06 (E) Reference Plant Community lbs/ac 840 42 210 0 105 0 21 (F) Pounds Per Acre Allowable 778 7 5 0 105 0 21

Reference Plant Community: Pasture Name/No. Tract S-1399827-A Sample ID: Cy-7 MLRA / Vegetative Zone: MLRA 54

(C) (B) Plant Species Agropyron smithii Carex eleocharis Bouteloua gracilis Introduced Perennial Grass Native Perennial Forb Annual/Biennial Forb Artemisia cana

(D) C x I

(A) Plant Growth Form
NPG NPG NPG IPG NPF ABF Shrub

Present Plant Present Plant Community Community % lbs/ac 46.6 0.4 0.3 33.4 6.3 3.9 9.0 778.13 7.50 5.00 558.25 105.30 65.68 150.27

Totals: 100 1,670.12 (G) Annual production for reference plant community from site description (H) Similarity Index (%) = Total column F divided by (G) Annual Production x 100 (I) Total annual biomass*: (lbs/ac air dry)
1

1,218

917 2,100 44

1,670.12

Clipped2

x

Estimated

NPG - Native Perennial Grass, IPG - Introduced Perennial Grass, AG - Annual Grass, NPF - Native Perennial Forb, IPF - Introduced Perennial Forb, ABF Annual/Biennial Forb Clipped annual biomass is based on total production data presented in Appendix C.

2

* Remember to adjust estimate or clipped weight to reflect growing season conditions, growth curve and amount of biomass removed by grazing animals, insects, or plant senescence.

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Name:
Site Name:

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Planner: Location: GPS Location:

Ken Scow T139N, R98W, S27 1366959.0, 432287.6 Date: 8/19/06 (E) Reference Plant Community lbs/ac 840 63 105 210 105 0 105 0 (F)

Historic Climax Plant Community (NRCS 2003) Reference Plant Community: Pasture Name/No. Tract S-1399827-A Sample ID: Cy-8 MLRA / Vegetative Zone: MLRA 54 (C)

(D) C x I

(A) Plant Growth Form
NPG NPG NPG NPG NPG AG NPF ABF

(B) Plant Species Agropyron smithii Koeleria pyramidata Stipa comata Bouteloua gracilis Spartina pectinata Annual Grass Native Perennial Forb Annual/Biennial Forb

Present Plant Present Plant Community Community % lbs/ac 59.6 8.5 15.0 15.0 0.2 1.1 0.4 0.3 661.41 93.88 166.69 165.98 1.78 12.49 4.64 3.21

Pounds Per Acre Allowable 661 63 105 166 2 0 5 0

Totals: 100 1,110.08 (G) Annual production for reference plant community from site description (H) Similarity Index (%) = Total column F divided by (G) Annual Production x 100 (I) Total annual biomass*: (lbs/ac air dry)
1

1,428

1,002 2,100 48

1,110.08

Clipped2

x

Estimated

NPG - Native Perennial Grass, IPG - Introduced Perennial Grass, AG - Annual Grass, NPF - Native Perennial Forb, IPF - Introduced Perennial Forb, ABF Annual/Biennial Forb Clipped annual biomass is based on total production data presented in Appendix C.

2

* Remember to adjust estimate or clipped weight to reflect growing season conditions, growth curve and amount of biomass removed by grazing animals, insects, or plant senescence.

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Name:
Site Name:

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Planner: Location: GPS Location:

Ken Scow T139N, R98W, S27 1364691.3, 433995.6 Date: 8/20/06 (E) Reference Plant Community lbs/ac 580 87 87 145 580 232 87 0 290 290 (F) Pounds Per Acre Allowable 41 17 39 145 453 9 63 0 62 264

Reference Plant Community: Pasture Name/No. Tract S-1399827-A Sample ID: LyT-5 MLRA / Vegetative Zone: MLRA 54 (C) (B) Plant Species Agropyron smithii Calamagrostis montanensis Carex eleocharis Stipa comata Stipa viridula Bouteloua gracilis Calamovilfa longifolia Introduced Perennial Grass Native Perennial Forb Artemisia cana

(D) C x I

(A) Plant Growth Form
NPG NPG NPG NPG NPG NPG NPG IPG NPF Shrub

Present Plant Present Plant Community Community % lbs/ac 2.4 1.0 2.3 13.0 26.3 0.5 3.6 31.9 3.6 15.3 41.41 17.49 38.91 224.87 452.96 8.92 62.82 550.40 62.46 264.14

Totals: 100 1,724.38 (G) Annual production for reference plant community from site description (H) Similarity Index (%) = Total column F divided by (G) Annual Production x 100 (I) Total annual biomass*: (lbs/ac air dry)
1

2,378

1,094 2,900 38

1,724.38

Clipped2

x

Estimated

NPG - Native Perennial Grass, IPG - Introduced Perennial Grass, AG - Annual Grass, NPF - Native Perennial Forb, IPF - Introduced Perennial Forb, ABF Annual/Biennial Forb Clipped annual biomass is based on total production data presented in Appendix C.

2

* Remember to adjust estimate or clipped weight to reflect growing season conditions, growth curve and amount of biomass removed by grazing animals, insects, or plant senescence.

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Name:
Site Name:

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Reference Plant Community: Pasture Name/No. Tract S-1399827-A Sample ID: LyT-7 MLRA / Vegetative Zone: MLRA 54 (C) (B) Plant Species Agropyron dasystachyum Agropyron smithii Carex eleocharis Koeleria pyramidata Poa sandbergii Bouteloua gracilis Introduced Perennial Grass Annual Grass Annual/Biennial Forb Artemisia cana

Planner: Location: GPS Location:

Ken Scow T139N, R98W, S27 1367246.4, 430430.8 Date: 8/18/06 (E) Reference Plant Community lbs/ac 87 580 87 87 87 232 0 0 0 290 (F) Pounds Per Acre Allowable 87 484 4 24 46 232 0 0 0 290

(D) C x I

(A) Plant Growth Form
NPG NPG NPG NPG NPG NPG IPG AG ABF Shrub

Present Plant Present Plant Community Community % lbs/ac 17.7 26.0 0.2 1.3 2.5 32.5 1.0 0.2 0.3 18.3 330.53 484.37 4.28 23.91 45.69 606.08 18.56 3.57 5.71 341.59

Totals: 100 1,864.30 (G) Annual production for reference plant community from site description (H) Similarity Index (%) = Total column F divided by (G) Annual Production x 100 (I) Total annual biomass*: (lbs/ac air dry)
1

1,450

1,167 2,900 40

1,864.30

Clipped2

x

Estimated

NPG - Native Perennial Grass, IPG - Introduced Perennial Grass, AG - Annual Grass, NPF - Native Perennial Forb, IPF - Introduced Perennial Forb, ABF Annual/Biennial Forb Clipped annual biomass is based on total production data presented in Appendix C.

2

* Remember to adjust estimate or clipped weight to reflect growing season conditions, growth curve and amount of biomass removed by grazing animals, insects, or plant senescence.

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Site Name:

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Reference Plant Community: Pasture Name/No. Tract S-1399827-A Sample ID: LyT-8 MLRA / Vegetative Zone: MLRA 54 (C) (B) Plant Species Agropyron smithii Carex eleocharis Stipa comata Bouteloua gracilis Introduced Perennial Grass Native Perennial Forb Artemisia cana

Planner: Location: GPS Location:

Ken Scow T139N, R98W, S27 1366876.0, 430846.4 Date: 8/19/06 (E) Reference Plant Community lbs/ac 580 87 145 232 0 290 290 (F) Pounds Per Acre Allowable 400 87 122 116 0 73 290

(D) C x I

(A) Plant Growth Form
NPG NPG NPG NPG IPG NPF Shrub

Present Plant Present Plant Community Community % lbs/ac 33.1 10.6 10.1 9.6 1.4 6.0 29.2 399.77 128.14 122.43 115.65 17.13 72.82 353.37

Totals: 100 1,209.31 (G) Annual production for reference plant community from site description (H) Similarity Index (%) = Total column F divided by (G) Annual Production x 100 (I) Total annual biomass*: (lbs/ac air dry)
1

1,624

1,088 2,900 38

1,209.31

Clipped2

x

Estimated

NPG - Native Perennial Grass, IPG - Introduced Perennial Grass, AG - Annual Grass, NPF - Native Perennial Forb, IPF - Introduced Perennial Forb, ABF Annual/Biennial Forb Clipped annual biomass is based on total production data presented in Appendix C.

2

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Site Name:

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Planner: Location: GPS Location:

Ken Scow T139N, R98W, S27 1366019.3, 431947.4 Date: 8/19/06 (E) Reference Plant Community lbs/ac 580 87 580 0 290 0 (F) Pounds Per Acre Allowable 580 6 36 0 32 0

Reference Plant Community: Pasture Name/No. Tract S-1399827-A Sample ID: LyT-9 MLRA / Vegetative Zone: MLRA 54 (C) (B) Plant Species Agropyron smithii Carex eleocharis Stipa viridula Introduced Perennial Grass Native Perennial Forb Annual/Biennial Forb

(D) C x I

(A) Plant Growth Form
NPG NPG NPG IPG NPF ABF

Present Plant Present Plant Community Community % lbs/ac 93.8 0.3 1.5 2.9 1.3 0.3 2,250.86 6.07 35.69 69.60 32.12 6.07

Totals: 100 2,400.42 (G) Annual production for reference plant community from site description (H) Similarity Index (%) = Total column F divided by (G) Annual Production x 100 (I) Total annual biomass*: (lbs/ac air dry)
1

1,537

654 2,900 23

2,400.42

Clipped2

x

Estimated

NPG - Native Perennial Grass, IPG - Introduced Perennial Grass, AG - Annual Grass, NPF - Native Perennial Forb, IPF - Introduced Perennial Forb, ABF Annual/Biennial Forb Clipped annual biomass is based on total production data presented in Appendix C.

2

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Site Name:

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Planner: Location: GPS Location:

Ken Scow T139N, R98W, S27 1366296.4, 432194.3 Date: 8/19/06 (E) Reference Plant Community lbs/ac 580 87 0 (F) Pounds Per Acre Allowable 580 4 0

Reference Plant Community: Pasture Name/No. Tract S-1399827-A Sample ID: LyT-12 MLRA / Vegetative Zone: MLRA 54 (C) (B) Plant Species Agropyron smithii Carex eleocharis Introduced Perennial Grass

(D) C x I

(A) Plant Growth Form
NPG NPG IPG

Present Plant Present Plant Community Community % lbs/ac 94.8 0.1 5.1 2,990.09 3.93 159.55

Totals: 100 3,153.56 (G) Annual production for reference plant community from site description (H) Similarity Index (%) = Total column F divided by (G) Annual Production x 100 (I) Total annual biomass*: (lbs/ac air dry)
1

667

584 2,900 20

3,153.56

Clipped2

x

Estimated

NPG - Native Perennial Grass, IPG - Introduced Perennial Grass, AG - Annual Grass, NPF - Native Perennial Forb, IPF - Introduced Perennial Forb, ABF Annual/Biennial Forb Clipped annual biomass is based on total production data presented in Appendix C. * Remember to adjust estimate or clipped weight to reflect growing season conditions, growth curve and amount of biomass removed by grazing animals, insects, or plant senescence.

2

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Name:
Site Name:

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Planner: Location: GPS Location:

Ken Scow T139N, R98W, S27 1366805.4, 431902.1 Date: 8/19/06 (E) Reference Plant Community lbs/ac 580 87 87 87 580 232 0 (F) Pounds Per Acre Allowable 580 22 28 8 27 136 0

Historic Climax Plant Community (NRCS 2003) Reference Plant Community: Pasture Name/No. Tract S-1399827-A Sample ID: LyT-13 MLRA / Vegetative Zone: MLRA 54 (C)
(A) Plant Growth Form
NPG NPG NPG NPG NPG NPG ABF

(D) C x I

(B) Plant Species Agropyron smithii Carex eleocharis Koeleria pyramidata Poa sandbergii Stipa viridula Bouteloua gracilis Annual/Biennial Forb

Present Plant Present Plant Community Community % lbs/ac 74.8 2.5 3.2 0.9 3.1 15.4 0.2 661.05 21.77 27.84 7.85 27.48 135.99 1.78

Totals: 100 883.78 (G) Annual production for reference plant community from site description (H) Similarity Index (%) = Total column F divided by (G) Annual Production x 100 (I) Total annual biomass*: (lbs/ac air dry)
1

1,653

801 2,900 28

883.78

Clipped2

x

Estimated

NPG - Native Perennial Grass, IPG - Introduced Perennial Grass, AG - Annual Grass, NPF - Native Perennial Forb, IPF - Introduced Perennial Forb, ABF Annual/Biennial Forb Clipped annual biomass is based on total production data presented in Appendix C. * Remember to adjust estimate or clipped weight to reflect growing season conditions, growth curve and amount of biomass removed by grazing animals, insects, or plant senescence.

2

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Name:
Site Name:

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Planner: Location: GPS Location:

Ken Scow T139N, R98W, S27 1367175.8, 431486.4 Date: 8/19/06 (E) Reference Plant Community lbs/ac 580 87 87 145 232 0 290 0 (F) Pounds Per Acre Allowable 580 62 15 40 232 0 5 0

Historic Climax Plant Community (NRCS 2003) Reference Plant Community: Pasture Name/No. Tract S-1399827-A Sample ID: LyT-14 MLRA / Vegetative Zone: MLRA 54 (C) (B) Plant Species Agropyron smithii Carex eleocharis Poa sandbergii Stipa comata Bouteloua gracilis Introduced Perennial Grass Native Perennial Forb Annual/Biennial Forb

(D) C x I

(A) Plant Growth Form
NPG NPG NPG NPG NPG IPG NPF ABF

Present Plant Present Plant Community Community % lbs/ac 70.7 3.5 0.9 2.3 21.4 0.9 0.3 0.1 1,237.51 61.75 14.99 39.62 374.07 16.06 5.35 1.43

Totals: 100 1,750.79 (G) Annual production for reference plant community from site description (H) Similarity Index (%) = Total column F divided by (G) Annual Production x 100 (I) Total annual biomass*: (lbs/ac air dry)
1

1,421

934 2,900 32

1,750.79

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x

Estimated

NPG - Native Perennial Grass, IPG - Introduced Perennial Grass, AG - Annual Grass, NPF - Native Perennial Forb, IPF - Introduced Perennial Forb, ABF Annual/Biennial Forb Clipped annual biomass is based on total production data presented in Appendix C.

2

* Remember to adjust estimate or clipped weight to reflect growing season conditions, growth curve and amount of biomass removed by grazing animals, insects, or plant senescence.

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Name:
Site Name:

South Heart Lignite Mine Loamy Terrace Historic Climax Plant Community (NRCS 2003)

Planner: Location: GPS Location:

Ken Scow T139N, R98W, S27 1367291.7, 431216.8 Date: 8/19/06 (E) Reference Plant Community lbs/ac 580 87 87 87 580 232 0 290 (F) Pounds Per Acre Allowable 580 7 87 87 485 232 0 122

Reference Plant Community: Pasture Name/No. Tract S-1399827-A Sample ID: LyT-15 MLRA / Vegetative Zone: MLRA 54 (C)
(A) Plant Growth Form
NPG NPG NPG NPG NPG NPG IPG Shrub

(D) C x I

(B) Plant Species Agropyron smithii Calamagrostis montanensis Carex eleocharis Koeleria pyramidata Stipa viridula Bouteloua gracilis Introduced Perennial Grass Artemisia cana

Present Plant Present Plant Community Community % lbs/ac 36.8 0.4 5.4 5.6 26.5 13.5 5.1 6.7 673.90 6.78 98.52 102.80 485.08 246.65 94.23 122.07

Totals: 100 1,830.03 (G) Annual production for reference plant community from site description (H) Similarity Index (%) = Total column F divided by (G) Annual Production x 100 (I) Total annual biomass*: (lbs/ac air dry)
1

1,943

1,600 2,900 55

1,830.03

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x

Estimated

NPG - Native Perennial Grass, IPG - Introduced Perennial Grass, AG - Annual Grass, NPF - Native Perennial Forb, IPF - Introduced Perennial Forb, ABF Annual/Biennial Forb Clipped annual biomass is based on total production data presented in Appendix C.

2

* Remember to adjust estimate or clipped weight to reflect growing season conditions, growth curve and amount of biomass removed by grazing animals, insects, or plant senescence.

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Site Name:

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Reference Plant Community: Pasture Name/No. Tract S-1399827-A Sample ID: LyT-16 MLRA / Vegetative Zone: MLRA 54 (C) (B) Plant Species Agropyron smithii Agropyron trachycaulum Stipa viridula Bouteloua gracilis Introduced Perennial Grass Native Perennial Forb Introduced Perennial Forb Annual/Biennial Forb Rosa woodsii Symphoricarpos occidentalis

Planner: Location: GPS Location:

Ken Scow T139N, R98W, S27 1367523.5, 430677.7 Date: 8/20/06 (E) Reference Plant Community lbs/ac 580 116 580 232 0 290 0 0 58 290 (F) Pounds Per Acre Allowable 348 116 134 4 0 290 0 0 31 85

(D) C x I

(A) Plant Growth Form
NPG NPG NPG NPG IPG NPF IPF ABF Shrub Shrub

Present Plant Present Plant Community Community % lbs/ac 15.2 7.5 5.8 0.2 33.9 29.4 0.1 2.9 1.4 3.7 347.66 172.05 133.85 4.28 777.77 675.33 1.78 65.68 31.05 84.59

Totals: 100 2,294.05 (G) Annual production for reference plant community from site description (H) Similarity Index (%) = Total column F divided by (G) Annual Production x 100 (I) Total annual biomass*: (lbs/ac air dry)
1

2,146

1,007 2,900 35

2,294.05

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x

Estimated

NPG - Native Perennial Grass, IPG - Introduced Perennial Grass, AG - Annual Grass, NPF - Native Perennial Forb, IPF - Introduced Perennial Forb, ABF Annual/Biennial Forb Clipped annual biomass is based on total production data presented in Appendix C.

2

* Remember to adjust estimate or clipped weight to reflect growing season conditions, growth curve and amount of biomass removed by grazing animals, insects, or plant senescence.

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Name:
Site Name:

South Heart Lignite Mine Loamy Terrace Historic Climax Plant Community (NRCS 2003)

Planner: Location: GPS Location:

Ken Scow T139N, R98W, S27 1366775.2, 431378.0 Date: 8/19/06 (E) Reference Plant Community lbs/ac 580 58 87 87 145 232 29 290 0 (F) Pounds Per Acre Allowable 123 2 87 2 12 213 29 290 0

Reference Plant Community: Pasture Name/No. Tract S-1399827-A Sample ID: LyT-19 MLRA / Vegetative Zone: MLRA 54 (C) (B) Plant Species Agropyron smithii Carex filifolia Koeleria pyramidata Poa sandbergii Stipa comata Bouteloua gracilis Distichlis spicata Native Perennial Forb Annual/Biennial Forb

(D) C x I

(A) Plant Growth Form
NPG NPG NPG NPG NPG NPG NPG NPF ABF

Present Plant Present Plant Community Community % lbs/ac 11.2 0.2 20.2 0.2 1.1 19.5 15.5 31.2 0.9 122.79 2.50 221.30 1.78 12.14 213.45 170.62 342.66 9.99

Totals: 100 1,097.23 (G) Annual production for reference plant community from site description (H) Similarity Index (%) = Total column F divided by (G) Annual Production x 100 (I) Total annual biomass*: (lbs/ac air dry)
1

1,508

759 2,900 26

1,097.23

Clipped2

x

Estimated

NPG - Native Perennial Grass, IPG - Introduced Perennial Grass, AG - Annual Grass, NPF - Native Perennial Forb, IPF - Introduced Perennial Forb, ABF Annual/Biennial Forb Clipped annual biomass is based on total production data presented in Appendix C.

2

* Remember to adjust estimate or clipped weight to reflect growing season conditions, growth curve and amount of biomass removed by grazing animals, insects, or plant senescence.

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Site Name:

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Planner: Location: GPS Location:

Ken Scow T139N, R98W, S27 1366225.8, 433250.0 Date: 8/19/06 (E) Reference Plant Community lbs/ac 580 87 87 145 580 0 290 290 290 (F) Pounds Per Acre Allowable 396 9 20 6 431 0 88 221 60

Reference Plant Community: Pasture Name/No. Tract S-1399827-A Sample ID: LyT-21 MLRA / Vegetative Zone: MLRA 54 (C) (B) Plant Species Agropyron smithii Carex eleocharis Koeleria pyramidata Stipa comata Stipa viridula Introduced Perennial Grass Native Perennial Forb Artemisia cana Symphoricarpos occidentalis

(D) C x I

(A) Plant Growth Form
NPG NPG NPG NPG NPG IPG NPF Shrub Shrub

Present Plant Present Plant Community Community % lbs/ac 28.1 0.6 1.4 0.5 30.6 12.6 6.3 15.7 4.2 396.20 8.92 19.99 6.42 431.18 176.69 88.16 220.59 59.61

Totals: 100 1,407.77 (G) Annual production for reference plant community from site description (H) Similarity Index (%) = Total column F divided by (G) Annual Production x 100 (I) Total annual biomass*: (lbs/ac air dry)
1

2,349

1,231 2,900 42

1,407.77

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x

Estimated

NPG - Native Perennial Grass, IPG - Introduced Perennial Grass, AG - Annual Grass, NPF - Native Perennial Forb, IPF - Introduced Perennial Forb, ABF Annual/Biennial Forb Clipped annual biomass is based on total production data presented in Appendix C.

2

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Site Name:

South Heart Lignite Mine Riparian Woodland - Loamy Terrace Historic Climax Plant Community (NRCS 2003) Sample ID: RW-15 (C)

Reference Plant Community: Pasture Name/No. Tract S-1399828-A

Planner: Location: GPS Location:

Ken Scow T139N, R98W, S28 1362988.1, 434093.7 Date: 9/10/06 (E) Reference Plant Community lbs/ac 0 290 290 (F) Pounds Per Acre Allowable 0 32 182

MLRA / Vegetative Zone: MLRA 54 (D) C x I

(A) Plant Growth Form
IPG NPF Shrub

(B) Plant Species Introduced Perennial Grass Native Perennial Forb Symphoricarpos occidentalis

Present Plant Present Plant Community Community lbs/ac % 95.6 0.7 3.7 4,706.97 32.12 182.04

Totals: 100 4,921.13 (G) Annual production for reference plant community from site description (H) Similarity Index (%) = Total column F divided by (G) Annual Production x 100 (I) Total annual biomass*: (lbs/ac air dry)
1

580

214 2900 7

4,921.13

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x

Estimated

NPG - Native Perennial Grass, IPG - Introduced Perennial Grass, AG - Annual Grass, NPF - Native Perennial Forb, IPF - Introduced Perennial Forb, ABF Annual/Biennial Forb
2

Clipped annual biomass is based on total production data presented in Appendix C.

* Remember to adjust estimate or clipped weight to reflect growing season conditions, growth curve and amount of biomass removed by grazing animals, insects, or plant senescence.

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South Heart Lignite Mine Loamy Overflow Historic Climax Plant Community (NRCS 2003) Sample ID: LyOv-1 (C) (B) Plant Species

Reference Plant Community: Pasture Name/No. Tract S-1399834-A

Planner: Location: GPS Location:

Ken Scow T139N, R98W, S34 1367206.8, 430036.4

Date: 9/10/06
(D) C x I (E) Reference Plant Community lbs/ac 0 0 96 (F) Pounds Per Acre Allowable 0 0 96

MLRA / Vegetative Zone: MLRA 54

(A) Plant Growth Form
IPG IPF Shrub

Present Plant Present Plant Community Community lbs/ac % 74.8 4.0 21.2 4,521.72 239.51 1,279.99

Introduced Perennial Grass Introduced Perennial Forb Symphoricarpos occidentalis

Totals: 100 6,041.21 (G) Annual production for reference plant community from site description (H) Similarity Index (%) = Total column F divided by (G) Annual Production x 100 (I) Total annual biomass*: (lbs/ac air dry)
1

96

96 3,200 3

6,041.21

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x

Estimated

NPG - Native Perennial Grass, IPG - Introduced Perennial Grass, AG - Annual Grass, NPF - Native Perennial Forb, IPF - Introduced Perennial Forb, ABF Annual/Biennial Forb
2

Clipped annual biomass is based on total production data presented in Appendix C.

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TABLE 2.7.2-4 SHRUB AND TREE DENSITY (STEMS PER ACRE) FOR THREE WOODLAND TYPES SAMPLED – VEGETATION STUDY AREA STARK COUNTY, NORTH DAKOTA, 2006-2007
RIPARIAN WOODLAND Mean n=32 LOW SHRUBS Artemisia cana immature mature Total live Atriplex nuttallii immature mature Total live Ribes setosum immature mature Total live Rosa arkansana immature mature Total live Rosa woodsii immature mature Total live Symphoricarpos occidentalis immature mature Total live TALL SHRUBS Cornus stolonifera immature mature Total live Lonicera tatarica immature mature Total live Prunus americana immature mature Total live Prunus virginiana immature mature Total live n = number of samples dbh = diameter breast height class DECIDUOUS TREE WOODLAND Mean n=2 LOAMY OVERFLOW Mean n=4

47 47

379 1265 1644

1265 1265

142 316 458

253 253

1265 1265

395 1217 1612

1644 1644

4932 22796 27728

253 15429 15682

3162 135447 138608

16 16

4 12 16

12 12

296 360 656

443 190 632

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RIPARIAN WOODLAND Mean n=32 Ribes odoratum immature mature Total live Salix exigua immature mature Total live Salix lutea immature mature Total live Shepherdia argentea immature mature Total live TREES Acer negundo <1 inch dbh 1-4 inch dbh 4-8 inch dbh 8-12 inch dbh 12-16 inch dbh 16-20 inch dbh Total live Fraxinus pennsylvanica <1 inch dbh 1-4 inch dbh 4-8 inch dbh 8-12 inch dbh 12-16 inch dbh 16-20 inch dbh Total live Populus deltoides <1 inch dbh 1-4 inch dbh 4-8 inch dbh 8-12 inch dbh 12-16 inch dbh 16-20 inch dbh 28-32 inch dbh 40-44 inch dbh Total live n = number of samples dbh = diameter breast height class DECIDUOUS TREE WOODLAND Mean n=2 LOAMY OVERFLOW Mean n=4

87 87

67 67

20 20

24 59 83

316 316

34 15 23 6 3 82

119 52 32 26 15 2 246

10 91 91 61 10 263

0.6 0.6 1

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RIPARIAN WOODLAND Mean n=32 Salix amygdaloides <1 inch dbh 1-4 inch dbh 4-8 inch dbh 8-12 inch dbh 12-16 inch dbh 16-20 inch dbh 28-32 inch dbh 32-36 inch dbh Total live DECIDUOUS TREE WOODLAND Mean n=2 LOAMY OVERFLOW Mean n=4

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Ulmus americana <1 inch dbh 1-4 inch dbh 4-8 inch dbh 8-12 inch dbh 12-16 inch dbh 16-20 inch dbh Total live TOTAL LOW SHRUBS IMMATURE MATURE TOTAL LIVE TOTAL TALL SHRUBS IMMATURE MATURE TOTAL LIVE TOTAL SHRUBS IMMATURE MATURE TOTAL LIVE TOTAL TREES <1 INCH DBH 1-4 INCH DBH 4-8 INCH DBH 8-12 INCH DBH 12-16 INCH DBH 16-20 INCH DBH 28-32 INCH DBH 32-36 INCH DBH 40-44 INCH DBH TOTAL LIVE n = number of samples dbh = diameter breast height class

93 5 4 0.6 1 104

5470 24377 29846

506 17958 18464

3541 138355 141897

336 620 956

443 506 949

5806 24997 30803

949 18464 19413

3541 138355 141897

246 73 59 33 21 4 1 1 1 439

10 91 91 61 10

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TABLE 2.7.2-5 CORRELATION OF VEGETATION SAMPLING SITES WITH SOILS MAPPING UNITS AND NRCS ECOLOGICAL SITES STARK COUNTY, NORTH DAKOTA, 2006-2007
Vegetation Sample Site1 Sample Sites in the Permit Area Soil Code2 Soil Name2 GROUP 1 - HIGH WATER TABLE* SL-1 SL-2 SL-3 SL-4 SL-5 SL-6 SL-7 SL-8 SL-9 WL-1 WL-2 WL-3 WL-4 WL-5 WL-6 WL-7 WL-8 WL-9 WL-10 WL-11 WL-12 WL-13 WL-14 WL-15 Ecological Site3

X

Wet Saline

Saline Silty Clay Loam

Saline LowlandWet Land- Subirrigated (SL-WL-Sb)

X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X

WN-B

Wayden Silty Clay, B slopes

CHAN

River Channels

Loamy Overflow-SubirrigatedWet Land (LyOv-Sb-WL)

AD-AB CB-DE HL-A s/s LE-A RS-A

Arnegard Clay Loam, A and B slopes Cabba Loam, D and E slopes Havrelon Silt Loam (saline/sodic substratum), A slopes Lallie Silty Clay, A slopes Rhoades Silty Clay, A slopes RIPARIAN WOODLAND Wet Land-Wet Meadow (WL-WM)

RW-1 RW-2 RW-3 RW-4 RW-5 RW-6 RW-7 RW-8 RW-9 RW-10 RW-11 RW-12 RW-13 RW-14 RW-15 RW-16 RW-17 RW-18 RW-19 RW-20 RW-21 RW-22 RW-23 RW-24
1 2 3

X X X CHAN X X LE-A X X X X HL-A ch Lallie Silty Clay, A slopes Havrelon Silt Loam (channeled), A slopes River Channels

Loamy Overflow-SubirrigatedWet Land (LyOv-Sb-WL)

Wet Land-Wet Meadow Loamy Overflow (LyOv)

HL-A X X X X X X X X X X

Havrelon Silt Loam, A slopes Loamy Terrace (LyT)

HL-A s/s

Havrelon Silt Loam (saline/sodic substratum), A slopes

EH-A

Entic Haplustolls Silt Loams and Silty Clay Loams, A slopes

Loamy Terrace (occasionally Clayey Terrace) (LyT (occ. CyT))

All vegetation sample sites are shown on Exhibit 2.7.2-1. Soils classification was derived directly from the baseline soils report and map (Section 2.4). Ecological sites were correlated with soils mapping units in the baseline soils report/map (Section 2.4) using USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service Information (NRCS 2007).

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Vegetation Sample Site1 RW-25 RW-26 RW-27 RW-28 RW-29 RW-30 RW-31 RW-32 Sample Sites in the Permit Area X X X X X X X X Soil Code2 Soil Name2 Ecological Site3

EH-A s/s

Entic Haplustolls Silt Loams and Silty Clay Loams (saline/sodic substratum), A Slopes

Loamy Terrace (occasionally Clayey Terrace) (LyT (occ. CyT))

FV-A

Fluvents Silt Loams and Silty Clay Loams, A slopes

DECIDUOUS TREE WOODLAND DTW-1 DTW-2 DTW-3 X RT-CD Regent Silty Clay Loam, C and D slopes Clayey (Cy)

GROUP 2 - SHALLOW AND VERY SHALLOW SwCy-1 SwCy-2 SwLy-1 SwLy-2 SwLy-3 SwLy-4 SwLy-5 SwLy-6 SwLy-7 SwLy-8 SwLy-9 SwLy-10 SwLy-11 SwLy-12 SwLy-13 SwLy-14 SwLy-15 SwLy-16 SwSy-1 SwSy-2 X X X X X X X WN-B WN-CDE CB-AB CB-C Wayden Silty Clay, B slopes Wayden Silty Clay, C D and E slopes Cabba Silt Loam, A and B slopes Cabba Silt Loam, C slopes Shallow Clayey (SwCy)

X CB-DE X X Cabba Loam, D and E slopes

Shallow Loamy (SwLy)

X FR-DE Flasher Sandy Loam, D and E slopes GROUP 3 -CLAYPAN Shallow Sandy (SwSy)

Cp-1 TCp-1 TCp-2 TCp-3 TCp-4 TCp-5 TCp-6 TCp-7 TCp-8 TCp-9 TCp-10 TCp-11 TCp-12 TCp-13 TCp-14 TCp-15 TCp-16
1 2 3

X X X X X

DM-AB DH-A

Daglum Silty Clay Loam, A and B slopes Dogtooth Silty Clay Loam, A slopes

Claypan (Cp)

DH-B

Dogtooth Silty Clay Loam, B slopes

X X

RS-A

Rhoades Silty Clay, A slopes

Thin Claypan (TCp)

X X X X X X

RS-B

Rhoades Silty Clay, B slopes

All vegetation sample sites are shown on Exhibit 2.7.2-1. Soils classification was derived directly from the baseline soils report and map (Section 2.4). Ecological sites were correlated with soils mapping units in the baseline soils report/map (Section 2.4) using USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service Information (NRCS 2007).

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Vegetation Sample Site1 Sample Sites in the Permit Area Soil Code2 Soil Name2 GROUP 4 - SANDY Sy-1 Sy-2 Sy-3 Sy-4 Sy-5 X X X Ecological Site3

MG-AB PL-DEF

Manning Sandy Loam, A and B slopes Parshall Sandy Loam, D E and F slopes GROUP 5 - CLAYEY

Sandy (Sy)

Cy-1 Cy-2 Cy-3 Cy-4 Cy-5 Cy-6 Cy-7 Cy-8

X X X X X X X X

LR-A RT-CD

Lawther Silty Clay, A slopes Regent Silty Clay Loam, C and D slopes Clayey (Cy)

SE-A SE-B

Savage Silty Clay Loam, A slopes Savage Silty Clay Loam, B slopes GROUP 6 - LOAMY

Ly-1 Ly-2 LyOv-1 LyOv-2 LyOv-3 LyOv-4 LyT-1 LyT-2 LyT-3 LyT-4 LyT-5 LyT-6 LyT-7 LyT-8 LyT-9 LyT-10 LyT-11 LyT-12 LyT-13 LyT-14 LyT-15 LyT-16 LyT-17 LyT-18 LyT-19 LyT-20 LyT-21 LyT-22 LyT-23 LyT-24 LyT-25
1 2 3

X X

AD-AB AR-CD HL-A ch

Arnegard Clay Loam, A and B slopes Amor Loam, C and D slopes Havrelon Silt Loam (channeled), A slopes

Loamy (Ly) Loamy Overflow (LyOv)

X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X

HL-A

Havrelon Silt Loam, A slopes

HL-A s/s

Havrelon Silt Loam (saline/sodic substratum), A slopes

Loamy Terrace (LyT)

SO-A s/s FV-A FV-A s/s

Shambo Loam (saline/sodic substratum), A slopes Fluvents Silt Loams and Silty Clay Loams, A slopes Fluvents Silt Loams and Silty Clay Loams (saline/sodic substratum), A slopes Loamy Terrace (occasionally Clayey Terrace) (LyT (occ. CyT))

All vegetation sample sites are shown on Exhibit 2.7.2-1. Soils classification was derived directly from the baseline soils report and map (Section 2.4). Ecological sites were correlated with soils mapping units in the baseline soils report/map (Section 2.4) using USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service Information (NRCS 2007).

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TABLE 2.7.2-5 CORRELATION OF VEGETATION SAMPLING SITES WITH SOILS MAPPING UNITS AND NRCS ECOLOGICAL SITES STARK COUNTY, NORTH DAKOTA, 2006-2007
Vegetation Sample Site1 Sample Sites in the Permit Area Soil Code2 Soil Name2 TAME PASTURE TP-1 TP-2 TP-3 TP-4 TP-5 TP-6 TP-7 TP-8 TP-9 TP-10 TP-11 TP-12 TP-13 TP-14 TP-15 TP-16 TP-17 TP-18 TP-19 TP-20 TP-21 TP-22 TP-23 TP-24 TP-25 TP-26 TP-27 TP-28 TP-29 TP-30 TP-31 TP-32 TP-33 TP-34 TP-35 TP-36 TP-37 TP-38 TP-39 TP-40 TP-41 TP-42 TP-43 TP-44 TP-45 TP-46 TP-47
1 2 3

Ecological Site3

X DM-AB X X X Daglum Silty Clay Loam, A and B slopes Claypan (Cp)

JG-AB GL-A LR-B MU-B

Janesburg Silty Clay, A and B slopes Grail Silty Clay Loam, A slopes Lawther Silty Clay, B slopes Moreau Silty Clay Loam, B slopes Regent Silty Clay Loam, C and D slopes Savage Silty Clay Loam, A slopes Savage Silty Clay Loam, B slopes Clayey (Cy)

X X X

RT-CD SE-A SE-B

X X X X X X X

AD-AB

Arnegard Clay Loam, A and B slopes Loamy (Ly)

SN-AB SO-ABC

Sen Silt Loam, A and B slopes Shambo Loam, A B and C slopes Havrelon Silt Loam, A slopes Entic Haplustolls Silt Loams and Silty Clay Loams, A slopes Fluvents Silt Loams and Silty Clay Loams, A slopes Wayden Silty Clay, A slopes Cabba Silt Loam, C slopes Loamy Terrace (LyT) Loamy Terrace (occasionally Clayey Terrace) (LyT (occ. CyT)) Shallow Clayey (SwCy)

X

HL-A EH-A

X X

FV-A WN-A CB-C

X X X X X X X

CB-DE

Cabba Loam, D and E slopes

Shallow Loamy (SwLy)

TY-ABC

Tally Sandy Loam, A B and C slopes

Sandy (Sy) Thin Claypan (TCp)

X X X

RS-A RS-B

Rhoades Silty Clay, A slopes Rhoades Silty Clay, B slopes

All vegetation sample sites are shown on Exhibit 2.7.2-1. Soils classification was derived directly from the baseline soils report and map (Section 2.4). Ecological sites were correlated with soils mapping units in the baseline soils report/map (Section 2.4) using USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service Information (NRCS 2007).

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TABLE 2.7.2-6 VEGETATION ACREAGE BY LANDOWNER - PERMIT AREA STARK COUNTY, NORTH DAKOTA, 2006-2007

Landowner

Buckman, John F.

Emmil, Leocadia Family Trust Tract S-1399834-A

SERIES

MAP 1 UNIT

TYPE

Tract S-1399815-B

ACREAGE

PERCENT OF ACREAGE

ACREAGE

PERCENT OF ACREAGE

100

100 SL-WL-Sb LyOv-SbWL WL-WM SwCy SwLy SwSy Cp TCp Sy Cy Ly LyOv LyT LyT (occ. CyT) 200 201 300 301 302 303 304 400 401 500 501 502 503 504 600 611 612 621 622 623 631 700 701 702 703 704 705 706

NATIVE GRASSLAND Saline Lowland-Wet Land- Subirrigated (see 501) Loamy Overflow-Subirrigated-Wet Land (see 502) Wet Land-Wet Meadow (see 502) Shallow Clayey Shallow Loamy Shallow Sandy Claypan Thin Claypan Sandy Clayey Loamy Loamy Overflow Loamy Terrace Loamy Terrace (occasionally Clayey Terrace) SUBTOTAL 100 TAME PASTURELAND Tame Pasture SUBTOTAL 200 WOODLAND Riparian Woodland Deciduous Tree Woodland Tall Shrub Woodland Low Shrub Woodland SUBTOTAL 300 SHELTERBELTS Shelterbelt SUBTOTAL 400 WETLANDS Saline Lowland (herbaceous) Herbaceous Wetland Scrub-Shrub Wetland Forested Wetland SUBTOTAL 500 CROPLAND Cultivated (annual crops) Grassed Waterway Mixed Hay Grass Hay Alfalfa Hay CRP (Conservation Reserve Program) SUBTOTAL 600 MISCELLANEOUS/DISTURBED Farm Yard/Residential Road/ROW Industrial Historic Mine Dump Developed Water Resources SUBTOTAL 700 TOTAL

0.00 0.05 0.05

0.00 0.81 0.81

0.00

0.00

200

0.00 0.05

0.00 0.11

300

0.02 0.02 1.50 1.50

0.27 0.27 26.14 26.14

1.70 1.75 0.47 0.47

3.85 3.96 1.07 1.07

400

500

0.00 0.60

0.00 10.39

0.01 0.01

0.03 0.03

600

0.60 2.60 0.98

10.39 45.28 17.10

32.81 32.81

74.39 74.39

700

9.06

20.55

3.58 5.74

62.39 100.00

9.06 44.10

20.55 100.00

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TABLE 2.7.2-6 VEGETATION ACREAGE BY LANDOWNER - PERMIT AREA STARK COUNTY, NORTH DAKOTA, 2006-2007

Landowner

Klein, Larry R.

Kudrna, Kenneth D. Tract S-1399820-B

SERIES

MAP 1 UNIT

TYPE

Tract S-1399833-A

ACREAGE

PERCENT OF ACREAGE

ACREAGE

PERCENT OF ACREAGE

100

100 SL-WL-Sb LyOv-SbWL WL-WM SwCy SwLy SwSy Cp TCp Sy Cy Ly LyOv LyT LyT (occ. CyT) 200 201 300 301 302 303 304 400 401 500 501 502 503 504 600 611 612 621 622 623 631 700 701 702 703 704 705 706

NATIVE GRASSLAND Saline Lowland-Wet Land- Subirrigated (see 501) Loamy Overflow-Subirrigated-Wet Land (see 502) Wet Land-Wet Meadow (see 502) Shallow Clayey Shallow Loamy Shallow Sandy Claypan Thin Claypan Sandy Clayey Loamy Loamy Overflow Loamy Terrace Loamy Terrace (occasionally Clayey Terrace) SUBTOTAL 100 TAME PASTURELAND Tame Pasture SUBTOTAL 200 WOODLAND Riparian Woodland Deciduous Tree Woodland Tall Shrub Woodland Low Shrub Woodland SUBTOTAL 300 SHELTERBELTS Shelterbelt SUBTOTAL 400 WETLANDS Saline Lowland (herbaceous) Herbaceous Wetland Scrub-Shrub Wetland Forested Wetland SUBTOTAL 500 CROPLAND Cultivated (annual crops) Grassed Waterway Mixed Hay Grass Hay Alfalfa Hay CRP (Conservation Reserve Program) SUBTOTAL 600 MISCELLANEOUS/DISTURBED Farm Yard/Residential Road/ROW Industrial Historic Mine Dump Developed Water Resources SUBTOTAL 700 TOTAL

0.00

0.00

0.00 0.06 0.06

0.00 1.25 1.25

200

0.00

0.00

300

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

400

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

500

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

600

0.12

2.58

1.87 1.87

83.47 83.47

4.49 4.62

93.00 95.58

700

0.37

16.53

0.15

3.17

0.37 2.24

16.53 100.00

0.15 4.83

3.17 100.00

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TABLE 2.7.2-6 VEGETATION ACREAGE BY LANDOWNER - PERMIT AREA STARK COUNTY, NORTH DAKOTA, 2006-2007

Landowner
Kuylen, Patrick 80%; Kuylen, Kuylen, P. and K. 71%; Kuylen, Katherine R. 20% P. 29%

SERIES

MAP 1 UNIT

TYPE

Tract S-1399820-A and S-1399827-A PERCENT OF ACREAGE

Tract S-1399828-A

ACREAGE

ACREAGE

PERCENT OF ACREAGE

100

100 SL-WL-Sb LyOv-SbWL WL-WM SwCy SwLy SwSy Cp TCp Sy Cy Ly LyOv LyT LyT (occ. CyT) 200 201 300 301 302 303 304 400 401 500 501 502 503 504 600 611 612 621 622 623 631 700 701 702 703 704 705 706

NATIVE GRASSLAND Saline Lowland-Wet Land- Subirrigated (see 501) Loamy Overflow-Subirrigated-Wet Land (see 502) Wet Land-Wet Meadow (see 502) Shallow Clayey Shallow Loamy Shallow Sandy Claypan Thin Claypan Sandy Clayey Loamy Loamy Overflow Loamy Terrace Loamy Terrace (occasionally Clayey Terrace) SUBTOTAL 100 TAME PASTURELAND Tame Pasture SUBTOTAL 200 WOODLAND Riparian Woodland Deciduous Tree Woodland Tall Shrub Woodland Low Shrub Woodland SUBTOTAL 300 SHELTERBELTS Shelterbelt SUBTOTAL 400 WETLANDS Saline Lowland (herbaceous) Herbaceous Wetland Scrub-Shrub Wetland Forested Wetland SUBTOTAL 500 CROPLAND Cultivated (annual crops) Grassed Waterway Mixed Hay Grass Hay Alfalfa Hay CRP (Conservation Reserve Program) SUBTOTAL 600 MISCELLANEOUS/DISTURBED Farm Yard/Residential Road/ROW Industrial Historic Mine Dump Developed Water Resources SUBTOTAL 700 TOTAL 0.45 0.04 17.98 3.14 0.06 19.10 11.15 36.97 1.76 4.49 62.18 0.07 0.01 2.75 0.48 0.01 2.92 1.70 5.65 0.27 0.69 9.50 0.11 6.49 0.67 0.11 6.24 0.64

20.92 5.65 0.67 21.88

20.11 5.43 0.64 21.04

157.31 21.21 21.21 78.14 0.11 0.50 25.40 104.15 1.52 1.52

24.02 3.24 3.24 11.93 0.02 0.08 3.88 15.91 0.23 0.23

56.38 4.11 4.11 6.84 0.21 4.99 12.04

54.21 3.95 3.95 6.58 0.20 4.80 11.58

200

300

400

0.00

0.00

500

7.92 0.73 0.07 8.72 249.11 0.13 6.06 62.54 317.84 16.27 27.15 0.19 0.41 44.02 654.78

1.21 0.11 0.01 1.33 38.04 0.02 0.93 9.55 48.54 2.48 4.15 0.03 0.06 6.72 100.00

7.85

7.55

7.85 21.56

7.55 20.73

600

0.63

0.60

22.19

21.33

700

0.06 0.59 0.40 0.39 1.44 104.01

0.05 0.57 0.38 0.38 1.38 100.00

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TABLE 2.7.2-6 VEGETATION ACREAGE BY LANDOWNER - PERMIT AREA STARK COUNTY, NORTH DAKOTA, 2006-2007

Landowner
Kuylen, Robert F. and Brenda K. Tract S-1399816-B, S-1399817-A and S-1399821-A ACREAGE PERCENT OF ACREAGE

Kuylen, Patrick and Katherine

SERIES

MAP 1 UNIT

TYPE

Tract S-1399828-B

ACREAGE

PERCENT OF ACREAGE

100

100 SL-WL-Sb LyOv-SbWL WL-WM SwCy SwLy SwSy Cp TCp Sy Cy Ly LyOv LyT LyT (occ. CyT) 200 201 300 301 302 303 304 400 401 500 501 502 503 504 600 611 612 621 622 623 631 700 701 702 703 704 705 706

NATIVE GRASSLAND Saline Lowland-Wet Land- Subirrigated (see 501) Loamy Overflow-Subirrigated-Wet Land (see 502) Wet Land-Wet Meadow (see 502) Shallow Clayey Shallow Loamy Shallow Sandy Claypan Thin Claypan Sandy Clayey Loamy Loamy Overflow Loamy Terrace Loamy Terrace (occasionally Clayey Terrace) SUBTOTAL 100 TAME PASTURELAND Tame Pasture SUBTOTAL 200 WOODLAND Riparian Woodland Deciduous Tree Woodland Tall Shrub Woodland Low Shrub Woodland SUBTOTAL 300 SHELTERBELTS Shelterbelt SUBTOTAL 400 WETLANDS Saline Lowland (herbaceous) Herbaceous Wetland Scrub-Shrub Wetland Forested Wetland SUBTOTAL 500 CROPLAND Cultivated (annual crops) Grassed Waterway Mixed Hay Grass Hay Alfalfa Hay CRP (Conservation Reserve Program) SUBTOTAL 600 MISCELLANEOUS/DISTURBED Farm Yard/Residential Road/ROW Industrial Historic Mine Dump Developed Water Resources SUBTOTAL 700 TOTAL

4.88

0.44

0.74

1.87

0.18 25.09 36.98 2.75 20.46 173.31 59.41 8.55

0.02 2.24 3.30 0.25 1.83 15.48 5.31 0.76

0.10

0.26

0.85 8.19 8.19

2.14 20.66 20.66

331.61 92.29 92.29

29.61 8.24 8.24

200

300

0.00

0.00

0.01 1.60 1.61 8.17 8.17

0.00 0.14 0.14 0.73 0.73

400

0.00

0.00

500

5.01

0.45

0.00 28.39

0.00 71.65

5.01 589.58 8.67 13.31 18.12 0.07 629.76 22.24 26.64 0.15 1.10 1.31 51.44 1,119.88

0.45 52.65 0.77 1.19 1.62 0.01 56.23 1.99 2.38 0.01 0.10 0.12 4.59 100.00

600

0.01 28.40

0.02 71.67

700

2.19

5.53

2.19 39.63

5.53 100.00

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TABLE 2.7.2-6 VEGETATION ACREAGE BY LANDOWNER - PERMIT AREA STARK COUNTY, NORTH DAKOTA, 2006-2007

Landowner

Meduna, Gary L. and Barbara

Pavel, Robert B. Tract S-1399810-C and S-1399814-B PERCENT OF ACREAGE

SERIES

MAP 1 UNIT

TYPE

Tract S-1399809-F

ACREAGE

PERCENT OF ACREAGE

ACREAGE

100

100 SL-WL-Sb LyOv-SbWL WL-WM SwCy SwLy SwSy Cp TCp Sy Cy Ly LyOv LyT LyT (occ. CyT) 200 201 300 301 302 303 304 400 401 500 501 502 503 504 600 611 612 621 622 623 631 700 701 702 703 704 705 706

NATIVE GRASSLAND Saline Lowland-Wet Land- Subirrigated (see 501) Loamy Overflow-Subirrigated-Wet Land (see 502) Wet Land-Wet Meadow (see 502) Shallow Clayey Shallow Loamy Shallow Sandy Claypan Thin Claypan Sandy Clayey Loamy Loamy Overflow Loamy Terrace Loamy Terrace (occasionally Clayey Terrace) SUBTOTAL 100 TAME PASTURELAND Tame Pasture SUBTOTAL 200 WOODLAND Riparian Woodland Deciduous Tree Woodland Tall Shrub Woodland Low Shrub Woodland SUBTOTAL 300 SHELTERBELTS Shelterbelt SUBTOTAL 400 WETLANDS Saline Lowland (herbaceous) Herbaceous Wetland Scrub-Shrub Wetland Forested Wetland SUBTOTAL 500 CROPLAND Cultivated (annual crops) Grassed Waterway Mixed Hay Grass Hay Alfalfa Hay CRP (Conservation Reserve Program) SUBTOTAL 600 MISCELLANEOUS/DISTURBED Farm Yard/Residential Road/ROW Industrial Historic Mine Dump Developed Water Resources SUBTOTAL 700 TOTAL

7.88

18.33

0.01

0.03

7.89 1.37 1.37

18.36 3.18 3.18

0.00 1.96 1.96

0.00 2.27 2.27

200

300

0.91 0.91

2.12 2.12

0.00 1.20 1.20

0.00 1.39 1.39

400

0.00 3.37 0.05

0.00 7.84 0.13

500

3.42 29.37

7.96 68.35

0.00 71.46

0.00 82.79

600

0.13

0.15

29.37

68.35

71.59 3.24 8.33

82.94 3.75 9.65

700

0.01

0.03

0.01 42.97

0.03 100.00

11.57 86.32

13.40 100.00

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TABLE 2.7.2-6 VEGETATION ACREAGE BY LANDOWNER - PERMIT AREA STARK COUNTY, NORTH DAKOTA, 2006-2007

Landowner
Perdaems, James D. and Rosella Perdaems, Jerry F. and Sandra J. M.

SERIES

MAP 1 UNIT

TYPE

Tract S-1399814-A, S-1399814-C and S-1399822-A ACREAGE PERCENT OF ACREAGE

Tract S-1399822-B and S-1399822-C PERCENT OF ACREAGE

ACREAGE

100

100 SL-WL-Sb LyOv-SbWL WL-WM SwCy SwLy SwSy Cp TCp Sy Cy Ly LyOv LyT LyT (occ. CyT) 200 201 300 301 302 303 304 400 401 500 501 502 503 504 600 611 612 621 622 623 631 700 701 702 703 704 705 706

NATIVE GRASSLAND Saline Lowland-Wet Land- Subirrigated (see 501) Loamy Overflow-Subirrigated-Wet Land (see 502) Wet Land-Wet Meadow (see 502) Shallow Clayey Shallow Loamy Shallow Sandy Claypan Thin Claypan Sandy Clayey Loamy Loamy Overflow Loamy Terrace Loamy Terrace (occasionally Clayey Terrace) SUBTOTAL 100 TAME PASTURELAND Tame Pasture SUBTOTAL 200 WOODLAND Riparian Woodland Deciduous Tree Woodland Tall Shrub Woodland Low Shrub Woodland SUBTOTAL 300 SHELTERBELTS Shelterbelt SUBTOTAL 400 WETLANDS Saline Lowland (herbaceous) Herbaceous Wetland Scrub-Shrub Wetland Forested Wetland SUBTOTAL 500 CROPLAND Cultivated (annual crops) Grassed Waterway Mixed Hay Grass Hay Alfalfa Hay CRP (Conservation Reserve Program) SUBTOTAL 600 MISCELLANEOUS/DISTURBED Farm Yard/Residential Road/ROW Industrial Historic Mine Dump Developed Water Resources SUBTOTAL 700 TOTAL 0.13 0.01

1.74

0.17

2.31

0.22 0.03 0.01

2.39 9.58 16.16 95.92 95.92 85.99

0.23 0.93 1.56 9.27 9.27 8.31

0.03 17.19 17.19 84.82

0.01 5.41 5.41 26.67

200

300

0.58 86.57 5.80 5.80

0.06 8.37 0.56 0.56

0.44 85.26 2.87 2.87

0.14 26.81 0.90 0.90

400

500

13.72

1.33

4.67

1.47

13.72 753.48 1.86

1.33 72.81 0.18

4.67 138.74 21.26 0.03 40.03 200.05 2.46 5.26

1.47 43.63 6.69 0.01 12.59 62.91 0.77 1.65

600

0.43 755.78 18.55 39.45 0.19 0.49 0.66 1.60 60.94 1,034.88

0.04 73.03 1.79 3.81 0.02 0.05 0.06 0.15 5.89 100.00

700

0.20 7.92 317.99

0.06 2.49 100.00

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TABLE 2.7.2-6 VEGETATION ACREAGE BY LANDOWNER - PERMIT AREA STARK COUNTY, NORTH DAKOTA, 2006-2007

Landowner

Peters, Mary Louise et. al.

Wagner, Glen R. Tract S-1399829-A

SERIES

MAP 1 UNIT

TYPE

Tract S-1399815-A and S-1399816-A PERCENT OF ACREAGE

ACREAGE

ACREAGE

PERCENT OF ACREAGE

100

100 SL-WL-Sb LyOv-SbWL WL-WM SwCy SwLy SwSy Cp TCp Sy Cy Ly LyOv LyT LyT (occ. CyT) 200 201 300 301 302 303 304 400 401 500 501 502 503 504 600 611 612 621 622 623 631 700 701 702 703 704 705 706

NATIVE GRASSLAND Saline Lowland-Wet Land- Subirrigated (see 501) Loamy Overflow-Subirrigated-Wet Land (see 502) Wet Land-Wet Meadow (see 502) Shallow Clayey Shallow Loamy Shallow Sandy Claypan Thin Claypan Sandy Clayey Loamy Loamy Overflow Loamy Terrace Loamy Terrace (occasionally Clayey Terrace) SUBTOTAL 100 TAME PASTURELAND Tame Pasture SUBTOTAL 200 WOODLAND Riparian Woodland Deciduous Tree Woodland Tall Shrub Woodland Low Shrub Woodland SUBTOTAL 300 SHELTERBELTS Shelterbelt SUBTOTAL 400 WETLANDS Saline Lowland (herbaceous) Herbaceous Wetland Scrub-Shrub Wetland Forested Wetland SUBTOTAL 500 CROPLAND Cultivated (annual crops) Grassed Waterway Mixed Hay Grass Hay Alfalfa Hay CRP (Conservation Reserve Program) SUBTOTAL 600 MISCELLANEOUS/DISTURBED Farm Yard/Residential Road/ROW Industrial Historic Mine Dump Developed Water Resources SUBTOTAL 700 TOTAL

0.33 7.29 3.47

0.03 0.70 0.33

1.96 3.00 0.17

0.19 0.29 0.02

16.22 32.36 32.36

1.55 3.10 3.10

0.00 0.08 0.08

0.00 53.91 53.91

200

300

0.25 14.60 14.85 4.00 4.00 0.17 6.97 0.14 0.07 7.35 936.12 3.34 9.64

0.02 1.40 1.42 0.38 0.38 0.02 0.67 0.01 0.01 0.70 89.73 0.32 0.92

0.00

0.00

400

0.00

0.00

500

0.00

0.00

600

949.10 0.70 14.67 2.78 1.29 19.44 1,043.30

90.97 0.07 1.41 0.27 0.12 1.86 100.00

0.07 0.07

46.09 46.09

700

0.00 0.16

0.00 100.00

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TABLE 2.7.2-6 VEGETATION ACREAGE BY LANDOWNER - PERMIT AREA STARK COUNTY, NORTH DAKOTA, 2006-2007

Landowner

Wagner, James and Lisa

SERIES

MAP 1 UNIT

TYPE

Tract S-13998029-G

Total
ACREAGE PERCENT OF ACREAGE ACREAGE PERCENT OF ACREAGE

100

100 SL-WL-Sb LyOv-SbWL WL-WM SwCy SwLy SwSy Cp TCp Sy Cy Ly LyOv LyT LyT (occ. CyT) 200 201 300 301 302 303 304 400 401 500 501 502 503 504 600 611 612 621 622 623 631 700 701 702 703 704 705 706

NATIVE GRASSLAND Saline Lowland-Wet Land- Subirrigated (see 501) Loamy Overflow-Subirrigated-Wet Land (see 502) Wet Land-Wet Meadow (see 502) Shallow Clayey Shallow Loamy Shallow Sandy Claypan Thin Claypan Sandy Clayey Loamy Loamy Overflow Loamy Terrace Loamy Terrace (occasionally Clayey Terrace) SUBTOTAL 100 TAME PASTURELAND Tame Pasture SUBTOTAL 200 WOODLAND Riparian Woodland Deciduous Tree Woodland Tall Shrub Woodland Low Shrub Woodland SUBTOTAL 300 SHELTERBELTS Shelterbelt SUBTOTAL 400 WETLANDS Saline Lowland (herbaceous) Herbaceous Wetland Scrub-Shrub Wetland Forested Wetland SUBTOTAL 500 CROPLAND Cultivated (annual crops) Grassed Waterway Mixed Hay Grass Hay Alfalfa Hay CRP (Conservation Reserve Program) SUBTOTAL 600 MISCELLANEOUS/DISTURBED Farm Yard/Residential Road/ROW Industrial Historic Mine Dump Developed Water Resources SUBTOTAL 700 TOTAL

5.20

6.46

10.08 0.69 7.28 43.50 61.58 5.89 23.63 215.30 13.46 109.62 11.28 4.49 86.45 9.58 602.83 275.52 275.52 255.84 2.19 1.01 50.23 309.26 25.53 25.53 3.54 46.39 0.86 0.15 50.94 2,878.05 14.13 21.26 29.79 58.58 101.87 3,103.68 66.05 135.76 0.34 5.16 1.06 5.20 213.58 4,581.35

0.22 0.02 0.16 0.95 1.34 0.13 0.52 4.70 0.29 2.39 0.25 0.10 1.89 0.21 13.16 6.01 6.01 5.58 0.05 0.02 1.10 6.75 0.56 0.56 0.08 1.01 0.02 0.00 1.11 62.82 0.31 0.46 0.65 1.28 2.22 67.75 1.44 2.96 0.01 0.11 0.02 0.11 4.66 100.00

0.28 3.20

0.35 3.97

3.11

3.86

4.59

5.69

16.38 0.75 0.75

20.34 0.93 0.93

200

300

2.08 0.04 2.11

2.58 0.05 2.62

400

0.00

0.00

500

0.19

0.24

0.19 59.64

0.24 74.07

600

59.64

74.07

700

1.45

1.80

1.45 80.52

1.80 100.00

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TABLE 2.7.2-7 VEGETATION ACREAGE BY ECOLOGICAL SITE/VEGETATION TYPE STARK COUNTY, NORTH DAKOTA, 2006-2007 PERMIT AREA STUDY AREA PERCENT PERCENT ACREAGE OF ACREAGE OF ACREAGE ACREAGE 10.08 0.69 7.28 43.50 61.58 5.89 23.63 215.30 13.46 109.62 11.28 4.49 86.45 9.58 602.83 275.52 275.52 255.84 2.19 1.01 50.23 309.26 25.53 25.53 3.54 46.39 0.86 0.15 50.94 2,878.05 14.13 21.26 29.79 58.58 101.87 3,103.68 66.05 135.76 0.34 5.16 1.06 5.20 213.58 4,581.34 0.22 0.02 0.16 0.95 1.34 0.13 0.52 4.70 0.29 2.39 0.25 0.10 1.89 0.21 13.16 6.01 6.01 5.58 0.05 0.02 1.10 6.75 0.56 0.56 0.08 1.01 0.02 0.00 1.11 62.82 0.31 0.46 0.65 1.28 2.22 67.75 1.44 2.96 0.01 0.11 0.02 0.11 4.66 100.00 11.58 2.09 10.55 49.75 104.12 26.42 28.40 261.58 31.63 120.10 31.09 5.07 100.87 14.86 798.09 564.36 564.36 274.37 12.18 1.17 96.44 384.16 34.67 34.67 7.52 67.13 1.31 0.29 76.24 3,504.53 19.55 111.59 49.21 58.58 1,247.20 4,990.65 70.68 191.35 4.02 5.43 1.37 6.27 279.13 7,127.30 0.16 0.03 0.15 0.70 1.46 0.37 0.40 3.67 0.44 1.69 0.44 0.07 1.42 0.21 11.20 7.92 7.92 3.85 0.17 0.02 1.35 5.39 0.49 0.49 0.11 0.94 0.02 0.00 1.07 49.17 0.27 1.57 0.69 0.82 17.50 70.02 0.99 2.68 0.06 0.08 0.02 0.09 3.92 100.00

SERIES 100

MAP UNIT1

TYPE NATIVE GRASSLAND Saline Lowland-Wet Land- Subirrigated (see 501) Loamy Overflow-Subirrigated-Wet Land (see 502) Wet Land-Wet Meadow (see 502) Shallow Clayey Shallow Loamy Shallow Sandy Claypan Thin Claypan Sandy Clayey Loamy Loamy Overflow Loamy Terrace Loamy Terrace (occasionally Clayey Terrace) SUBTOTAL 100 TAME PASTURELAND Tame Pasture SUBTOTAL 200 WOODLAND Riparian Woodland Deciduous Tree Woodland Tall Shrub Woodland Low Shrub Woodland SUBTOTAL 300 SHELTERBELTS Shelterbelt SUBTOTAL 400 WETLANDS Saline Lowland (herbaceous) Herbaceous Wetland Scrub-Shrub Wetland Forested Wetland SUBTOTAL 500 CROPLAND Cultivated (annual crops) Grassed Waterway Mixed Hay Grass Hay Alfalfa Hay CRP (Conservation Reserve Program) SUBTOTAL 600 MISCELLANEOUS/DISTURBED Farm Yard/Residential Road/ROW Industrial Historic Mine Dump Developed Water Resources SUBTOTAL 700 GRAND TOTAL

SL-WL-Sb LyOv-Sb-WL WL-WM SwCy SwLy SwSy Cp TCp Sy Cy Ly LyOv LyT LyT (occ. CyT) 200 201 300 301 302 303 304 400 401 500 501 502 503 504 600 611 612 621 622 623 631 700 701 702 703 704 705 706

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Species Code Location Binomial SHRUBS Caragana arborescens Lonicera tatarica Prunus virginiana Symphoricarpos occidentalis SB-01 NW1/4 Sec. 27 T139N, R98W TREES Elaeagnus angustifolia Fraxinus pennsylvanica Ulmus americana Ulmus pumila SHRUBS Caragana arborescens NW1/4 Sec. 20 T139N, R98W TREES Juniperus scopulorum Pyrus baccata Pinus ponderosa SHRUBS Salix lutea SB-03 NW1/4 Sec. 20 T139N, R98W TREES Populus deltoides SHRUBS Caragana arborescens SB-04A SW1/4 Sec. 16 T139N, R98W TREES Ulmus pumila SHRUBS Caragana arborescens Prunus virginiana Syringa vulgaris SB-04B SW1/4 Sec. 16 T139N, R98W TREES Celtis occidentalis Fraxinus pennsylvanica Juniperus scopulorum Pinus ponderosa SHRUBS Caragana arborescens Syringa villosa Syringa vulgaris TREES Ulmus pumila Siberian elm TOTAL 120 120 9 15-20 P 4 Common hackberry Green ash Rocky Mountain juniper Ponderosa pine TOTAL Siberian pea-shrub Late lilac Common lilac TOTAL 90 230 150 90 560 135 30 38 203 10 9 6 10 6-10 10-12 4-6 8-10 G E E E 2 2 2 2 Siberian elm TOTAL Siberian pea-shrub Common chokecherry Common lilac TOTAL 126 126 660 150 225 1035 9 20-30 F-G 3/4 Russian olive Green ash American elm Siberian elm TOTAL Siberian pea-shrub TOTAL Rocky Mountain juniper Siberian crabapple Ponderosa pine TOTAL Yellow willow TOTAL Plains cottonwood TOTAL Siberian pea-shrub TOTAL 47 39 8 39 133 346 346 174 251 161 586 1 1 36 36 152 152 8 9 R 9 14-18 15-20 18-25 18-24 P-F G F-G P-F 3/4 3 3 3/4 Common Name Number Spacing (feet)1 Height (feet) Condition2 Age Class3

Siberian pea-shrub Tatarian honeysuckle Common chokecherry Western snowberry TOTAL

52 1 1 2 56

4-6 R R R

7-11 10 10 3

F-G F G G

3 3 3 3

5-6

10-12

G

3

SB-02

8 6 10

8-15 10-15 25-35

G G E

3 3 2

R

20

G

3

R

35-50

F-G

3/4

5

10-12

G

3

5-6 6 4

6-12 7-9 4-6

G G G

3 2 2

SB-05A

NW1/4 Sec. 21 T139N, R98W

4 4 4

10 4-6 4-6

F-G P-F P-F

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Species Code Location Binomial SHRUBS Caragana arborescens Lonicera tatarica SB-O5B NW1/4 Sec. 21 T139N, R98W TREES Elaeagnus angustifolia Juniperus scopulorum SHRUBS Caragana arborescens SB-05C NW1/4 Sec. 21 T139N, R98W TREES Ulmus pumila SHRUBS Caragana arborescens SB-06 E1/2 E1/2 Sec. 15 T139N, R98W TREES Fraxinus pennsylvanica Ulmus pumila SHRUBS Caragana arborescens Prunus americana TREES SB-07A SW1/4 Sec. 14 T139, R98W Elaeagnus angustifolia Fraxinus pennsylvanica Pinus ponderosa Populus deltoides Ulmus pumila TREES SB-07B SW1/4 Sec. 14 T139N, R98W Populus deltoides Ulmus pumila SHRUBS Caragana arborescens Syringa vulgaris SB-08 SE1/4 Sec. 15 T139N, R98W TREES Fraxinus pennsylvanica Picea pungens Ulmus pumila SHRUBS Caragana arborescens Green ash Blue spruce Siberian elm TOTAL Siberian pea-shrub TOTAL 7 20 134 161 73 73 R 8 8 15-25 25-30 20-35 F G P-F 3 3 4 Plains cottonwood Siberian elm TOTAL Siberian pea-shrub Common lilac TOTAL 1 7 8 150 78 228 R R 25-30 25-30 P P 4 4 Russian olive Green ash Ponderosa pine Plains cottonwood Siberian elm TOTAL 112 160 69 3 5 349 6 9 9 R R 10-20 15-25 6-20 20 10-15 G G F-G G G 2 2 2 2 2 Green ash Siberian elm TOTAL Siberian pea-shrub Wild plum TOTAL 2 257 259 273 128 401 R 9 25-30 15-25 F P 3 4 Siberian elm TOTAL Siberian pea-shrub TOTAL 104 104 1440 1440 9 15-25 P 4 Common Name Number Spacing (feet)1 Height (feet) Condition2 Age Class3

Siberian pea-shrub Tatarian honeysuckle TOTAL Russian olive Rocky Mountain juniper TOTAL Siberian pea-shrub TOTAL

330 67 397 80 27 107 155 155

4-5 6

6-12 10-12

G F-G

3 3

10 15

15-20 15-25

P-F G

4 3

4

10-12

G

3

5

6-12

G

3

3 6

6-8 5-9

G E

2 2

4 6

8-10 6

G G

3 3

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Species Code Location Binomial SHRUBS Prunus virginiana NE1/4 Sec. 22 T139N, R98W TREES Fraxinus pennsylvanica Populus deltoides Salix amygdaloides SHRUBS Caragana arborescens SB-09C NE1/4 Sec. 22 T139N, R98W TREES Fraxinus pennsylvanica Populus deltoides SHRUBS Caragana arborescens TREES SB-09D NE1/4 Sec. 22 T139N, R98W Acer negundo Elaeagnus angustifolia Fraxinus pennsylvanica Pinus sylvestris Ulmus pumila SHRUBS Caragana arborescens Syringa vulgaris NE1/4 Sec. 22 T139N, R98W TREES Elaeagnus angustifolia Fraxinus pennsylvanica Ulmus americana Ulmus pumila SHRUBS Syringa vulgaris SB-09F NE1/4 Sec. 22 T139N, R98W TREES Ulmus pumila SHRUBS Salix lutea TREES Acer negundo Fraxinus pennsylvanica Picea pungens Pinus ponderosa Populus deltoides Pyrus baccata Ulmus pumila Siberian elm TOTAL Yellow willow TOTAL Boxelder Green ash Blue spruce Ponderosa pine Plains cottonwood Siberian crabapple Siberian elm TOTAL 59 59 1 1 1 30 7 10 1 1 1 51 9 35-40 G 3(4) Russian olive Green ash American elm Siberian elm TOTAL Common lilac TOTAL 16 18 1 16 51 66 66 18 16 R 15 12-30 20-30 35 25-35 P P G P 4 4 3 4 Boxelder Russian olive Green ash Scotch pine Siberian elm TOTAL Siberian pea-shrub Common lilac TOTAL 31 63 63 3 32 192 66 6 72 6 6 6 R 6 25-40 10-15 15-25 15-20 25-30 P P F G P 4 4 3 2 4 Green ash Plains cottonwood TOTAL Siberian pea-shrub TOTAL 35 10 45 83 83 12 12 8-15 35-40 G G 2 2 Common Name Number Spacing (feet)1 Height (feet) Condition2 Age Class3

Common chokecherry TOTAL Green ash Plains cottonwood Peachleaf willow TOTAL Siberian pea-shrub TOTAL

1 1 34 2 4 40 33 33

R

20

G

3

SB-09B

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20 60-70 35-45

G G G

2 3 3

3-4

6-8

G

2

6

10-12

G

3

4 R

10-12 6

G G

3 3

SB-09E

3-4

6-10

G

3

R

15

G

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R R R R R R R

20 30 35 8-12 20 10 40

G G G G G G G

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Species Code Location Binomial SHRUBS Prunus tomentosa TREES Fraxinus pennsylvanica Pinus ponderosa Pinus sylvestris Pyrus baccata Pyrus malus SHRUBS Caragana arborescens NW1/4 Sec. 23 T139N, R98W TREES Elaeagnus angustifolia Fraxinus pennsylvanica Ulmus pumila SHRUBS Caragana arborescens Prunus tomentosa SB-12A SE1/4 Sec. 22 T139N, R98W TREES Fraxinus pennsylvanica Juniperus scopulorum Ulmus pumila SHRUBS Caragana arborescens Lonicera tatarica TREES SB-12B SE1/4 Sec. 22 T139N, R98W Elaeagnus angustifolia Fraxinus pennsylvanica Pinus ponderosa Populus deltoides Ulmus americana Ulmus pumila SHRUBS Amelanchier alnifolia Prunus virginiana Salix lutea Syringa vulgaris TREES SB-12C SE1/4 Sec. 22 T139N, R98W Fraxinus pennsylvanica Juniperus scopulorum Picea pungens Pinus ponderosa Populus deltoides Populus tremuloides Pyrus malus Green ash Rocky Mountain juniper Blue spruce Ponderosa pine Plains cottonwood Quaking aspen Cultivated apple TOTAL 24 6 1 10 4 1 2 48 R R R R R R R 15-30 5-10 10 15-40 35-45 20 12 G G G G G G G 2/3 2 2 2 3 2 3 Russian olive Green ash Ponderosa pine Plains cottonwood American elm Siberian elm TOTAL Western serviceberry Common chokecherry Yellow willow Common lilac TOTAL 25 46 7 10 5 8 101 5 3 5 5 18 6-15 9-15 R R R R 9-30 15-25 2 40-60 15-25 15-25 P P-F F P F P 4 3/4 2 4 3 4 Green ash Rocky Mountain juniper Siberian elm TOTAL Siberian pea-shrub Tatarian honeysuckle TOTAL 19 17 45 81 282 49 331 15 13-15 6 25 6-8 25-30 G G P-F 2 2 4 Russian olive Green ash Siberian elm TOTAL Siberian pea-shrub Manchu cherry TOTAL 44 157 145 346 101 32 133 6-12 6-12 8-16 20-30 30-45 30-45 P P P 4 4 4 Common Name Number Spacing (feet)1 Height (feet) Condition2 Age Class3

Manchu cherry TOTAL Green ash Ponderosa pine Scotch pine Siberian crabapple Cultivated apple TOTAL Siberian pea-shrub TOTAL

13 13 18 16 2 8 5 49 100 100

R

2-4

P

4

SB-10

NW1/4 Sec. 23 T139N, R98W

12 12 R 12 12

15-20 17-23 15 15-20 15-20

G G G G G

2 2 2 2 2

4

10-12

F

3(4)

SB-11

3-5 6

10-15 3-8

G P

3 2

4 4-10

6-12 5-15

G F

3 3

(Yard planting - not a shelterbelt)

R R R R

10-15 15-20 15-25 8

G G G G

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Species Code Location Binomial SHRUBS Syringa vulgaris SB-13 NE1/4 Sec. 34 T139N, R98W TREES Elaeagnus angustifolia Ulmus pumila Common Name Number Spacing (feet)1 Height (feet) Condition2 Age Class3

Common lilac TOTAL Russian olive Siberian elm TOTAL

500 500 3 23 26

R

2-5

G

2/3

R 9-30

10-15 25-40

P P

4 4

TREES SB-14A SW 1/4 Sec. 13 T139N, R98W Picea pungens Pinus nigra SHRUBS Caragana arborescens SW 1/4 Sec. 13 T139N, R98W TREES Juniperus scopulorum Picea pungens Pinus nigra SHRUBS Caragana arborescens SB-15A NE1/4 Sec. 29 T139N, R98W TREES Juniperus scopulorum SHRUBS Amelanchier alnifolia SB-15B NE1/4 Sec. 29 T139N, R98W TREES Juniperus scopulorum Pinus nigra SHRUBS Amelanchier alnifolia Prunus americana Shepherdia argentea SB-15C NE1/4 Sec. 29 T139N, R98W Syringa vulgaris TREES Juniperus scopulorum Picea glauca SHRUBS Caragana arborescens Lonicera tatarica SB-16A NW1/4 Sec. 14 T139N, R98W TREES Elaeagnus angustifolia Juniperus scopulorum Ulmus pumila Russian olive Rocky Mountain juniper Siberian elm TOTAL 14 88 1 103 10-30 8 R 16 25-30 35-40 P F-G F 4 3 4 Rocky Mountain juniper White spruce TOTAL Siberian pea-shrub Tatarian honeysuckle TOTAL 61 105 166 117 23 140 7 8 2-3 2 G G 2 2 Rocky Mountain juniper Austrian pine TOTAL Western serviceberry Wild plum Silver buffaloberry Common lilac TOTAL 13 8 21 248 14 19 66 347 7 10 2-3 2-3 G G 2 2 Rocky Mountain juniper TOTAL Western serviceberry TOTAL 35 35 8 8 10 8-10 G 2 Rocky Mountain juniper Blue spruce Austrian pine TOTAL Siberian pea-shrub TOTAL 57 49 58 164 50 50 10-12 10-12 10-12 6-8 3-4 7-9 G G G 3 2 2 Siberian pea-shrub TOTAL 28 28 10-12 4-6 G 3 Blue spruce Austrian pine TOTAL 5 13 18 15 10-12 20-25 8-15 G G 2 2

SB-14B

6

6-10

G

2

8

2-3

F

2

8 16 16 6

2-3 2 2 2

G F G G

2 2 2 2

6 6-30

10-14 7

G P-F

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Species Code Location Binomial SHRUBS Caragana arborescens Lonicera tatarica Prunus virginiana Salix lutea Syringa vulgaris TREES Elaeagnus angustifolia
1 2

Common Name

Number

Spacing (feet)1

Height (feet)

Condition2

Age Class3

Not a shelterbelt - plants around abandoned farmstead

SB-16B

NW1/4 Sec. 14 T139N, R98W

Siberian pea-shrub Tatarian honeysuckle Common chokecherry Yellow willow Common lilac TOTAL Russian olive TOTAL

4 3 1 1 63 72 1 1

R R R R R

6-8 5 6 5 6

G F G F F

3 4 3 4 3/4

R

20

P

4

Spacing:

R - Random

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Landowner Name

Buckman, John F. Emmil, Leocadia Family Trust

Kuylen, Patrick 80%; Kuylen, Katherine R. 20%

Kuylen, Robert F. and Brenda K.

O'Brien, Darby and Renita

Pavel, Robert B.

Perdaems, James D. and Rosella J.

Perdaems, Jerry F. and Sandra M. Peters, Mary Louise et. al.

Wagner, Glen R. Wandler, Donald M. Williston Basin Interstate Pipeline Co.

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State Scientific Name Plant Species of Concern 139N097W 137N097W 138N097W 138N098W Eriogonum visheri Leucocrinum montanum Populus x acuminata Potamogeton diversifolius Sporobolus airoides Viola conspersa Significant Ecological Communities Agropyron smithii - Bouteloua gracilis/ Carex filifolia Prairie Andropogon gerardii - Sporobolus heterolepis Andropogon scoparius Western Hillslope Prairie Artemisia cana/Agropyron smithii Sparse Shrubland Bouteloua gracilis - Buchloe dactyloides Xeric Slope Shortgrass Prairie Distichlis spicata -Hordeum jubatum/ Puccinellia nuttalliana Saline Meadow Dakota buckwheat Sand lily Hybrid Water-thread pondweed Alkali sacaton Bog violet 139N101W 140N101W 138N100W 140N101W 138N101W 140N100W Western Wheatgrass Prairie 139N099W 138N101W 141N099W Western Big bluestem Prairie Silver sage –Western wheatgrass Scrub Shortgrass Prairie Saltgrass Saline Meadow 138N100W 139N098W 140N101W 141N099W 139N099W 140N098W 139N101W Eroding Great Plains Badlands Badlands Slope 137N097W 138N098W 138N101W Fraxinus pennsylvanica – (Ulmus americana)/Prunus virginiana Woodland Green ash Upland Woodland 141N099W 141N100W 140N099W 139N097W 32 17 28 13 23 24 28 27 35 02 16 29 08 11 36 07 12 36 21 27 35 31 07 01 10 36 07 32 23 08 31 36 29 08 14 139N098W Fraxinus pennsylvanica – Ulmus americana/ Symphoricarpos occidentalis Forest Western Floodplain Forest 22 23 27 02 139N099W 03 10 11 31 SE4SW4 SE4 SE4NE4 SE4NW4 SW4NW4 SW4 17, 18 N2; S9 SW4 13-17;20-32 NE4 SE4SE4 SE4SW4, SE4NW4 NE4NE4 SW4SE4 NW4 SE4NE4, NE4SE4 SE4NW4 NW4NE4, NE4NW4 SE4SW4 SE4NE4, SE4SE4 NW4NW4 SW4NW4 NW4SW4, NW4NW4 NE4NE4 NE4SE4 SE4 NW4NW4 N2 SW4NW4NW4 SW4 14,13,16,17,20 SWSE SE4, SW4 NE4SW4SE4 SW4SE4 27,28,30,33 S3 S3 S3 S3 S3 S3 S2S3 S2 S2 S2S3 S2 S2 S2 S2S3 S3S4 S3S4 S3S4 S3S4 S3S4 S1 S2S3 S2S3 S2S3 S2 S2S3 S4 S4 S4 S4 S4 S4 S3 S3 S3 S3 S3 S3 S3 Y Y Y S3 S3 S3 S3 S3 S3 S3 S3 S3 G4 G4 G4 G4 G4 G4 G3 G5 HYB G5 G5 G5 G5 G5 1985 1985 1989 1947 1981 1989 1997 1989 1989 1969 1988 1970 1989 1970 1976 1976 1976 1983 1976 1935 1976 1979 1976 1976 1977 1963 1939 1985 1985 1987 1963 1976 1976 1976 1976 1976 1976 1976 1976 1976 1976 1976 1976 1976 1976 1976 1976 State Common Name Township & Range Section Location Notes In the Permit Area State Rank Global Rank Federal Status Last Observation (year)

Astragalus vexilliflexus

Bent-flowered milkvetch

SE4NE4 NE4SE4 SW4SE4 NW4NE4

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TABLE 2.7.2-10 NORTH DAKOTA NATURAL HERITAGE INVENTORY PLANT SPECIES OF CONCERN AND SIGNIFICANT ECOLOGICAL COMMUNITIES STARK COUNTY, NORTH DAKOTA, 2006-2007
State Scientific Name Juniperus horizontalis/Andropogon scoparius Dwarf-Shrubland Juniperus scopulorum/Oryzopsis micrantha Woodland Populus tremuloides/Prunus virginiana Woodland Shepherdia argentea Shrubland State Common Name Horizontal juniperLittle bluestem Shrubland Rocky Mountain Juniper Woodland Aspen Woodland Buffaloberry Shrubland Township & Range 140N101W 140N101W 140N101W 138N098W 140N099W 140N100W 140N101W Section 22 11 23 24 35 14 08 31 02 03 11 139N097W 138N098W 139N098W 16 26 18 14 27 Location Notes NW4 SW4 SE4 NW4 SW4 S2; 15 SE4 SW4NW4 SW4 SE4 NW4 NE4 SW4SW4 N2, 17 N2 13;17;20-23 SE4SE4 In the Permit Area State Rank S3 S3 S3 S3 S3 S4 S2 S2 S2 S2 S2 S2 S2 S2 S2 S2 S4 Global Rank Federal Status Last Observation (year) 1979 1978 1978 1978 1979 1987 1977 1935 1979 1979 1978 1979 1935 1977 1985 1985 1976

Stipa comata - Bouteloua gracilis/ Carex filifolia Prairie

Needle-and-thread Mixed Grass Prairie

Symphoricarpos occidentalis Shrubland

Buckbrush Shrubland

Y

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Vegetation Study Area Permit Boundary Vegetation Sample Site 100 - Native Grassland Ecological Sites 200 - Tame Pastureland 300 - Woodland 500 - Wetlands 600 - Cropland 400 - Shelterbelts

Detailed Map Sheet Limits Railroad Paved Road

R E F E R E N C E

2,000

1,000

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Unpaved Road Drainage Way Section Township and Range

Permit Boundary: Norwest: 11/12/2009. Township, Range and Section: ND HUB, 6/20/2006. Roads, Railroad, Drainage Ways: Digitized from aerial photography, 6/19/2006. Projection: StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

SCALE 1:24,000 1 IN = 2,000 FT

2,000 FEET

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REVISION DESCRIPTION

GIS

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SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

See table 2.7.2-6 for land owner names

TITLE

OVERVIEW OF VEGETATION STUDY AREA
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS CHECK AJR AJR RLK AM 01/18/2010 01/26/2010 01/27/2010 02/01/2010 063-2212A FILE SCALE AS SHOWN SH_VEGOverview.mxd REV. 0

700 - Miscellaneous/Disturbed

Denver, Colorado

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FIG 2.7.2-1

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PI #2 12.5m

PI #3 25.0m

PI #4 37.5m

PI #5 50.0m

Downstream (B)

Productivity quadrat

Upstream (A) 50-meter line intercept transect

r=10m (0.03ha) Ocular cover plot Tree & Shrub density quadrats nested @ 10x10m, 4x4m and 2x2m (typ.)

PROJECT

DENVER, COLORADO

SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE STARK COUNTY, NORTH DAKOTA

TITLE

DIAGRAM OF PLOT LAYOUT FOR WOODLAND SAMPLING SITES, SOUTH HEART VEGETATION BASELINE INVENTORY, 2006-2007
PROJECT No. DESIGN CADD DC DC AM DC 063-2212A 10/01/2007 08/18/2008 02/10/2010 02/10/2010 FILE No. SCALE FIG2_7_2-3.DWG 1"=25' REV. 0

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SB-04 SB-08 SB-10 SB-09 SB-11
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SCALE 1 IN = 3,500 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN
TITLE Denver, Colorado

SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

Permit Boundary

Township and Range Section Shelter Belt with Site ID
Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

SHELTERBELT MAP OVERVIEW
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/04/2010 FILE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts_Overview.mxd SCALE AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-4

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SB-01 Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Row 2: Russian olive Row 3: Siberian elm Row 4: Green ash Understory: Crested wheatgrass

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L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

100

50

0

100 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 100 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-01) P. KUYLEN 80% AND K. KUYLEN 20% NW1/4 SEC. 27 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-5

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SB-02 Row 1: Rocky Mountain juniper Row 2: Siberian crabapple Row 3: Ponderosa pine Row 4: Siberian pea-shrub Understory: Yellow sweetclover, crested wheatgrass, smooth brome, curlycup gumweed and field morning-glory

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L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

100

50

0

100 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 100 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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Denver, Colorado TITLE

SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-02) WILLISTON BASIN INTERSTATE PIPELINE CO. NW1/4 SEC. 20 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-6

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SB-03 Row 1: Plains cottonwood with 1 yellow willow Understory: Dense smooth brome

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

100

50

0

100 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 100 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-03) P. KUYLEN 80% AND K. KUYLEN 20% NW1/4 SEC. 20 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-7

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SB-04A Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Row 2: Siberian elm Row 3: Siberian elm Row 4: Siberian elm Row 5: Siberian pea-shrub Understory: Crested wheatgrass, smooth brome

SB-04B Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Row 2: Common lilac Row 3: Rocky Mountain juniper Row 4: Common chokecherry Row 5: Green ash Row 6: Ponderosa pine Row 7: Common hackberry Row 8: Green ash Row 9: Green ash / Siberian pea-shrub Row 10: Siberian pea-shrub Row 11: Siberian pea-shrub Understory: Russian thistle, belevedere summercypress, prickley lettus, foxtail barley, loesel tumblemustard

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SB-04B 5 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

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L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

150

75

0

150 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 150 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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Denver, Colorado TITLE

SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-04) KUYLEN, ROBERT F. AND BRENDA K. SW1/4 SEC. 16 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-8

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SB-05A Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Row 2: Siberian elm Row 3: Siberian elm Row 4: Common and late lilac Understory: Kentucky bluegrass, crested wheatgrass, western snowberry, curly cup gumweed, smooth brome, cudweed sagewort, fanweed

SB-05B Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Row 2: Siberian pea-shrub Row 3: Russian olive Row 4: Russian olive Row 5: Rocky Mounntain juniper Row 6: Honeysuckle Row 7: Siberian pea-shrub Row 8: Siberian pea-shrub Row 9: Siberian pea-shrub Understory: Smooth brome, curdlock, western snowberry, yellow sweetclover, Kentudky bluegrass, prickly lettuce, field morning-glory, leafy spurge

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SB-05C Row 1: Siberian elm Row 2: Siberian elm Row 3: Siberian pea-shrub Understory: Smooth brome, crested wheatgrass

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

150

75

0

150 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 150 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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Denver, Colorado TITLE

SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-05) KUYLEN, ROBERT F. AND BRENDA K. NW1/4 SEC. 21 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-9

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SB-06

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SB-07B

SB-06 Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Row 2: Alternating Siberian elm and Siberian pea-shrub Understory: Smooth brome, crested wheatgrass, alfalfa, leafy spurge

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PROJECT

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

150 0 75

150 Feet

SCALE 1 IN = 600 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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Denver, Colorado TITLE

SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-06) PHP, LLP E1/2 E1/2 SEC. 15 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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SB-07B Row 1: Scattered Siberian elm and plains cottonwood Understory: Crested wheatgrass, Kentucky bluegrass SB-07A Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Row 2: Wild plum Row 3: Green ash Row 4: Green ash Row 5: Russian olive Row 6: Ponderosa pine Understory: Crested wheatgrass, smooth brome, yellow sweetclover, fringed sagewort, Russian thistle

SB-07B

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SB-07

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L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

100

50

0

100 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 100 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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Denver, Colorado TITLE

SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-07) PERDAEMS, JAMES D. AND ROSELLA J. SW1/4 SEC. 14 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-11

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Lilac

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Lilac

SB-09D
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SB-09E

SB-09F

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

100

50

0

100 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 100 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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Denver, Colorado TITLE

SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-08) BUCKMAN, JOHN F SE1/4 SEC. 15 T139N R98W
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FIG 2.7.2-12

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Row 6: Common Row 7: Blue spru Understory: Cres wheatgrass

SB-09A Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Understory: Smooth brome SB-09B Row 1: Green ash Row 2: Green ash Miscellaneous: Plains cottonwood, peachleaf willow, common chokecherry Understory: Smooth brome SB-09C Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Row 2: Green ash Row 3: Green ash Understory: Smooth brome, crested wheatgrass, curl dock, field morning-glory SB-09D Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Row 2: Russian olive Row 3: Green ash Row 4: Boxelder and green ash Understory: Smooth brome SB-09E Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Row 2: Russian olive Row 3: Green ash Row 4: Siberian elm Understory: Smooth brome, crested wheatgrass, leafy spurge SB-09F Row 1: Common lilac Row 2: Siberian elm Understory: Smooth brome, crested wheatgrass, leafy spurge

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SB-09B
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Willow

Plains Cottonwood below dam

SB-09C

3 2 1

SB-09G Row 1: Green ash Miscellaneos: pine, willow, blue spruce in yard

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

200

100

0

200 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 200 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN
TITLE Denver, Colorado

SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

Shelter Belt with Site ID

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-09) PERDAEMS, JAMES D. AND ROSELLA J. NW1/4 SEC. 22 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0 GIS

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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SB-10 Row 1: Mostly dead Manchu cherry Row 2: 650' Ponderosa pine plus 2 Scotch pine, 180' Apple and Siberian crabapple, 200' Green ash Understory: Dense smooth brome

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Pine Apple Green ash

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L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

100

50

0

100 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 100 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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Denver, Colorado TITLE

SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-10) PERDAEMS, JAMES D. AND ROSELLA J. NW1/4 SEC. 23 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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SB-11

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SB-11 Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Row 2: Russian olive Row 3: Siberian elm Row 4: Green ash Row 5: Green ash Row 6: Siberian elm Row 7: Siberian elm Row 8: Siberian elm Row 9: Siberian elm Row 10: Green ash Note: poor row integrity on east side Understory: Smooth brome, crested wheatgrass, belevedere summercypress L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section Shelter Belt with Site ID
100 50 0 100 Feet
PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 100 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-11) PERDAEMS, JAMES D. AND ROSELLA J. NW1/4 SEC. 23 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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SB-12A Row 1: Rocky Mountain juniper Row 2: Mancue cherry Row 3: Green ash Row 4: Siberian pea-shrub Row 5: Siberian elm Row 6: Siberian elm Row 7: Rocky Mountain juniper Row 8: Ponderosa pine Row 9: Green ash Understory: Smooth brome, Russian thistle SB-12B Row 1: Honeysuckle Row 2: Siberian pea-shrub Row 3: Honeysuckle Row 4: Russian olive Row 5: Green ash Row 6: Plains cottonwood Row 7: American elm Row 8: Siberian elm Row 9: Siberian pea-shrub Note: poor row integrity Understory: Smooth brome, crested wheatgrass, fanweed, bracted verbena, Canada thistle, leafy spurge

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SB-12B

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

100

50

0

100 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 100 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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Denver, Colorado TITLE

SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-12) PERDAEMS, JERRY F. AND SANDRA M. SE1/4 SEC. 22 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-16

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SB-13
1 2 3 4 5

W

P

new planting - unsuccessful no trees or shrubs; dominated by belevedere summercypress, oats, alfalfa

K

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K

SB-13 Row 1: Siberian elm Row 2: Siberian elm Row 3: Siberian elm Row 4: Russian olive Row 5: Common lilac Understory: Crested wheatgrass, alfalfa, belevedere summercypress

L E G E N D
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100

50

0

100 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 100 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-13) EMMIL, LEOCADIA FAMILY TRUST NE1/4 SEC. 34 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-17

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W

P

SB-14B

K
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4

1

2

3

K

SB-14A

SB-14B Row 1: Blue spruce Row 2: Austrian pine Row 3: Rocky Mountain juniper Row 4: Siberian pea-shrub Understory: Mostly bare ground SB-14A Row 1: Austrian pine Row 2: Austrian pine Row 3: Austrian pine / blue spruce Understory: Mowed Kentucky bluegrass

3 2 1

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

100

50

0

100 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 100 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-14) WANDLER, DONALD M. AND O'BRIEN, DARBY AND RENITA SW1/4 SEC. 13 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-18

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SB-15A Row 1: Rocky Mountain juniper Row 2: Siberian pea-shrub Understory: Smooth brome, Kentucky bluegrass

SB-15B Row 1: Western serviceberry Row 2: Western serviceberry Row 3: Western serviceberry Row 4: Western serviceberry Row 5: Western serviceberry Row 6: Austrian pine Row 7: Austrian pine Row 8: Rocky Mountain juniper Row 9: Rocky Mountain juniper Understory: Side-oat grama, smooth brome, flixweed tansymustard

W

P

SB-15A
1 1 1 2 3 2 2

K

SB-15A

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4 5 7 9 6 8

SB-15B

1 2 3 4 5 7 8 9 11 10 6

K
SB-15C

SB-15C Row 1: Western serviceberry Row 2: Western serviceberry Row 3: Western serviceberry Row 4: Western serviceberry Row 5: Western serviceberry/ silver buffaloberry Row 6: Western serviceberry Row 7: Western serviceberry Row 8: White spruce Row 9: White spruce Row 10: Rocky Mountain juniper Row 11: Common lilac Understory: Side-oat grama, smooth brome, flixweed tansymustard

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

100

50

0

100 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 150 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-015) WAGNER, GLEN R. NE1/4 SEC. 29 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-19

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SB-06

W

1 2 Row 1: Common lilac Row 2: Common lilac

P

K
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SB-16

Abandoned Farmstead

K

1 2

3 4

SB-16 Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Row 2: Russian olive Row 3: Rocky Mountain juniper Row 4: Honeysuckle Understory: Dense smooth brome, scattered leafy spurge
PROJECT

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

100

50

0

100 Feet

SCALE 1 IN = 100 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-16) PAVEL, ROBERT B. NE1/4 SEC. 14 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-20

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8

9

10

11

12

SB-16

18

SB-06
17 16 15 14 13

SB-07 SB-03 SB-02 SB-05
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SB-04 SB-08 SB-10 SB-09 SB-11
23

SB-14

19

20

21

22

24

SB-12 SB-15

30

29

28

SB-01
27 26 25

SB-13

31

32

33

34

35

36

T139N T138N 6 5 4 3 2 1

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Study Area

3,500

1,750

0

3,500 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 3,500 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN
TITLE Denver, Colorado

SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

Permit Boundary

Township and Range Section Shelter Belt with Site ID
Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

SHELTERBELT MAP OVERVIEW
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/04/2010 FILE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts_Overview.mxd SCALE AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-4

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P

SB-01 Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Row 2: Russian olive Row 3: Siberian elm Row 4: Green ash Understory: Crested wheatgrass

P

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N

J
1 2 3 4

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

100

50

0

100 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 100 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-01) P. KUYLEN 80% AND K. KUYLEN 20% NW1/4 SEC. 27 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-5

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SB-02 Row 1: Rocky Mountain juniper Row 2: Siberian crabapple Row 3: Ponderosa pine Row 4: Siberian pea-shrub Understory: Yellow sweetclover, crested wheatgrass, smooth brome, curlycup gumweed and field morning-glory

P

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1

2 3

4

SB-02

N

J

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

100

50

0

100 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 100 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-02) WILLISTON BASIN INTERSTATE PIPELINE CO. NW1/4 SEC. 20 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-6

N

P

W

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1

SB-03

N

J

SB-03 Row 1: Plains cottonwood with 1 yellow willow Understory: Dense smooth brome

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

100

50

0

100 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 100 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-03) P. KUYLEN 80% AND K. KUYLEN 20% NW1/4 SEC. 20 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-7

N

P

SB-04A Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Row 2: Siberian elm Row 3: Siberian elm Row 4: Siberian elm Row 5: Siberian pea-shrub Understory: Crested wheatgrass, smooth brome

SB-04B Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Row 2: Common lilac Row 3: Rocky Mountain juniper Row 4: Common chokecherry Row 5: Green ash Row 6: Ponderosa pine Row 7: Common hackberry Row 8: Green ash Row 9: Green ash / Siberian pea-shrub Row 10: Siberian pea-shrub Row 11: Siberian pea-shrub Understory: Russian thistle, belevedere summercypress, prickley lettus, foxtail barley, loesel tumblemustard

W

P

SB-04A 2 3 4 1
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SB-04B 5 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

N

J

SB-05A

SB-05B 9 8 SB-05C

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

150

75

0

150 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 150 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-04) KUYLEN, ROBERT F. AND BRENDA K. SW1/4 SEC. 16 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-8

N

P

SB-05A

SB-05B 9 8 SB-05C

W

P

K
7 3 4 5 6

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1 2

1 2

3

4

1

2

3

SB-05A Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Row 2: Siberian elm Row 3: Siberian elm Row 4: Common and late lilac Understory: Kentucky bluegrass, crested wheatgrass, western snowberry, curly cup gumweed, smooth brome, cudweed sagewort, fanweed

SB-05B Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Row 2: Siberian pea-shrub Row 3: Russian olive Row 4: Russian olive Row 5: Rocky Mounntain juniper Row 6: Honeysuckle Row 7: Siberian pea-shrub Row 8: Siberian pea-shrub Row 9: Siberian pea-shrub Understory: Smooth brome, curdlock, western snowberry, yellow sweetclover, Kentudky bluegrass, prickly lettuce, field morning-glory, leafy spurge

J

SB-05C Row 1: Siberian elm Row 2: Siberian elm Row 3: Siberian pea-shrub Understory: Smooth brome, crested wheatgrass

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

150

75

0

150 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 150 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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Denver, Colorado TITLE

SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-05) KUYLEN, ROBERT F. AND BRENDA K. NW1/4 SEC. 21 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-9

N

P

SB-16

W

P

K

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SB-06

K

SB-07A

SB-07B

SB-06 Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Row 2: Alternating Siberian elm and Siberian pea-shrub Understory: Smooth brome, crested wheatgrass, alfalfa, leafy spurge

12
SB-08A

1
PROJECT

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

150 0 75

150 Feet

SCALE 1 IN = 600 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-06) PHP, LLP E1/2 E1/2 SEC. 15 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-10

N

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SB-07A

SB-07A

W

P

K

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SB-07B Row 1: Scattered Siberian elm and plains cottonwood Understory: Crested wheatgrass, Kentucky bluegrass SB-07A Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Row 2: Wild plum Row 3: Green ash Row 4: Green ash Row 5: Russian olive Row 6: Ponderosa pine Understory: Crested wheatgrass, smooth brome, yellow sweetclover, fringed sagewort, Russian thistle

SB-07B

K

SB-07

6 2 3 4 5

1

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

100

50

0

100 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 100 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-07) PERDAEMS, JAMES D. AND ROSELLA J. SW1/4 SEC. 14 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-11

N

2

P

W

SB-08

P

K

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Lilac

K

1

2

3

4 5

6 7

Lilac

SB-09D
1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4

SB-09E

SB-09F

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

100

50

0

100 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 100 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-08) BUCKMAN, JOHN F SE1/4 SEC. 15 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-12

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Row 6: Common Row 7: Blue spru Understory: Cres wheatgrass

SB-09A Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Understory: Smooth brome SB-09B Row 1: Green ash Row 2: Green ash Miscellaneous: Plains cottonwood, peachleaf willow, common chokecherry Understory: Smooth brome SB-09C Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Row 2: Green ash Row 3: Green ash Understory: Smooth brome, crested wheatgrass, curl dock, field morning-glory SB-09D Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Row 2: Russian olive Row 3: Green ash Row 4: Boxelder and green ash Understory: Smooth brome SB-09E Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Row 2: Russian olive Row 3: Green ash Row 4: Siberian elm Understory: Smooth brome, crested wheatgrass, leafy spurge SB-09F Row 1: Common lilac Row 2: Siberian elm Understory: Smooth brome, crested wheatgrass, leafy spurge

1 2 34

1

SB-09A
SB-09E

2 3 4

1 2

SB-09F

SB-09D SB-09G

2

1

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SB-09B
2 1

Willow

Plains Cottonwood below dam

SB-09C

3 2 1

SB-09G Row 1: Green ash Miscellaneos: pine, willow, blue spruce in yard

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

200

100

0

200 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 200 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN
TITLE Denver, Colorado

SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

Shelter Belt with Site ID

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-09) PERDAEMS, JAMES D. AND ROSELLA J. NW1/4 SEC. 22 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0 GIS

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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FIG 2.7.2-13

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SB-10 Row 1: Mostly dead Manchu cherry Row 2: 650' Ponderosa pine plus 2 Scotch pine, 180' Apple and Siberian crabapple, 200' Green ash Understory: Dense smooth brome

W

P

SB-10
1 2
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K

Pine Apple Green ash

K

9

10

1

2

3

4

5

6 7 8

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

100

50

0

100 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 100 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-10) PERDAEMS, JAMES D. AND ROSELLA J. NW1/4 SEC. 23 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-14

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9

10

W

1

2

3

4

5

6 7 8

P

K
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SB-11

K

SB-11 Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Row 2: Russian olive Row 3: Siberian elm Row 4: Green ash Row 5: Green ash Row 6: Siberian elm Row 7: Siberian elm Row 8: Siberian elm Row 9: Siberian elm Row 10: Green ash Note: poor row integrity on east side Understory: Smooth brome, crested wheatgrass, belevedere summercypress L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section Shelter Belt with Site ID
100 50 0 100 Feet
PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 100 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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Denver, Colorado TITLE

SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-11) PERDAEMS, JAMES D. AND ROSELLA J. NW1/4 SEC. 23 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-15

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SB-12A Row 1: Rocky Mountain juniper Row 2: Mancue cherry Row 3: Green ash Row 4: Siberian pea-shrub Row 5: Siberian elm Row 6: Siberian elm Row 7: Rocky Mountain juniper Row 8: Ponderosa pine Row 9: Green ash Understory: Smooth brome, Russian thistle SB-12B Row 1: Honeysuckle Row 2: Siberian pea-shrub Row 3: Honeysuckle Row 4: Russian olive Row 5: Green ash Row 6: Plains cottonwood Row 7: American elm Row 8: Siberian elm Row 9: Siberian pea-shrub Note: poor row integrity Understory: Smooth brome, crested wheatgrass, fanweed, bracted verbena, Canada thistle, leafy spurge

W

P
SB-12A
1 2 3 4 5 6

K

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9 8 7

K

1 2 3 New Planting 4 5 Mostly Dead Mostly Dead 7 8 6

SB-12B

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100

50

0

100 Feet

PROJECT

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Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-12) PERDAEMS, JERRY F. AND SANDRA M. SE1/4 SEC. 22 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-16

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SB-13
1 2 3 4 5

W

P

new planting - unsuccessful no trees or shrubs; dominated by belevedere summercypress, oats, alfalfa

K

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K

SB-13 Row 1: Siberian elm Row 2: Siberian elm Row 3: Siberian elm Row 4: Russian olive Row 5: Common lilac Understory: Crested wheatgrass, alfalfa, belevedere summercypress

L E G E N D
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100

50

0

100 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 100 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-13) EMMIL, LEOCADIA FAMILY TRUST NE1/4 SEC. 34 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-17

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W

P

SB-14B

K
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4

1

2

3

K

SB-14A

SB-14B Row 1: Blue spruce Row 2: Austrian pine Row 3: Rocky Mountain juniper Row 4: Siberian pea-shrub Understory: Mostly bare ground SB-14A Row 1: Austrian pine Row 2: Austrian pine Row 3: Austrian pine / blue spruce Understory: Mowed Kentucky bluegrass

3 2 1

L E G E N D
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100

50

0

100 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 100 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-14) WANDLER, DONALD M. AND O'BRIEN, DARBY AND RENITA SW1/4 SEC. 13 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-18

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SB-15A Row 1: Rocky Mountain juniper Row 2: Siberian pea-shrub Understory: Smooth brome, Kentucky bluegrass

SB-15B Row 1: Western serviceberry Row 2: Western serviceberry Row 3: Western serviceberry Row 4: Western serviceberry Row 5: Western serviceberry Row 6: Austrian pine Row 7: Austrian pine Row 8: Rocky Mountain juniper Row 9: Rocky Mountain juniper Understory: Side-oat grama, smooth brome, flixweed tansymustard

W

P

SB-15A
1 1 1 2 3 2 2

K

SB-15A

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4 5 7 9 6 8

SB-15B

1 2 3 4 5 7 8 9 11 10 6

K
SB-15C

SB-15C Row 1: Western serviceberry Row 2: Western serviceberry Row 3: Western serviceberry Row 4: Western serviceberry Row 5: Western serviceberry/ silver buffaloberry Row 6: Western serviceberry Row 7: Western serviceberry Row 8: White spruce Row 9: White spruce Row 10: Rocky Mountain juniper Row 11: Common lilac Understory: Side-oat grama, smooth brome, flixweed tansymustard

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

100

50

0

100 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 150 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-015) WAGNER, GLEN R. NE1/4 SEC. 29 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-19

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SB-06

W

1 2 Row 1: Common lilac Row 2: Common lilac

P

K
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SB-16

Abandoned Farmstead

K

1 2

3 4

SB-16 Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Row 2: Russian olive Row 3: Rocky Mountain juniper Row 4: Honeysuckle Understory: Dense smooth brome, scattered leafy spurge
PROJECT

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

100

50

0

100 Feet

SCALE 1 IN = 100 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-16) PAVEL, ROBERT B. NE1/4 SEC. 14 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-20

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8

9

10

11

12

SB-16

18

SB-06
17 16 15 14 13

SB-07 SB-03 SB-02 SB-05
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SB-04 SB-08 SB-10 SB-09 SB-11
23

SB-14

19

20

21

22

24

SB-12 SB-15

30

29

28

SB-01
27 26 25

SB-13

31

32

33

34

35

36

T139N T138N 6 5 4 3 2 1

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Study Area

3,500

1,750

0

3,500 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 3,500 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN
TITLE Denver, Colorado

SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

Permit Boundary

Township and Range Section Shelter Belt with Site ID
Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

SHELTERBELT MAP OVERVIEW
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/04/2010 FILE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts_Overview.mxd SCALE AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-4

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P

SB-01 Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Row 2: Russian olive Row 3: Siberian elm Row 4: Green ash Understory: Crested wheatgrass

P

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N

J
1 2 3 4

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

100

50

0

100 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 100 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-01) P. KUYLEN 80% AND K. KUYLEN 20% NW1/4 SEC. 27 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-5

N

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SB-02 Row 1: Rocky Mountain juniper Row 2: Siberian crabapple Row 3: Ponderosa pine Row 4: Siberian pea-shrub Understory: Yellow sweetclover, crested wheatgrass, smooth brome, curlycup gumweed and field morning-glory

P

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1

2 3

4

SB-02

N

J

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

100

50

0

100 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 100 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-02) WILLISTON BASIN INTERSTATE PIPELINE CO. NW1/4 SEC. 20 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-6

N

P

W

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1

SB-03

N

J

SB-03 Row 1: Plains cottonwood with 1 yellow willow Understory: Dense smooth brome

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

100

50

0

100 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 100 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-03) P. KUYLEN 80% AND K. KUYLEN 20% NW1/4 SEC. 20 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-7

N

P

SB-04A Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Row 2: Siberian elm Row 3: Siberian elm Row 4: Siberian elm Row 5: Siberian pea-shrub Understory: Crested wheatgrass, smooth brome

SB-04B Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Row 2: Common lilac Row 3: Rocky Mountain juniper Row 4: Common chokecherry Row 5: Green ash Row 6: Ponderosa pine Row 7: Common hackberry Row 8: Green ash Row 9: Green ash / Siberian pea-shrub Row 10: Siberian pea-shrub Row 11: Siberian pea-shrub Understory: Russian thistle, belevedere summercypress, prickley lettus, foxtail barley, loesel tumblemustard

W

P

SB-04A 2 3 4 1
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SB-04B 5 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

N

J

SB-05A

SB-05B 9 8 SB-05C

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

150

75

0

150 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 150 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-04) KUYLEN, ROBERT F. AND BRENDA K. SW1/4 SEC. 16 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-8

N

P

SB-05A

SB-05B 9 8 SB-05C

W

P

K
7 3 4 5 6

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1 2

1 2

3

4

1

2

3

SB-05A Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Row 2: Siberian elm Row 3: Siberian elm Row 4: Common and late lilac Understory: Kentucky bluegrass, crested wheatgrass, western snowberry, curly cup gumweed, smooth brome, cudweed sagewort, fanweed

SB-05B Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Row 2: Siberian pea-shrub Row 3: Russian olive Row 4: Russian olive Row 5: Rocky Mounntain juniper Row 6: Honeysuckle Row 7: Siberian pea-shrub Row 8: Siberian pea-shrub Row 9: Siberian pea-shrub Understory: Smooth brome, curdlock, western snowberry, yellow sweetclover, Kentudky bluegrass, prickly lettuce, field morning-glory, leafy spurge

J

SB-05C Row 1: Siberian elm Row 2: Siberian elm Row 3: Siberian pea-shrub Understory: Smooth brome, crested wheatgrass

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

150

75

0

150 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 150 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-05) KUYLEN, ROBERT F. AND BRENDA K. NW1/4 SEC. 21 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-9

N

P

SB-16

W

P

K

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SB-06

K

SB-07A

SB-07B

SB-06 Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Row 2: Alternating Siberian elm and Siberian pea-shrub Understory: Smooth brome, crested wheatgrass, alfalfa, leafy spurge

12
SB-08A

1
PROJECT

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

150 0 75

150 Feet

SCALE 1 IN = 600 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-06) PHP, LLP E1/2 E1/2 SEC. 15 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-10

N

P
SB-07A

SB-07A

W

P

K

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SB-07B Row 1: Scattered Siberian elm and plains cottonwood Understory: Crested wheatgrass, Kentucky bluegrass SB-07A Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Row 2: Wild plum Row 3: Green ash Row 4: Green ash Row 5: Russian olive Row 6: Ponderosa pine Understory: Crested wheatgrass, smooth brome, yellow sweetclover, fringed sagewort, Russian thistle

SB-07B

K

SB-07

6 2 3 4 5

1

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

100

50

0

100 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 100 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-07) PERDAEMS, JAMES D. AND ROSELLA J. SW1/4 SEC. 14 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-11

N

2

P

W

SB-08

P

K

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Lilac

K

1

2

3

4 5

6 7

Lilac

SB-09D
1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4

SB-09E

SB-09F

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

100

50

0

100 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 100 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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Denver, Colorado TITLE

SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-08) BUCKMAN, JOHN F SE1/4 SEC. 15 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-12

N

Row 6: Common Row 7: Blue spru Understory: Cres wheatgrass

SB-09A Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Understory: Smooth brome SB-09B Row 1: Green ash Row 2: Green ash Miscellaneous: Plains cottonwood, peachleaf willow, common chokecherry Understory: Smooth brome SB-09C Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Row 2: Green ash Row 3: Green ash Understory: Smooth brome, crested wheatgrass, curl dock, field morning-glory SB-09D Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Row 2: Russian olive Row 3: Green ash Row 4: Boxelder and green ash Understory: Smooth brome SB-09E Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Row 2: Russian olive Row 3: Green ash Row 4: Siberian elm Understory: Smooth brome, crested wheatgrass, leafy spurge SB-09F Row 1: Common lilac Row 2: Siberian elm Understory: Smooth brome, crested wheatgrass, leafy spurge

1 2 34

1

SB-09A
SB-09E

2 3 4

1 2

SB-09F

SB-09D SB-09G

2

1

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SB-09B
2 1

Willow

Plains Cottonwood below dam

SB-09C

3 2 1

SB-09G Row 1: Green ash Miscellaneos: pine, willow, blue spruce in yard

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

200

100

0

200 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 200 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN
TITLE Denver, Colorado

SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

Shelter Belt with Site ID

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-09) PERDAEMS, JAMES D. AND ROSELLA J. NW1/4 SEC. 22 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0 GIS

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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FIG 2.7.2-13

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SB-10 Row 1: Mostly dead Manchu cherry Row 2: 650' Ponderosa pine plus 2 Scotch pine, 180' Apple and Siberian crabapple, 200' Green ash Understory: Dense smooth brome

W

P

SB-10
1 2
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K

Pine Apple Green ash

K

9

10

1

2

3

4

5

6 7 8

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

100

50

0

100 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 100 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-10) PERDAEMS, JAMES D. AND ROSELLA J. NW1/4 SEC. 23 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-14

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9

10

W

1

2

3

4

5

6 7 8

P

K
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SB-11

K

SB-11 Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Row 2: Russian olive Row 3: Siberian elm Row 4: Green ash Row 5: Green ash Row 6: Siberian elm Row 7: Siberian elm Row 8: Siberian elm Row 9: Siberian elm Row 10: Green ash Note: poor row integrity on east side Understory: Smooth brome, crested wheatgrass, belevedere summercypress L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section Shelter Belt with Site ID
100 50 0 100 Feet
PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 100 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-11) PERDAEMS, JAMES D. AND ROSELLA J. NW1/4 SEC. 23 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-15

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SB-12A Row 1: Rocky Mountain juniper Row 2: Mancue cherry Row 3: Green ash Row 4: Siberian pea-shrub Row 5: Siberian elm Row 6: Siberian elm Row 7: Rocky Mountain juniper Row 8: Ponderosa pine Row 9: Green ash Understory: Smooth brome, Russian thistle SB-12B Row 1: Honeysuckle Row 2: Siberian pea-shrub Row 3: Honeysuckle Row 4: Russian olive Row 5: Green ash Row 6: Plains cottonwood Row 7: American elm Row 8: Siberian elm Row 9: Siberian pea-shrub Note: poor row integrity Understory: Smooth brome, crested wheatgrass, fanweed, bracted verbena, Canada thistle, leafy spurge

W

P
SB-12A
1 2 3 4 5 6

K

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9 8 7

K

1 2 3 New Planting 4 5 Mostly Dead Mostly Dead 7 8 6

SB-12B

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

100

50

0

100 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 100 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-12) PERDAEMS, JERRY F. AND SANDRA M. SE1/4 SEC. 22 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-16

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SB-13
1 2 3 4 5

W

P

new planting - unsuccessful no trees or shrubs; dominated by belevedere summercypress, oats, alfalfa

K

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K

SB-13 Row 1: Siberian elm Row 2: Siberian elm Row 3: Siberian elm Row 4: Russian olive Row 5: Common lilac Understory: Crested wheatgrass, alfalfa, belevedere summercypress

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

100

50

0

100 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 100 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-13) EMMIL, LEOCADIA FAMILY TRUST NE1/4 SEC. 34 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-17

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W

P

SB-14B

K
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4

1

2

3

K

SB-14A

SB-14B Row 1: Blue spruce Row 2: Austrian pine Row 3: Rocky Mountain juniper Row 4: Siberian pea-shrub Understory: Mostly bare ground SB-14A Row 1: Austrian pine Row 2: Austrian pine Row 3: Austrian pine / blue spruce Understory: Mowed Kentucky bluegrass

3 2 1

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

100

50

0

100 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 100 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-14) WANDLER, DONALD M. AND O'BRIEN, DARBY AND RENITA SW1/4 SEC. 13 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-18

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SB-15A Row 1: Rocky Mountain juniper Row 2: Siberian pea-shrub Understory: Smooth brome, Kentucky bluegrass

SB-15B Row 1: Western serviceberry Row 2: Western serviceberry Row 3: Western serviceberry Row 4: Western serviceberry Row 5: Western serviceberry Row 6: Austrian pine Row 7: Austrian pine Row 8: Rocky Mountain juniper Row 9: Rocky Mountain juniper Understory: Side-oat grama, smooth brome, flixweed tansymustard

W

P

SB-15A
1 1 1 2 3 2 2

K

SB-15A

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4 5 7 9 6 8

SB-15B

1 2 3 4 5 7 8 9 11 10 6

K
SB-15C

SB-15C Row 1: Western serviceberry Row 2: Western serviceberry Row 3: Western serviceberry Row 4: Western serviceberry Row 5: Western serviceberry/ silver buffaloberry Row 6: Western serviceberry Row 7: Western serviceberry Row 8: White spruce Row 9: White spruce Row 10: Rocky Mountain juniper Row 11: Common lilac Understory: Side-oat grama, smooth brome, flixweed tansymustard

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

100

50

0

100 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 150 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-015) WAGNER, GLEN R. NE1/4 SEC. 29 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-19

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SB-06

W

1 2 Row 1: Common lilac Row 2: Common lilac

P

K
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SB-16

Abandoned Farmstead

K

1 2

3 4

SB-16 Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Row 2: Russian olive Row 3: Rocky Mountain juniper Row 4: Honeysuckle Understory: Dense smooth brome, scattered leafy spurge
PROJECT

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

100

50

0

100 Feet

SCALE 1 IN = 100 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-16) PAVEL, ROBERT B. NE1/4 SEC. 14 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-20

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8

9

10

11

12

SB-16

18

SB-06
17 16 15 14 13

SB-07 SB-03 SB-02 SB-05
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SB-04 SB-08 SB-10 SB-09 SB-11
23

SB-14

19

20

21

22

24

SB-12 SB-15

30

29

28

SB-01
27 26 25

SB-13

31

32

33

34

35

36

T139N T138N 6 5 4 3 2 1

L E G E N D
Study Area

3,500

1,750

0

3,500 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 3,500 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN
TITLE Denver, Colorado

SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

Permit Boundary

Township and Range Section Shelter Belt with Site ID
Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

SHELTERBELT MAP OVERVIEW
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/04/2010 FILE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts_Overview.mxd SCALE AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-4

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P

SB-01 Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Row 2: Russian olive Row 3: Siberian elm Row 4: Green ash Understory: Crested wheatgrass

P

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N

J
1 2 3 4

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

100

50

0

100 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 100 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-01) P. KUYLEN 80% AND K. KUYLEN 20% NW1/4 SEC. 27 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-5

N

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SB-02 Row 1: Rocky Mountain juniper Row 2: Siberian crabapple Row 3: Ponderosa pine Row 4: Siberian pea-shrub Understory: Yellow sweetclover, crested wheatgrass, smooth brome, curlycup gumweed and field morning-glory

P

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1

2 3

4

SB-02

N

J

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

100

50

0

100 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 100 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-02) WILLISTON BASIN INTERSTATE PIPELINE CO. NW1/4 SEC. 20 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-6

N

P

W

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1

SB-03

N

J

SB-03 Row 1: Plains cottonwood with 1 yellow willow Understory: Dense smooth brome

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

100

50

0

100 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 100 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-03) P. KUYLEN 80% AND K. KUYLEN 20% NW1/4 SEC. 20 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-7

N

P

SB-04A Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Row 2: Siberian elm Row 3: Siberian elm Row 4: Siberian elm Row 5: Siberian pea-shrub Understory: Crested wheatgrass, smooth brome

SB-04B Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Row 2: Common lilac Row 3: Rocky Mountain juniper Row 4: Common chokecherry Row 5: Green ash Row 6: Ponderosa pine Row 7: Common hackberry Row 8: Green ash Row 9: Green ash / Siberian pea-shrub Row 10: Siberian pea-shrub Row 11: Siberian pea-shrub Understory: Russian thistle, belevedere summercypress, prickley lettus, foxtail barley, loesel tumblemustard

W

P

SB-04A 2 3 4 1
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SB-04B 5 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

N

J

SB-05A

SB-05B 9 8 SB-05C

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

150

75

0

150 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 150 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-04) KUYLEN, ROBERT F. AND BRENDA K. SW1/4 SEC. 16 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-8

N

P

SB-05A

SB-05B 9 8 SB-05C

W

P

K
7 3 4 5 6

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1 2

1 2

3

4

1

2

3

SB-05A Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Row 2: Siberian elm Row 3: Siberian elm Row 4: Common and late lilac Understory: Kentucky bluegrass, crested wheatgrass, western snowberry, curly cup gumweed, smooth brome, cudweed sagewort, fanweed

SB-05B Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Row 2: Siberian pea-shrub Row 3: Russian olive Row 4: Russian olive Row 5: Rocky Mounntain juniper Row 6: Honeysuckle Row 7: Siberian pea-shrub Row 8: Siberian pea-shrub Row 9: Siberian pea-shrub Understory: Smooth brome, curdlock, western snowberry, yellow sweetclover, Kentudky bluegrass, prickly lettuce, field morning-glory, leafy spurge

J

SB-05C Row 1: Siberian elm Row 2: Siberian elm Row 3: Siberian pea-shrub Understory: Smooth brome, crested wheatgrass

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

150

75

0

150 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 150 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-05) KUYLEN, ROBERT F. AND BRENDA K. NW1/4 SEC. 21 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-9

N

P

SB-16

W

P

K

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SB-06

K

SB-07A

SB-07B

SB-06 Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Row 2: Alternating Siberian elm and Siberian pea-shrub Understory: Smooth brome, crested wheatgrass, alfalfa, leafy spurge

12
SB-08A

1
PROJECT

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

150 0 75

150 Feet

SCALE 1 IN = 600 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-06) PHP, LLP E1/2 E1/2 SEC. 15 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-10

N

P
SB-07A

SB-07A

W

P

K

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SB-07B Row 1: Scattered Siberian elm and plains cottonwood Understory: Crested wheatgrass, Kentucky bluegrass SB-07A Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Row 2: Wild plum Row 3: Green ash Row 4: Green ash Row 5: Russian olive Row 6: Ponderosa pine Understory: Crested wheatgrass, smooth brome, yellow sweetclover, fringed sagewort, Russian thistle

SB-07B

K

SB-07

6 2 3 4 5

1

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

100

50

0

100 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 100 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-07) PERDAEMS, JAMES D. AND ROSELLA J. SW1/4 SEC. 14 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-11

N

2

P

W

SB-08

P

K

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Lilac

K

1

2

3

4 5

6 7

Lilac

SB-09D
1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4

SB-09E

SB-09F

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

100

50

0

100 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 100 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-08) BUCKMAN, JOHN F SE1/4 SEC. 15 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-12

N

Row 6: Common Row 7: Blue spru Understory: Cres wheatgrass

SB-09A Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Understory: Smooth brome SB-09B Row 1: Green ash Row 2: Green ash Miscellaneous: Plains cottonwood, peachleaf willow, common chokecherry Understory: Smooth brome SB-09C Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Row 2: Green ash Row 3: Green ash Understory: Smooth brome, crested wheatgrass, curl dock, field morning-glory SB-09D Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Row 2: Russian olive Row 3: Green ash Row 4: Boxelder and green ash Understory: Smooth brome SB-09E Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Row 2: Russian olive Row 3: Green ash Row 4: Siberian elm Understory: Smooth brome, crested wheatgrass, leafy spurge SB-09F Row 1: Common lilac Row 2: Siberian elm Understory: Smooth brome, crested wheatgrass, leafy spurge

1 2 34

1

SB-09A
SB-09E

2 3 4

1 2

SB-09F

SB-09D SB-09G

2

1

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SB-09B
2 1

Willow

Plains Cottonwood below dam

SB-09C

3 2 1

SB-09G Row 1: Green ash Miscellaneos: pine, willow, blue spruce in yard

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

200

100

0

200 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 200 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN
TITLE Denver, Colorado

SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

Shelter Belt with Site ID

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-09) PERDAEMS, JAMES D. AND ROSELLA J. NW1/4 SEC. 22 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0 GIS

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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FIG 2.7.2-13

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SB-10 Row 1: Mostly dead Manchu cherry Row 2: 650' Ponderosa pine plus 2 Scotch pine, 180' Apple and Siberian crabapple, 200' Green ash Understory: Dense smooth brome

W

P

SB-10
1 2
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K

Pine Apple Green ash

K

9

10

1

2

3

4

5

6 7 8

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

100

50

0

100 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 100 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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Denver, Colorado TITLE

SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-10) PERDAEMS, JAMES D. AND ROSELLA J. NW1/4 SEC. 23 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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9

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2

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6 7 8

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SB-11

K

SB-11 Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Row 2: Russian olive Row 3: Siberian elm Row 4: Green ash Row 5: Green ash Row 6: Siberian elm Row 7: Siberian elm Row 8: Siberian elm Row 9: Siberian elm Row 10: Green ash Note: poor row integrity on east side Understory: Smooth brome, crested wheatgrass, belevedere summercypress L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section Shelter Belt with Site ID
100 50 0 100 Feet
PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 100 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-11) PERDAEMS, JAMES D. AND ROSELLA J. NW1/4 SEC. 23 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-15

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SB-12A Row 1: Rocky Mountain juniper Row 2: Mancue cherry Row 3: Green ash Row 4: Siberian pea-shrub Row 5: Siberian elm Row 6: Siberian elm Row 7: Rocky Mountain juniper Row 8: Ponderosa pine Row 9: Green ash Understory: Smooth brome, Russian thistle SB-12B Row 1: Honeysuckle Row 2: Siberian pea-shrub Row 3: Honeysuckle Row 4: Russian olive Row 5: Green ash Row 6: Plains cottonwood Row 7: American elm Row 8: Siberian elm Row 9: Siberian pea-shrub Note: poor row integrity Understory: Smooth brome, crested wheatgrass, fanweed, bracted verbena, Canada thistle, leafy spurge

W

P
SB-12A
1 2 3 4 5 6

K

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9 8 7

K

1 2 3 New Planting 4 5 Mostly Dead Mostly Dead 7 8 6

SB-12B

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

100

50

0

100 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 100 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-12) PERDAEMS, JERRY F. AND SANDRA M. SE1/4 SEC. 22 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-16

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SB-13
1 2 3 4 5

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P

new planting - unsuccessful no trees or shrubs; dominated by belevedere summercypress, oats, alfalfa

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SB-13 Row 1: Siberian elm Row 2: Siberian elm Row 3: Siberian elm Row 4: Russian olive Row 5: Common lilac Understory: Crested wheatgrass, alfalfa, belevedere summercypress

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

100

50

0

100 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 100 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-13) EMMIL, LEOCADIA FAMILY TRUST NE1/4 SEC. 34 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-17

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W

P

SB-14B

K
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4

1

2

3

K

SB-14A

SB-14B Row 1: Blue spruce Row 2: Austrian pine Row 3: Rocky Mountain juniper Row 4: Siberian pea-shrub Understory: Mostly bare ground SB-14A Row 1: Austrian pine Row 2: Austrian pine Row 3: Austrian pine / blue spruce Understory: Mowed Kentucky bluegrass

3 2 1

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

100

50

0

100 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 100 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-14) WANDLER, DONALD M. AND O'BRIEN, DARBY AND RENITA SW1/4 SEC. 13 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-18

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SB-15A Row 1: Rocky Mountain juniper Row 2: Siberian pea-shrub Understory: Smooth brome, Kentucky bluegrass

SB-15B Row 1: Western serviceberry Row 2: Western serviceberry Row 3: Western serviceberry Row 4: Western serviceberry Row 5: Western serviceberry Row 6: Austrian pine Row 7: Austrian pine Row 8: Rocky Mountain juniper Row 9: Rocky Mountain juniper Understory: Side-oat grama, smooth brome, flixweed tansymustard

W

P

SB-15A
1 1 1 2 3 2 2

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SB-15A

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4 5 7 9 6 8

SB-15B

1 2 3 4 5 7 8 9 11 10 6

K
SB-15C

SB-15C Row 1: Western serviceberry Row 2: Western serviceberry Row 3: Western serviceberry Row 4: Western serviceberry Row 5: Western serviceberry/ silver buffaloberry Row 6: Western serviceberry Row 7: Western serviceberry Row 8: White spruce Row 9: White spruce Row 10: Rocky Mountain juniper Row 11: Common lilac Understory: Side-oat grama, smooth brome, flixweed tansymustard

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

100

50

0

100 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 150 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-015) WAGNER, GLEN R. NE1/4 SEC. 29 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-19

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SB-06

W

1 2 Row 1: Common lilac Row 2: Common lilac

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K
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SB-16

Abandoned Farmstead

K

1 2

3 4

SB-16 Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Row 2: Russian olive Row 3: Rocky Mountain juniper Row 4: Honeysuckle Understory: Dense smooth brome, scattered leafy spurge
PROJECT

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

100

50

0

100 Feet

SCALE 1 IN = 100 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-16) PAVEL, ROBERT B. NE1/4 SEC. 14 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-20

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8

9

10

11

12

SB-16

18

SB-06
17 16 15 14 13

SB-07 SB-03 SB-02 SB-05
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SB-04 SB-08 SB-10 SB-09 SB-11
23

SB-14

19

20

21

22

24

SB-12 SB-15

30

29

28

SB-01
27 26 25

SB-13

31

32

33

34

35

36

T139N T138N 6 5 4 3 2 1

L E G E N D
Study Area

3,500

1,750

0

3,500 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 3,500 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN
TITLE Denver, Colorado

SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

Permit Boundary

Township and Range Section Shelter Belt with Site ID
Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

SHELTERBELT MAP OVERVIEW
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/04/2010 FILE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts_Overview.mxd SCALE AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-4

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P

SB-01 Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Row 2: Russian olive Row 3: Siberian elm Row 4: Green ash Understory: Crested wheatgrass

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N

J
1 2 3 4

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

100

50

0

100 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 100 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-01) P. KUYLEN 80% AND K. KUYLEN 20% NW1/4 SEC. 27 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-5

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SB-02 Row 1: Rocky Mountain juniper Row 2: Siberian crabapple Row 3: Ponderosa pine Row 4: Siberian pea-shrub Understory: Yellow sweetclover, crested wheatgrass, smooth brome, curlycup gumweed and field morning-glory

P

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1

2 3

4

SB-02

N

J

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

100

50

0

100 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 100 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-02) WILLISTON BASIN INTERSTATE PIPELINE CO. NW1/4 SEC. 20 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-6

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W

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1

SB-03

N

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SB-03 Row 1: Plains cottonwood with 1 yellow willow Understory: Dense smooth brome

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

100

50

0

100 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 100 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-03) P. KUYLEN 80% AND K. KUYLEN 20% NW1/4 SEC. 20 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-7

N

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SB-04A Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Row 2: Siberian elm Row 3: Siberian elm Row 4: Siberian elm Row 5: Siberian pea-shrub Understory: Crested wheatgrass, smooth brome

SB-04B Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Row 2: Common lilac Row 3: Rocky Mountain juniper Row 4: Common chokecherry Row 5: Green ash Row 6: Ponderosa pine Row 7: Common hackberry Row 8: Green ash Row 9: Green ash / Siberian pea-shrub Row 10: Siberian pea-shrub Row 11: Siberian pea-shrub Understory: Russian thistle, belevedere summercypress, prickley lettus, foxtail barley, loesel tumblemustard

W

P

SB-04A 2 3 4 1
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SB-04B 5 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

N

J

SB-05A

SB-05B 9 8 SB-05C

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

150

75

0

150 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 150 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-04) KUYLEN, ROBERT F. AND BRENDA K. SW1/4 SEC. 16 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-8

N

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SB-05A

SB-05B 9 8 SB-05C

W

P

K
7 3 4 5 6

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1 2

1 2

3

4

1

2

3

SB-05A Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Row 2: Siberian elm Row 3: Siberian elm Row 4: Common and late lilac Understory: Kentucky bluegrass, crested wheatgrass, western snowberry, curly cup gumweed, smooth brome, cudweed sagewort, fanweed

SB-05B Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Row 2: Siberian pea-shrub Row 3: Russian olive Row 4: Russian olive Row 5: Rocky Mounntain juniper Row 6: Honeysuckle Row 7: Siberian pea-shrub Row 8: Siberian pea-shrub Row 9: Siberian pea-shrub Understory: Smooth brome, curdlock, western snowberry, yellow sweetclover, Kentudky bluegrass, prickly lettuce, field morning-glory, leafy spurge

J

SB-05C Row 1: Siberian elm Row 2: Siberian elm Row 3: Siberian pea-shrub Understory: Smooth brome, crested wheatgrass

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

150

75

0

150 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 150 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-05) KUYLEN, ROBERT F. AND BRENDA K. NW1/4 SEC. 21 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-9

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SB-16

W

P

K

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SB-06

K

SB-07A

SB-07B

SB-06 Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Row 2: Alternating Siberian elm and Siberian pea-shrub Understory: Smooth brome, crested wheatgrass, alfalfa, leafy spurge

12
SB-08A

1
PROJECT

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

150 0 75

150 Feet

SCALE 1 IN = 600 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-06) PHP, LLP E1/2 E1/2 SEC. 15 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-10

N

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SB-07A

SB-07A

W

P

K

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SB-07B Row 1: Scattered Siberian elm and plains cottonwood Understory: Crested wheatgrass, Kentucky bluegrass SB-07A Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Row 2: Wild plum Row 3: Green ash Row 4: Green ash Row 5: Russian olive Row 6: Ponderosa pine Understory: Crested wheatgrass, smooth brome, yellow sweetclover, fringed sagewort, Russian thistle

SB-07B

K

SB-07

6 2 3 4 5

1

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

100

50

0

100 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 100 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-07) PERDAEMS, JAMES D. AND ROSELLA J. SW1/4 SEC. 14 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-11

N

2

P

W

SB-08

P

K

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Lilac

K

1

2

3

4 5

6 7

Lilac

SB-09D
1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4

SB-09E

SB-09F

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

100

50

0

100 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 100 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-08) BUCKMAN, JOHN F SE1/4 SEC. 15 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-12

N

Row 6: Common Row 7: Blue spru Understory: Cres wheatgrass

SB-09A Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Understory: Smooth brome SB-09B Row 1: Green ash Row 2: Green ash Miscellaneous: Plains cottonwood, peachleaf willow, common chokecherry Understory: Smooth brome SB-09C Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Row 2: Green ash Row 3: Green ash Understory: Smooth brome, crested wheatgrass, curl dock, field morning-glory SB-09D Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Row 2: Russian olive Row 3: Green ash Row 4: Boxelder and green ash Understory: Smooth brome SB-09E Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Row 2: Russian olive Row 3: Green ash Row 4: Siberian elm Understory: Smooth brome, crested wheatgrass, leafy spurge SB-09F Row 1: Common lilac Row 2: Siberian elm Understory: Smooth brome, crested wheatgrass, leafy spurge

1 2 34

1

SB-09A
SB-09E

2 3 4

1 2

SB-09F

SB-09D SB-09G

2

1

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SB-09B
2 1

Willow

Plains Cottonwood below dam

SB-09C

3 2 1

SB-09G Row 1: Green ash Miscellaneos: pine, willow, blue spruce in yard

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

200

100

0

200 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 200 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN
TITLE Denver, Colorado

SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

Shelter Belt with Site ID

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-09) PERDAEMS, JAMES D. AND ROSELLA J. NW1/4 SEC. 22 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0 GIS

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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FIG 2.7.2-13

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SB-10 Row 1: Mostly dead Manchu cherry Row 2: 650' Ponderosa pine plus 2 Scotch pine, 180' Apple and Siberian crabapple, 200' Green ash Understory: Dense smooth brome

W

P

SB-10
1 2
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Pine Apple Green ash

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9

10

1

2

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5

6 7 8

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Study Area Permit Boundary Section

100

50

0

100 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 100 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-10) PERDAEMS, JAMES D. AND ROSELLA J. NW1/4 SEC. 23 T139N R98W
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FIG 2.7.2-14

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9

10

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1

2

3

4

5

6 7 8

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K
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SB-11

K

SB-11 Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Row 2: Russian olive Row 3: Siberian elm Row 4: Green ash Row 5: Green ash Row 6: Siberian elm Row 7: Siberian elm Row 8: Siberian elm Row 9: Siberian elm Row 10: Green ash Note: poor row integrity on east side Understory: Smooth brome, crested wheatgrass, belevedere summercypress L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section Shelter Belt with Site ID
100 50 0 100 Feet
PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 100 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-11) PERDAEMS, JAMES D. AND ROSELLA J. NW1/4 SEC. 23 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-15

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SB-12A Row 1: Rocky Mountain juniper Row 2: Mancue cherry Row 3: Green ash Row 4: Siberian pea-shrub Row 5: Siberian elm Row 6: Siberian elm Row 7: Rocky Mountain juniper Row 8: Ponderosa pine Row 9: Green ash Understory: Smooth brome, Russian thistle SB-12B Row 1: Honeysuckle Row 2: Siberian pea-shrub Row 3: Honeysuckle Row 4: Russian olive Row 5: Green ash Row 6: Plains cottonwood Row 7: American elm Row 8: Siberian elm Row 9: Siberian pea-shrub Note: poor row integrity Understory: Smooth brome, crested wheatgrass, fanweed, bracted verbena, Canada thistle, leafy spurge

W

P
SB-12A
1 2 3 4 5 6

K

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9 8 7

K

1 2 3 New Planting 4 5 Mostly Dead Mostly Dead 7 8 6

SB-12B

L E G E N D
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100

50

0

100 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 100 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-12) PERDAEMS, JERRY F. AND SANDRA M. SE1/4 SEC. 22 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-16

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SB-13
1 2 3 4 5

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P

new planting - unsuccessful no trees or shrubs; dominated by belevedere summercypress, oats, alfalfa

K

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K

SB-13 Row 1: Siberian elm Row 2: Siberian elm Row 3: Siberian elm Row 4: Russian olive Row 5: Common lilac Understory: Crested wheatgrass, alfalfa, belevedere summercypress

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

100

50

0

100 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 100 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-13) EMMIL, LEOCADIA FAMILY TRUST NE1/4 SEC. 34 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-17

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W

P

SB-14B

K
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4

1

2

3

K

SB-14A

SB-14B Row 1: Blue spruce Row 2: Austrian pine Row 3: Rocky Mountain juniper Row 4: Siberian pea-shrub Understory: Mostly bare ground SB-14A Row 1: Austrian pine Row 2: Austrian pine Row 3: Austrian pine / blue spruce Understory: Mowed Kentucky bluegrass

3 2 1

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

100

50

0

100 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 100 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-14) WANDLER, DONALD M. AND O'BRIEN, DARBY AND RENITA SW1/4 SEC. 13 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-18

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SB-15A Row 1: Rocky Mountain juniper Row 2: Siberian pea-shrub Understory: Smooth brome, Kentucky bluegrass

SB-15B Row 1: Western serviceberry Row 2: Western serviceberry Row 3: Western serviceberry Row 4: Western serviceberry Row 5: Western serviceberry Row 6: Austrian pine Row 7: Austrian pine Row 8: Rocky Mountain juniper Row 9: Rocky Mountain juniper Understory: Side-oat grama, smooth brome, flixweed tansymustard

W

P

SB-15A
1 1 1 2 3 2 2

K

SB-15A

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4 5 7 9 6 8

SB-15B

1 2 3 4 5 7 8 9 11 10 6

K
SB-15C

SB-15C Row 1: Western serviceberry Row 2: Western serviceberry Row 3: Western serviceberry Row 4: Western serviceberry Row 5: Western serviceberry/ silver buffaloberry Row 6: Western serviceberry Row 7: Western serviceberry Row 8: White spruce Row 9: White spruce Row 10: Rocky Mountain juniper Row 11: Common lilac Understory: Side-oat grama, smooth brome, flixweed tansymustard

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

100

50

0

100 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 150 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-015) WAGNER, GLEN R. NE1/4 SEC. 29 T139N R98W
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FIG 2.7.2-19

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SB-06

W

1 2 Row 1: Common lilac Row 2: Common lilac

P

K
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SB-16

Abandoned Farmstead

K

1 2

3 4

SB-16 Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Row 2: Russian olive Row 3: Rocky Mountain juniper Row 4: Honeysuckle Understory: Dense smooth brome, scattered leafy spurge
PROJECT

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

100

50

0

100 Feet

SCALE 1 IN = 100 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-16) PAVEL, ROBERT B. NE1/4 SEC. 14 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-20

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8

9

10

11

12

SB-16

18

SB-06
17 16 15 14 13

SB-07 SB-03 SB-02 SB-05
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SB-04 SB-08 SB-10 SB-09 SB-11
23

SB-14

19

20

21

22

24

SB-12 SB-15

30

29

28

SB-01
27 26 25

SB-13

31

32

33

34

35

36

T139N T138N 6 5 4 3 2 1

L E G E N D
Study Area

3,500

1,750

0

3,500 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 3,500 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN
TITLE Denver, Colorado

SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

Permit Boundary

Township and Range Section Shelter Belt with Site ID
Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

SHELTERBELT MAP OVERVIEW
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/04/2010 FILE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts_Overview.mxd SCALE AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-4

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P

SB-01 Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Row 2: Russian olive Row 3: Siberian elm Row 4: Green ash Understory: Crested wheatgrass

P

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N

J
1 2 3 4

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

100

50

0

100 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 100 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-01) P. KUYLEN 80% AND K. KUYLEN 20% NW1/4 SEC. 27 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-5

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SB-02 Row 1: Rocky Mountain juniper Row 2: Siberian crabapple Row 3: Ponderosa pine Row 4: Siberian pea-shrub Understory: Yellow sweetclover, crested wheatgrass, smooth brome, curlycup gumweed and field morning-glory

P

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1

2 3

4

SB-02

N

J

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

100

50

0

100 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 100 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-02) WILLISTON BASIN INTERSTATE PIPELINE CO. NW1/4 SEC. 20 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-6

N

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W

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1

SB-03

N

J

SB-03 Row 1: Plains cottonwood with 1 yellow willow Understory: Dense smooth brome

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

100

50

0

100 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 100 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-03) P. KUYLEN 80% AND K. KUYLEN 20% NW1/4 SEC. 20 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-7

N

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SB-04A Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Row 2: Siberian elm Row 3: Siberian elm Row 4: Siberian elm Row 5: Siberian pea-shrub Understory: Crested wheatgrass, smooth brome

SB-04B Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Row 2: Common lilac Row 3: Rocky Mountain juniper Row 4: Common chokecherry Row 5: Green ash Row 6: Ponderosa pine Row 7: Common hackberry Row 8: Green ash Row 9: Green ash / Siberian pea-shrub Row 10: Siberian pea-shrub Row 11: Siberian pea-shrub Understory: Russian thistle, belevedere summercypress, prickley lettus, foxtail barley, loesel tumblemustard

W

P

SB-04A 2 3 4 1
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SB-04B 5 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

N

J

SB-05A

SB-05B 9 8 SB-05C

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

150

75

0

150 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 150 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-04) KUYLEN, ROBERT F. AND BRENDA K. SW1/4 SEC. 16 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-8

N

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SB-05A

SB-05B 9 8 SB-05C

W

P

K
7 3 4 5 6

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1 2

1 2

3

4

1

2

3

SB-05A Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Row 2: Siberian elm Row 3: Siberian elm Row 4: Common and late lilac Understory: Kentucky bluegrass, crested wheatgrass, western snowberry, curly cup gumweed, smooth brome, cudweed sagewort, fanweed

SB-05B Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Row 2: Siberian pea-shrub Row 3: Russian olive Row 4: Russian olive Row 5: Rocky Mounntain juniper Row 6: Honeysuckle Row 7: Siberian pea-shrub Row 8: Siberian pea-shrub Row 9: Siberian pea-shrub Understory: Smooth brome, curdlock, western snowberry, yellow sweetclover, Kentudky bluegrass, prickly lettuce, field morning-glory, leafy spurge

J

SB-05C Row 1: Siberian elm Row 2: Siberian elm Row 3: Siberian pea-shrub Understory: Smooth brome, crested wheatgrass

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

150

75

0

150 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 150 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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Denver, Colorado TITLE

SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-05) KUYLEN, ROBERT F. AND BRENDA K. NW1/4 SEC. 21 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-9

N

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SB-16

W

P

K

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SB-06

K

SB-07A

SB-07B

SB-06 Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Row 2: Alternating Siberian elm and Siberian pea-shrub Understory: Smooth brome, crested wheatgrass, alfalfa, leafy spurge

12
SB-08A

1
PROJECT

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

150 0 75

150 Feet

SCALE 1 IN = 600 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-06) PHP, LLP E1/2 E1/2 SEC. 15 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-10

N

P
SB-07A

SB-07A

W

P

K

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SB-07B Row 1: Scattered Siberian elm and plains cottonwood Understory: Crested wheatgrass, Kentucky bluegrass SB-07A Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Row 2: Wild plum Row 3: Green ash Row 4: Green ash Row 5: Russian olive Row 6: Ponderosa pine Understory: Crested wheatgrass, smooth brome, yellow sweetclover, fringed sagewort, Russian thistle

SB-07B

K

SB-07

6 2 3 4 5

1

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

100

50

0

100 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 100 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-07) PERDAEMS, JAMES D. AND ROSELLA J. SW1/4 SEC. 14 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-11

N

2

P

W

SB-08

P

K

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Lilac

K

1

2

3

4 5

6 7

Lilac

SB-09D
1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4

SB-09E

SB-09F

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

100

50

0

100 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 100 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-08) BUCKMAN, JOHN F SE1/4 SEC. 15 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-12

N

Row 6: Common Row 7: Blue spru Understory: Cres wheatgrass

SB-09A Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Understory: Smooth brome SB-09B Row 1: Green ash Row 2: Green ash Miscellaneous: Plains cottonwood, peachleaf willow, common chokecherry Understory: Smooth brome SB-09C Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Row 2: Green ash Row 3: Green ash Understory: Smooth brome, crested wheatgrass, curl dock, field morning-glory SB-09D Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Row 2: Russian olive Row 3: Green ash Row 4: Boxelder and green ash Understory: Smooth brome SB-09E Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Row 2: Russian olive Row 3: Green ash Row 4: Siberian elm Understory: Smooth brome, crested wheatgrass, leafy spurge SB-09F Row 1: Common lilac Row 2: Siberian elm Understory: Smooth brome, crested wheatgrass, leafy spurge

1 2 34

1

SB-09A
SB-09E

2 3 4

1 2

SB-09F

SB-09D SB-09G

2

1

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SB-09B
2 1

Willow

Plains Cottonwood below dam

SB-09C

3 2 1

SB-09G Row 1: Green ash Miscellaneos: pine, willow, blue spruce in yard

L E G E N D
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200

100

0

200 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 200 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN
TITLE Denver, Colorado

SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

Shelter Belt with Site ID

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-09) PERDAEMS, JAMES D. AND ROSELLA J. NW1/4 SEC. 22 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0 GIS

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SB-10 Row 1: Mostly dead Manchu cherry Row 2: 650' Ponderosa pine plus 2 Scotch pine, 180' Apple and Siberian crabapple, 200' Green ash Understory: Dense smooth brome

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SB-10
1 2
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Pine Apple Green ash

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10

1

2

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6 7 8

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Study Area Permit Boundary Section

100

50

0

100 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 100 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-10) PERDAEMS, JAMES D. AND ROSELLA J. NW1/4 SEC. 23 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-14

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6 7 8

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SB-11

K

SB-11 Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Row 2: Russian olive Row 3: Siberian elm Row 4: Green ash Row 5: Green ash Row 6: Siberian elm Row 7: Siberian elm Row 8: Siberian elm Row 9: Siberian elm Row 10: Green ash Note: poor row integrity on east side Understory: Smooth brome, crested wheatgrass, belevedere summercypress L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section Shelter Belt with Site ID
100 50 0 100 Feet
PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 100 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-11) PERDAEMS, JAMES D. AND ROSELLA J. NW1/4 SEC. 23 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-15

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SB-12A Row 1: Rocky Mountain juniper Row 2: Mancue cherry Row 3: Green ash Row 4: Siberian pea-shrub Row 5: Siberian elm Row 6: Siberian elm Row 7: Rocky Mountain juniper Row 8: Ponderosa pine Row 9: Green ash Understory: Smooth brome, Russian thistle SB-12B Row 1: Honeysuckle Row 2: Siberian pea-shrub Row 3: Honeysuckle Row 4: Russian olive Row 5: Green ash Row 6: Plains cottonwood Row 7: American elm Row 8: Siberian elm Row 9: Siberian pea-shrub Note: poor row integrity Understory: Smooth brome, crested wheatgrass, fanweed, bracted verbena, Canada thistle, leafy spurge

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SB-12A
1 2 3 4 5 6

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9 8 7

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1 2 3 New Planting 4 5 Mostly Dead Mostly Dead 7 8 6

SB-12B

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100

50

0

100 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 100 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-12) PERDAEMS, JERRY F. AND SANDRA M. SE1/4 SEC. 22 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-16

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SB-13
1 2 3 4 5

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new planting - unsuccessful no trees or shrubs; dominated by belevedere summercypress, oats, alfalfa

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SB-13 Row 1: Siberian elm Row 2: Siberian elm Row 3: Siberian elm Row 4: Russian olive Row 5: Common lilac Understory: Crested wheatgrass, alfalfa, belevedere summercypress

L E G E N D
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100

50

0

100 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 100 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-13) EMMIL, LEOCADIA FAMILY TRUST NE1/4 SEC. 34 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-17

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SB-14B

K
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4

1

2

3

K

SB-14A

SB-14B Row 1: Blue spruce Row 2: Austrian pine Row 3: Rocky Mountain juniper Row 4: Siberian pea-shrub Understory: Mostly bare ground SB-14A Row 1: Austrian pine Row 2: Austrian pine Row 3: Austrian pine / blue spruce Understory: Mowed Kentucky bluegrass

3 2 1

L E G E N D
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100

50

0

100 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 100 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-14) WANDLER, DONALD M. AND O'BRIEN, DARBY AND RENITA SW1/4 SEC. 13 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-18

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SB-15A Row 1: Rocky Mountain juniper Row 2: Siberian pea-shrub Understory: Smooth brome, Kentucky bluegrass

SB-15B Row 1: Western serviceberry Row 2: Western serviceberry Row 3: Western serviceberry Row 4: Western serviceberry Row 5: Western serviceberry Row 6: Austrian pine Row 7: Austrian pine Row 8: Rocky Mountain juniper Row 9: Rocky Mountain juniper Understory: Side-oat grama, smooth brome, flixweed tansymustard

W

P

SB-15A
1 1 1 2 3 2 2

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SB-15A

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4 5 7 9 6 8

SB-15B

1 2 3 4 5 7 8 9 11 10 6

K
SB-15C

SB-15C Row 1: Western serviceberry Row 2: Western serviceberry Row 3: Western serviceberry Row 4: Western serviceberry Row 5: Western serviceberry/ silver buffaloberry Row 6: Western serviceberry Row 7: Western serviceberry Row 8: White spruce Row 9: White spruce Row 10: Rocky Mountain juniper Row 11: Common lilac Understory: Side-oat grama, smooth brome, flixweed tansymustard

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

100

50

0

100 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 150 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-015) WAGNER, GLEN R. NE1/4 SEC. 29 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-19

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SB-06

W

1 2 Row 1: Common lilac Row 2: Common lilac

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K
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SB-16

Abandoned Farmstead

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1 2

3 4

SB-16 Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Row 2: Russian olive Row 3: Rocky Mountain juniper Row 4: Honeysuckle Understory: Dense smooth brome, scattered leafy spurge
PROJECT

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

100

50

0

100 Feet

SCALE 1 IN = 100 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-16) PAVEL, ROBERT B. NE1/4 SEC. 14 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-20

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8

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10

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12

SB-16

18

SB-06
17 16 15 14 13

SB-07 SB-03 SB-02 SB-05
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SB-04 SB-08 SB-10 SB-09 SB-11
23

SB-14

19

20

21

22

24

SB-12 SB-15

30

29

28

SB-01
27 26 25

SB-13

31

32

33

34

35

36

T139N T138N 6 5 4 3 2 1

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Study Area

3,500

1,750

0

3,500 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 3,500 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN
TITLE Denver, Colorado

SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

Permit Boundary

Township and Range Section Shelter Belt with Site ID
Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

SHELTERBELT MAP OVERVIEW
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/04/2010 FILE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts_Overview.mxd SCALE AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-4

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SB-01 Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Row 2: Russian olive Row 3: Siberian elm Row 4: Green ash Understory: Crested wheatgrass

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J
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L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

100

50

0

100 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 100 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-01) P. KUYLEN 80% AND K. KUYLEN 20% NW1/4 SEC. 27 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-5

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SB-02 Row 1: Rocky Mountain juniper Row 2: Siberian crabapple Row 3: Ponderosa pine Row 4: Siberian pea-shrub Understory: Yellow sweetclover, crested wheatgrass, smooth brome, curlycup gumweed and field morning-glory

P

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1

2 3

4

SB-02

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J

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

100

50

0

100 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 100 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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Denver, Colorado TITLE

SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-02) WILLISTON BASIN INTERSTATE PIPELINE CO. NW1/4 SEC. 20 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-6

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W

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1

SB-03

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SB-03 Row 1: Plains cottonwood with 1 yellow willow Understory: Dense smooth brome

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

100

50

0

100 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 100 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-03) P. KUYLEN 80% AND K. KUYLEN 20% NW1/4 SEC. 20 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-7

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SB-04A Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Row 2: Siberian elm Row 3: Siberian elm Row 4: Siberian elm Row 5: Siberian pea-shrub Understory: Crested wheatgrass, smooth brome

SB-04B Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Row 2: Common lilac Row 3: Rocky Mountain juniper Row 4: Common chokecherry Row 5: Green ash Row 6: Ponderosa pine Row 7: Common hackberry Row 8: Green ash Row 9: Green ash / Siberian pea-shrub Row 10: Siberian pea-shrub Row 11: Siberian pea-shrub Understory: Russian thistle, belevedere summercypress, prickley lettus, foxtail barley, loesel tumblemustard

W

P

SB-04A 2 3 4 1
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SB-04B 5 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

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J

SB-05A

SB-05B 9 8 SB-05C

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

150

75

0

150 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 150 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-04) KUYLEN, ROBERT F. AND BRENDA K. SW1/4 SEC. 16 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-8

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SB-05A

SB-05B 9 8 SB-05C

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P

K
7 3 4 5 6

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1 2

1 2

3

4

1

2

3

SB-05A Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Row 2: Siberian elm Row 3: Siberian elm Row 4: Common and late lilac Understory: Kentucky bluegrass, crested wheatgrass, western snowberry, curly cup gumweed, smooth brome, cudweed sagewort, fanweed

SB-05B Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Row 2: Siberian pea-shrub Row 3: Russian olive Row 4: Russian olive Row 5: Rocky Mounntain juniper Row 6: Honeysuckle Row 7: Siberian pea-shrub Row 8: Siberian pea-shrub Row 9: Siberian pea-shrub Understory: Smooth brome, curdlock, western snowberry, yellow sweetclover, Kentudky bluegrass, prickly lettuce, field morning-glory, leafy spurge

J

SB-05C Row 1: Siberian elm Row 2: Siberian elm Row 3: Siberian pea-shrub Understory: Smooth brome, crested wheatgrass

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

150

75

0

150 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 150 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-05) KUYLEN, ROBERT F. AND BRENDA K. NW1/4 SEC. 21 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-9

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SB-16

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P

K

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SB-06

K

SB-07A

SB-07B

SB-06 Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Row 2: Alternating Siberian elm and Siberian pea-shrub Understory: Smooth brome, crested wheatgrass, alfalfa, leafy spurge

12
SB-08A

1
PROJECT

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

150 0 75

150 Feet

SCALE 1 IN = 600 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-06) PHP, LLP E1/2 E1/2 SEC. 15 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-10

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SB-07A

SB-07A

W

P

K

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SB-07B Row 1: Scattered Siberian elm and plains cottonwood Understory: Crested wheatgrass, Kentucky bluegrass SB-07A Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Row 2: Wild plum Row 3: Green ash Row 4: Green ash Row 5: Russian olive Row 6: Ponderosa pine Understory: Crested wheatgrass, smooth brome, yellow sweetclover, fringed sagewort, Russian thistle

SB-07B

K

SB-07

6 2 3 4 5

1

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

100

50

0

100 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 100 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-07) PERDAEMS, JAMES D. AND ROSELLA J. SW1/4 SEC. 14 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-11

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P

W

SB-08

P

K

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Lilac

K

1

2

3

4 5

6 7

Lilac

SB-09D
1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4

SB-09E

SB-09F

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

100

50

0

100 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 100 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-08) BUCKMAN, JOHN F SE1/4 SEC. 15 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-12

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Row 6: Common Row 7: Blue spru Understory: Cres wheatgrass

SB-09A Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Understory: Smooth brome SB-09B Row 1: Green ash Row 2: Green ash Miscellaneous: Plains cottonwood, peachleaf willow, common chokecherry Understory: Smooth brome SB-09C Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Row 2: Green ash Row 3: Green ash Understory: Smooth brome, crested wheatgrass, curl dock, field morning-glory SB-09D Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Row 2: Russian olive Row 3: Green ash Row 4: Boxelder and green ash Understory: Smooth brome SB-09E Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Row 2: Russian olive Row 3: Green ash Row 4: Siberian elm Understory: Smooth brome, crested wheatgrass, leafy spurge SB-09F Row 1: Common lilac Row 2: Siberian elm Understory: Smooth brome, crested wheatgrass, leafy spurge

1 2 34

1

SB-09A
SB-09E

2 3 4

1 2

SB-09F

SB-09D SB-09G

2

1

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SB-09B
2 1

Willow

Plains Cottonwood below dam

SB-09C

3 2 1

SB-09G Row 1: Green ash Miscellaneos: pine, willow, blue spruce in yard

L E G E N D
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200

100

0

200 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 200 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN
TITLE Denver, Colorado

SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

Shelter Belt with Site ID

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-09) PERDAEMS, JAMES D. AND ROSELLA J. NW1/4 SEC. 22 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0 GIS

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SB-10 Row 1: Mostly dead Manchu cherry Row 2: 650' Ponderosa pine plus 2 Scotch pine, 180' Apple and Siberian crabapple, 200' Green ash Understory: Dense smooth brome

W

P

SB-10
1 2
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K

Pine Apple Green ash

K

9

10

1

2

3

4

5

6 7 8

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Study Area Permit Boundary Section

100

50

0

100 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 100 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-10) PERDAEMS, JAMES D. AND ROSELLA J. NW1/4 SEC. 23 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-14

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9

10

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1

2

3

4

5

6 7 8

P

K
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SB-11

K

SB-11 Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Row 2: Russian olive Row 3: Siberian elm Row 4: Green ash Row 5: Green ash Row 6: Siberian elm Row 7: Siberian elm Row 8: Siberian elm Row 9: Siberian elm Row 10: Green ash Note: poor row integrity on east side Understory: Smooth brome, crested wheatgrass, belevedere summercypress L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section Shelter Belt with Site ID
100 50 0 100 Feet
PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 100 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-11) PERDAEMS, JAMES D. AND ROSELLA J. NW1/4 SEC. 23 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-15

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SB-12A Row 1: Rocky Mountain juniper Row 2: Mancue cherry Row 3: Green ash Row 4: Siberian pea-shrub Row 5: Siberian elm Row 6: Siberian elm Row 7: Rocky Mountain juniper Row 8: Ponderosa pine Row 9: Green ash Understory: Smooth brome, Russian thistle SB-12B Row 1: Honeysuckle Row 2: Siberian pea-shrub Row 3: Honeysuckle Row 4: Russian olive Row 5: Green ash Row 6: Plains cottonwood Row 7: American elm Row 8: Siberian elm Row 9: Siberian pea-shrub Note: poor row integrity Understory: Smooth brome, crested wheatgrass, fanweed, bracted verbena, Canada thistle, leafy spurge

W

P
SB-12A
1 2 3 4 5 6

K

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9 8 7

K

1 2 3 New Planting 4 5 Mostly Dead Mostly Dead 7 8 6

SB-12B

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

100

50

0

100 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 100 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-12) PERDAEMS, JERRY F. AND SANDRA M. SE1/4 SEC. 22 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-16

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SB-13
1 2 3 4 5

W

P

new planting - unsuccessful no trees or shrubs; dominated by belevedere summercypress, oats, alfalfa

K

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K

SB-13 Row 1: Siberian elm Row 2: Siberian elm Row 3: Siberian elm Row 4: Russian olive Row 5: Common lilac Understory: Crested wheatgrass, alfalfa, belevedere summercypress

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

100

50

0

100 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 100 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-13) EMMIL, LEOCADIA FAMILY TRUST NE1/4 SEC. 34 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-17

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W

P

SB-14B

K
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4

1

2

3

K

SB-14A

SB-14B Row 1: Blue spruce Row 2: Austrian pine Row 3: Rocky Mountain juniper Row 4: Siberian pea-shrub Understory: Mostly bare ground SB-14A Row 1: Austrian pine Row 2: Austrian pine Row 3: Austrian pine / blue spruce Understory: Mowed Kentucky bluegrass

3 2 1

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

100

50

0

100 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 100 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-14) WANDLER, DONALD M. AND O'BRIEN, DARBY AND RENITA SW1/4 SEC. 13 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-18

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SB-15A Row 1: Rocky Mountain juniper Row 2: Siberian pea-shrub Understory: Smooth brome, Kentucky bluegrass

SB-15B Row 1: Western serviceberry Row 2: Western serviceberry Row 3: Western serviceberry Row 4: Western serviceberry Row 5: Western serviceberry Row 6: Austrian pine Row 7: Austrian pine Row 8: Rocky Mountain juniper Row 9: Rocky Mountain juniper Understory: Side-oat grama, smooth brome, flixweed tansymustard

W

P

SB-15A
1 1 1 2 3 2 2

K

SB-15A

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4 5 7 9 6 8

SB-15B

1 2 3 4 5 7 8 9 11 10 6

K
SB-15C

SB-15C Row 1: Western serviceberry Row 2: Western serviceberry Row 3: Western serviceberry Row 4: Western serviceberry Row 5: Western serviceberry/ silver buffaloberry Row 6: Western serviceberry Row 7: Western serviceberry Row 8: White spruce Row 9: White spruce Row 10: Rocky Mountain juniper Row 11: Common lilac Understory: Side-oat grama, smooth brome, flixweed tansymustard

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

100

50

0

100 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 150 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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Denver, Colorado TITLE

SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-015) WAGNER, GLEN R. NE1/4 SEC. 29 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-19

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SB-06

W

1 2 Row 1: Common lilac Row 2: Common lilac

P

K
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SB-16

Abandoned Farmstead

K

1 2

3 4

SB-16 Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Row 2: Russian olive Row 3: Rocky Mountain juniper Row 4: Honeysuckle Understory: Dense smooth brome, scattered leafy spurge
PROJECT

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

100

50

0

100 Feet

SCALE 1 IN = 100 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-16) PAVEL, ROBERT B. NE1/4 SEC. 14 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-20

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8

9

10

11

12

SB-16

18

SB-06
17 16 15 14 13

SB-07 SB-03 SB-02 SB-05
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SB-04 SB-08 SB-10 SB-09 SB-11
23

SB-14

19

20

21

22

24

SB-12 SB-15

30

29

28

SB-01
27 26 25

SB-13

31

32

33

34

35

36

T139N T138N 6 5 4 3 2 1

L E G E N D
Study Area

3,500

1,750

0

3,500 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 3,500 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN
TITLE Denver, Colorado

SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

Permit Boundary

Township and Range Section Shelter Belt with Site ID
Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

SHELTERBELT MAP OVERVIEW
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/04/2010 FILE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts_Overview.mxd SCALE AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-4

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P

SB-01 Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Row 2: Russian olive Row 3: Siberian elm Row 4: Green ash Understory: Crested wheatgrass

P

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N

J
1 2 3 4

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

100

50

0

100 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 100 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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Denver, Colorado TITLE

SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-01) P. KUYLEN 80% AND K. KUYLEN 20% NW1/4 SEC. 27 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-5

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SB-02 Row 1: Rocky Mountain juniper Row 2: Siberian crabapple Row 3: Ponderosa pine Row 4: Siberian pea-shrub Understory: Yellow sweetclover, crested wheatgrass, smooth brome, curlycup gumweed and field morning-glory

P

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1

2 3

4

SB-02

N

J

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

100

50

0

100 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 100 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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Denver, Colorado TITLE

SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-02) WILLISTON BASIN INTERSTATE PIPELINE CO. NW1/4 SEC. 20 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-6

N

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W

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1

SB-03

N

J

SB-03 Row 1: Plains cottonwood with 1 yellow willow Understory: Dense smooth brome

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

100

50

0

100 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 100 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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Denver, Colorado TITLE

SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-03) P. KUYLEN 80% AND K. KUYLEN 20% NW1/4 SEC. 20 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-7

N

P

SB-04A Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Row 2: Siberian elm Row 3: Siberian elm Row 4: Siberian elm Row 5: Siberian pea-shrub Understory: Crested wheatgrass, smooth brome

SB-04B Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Row 2: Common lilac Row 3: Rocky Mountain juniper Row 4: Common chokecherry Row 5: Green ash Row 6: Ponderosa pine Row 7: Common hackberry Row 8: Green ash Row 9: Green ash / Siberian pea-shrub Row 10: Siberian pea-shrub Row 11: Siberian pea-shrub Understory: Russian thistle, belevedere summercypress, prickley lettus, foxtail barley, loesel tumblemustard

W

P

SB-04A 2 3 4 1
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SB-04B 5 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

N

J

SB-05A

SB-05B 9 8 SB-05C

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

150

75

0

150 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 150 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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Denver, Colorado TITLE

SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-04) KUYLEN, ROBERT F. AND BRENDA K. SW1/4 SEC. 16 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-8

N

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SB-05A

SB-05B 9 8 SB-05C

W

P

K
7 3 4 5 6

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1 2

1 2

3

4

1

2

3

SB-05A Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Row 2: Siberian elm Row 3: Siberian elm Row 4: Common and late lilac Understory: Kentucky bluegrass, crested wheatgrass, western snowberry, curly cup gumweed, smooth brome, cudweed sagewort, fanweed

SB-05B Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Row 2: Siberian pea-shrub Row 3: Russian olive Row 4: Russian olive Row 5: Rocky Mounntain juniper Row 6: Honeysuckle Row 7: Siberian pea-shrub Row 8: Siberian pea-shrub Row 9: Siberian pea-shrub Understory: Smooth brome, curdlock, western snowberry, yellow sweetclover, Kentudky bluegrass, prickly lettuce, field morning-glory, leafy spurge

J

SB-05C Row 1: Siberian elm Row 2: Siberian elm Row 3: Siberian pea-shrub Understory: Smooth brome, crested wheatgrass

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

150

75

0

150 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 150 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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Denver, Colorado TITLE

SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-05) KUYLEN, ROBERT F. AND BRENDA K. NW1/4 SEC. 21 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-9

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SB-16

W

P

K

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SB-06

K

SB-07A

SB-07B

SB-06 Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Row 2: Alternating Siberian elm and Siberian pea-shrub Understory: Smooth brome, crested wheatgrass, alfalfa, leafy spurge

12
SB-08A

1
PROJECT

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

150 0 75

150 Feet

SCALE 1 IN = 600 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-06) PHP, LLP E1/2 E1/2 SEC. 15 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-10

N

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SB-07A

SB-07A

W

P

K

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SB-07B Row 1: Scattered Siberian elm and plains cottonwood Understory: Crested wheatgrass, Kentucky bluegrass SB-07A Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Row 2: Wild plum Row 3: Green ash Row 4: Green ash Row 5: Russian olive Row 6: Ponderosa pine Understory: Crested wheatgrass, smooth brome, yellow sweetclover, fringed sagewort, Russian thistle

SB-07B

K

SB-07

6 2 3 4 5

1

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

100

50

0

100 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 100 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-07) PERDAEMS, JAMES D. AND ROSELLA J. SW1/4 SEC. 14 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-11

N

2

P

W

SB-08

P

K

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Lilac

K

1

2

3

4 5

6 7

Lilac

SB-09D
1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4

SB-09E

SB-09F

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

100

50

0

100 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 100 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-08) BUCKMAN, JOHN F SE1/4 SEC. 15 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-12

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Row 6: Common Row 7: Blue spru Understory: Cres wheatgrass

SB-09A Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Understory: Smooth brome SB-09B Row 1: Green ash Row 2: Green ash Miscellaneous: Plains cottonwood, peachleaf willow, common chokecherry Understory: Smooth brome SB-09C Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Row 2: Green ash Row 3: Green ash Understory: Smooth brome, crested wheatgrass, curl dock, field morning-glory SB-09D Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Row 2: Russian olive Row 3: Green ash Row 4: Boxelder and green ash Understory: Smooth brome SB-09E Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Row 2: Russian olive Row 3: Green ash Row 4: Siberian elm Understory: Smooth brome, crested wheatgrass, leafy spurge SB-09F Row 1: Common lilac Row 2: Siberian elm Understory: Smooth brome, crested wheatgrass, leafy spurge

1 2 34

1

SB-09A
SB-09E

2 3 4

1 2

SB-09F

SB-09D SB-09G

2

1

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SB-09B
2 1

Willow

Plains Cottonwood below dam

SB-09C

3 2 1

SB-09G Row 1: Green ash Miscellaneos: pine, willow, blue spruce in yard

L E G E N D
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200

100

0

200 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 200 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN
TITLE Denver, Colorado

SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

Shelter Belt with Site ID

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-09) PERDAEMS, JAMES D. AND ROSELLA J. NW1/4 SEC. 22 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0 GIS

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FIG 2.7.2-13

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SB-10 Row 1: Mostly dead Manchu cherry Row 2: 650' Ponderosa pine plus 2 Scotch pine, 180' Apple and Siberian crabapple, 200' Green ash Understory: Dense smooth brome

W

P

SB-10
1 2
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Pine Apple Green ash

K

9

10

1

2

3

4

5

6 7 8

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

100

50

0

100 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 100 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-10) PERDAEMS, JAMES D. AND ROSELLA J. NW1/4 SEC. 23 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-14

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9

10

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1

2

3

4

5

6 7 8

P

K
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SB-11

K

SB-11 Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Row 2: Russian olive Row 3: Siberian elm Row 4: Green ash Row 5: Green ash Row 6: Siberian elm Row 7: Siberian elm Row 8: Siberian elm Row 9: Siberian elm Row 10: Green ash Note: poor row integrity on east side Understory: Smooth brome, crested wheatgrass, belevedere summercypress L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section Shelter Belt with Site ID
100 50 0 100 Feet
PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 100 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-11) PERDAEMS, JAMES D. AND ROSELLA J. NW1/4 SEC. 23 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-15

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SB-12A Row 1: Rocky Mountain juniper Row 2: Mancue cherry Row 3: Green ash Row 4: Siberian pea-shrub Row 5: Siberian elm Row 6: Siberian elm Row 7: Rocky Mountain juniper Row 8: Ponderosa pine Row 9: Green ash Understory: Smooth brome, Russian thistle SB-12B Row 1: Honeysuckle Row 2: Siberian pea-shrub Row 3: Honeysuckle Row 4: Russian olive Row 5: Green ash Row 6: Plains cottonwood Row 7: American elm Row 8: Siberian elm Row 9: Siberian pea-shrub Note: poor row integrity Understory: Smooth brome, crested wheatgrass, fanweed, bracted verbena, Canada thistle, leafy spurge

W

P
SB-12A
1 2 3 4 5 6

K

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9 8 7

K

1 2 3 New Planting 4 5 Mostly Dead Mostly Dead 7 8 6

SB-12B

L E G E N D
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100

50

0

100 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 100 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-12) PERDAEMS, JERRY F. AND SANDRA M. SE1/4 SEC. 22 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-16

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SB-13
1 2 3 4 5

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P

new planting - unsuccessful no trees or shrubs; dominated by belevedere summercypress, oats, alfalfa

K

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K

SB-13 Row 1: Siberian elm Row 2: Siberian elm Row 3: Siberian elm Row 4: Russian olive Row 5: Common lilac Understory: Crested wheatgrass, alfalfa, belevedere summercypress

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

100

50

0

100 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 100 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-13) EMMIL, LEOCADIA FAMILY TRUST NE1/4 SEC. 34 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-17

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W

P

SB-14B

K
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4

1

2

3

K

SB-14A

SB-14B Row 1: Blue spruce Row 2: Austrian pine Row 3: Rocky Mountain juniper Row 4: Siberian pea-shrub Understory: Mostly bare ground SB-14A Row 1: Austrian pine Row 2: Austrian pine Row 3: Austrian pine / blue spruce Understory: Mowed Kentucky bluegrass

3 2 1

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

100

50

0

100 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 100 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-14) WANDLER, DONALD M. AND O'BRIEN, DARBY AND RENITA SW1/4 SEC. 13 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-18

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SB-15A Row 1: Rocky Mountain juniper Row 2: Siberian pea-shrub Understory: Smooth brome, Kentucky bluegrass

SB-15B Row 1: Western serviceberry Row 2: Western serviceberry Row 3: Western serviceberry Row 4: Western serviceberry Row 5: Western serviceberry Row 6: Austrian pine Row 7: Austrian pine Row 8: Rocky Mountain juniper Row 9: Rocky Mountain juniper Understory: Side-oat grama, smooth brome, flixweed tansymustard

W

P

SB-15A
1 1 1 2 3 2 2

K

SB-15A

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4 5 7 9 6 8

SB-15B

1 2 3 4 5 7 8 9 11 10 6

K
SB-15C

SB-15C Row 1: Western serviceberry Row 2: Western serviceberry Row 3: Western serviceberry Row 4: Western serviceberry Row 5: Western serviceberry/ silver buffaloberry Row 6: Western serviceberry Row 7: Western serviceberry Row 8: White spruce Row 9: White spruce Row 10: Rocky Mountain juniper Row 11: Common lilac Understory: Side-oat grama, smooth brome, flixweed tansymustard

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

100

50

0

100 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 150 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-015) WAGNER, GLEN R. NE1/4 SEC. 29 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-19

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SB-06

W

1 2 Row 1: Common lilac Row 2: Common lilac

P

K
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SB-16

Abandoned Farmstead

K

1 2

3 4

SB-16 Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Row 2: Russian olive Row 3: Rocky Mountain juniper Row 4: Honeysuckle Understory: Dense smooth brome, scattered leafy spurge
PROJECT

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

100

50

0

100 Feet

SCALE 1 IN = 100 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-16) PAVEL, ROBERT B. NE1/4 SEC. 14 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-20

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8

9

10

11

12

SB-16

18

SB-06
17 16 15 14 13

SB-07 SB-03 SB-02 SB-05
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SB-04 SB-08 SB-10 SB-09 SB-11
23

SB-14

19

20

21

22

24

SB-12 SB-15

30

29

28

SB-01
27 26 25

SB-13

31

32

33

34

35

36

T139N T138N 6 5 4 3 2 1

L E G E N D
Study Area

3,500

1,750

0

3,500 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 3,500 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN
TITLE Denver, Colorado

SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

Permit Boundary

Township and Range Section Shelter Belt with Site ID
Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

SHELTERBELT MAP OVERVIEW
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/04/2010 FILE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts_Overview.mxd SCALE AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-4

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P

SB-01 Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Row 2: Russian olive Row 3: Siberian elm Row 4: Green ash Understory: Crested wheatgrass

P

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N

J
1 2 3 4

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

100

50

0

100 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 100 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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Denver, Colorado TITLE

SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-01) P. KUYLEN 80% AND K. KUYLEN 20% NW1/4 SEC. 27 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-5

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SB-02 Row 1: Rocky Mountain juniper Row 2: Siberian crabapple Row 3: Ponderosa pine Row 4: Siberian pea-shrub Understory: Yellow sweetclover, crested wheatgrass, smooth brome, curlycup gumweed and field morning-glory

P

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1

2 3

4

SB-02

N

J

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

100

50

0

100 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 100 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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Denver, Colorado TITLE

SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-02) WILLISTON BASIN INTERSTATE PIPELINE CO. NW1/4 SEC. 20 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-6

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W

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1

SB-03

N

J

SB-03 Row 1: Plains cottonwood with 1 yellow willow Understory: Dense smooth brome

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

100

50

0

100 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 100 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-03) P. KUYLEN 80% AND K. KUYLEN 20% NW1/4 SEC. 20 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-7

N

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SB-04A Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Row 2: Siberian elm Row 3: Siberian elm Row 4: Siberian elm Row 5: Siberian pea-shrub Understory: Crested wheatgrass, smooth brome

SB-04B Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Row 2: Common lilac Row 3: Rocky Mountain juniper Row 4: Common chokecherry Row 5: Green ash Row 6: Ponderosa pine Row 7: Common hackberry Row 8: Green ash Row 9: Green ash / Siberian pea-shrub Row 10: Siberian pea-shrub Row 11: Siberian pea-shrub Understory: Russian thistle, belevedere summercypress, prickley lettus, foxtail barley, loesel tumblemustard

W

P

SB-04A 2 3 4 1
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SB-04B 5 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

N

J

SB-05A

SB-05B 9 8 SB-05C

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

150

75

0

150 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 150 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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Denver, Colorado TITLE

SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-04) KUYLEN, ROBERT F. AND BRENDA K. SW1/4 SEC. 16 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-8

N

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SB-05A

SB-05B 9 8 SB-05C

W

P

K
7 3 4 5 6

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1 2

1 2

3

4

1

2

3

SB-05A Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Row 2: Siberian elm Row 3: Siberian elm Row 4: Common and late lilac Understory: Kentucky bluegrass, crested wheatgrass, western snowberry, curly cup gumweed, smooth brome, cudweed sagewort, fanweed

SB-05B Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Row 2: Siberian pea-shrub Row 3: Russian olive Row 4: Russian olive Row 5: Rocky Mounntain juniper Row 6: Honeysuckle Row 7: Siberian pea-shrub Row 8: Siberian pea-shrub Row 9: Siberian pea-shrub Understory: Smooth brome, curdlock, western snowberry, yellow sweetclover, Kentudky bluegrass, prickly lettuce, field morning-glory, leafy spurge

J

SB-05C Row 1: Siberian elm Row 2: Siberian elm Row 3: Siberian pea-shrub Understory: Smooth brome, crested wheatgrass

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

150

75

0

150 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 150 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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Denver, Colorado TITLE

SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-05) KUYLEN, ROBERT F. AND BRENDA K. NW1/4 SEC. 21 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-9

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SB-16

W

P

K

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SB-06

K

SB-07A

SB-07B

SB-06 Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Row 2: Alternating Siberian elm and Siberian pea-shrub Understory: Smooth brome, crested wheatgrass, alfalfa, leafy spurge

12
SB-08A

1
PROJECT

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

150 0 75

150 Feet

SCALE 1 IN = 600 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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Denver, Colorado TITLE

SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-06) PHP, LLP E1/2 E1/2 SEC. 15 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-10

N

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SB-07A

SB-07A

W

P

K

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SB-07B Row 1: Scattered Siberian elm and plains cottonwood Understory: Crested wheatgrass, Kentucky bluegrass SB-07A Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Row 2: Wild plum Row 3: Green ash Row 4: Green ash Row 5: Russian olive Row 6: Ponderosa pine Understory: Crested wheatgrass, smooth brome, yellow sweetclover, fringed sagewort, Russian thistle

SB-07B

K

SB-07

6 2 3 4 5

1

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

100

50

0

100 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 100 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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Denver, Colorado TITLE

SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-07) PERDAEMS, JAMES D. AND ROSELLA J. SW1/4 SEC. 14 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-11

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P

W

SB-08

P

K

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Lilac

K

1

2

3

4 5

6 7

Lilac

SB-09D
1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4

SB-09E

SB-09F

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

100

50

0

100 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 100 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-08) BUCKMAN, JOHN F SE1/4 SEC. 15 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-12

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Row 6: Common Row 7: Blue spru Understory: Cres wheatgrass

SB-09A Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Understory: Smooth brome SB-09B Row 1: Green ash Row 2: Green ash Miscellaneous: Plains cottonwood, peachleaf willow, common chokecherry Understory: Smooth brome SB-09C Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Row 2: Green ash Row 3: Green ash Understory: Smooth brome, crested wheatgrass, curl dock, field morning-glory SB-09D Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Row 2: Russian olive Row 3: Green ash Row 4: Boxelder and green ash Understory: Smooth brome SB-09E Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Row 2: Russian olive Row 3: Green ash Row 4: Siberian elm Understory: Smooth brome, crested wheatgrass, leafy spurge SB-09F Row 1: Common lilac Row 2: Siberian elm Understory: Smooth brome, crested wheatgrass, leafy spurge

1 2 34

1

SB-09A
SB-09E

2 3 4

1 2

SB-09F

SB-09D SB-09G

2

1

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SB-09B
2 1

Willow

Plains Cottonwood below dam

SB-09C

3 2 1

SB-09G Row 1: Green ash Miscellaneos: pine, willow, blue spruce in yard

L E G E N D
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200

100

0

200 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 200 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN
TITLE Denver, Colorado

SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

Shelter Belt with Site ID

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-09) PERDAEMS, JAMES D. AND ROSELLA J. NW1/4 SEC. 22 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0 GIS

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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SB-10 Row 1: Mostly dead Manchu cherry Row 2: 650' Ponderosa pine plus 2 Scotch pine, 180' Apple and Siberian crabapple, 200' Green ash Understory: Dense smooth brome

W

P

SB-10
1 2
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K

Pine Apple Green ash

K

9

10

1

2

3

4

5

6 7 8

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

100

50

0

100 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 100 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-10) PERDAEMS, JAMES D. AND ROSELLA J. NW1/4 SEC. 23 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-14

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9

10

W

1

2

3

4

5

6 7 8

P

K
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SB-11

K

SB-11 Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Row 2: Russian olive Row 3: Siberian elm Row 4: Green ash Row 5: Green ash Row 6: Siberian elm Row 7: Siberian elm Row 8: Siberian elm Row 9: Siberian elm Row 10: Green ash Note: poor row integrity on east side Understory: Smooth brome, crested wheatgrass, belevedere summercypress L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section Shelter Belt with Site ID
100 50 0 100 Feet
PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 100 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-11) PERDAEMS, JAMES D. AND ROSELLA J. NW1/4 SEC. 23 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-15

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SB-12A Row 1: Rocky Mountain juniper Row 2: Mancue cherry Row 3: Green ash Row 4: Siberian pea-shrub Row 5: Siberian elm Row 6: Siberian elm Row 7: Rocky Mountain juniper Row 8: Ponderosa pine Row 9: Green ash Understory: Smooth brome, Russian thistle SB-12B Row 1: Honeysuckle Row 2: Siberian pea-shrub Row 3: Honeysuckle Row 4: Russian olive Row 5: Green ash Row 6: Plains cottonwood Row 7: American elm Row 8: Siberian elm Row 9: Siberian pea-shrub Note: poor row integrity Understory: Smooth brome, crested wheatgrass, fanweed, bracted verbena, Canada thistle, leafy spurge

W

P
SB-12A
1 2 3 4 5 6

K

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9 8 7

K

1 2 3 New Planting 4 5 Mostly Dead Mostly Dead 7 8 6

SB-12B

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

100

50

0

100 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 100 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-12) PERDAEMS, JERRY F. AND SANDRA M. SE1/4 SEC. 22 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-16

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SB-13
1 2 3 4 5

W

P

new planting - unsuccessful no trees or shrubs; dominated by belevedere summercypress, oats, alfalfa

K

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K

SB-13 Row 1: Siberian elm Row 2: Siberian elm Row 3: Siberian elm Row 4: Russian olive Row 5: Common lilac Understory: Crested wheatgrass, alfalfa, belevedere summercypress

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

100

50

0

100 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 100 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-13) EMMIL, LEOCADIA FAMILY TRUST NE1/4 SEC. 34 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-17

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W

P

SB-14B

K
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4

1

2

3

K

SB-14A

SB-14B Row 1: Blue spruce Row 2: Austrian pine Row 3: Rocky Mountain juniper Row 4: Siberian pea-shrub Understory: Mostly bare ground SB-14A Row 1: Austrian pine Row 2: Austrian pine Row 3: Austrian pine / blue spruce Understory: Mowed Kentucky bluegrass

3 2 1

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

100

50

0

100 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 100 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-14) WANDLER, DONALD M. AND O'BRIEN, DARBY AND RENITA SW1/4 SEC. 13 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-18

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SB-15A Row 1: Rocky Mountain juniper Row 2: Siberian pea-shrub Understory: Smooth brome, Kentucky bluegrass

SB-15B Row 1: Western serviceberry Row 2: Western serviceberry Row 3: Western serviceberry Row 4: Western serviceberry Row 5: Western serviceberry Row 6: Austrian pine Row 7: Austrian pine Row 8: Rocky Mountain juniper Row 9: Rocky Mountain juniper Understory: Side-oat grama, smooth brome, flixweed tansymustard

W

P

SB-15A
1 1 1 2 3 2 2

K

SB-15A

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4 5 7 9 6 8

SB-15B

1 2 3 4 5 7 8 9 11 10 6

K
SB-15C

SB-15C Row 1: Western serviceberry Row 2: Western serviceberry Row 3: Western serviceberry Row 4: Western serviceberry Row 5: Western serviceberry/ silver buffaloberry Row 6: Western serviceberry Row 7: Western serviceberry Row 8: White spruce Row 9: White spruce Row 10: Rocky Mountain juniper Row 11: Common lilac Understory: Side-oat grama, smooth brome, flixweed tansymustard

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

100

50

0

100 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 150 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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Denver, Colorado TITLE

SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-015) WAGNER, GLEN R. NE1/4 SEC. 29 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-19

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SB-06

W

1 2 Row 1: Common lilac Row 2: Common lilac

P

K
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SB-16

Abandoned Farmstead

K

1 2

3 4

SB-16 Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Row 2: Russian olive Row 3: Rocky Mountain juniper Row 4: Honeysuckle Understory: Dense smooth brome, scattered leafy spurge
PROJECT

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

100

50

0

100 Feet

SCALE 1 IN = 100 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-16) PAVEL, ROBERT B. NE1/4 SEC. 14 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-20

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8

9

10

11

12

SB-16

18

SB-06
17 16 15 14 13

SB-07 SB-03 SB-02 SB-05
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SB-04 SB-08 SB-10 SB-09 SB-11
23

SB-14

19

20

21

22

24

SB-12 SB-15

30

29

28

SB-01
27 26 25

SB-13

31

32

33

34

35

36

T139N T138N 6 5 4 3 2 1

L E G E N D
Study Area

3,500

1,750

0

3,500 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 3,500 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN
TITLE Denver, Colorado

SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

Permit Boundary

Township and Range Section Shelter Belt with Site ID
Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

SHELTERBELT MAP OVERVIEW
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/04/2010 FILE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts_Overview.mxd SCALE AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-4

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P

SB-01 Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Row 2: Russian olive Row 3: Siberian elm Row 4: Green ash Understory: Crested wheatgrass

P

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N

J
1 2 3 4

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

100

50

0

100 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 100 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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Denver, Colorado TITLE

SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-01) P. KUYLEN 80% AND K. KUYLEN 20% NW1/4 SEC. 27 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-5

N

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SB-02 Row 1: Rocky Mountain juniper Row 2: Siberian crabapple Row 3: Ponderosa pine Row 4: Siberian pea-shrub Understory: Yellow sweetclover, crested wheatgrass, smooth brome, curlycup gumweed and field morning-glory

P

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1

2 3

4

SB-02

N

J

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

100

50

0

100 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 100 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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Denver, Colorado TITLE

SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-02) WILLISTON BASIN INTERSTATE PIPELINE CO. NW1/4 SEC. 20 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-6

N

P

W

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1

SB-03

N

J

SB-03 Row 1: Plains cottonwood with 1 yellow willow Understory: Dense smooth brome

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

100

50

0

100 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 100 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-03) P. KUYLEN 80% AND K. KUYLEN 20% NW1/4 SEC. 20 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-7

N

P

SB-04A Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Row 2: Siberian elm Row 3: Siberian elm Row 4: Siberian elm Row 5: Siberian pea-shrub Understory: Crested wheatgrass, smooth brome

SB-04B Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Row 2: Common lilac Row 3: Rocky Mountain juniper Row 4: Common chokecherry Row 5: Green ash Row 6: Ponderosa pine Row 7: Common hackberry Row 8: Green ash Row 9: Green ash / Siberian pea-shrub Row 10: Siberian pea-shrub Row 11: Siberian pea-shrub Understory: Russian thistle, belevedere summercypress, prickley lettus, foxtail barley, loesel tumblemustard

W

P

SB-04A 2 3 4 1
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SB-04B 5 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

N

J

SB-05A

SB-05B 9 8 SB-05C

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

150

75

0

150 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 150 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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Denver, Colorado TITLE

SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-04) KUYLEN, ROBERT F. AND BRENDA K. SW1/4 SEC. 16 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-8

N

P

SB-05A

SB-05B 9 8 SB-05C

W

P

K
7 3 4 5 6

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1 2

1 2

3

4

1

2

3

SB-05A Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Row 2: Siberian elm Row 3: Siberian elm Row 4: Common and late lilac Understory: Kentucky bluegrass, crested wheatgrass, western snowberry, curly cup gumweed, smooth brome, cudweed sagewort, fanweed

SB-05B Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Row 2: Siberian pea-shrub Row 3: Russian olive Row 4: Russian olive Row 5: Rocky Mounntain juniper Row 6: Honeysuckle Row 7: Siberian pea-shrub Row 8: Siberian pea-shrub Row 9: Siberian pea-shrub Understory: Smooth brome, curdlock, western snowberry, yellow sweetclover, Kentudky bluegrass, prickly lettuce, field morning-glory, leafy spurge

J

SB-05C Row 1: Siberian elm Row 2: Siberian elm Row 3: Siberian pea-shrub Understory: Smooth brome, crested wheatgrass

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

150

75

0

150 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 150 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-05) KUYLEN, ROBERT F. AND BRENDA K. NW1/4 SEC. 21 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-9

N

P

SB-16

W

P

K

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SB-06

K

SB-07A

SB-07B

SB-06 Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Row 2: Alternating Siberian elm and Siberian pea-shrub Understory: Smooth brome, crested wheatgrass, alfalfa, leafy spurge

12
SB-08A

1
PROJECT

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

150 0 75

150 Feet

SCALE 1 IN = 600 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-06) PHP, LLP E1/2 E1/2 SEC. 15 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-10

N

P
SB-07A

SB-07A

W

P

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SB-07B Row 1: Scattered Siberian elm and plains cottonwood Understory: Crested wheatgrass, Kentucky bluegrass SB-07A Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Row 2: Wild plum Row 3: Green ash Row 4: Green ash Row 5: Russian olive Row 6: Ponderosa pine Understory: Crested wheatgrass, smooth brome, yellow sweetclover, fringed sagewort, Russian thistle

SB-07B

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SB-07

6 2 3 4 5

1

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100

50

0

100 Feet

PROJECT

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Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-07) PERDAEMS, JAMES D. AND ROSELLA J. SW1/4 SEC. 14 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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SB-08

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Lilac

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1

2

3

4 5

6 7

Lilac

SB-09D
1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4

SB-09E

SB-09F

L E G E N D
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100

50

0

100 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 100 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-08) BUCKMAN, JOHN F SE1/4 SEC. 15 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-12

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Row 6: Common Row 7: Blue spru Understory: Cres wheatgrass

SB-09A Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Understory: Smooth brome SB-09B Row 1: Green ash Row 2: Green ash Miscellaneous: Plains cottonwood, peachleaf willow, common chokecherry Understory: Smooth brome SB-09C Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Row 2: Green ash Row 3: Green ash Understory: Smooth brome, crested wheatgrass, curl dock, field morning-glory SB-09D Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Row 2: Russian olive Row 3: Green ash Row 4: Boxelder and green ash Understory: Smooth brome SB-09E Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Row 2: Russian olive Row 3: Green ash Row 4: Siberian elm Understory: Smooth brome, crested wheatgrass, leafy spurge SB-09F Row 1: Common lilac Row 2: Siberian elm Understory: Smooth brome, crested wheatgrass, leafy spurge

1 2 34

1

SB-09A
SB-09E

2 3 4

1 2

SB-09F

SB-09D SB-09G

2

1

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SB-09B
2 1

Willow

Plains Cottonwood below dam

SB-09C

3 2 1

SB-09G Row 1: Green ash Miscellaneos: pine, willow, blue spruce in yard

L E G E N D
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100

0

200 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 200 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN
TITLE Denver, Colorado

SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

Shelter Belt with Site ID

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-09) PERDAEMS, JAMES D. AND ROSELLA J. NW1/4 SEC. 22 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0 GIS

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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SB-10 Row 1: Mostly dead Manchu cherry Row 2: 650' Ponderosa pine plus 2 Scotch pine, 180' Apple and Siberian crabapple, 200' Green ash Understory: Dense smooth brome

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P

SB-10
1 2
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Pine Apple Green ash

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10

1

2

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5

6 7 8

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100

50

0

100 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 100 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-10) PERDAEMS, JAMES D. AND ROSELLA J. NW1/4 SEC. 23 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-14

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9

10

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2

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4

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6 7 8

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SB-11

K

SB-11 Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Row 2: Russian olive Row 3: Siberian elm Row 4: Green ash Row 5: Green ash Row 6: Siberian elm Row 7: Siberian elm Row 8: Siberian elm Row 9: Siberian elm Row 10: Green ash Note: poor row integrity on east side Understory: Smooth brome, crested wheatgrass, belevedere summercypress L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section Shelter Belt with Site ID
100 50 0 100 Feet
PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 100 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-11) PERDAEMS, JAMES D. AND ROSELLA J. NW1/4 SEC. 23 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-15

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SB-12A Row 1: Rocky Mountain juniper Row 2: Mancue cherry Row 3: Green ash Row 4: Siberian pea-shrub Row 5: Siberian elm Row 6: Siberian elm Row 7: Rocky Mountain juniper Row 8: Ponderosa pine Row 9: Green ash Understory: Smooth brome, Russian thistle SB-12B Row 1: Honeysuckle Row 2: Siberian pea-shrub Row 3: Honeysuckle Row 4: Russian olive Row 5: Green ash Row 6: Plains cottonwood Row 7: American elm Row 8: Siberian elm Row 9: Siberian pea-shrub Note: poor row integrity Understory: Smooth brome, crested wheatgrass, fanweed, bracted verbena, Canada thistle, leafy spurge

W

P
SB-12A
1 2 3 4 5 6

K

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9 8 7

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1 2 3 New Planting 4 5 Mostly Dead Mostly Dead 7 8 6

SB-12B

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100

50

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100 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 100 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-12) PERDAEMS, JERRY F. AND SANDRA M. SE1/4 SEC. 22 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-16

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SB-13
1 2 3 4 5

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P

new planting - unsuccessful no trees or shrubs; dominated by belevedere summercypress, oats, alfalfa

K

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SB-13 Row 1: Siberian elm Row 2: Siberian elm Row 3: Siberian elm Row 4: Russian olive Row 5: Common lilac Understory: Crested wheatgrass, alfalfa, belevedere summercypress

L E G E N D
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100

50

0

100 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 100 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-13) EMMIL, LEOCADIA FAMILY TRUST NE1/4 SEC. 34 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-17

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W

P

SB-14B

K
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4

1

2

3

K

SB-14A

SB-14B Row 1: Blue spruce Row 2: Austrian pine Row 3: Rocky Mountain juniper Row 4: Siberian pea-shrub Understory: Mostly bare ground SB-14A Row 1: Austrian pine Row 2: Austrian pine Row 3: Austrian pine / blue spruce Understory: Mowed Kentucky bluegrass

3 2 1

L E G E N D
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100

50

0

100 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 100 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-14) WANDLER, DONALD M. AND O'BRIEN, DARBY AND RENITA SW1/4 SEC. 13 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-18

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SB-15A Row 1: Rocky Mountain juniper Row 2: Siberian pea-shrub Understory: Smooth brome, Kentucky bluegrass

SB-15B Row 1: Western serviceberry Row 2: Western serviceberry Row 3: Western serviceberry Row 4: Western serviceberry Row 5: Western serviceberry Row 6: Austrian pine Row 7: Austrian pine Row 8: Rocky Mountain juniper Row 9: Rocky Mountain juniper Understory: Side-oat grama, smooth brome, flixweed tansymustard

W

P

SB-15A
1 1 1 2 3 2 2

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SB-15A

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4 5 7 9 6 8

SB-15B

1 2 3 4 5 7 8 9 11 10 6

K
SB-15C

SB-15C Row 1: Western serviceberry Row 2: Western serviceberry Row 3: Western serviceberry Row 4: Western serviceberry Row 5: Western serviceberry/ silver buffaloberry Row 6: Western serviceberry Row 7: Western serviceberry Row 8: White spruce Row 9: White spruce Row 10: Rocky Mountain juniper Row 11: Common lilac Understory: Side-oat grama, smooth brome, flixweed tansymustard

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

100

50

0

100 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 150 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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Denver, Colorado TITLE

SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-015) WAGNER, GLEN R. NE1/4 SEC. 29 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-19

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SB-06

W

1 2 Row 1: Common lilac Row 2: Common lilac

P

K
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SB-16

Abandoned Farmstead

K

1 2

3 4

SB-16 Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Row 2: Russian olive Row 3: Rocky Mountain juniper Row 4: Honeysuckle Understory: Dense smooth brome, scattered leafy spurge
PROJECT

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

100

50

0

100 Feet

SCALE 1 IN = 100 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-16) PAVEL, ROBERT B. NE1/4 SEC. 14 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-20

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8

9

10

11

12

SB-16

18

SB-06
17 16 15 14 13

SB-07 SB-03 SB-02 SB-05
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SB-04 SB-08 SB-10 SB-09 SB-11
23

SB-14

19

20

21

22

24

SB-12 SB-15

30

29

28

SB-01
27 26 25

SB-13

31

32

33

34

35

36

T139N T138N 6 5 4 3 2 1

L E G E N D
Study Area

3,500

1,750

0

3,500 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 3,500 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN
TITLE Denver, Colorado

SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

Permit Boundary

Township and Range Section Shelter Belt with Site ID
Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

SHELTERBELT MAP OVERVIEW
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/04/2010 FILE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts_Overview.mxd SCALE AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-4

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SB-01 Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Row 2: Russian olive Row 3: Siberian elm Row 4: Green ash Understory: Crested wheatgrass

P

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N

J
1 2 3 4

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

100

50

0

100 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 100 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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Denver, Colorado TITLE

SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-01) P. KUYLEN 80% AND K. KUYLEN 20% NW1/4 SEC. 27 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-5

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SB-02 Row 1: Rocky Mountain juniper Row 2: Siberian crabapple Row 3: Ponderosa pine Row 4: Siberian pea-shrub Understory: Yellow sweetclover, crested wheatgrass, smooth brome, curlycup gumweed and field morning-glory

P

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1

2 3

4

SB-02

N

J

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

100

50

0

100 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 100 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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Denver, Colorado TITLE

SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-02) WILLISTON BASIN INTERSTATE PIPELINE CO. NW1/4 SEC. 20 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-6

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W

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1

SB-03

N

J

SB-03 Row 1: Plains cottonwood with 1 yellow willow Understory: Dense smooth brome

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

100

50

0

100 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 100 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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Denver, Colorado TITLE

SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-03) P. KUYLEN 80% AND K. KUYLEN 20% NW1/4 SEC. 20 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-7

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SB-04A Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Row 2: Siberian elm Row 3: Siberian elm Row 4: Siberian elm Row 5: Siberian pea-shrub Understory: Crested wheatgrass, smooth brome

SB-04B Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Row 2: Common lilac Row 3: Rocky Mountain juniper Row 4: Common chokecherry Row 5: Green ash Row 6: Ponderosa pine Row 7: Common hackberry Row 8: Green ash Row 9: Green ash / Siberian pea-shrub Row 10: Siberian pea-shrub Row 11: Siberian pea-shrub Understory: Russian thistle, belevedere summercypress, prickley lettus, foxtail barley, loesel tumblemustard

W

P

SB-04A 2 3 4 1
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SB-04B 5 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

N

J

SB-05A

SB-05B 9 8 SB-05C

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

150

75

0

150 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 150 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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Denver, Colorado TITLE

SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-04) KUYLEN, ROBERT F. AND BRENDA K. SW1/4 SEC. 16 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-8

N

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SB-05A

SB-05B 9 8 SB-05C

W

P

K
7 3 4 5 6

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1 2

1 2

3

4

1

2

3

SB-05A Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Row 2: Siberian elm Row 3: Siberian elm Row 4: Common and late lilac Understory: Kentucky bluegrass, crested wheatgrass, western snowberry, curly cup gumweed, smooth brome, cudweed sagewort, fanweed

SB-05B Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Row 2: Siberian pea-shrub Row 3: Russian olive Row 4: Russian olive Row 5: Rocky Mounntain juniper Row 6: Honeysuckle Row 7: Siberian pea-shrub Row 8: Siberian pea-shrub Row 9: Siberian pea-shrub Understory: Smooth brome, curdlock, western snowberry, yellow sweetclover, Kentudky bluegrass, prickly lettuce, field morning-glory, leafy spurge

J

SB-05C Row 1: Siberian elm Row 2: Siberian elm Row 3: Siberian pea-shrub Understory: Smooth brome, crested wheatgrass

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

150

75

0

150 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 150 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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Denver, Colorado TITLE

SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-05) KUYLEN, ROBERT F. AND BRENDA K. NW1/4 SEC. 21 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-9

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SB-16

W

P

K

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SB-06

K

SB-07A

SB-07B

SB-06 Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Row 2: Alternating Siberian elm and Siberian pea-shrub Understory: Smooth brome, crested wheatgrass, alfalfa, leafy spurge

12
SB-08A

1
PROJECT

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

150 0 75

150 Feet

SCALE 1 IN = 600 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-06) PHP, LLP E1/2 E1/2 SEC. 15 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-10

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SB-07A

SB-07A

W

P

K

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SB-07B Row 1: Scattered Siberian elm and plains cottonwood Understory: Crested wheatgrass, Kentucky bluegrass SB-07A Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Row 2: Wild plum Row 3: Green ash Row 4: Green ash Row 5: Russian olive Row 6: Ponderosa pine Understory: Crested wheatgrass, smooth brome, yellow sweetclover, fringed sagewort, Russian thistle

SB-07B

K

SB-07

6 2 3 4 5

1

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

100

50

0

100 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 100 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-07) PERDAEMS, JAMES D. AND ROSELLA J. SW1/4 SEC. 14 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-11

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P

W

SB-08

P

K

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Lilac

K

1

2

3

4 5

6 7

Lilac

SB-09D
1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4

SB-09E

SB-09F

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

100

50

0

100 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 100 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-08) BUCKMAN, JOHN F SE1/4 SEC. 15 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-12

N

Row 6: Common Row 7: Blue spru Understory: Cres wheatgrass

SB-09A Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Understory: Smooth brome SB-09B Row 1: Green ash Row 2: Green ash Miscellaneous: Plains cottonwood, peachleaf willow, common chokecherry Understory: Smooth brome SB-09C Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Row 2: Green ash Row 3: Green ash Understory: Smooth brome, crested wheatgrass, curl dock, field morning-glory SB-09D Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Row 2: Russian olive Row 3: Green ash Row 4: Boxelder and green ash Understory: Smooth brome SB-09E Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Row 2: Russian olive Row 3: Green ash Row 4: Siberian elm Understory: Smooth brome, crested wheatgrass, leafy spurge SB-09F Row 1: Common lilac Row 2: Siberian elm Understory: Smooth brome, crested wheatgrass, leafy spurge

1 2 34

1

SB-09A
SB-09E

2 3 4

1 2

SB-09F

SB-09D SB-09G

2

1

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SB-09B
2 1

Willow

Plains Cottonwood below dam

SB-09C

3 2 1

SB-09G Row 1: Green ash Miscellaneos: pine, willow, blue spruce in yard

L E G E N D
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100

0

200 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 200 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN
TITLE Denver, Colorado

SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

Shelter Belt with Site ID

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-09) PERDAEMS, JAMES D. AND ROSELLA J. NW1/4 SEC. 22 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0 GIS

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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SB-10 Row 1: Mostly dead Manchu cherry Row 2: 650' Ponderosa pine plus 2 Scotch pine, 180' Apple and Siberian crabapple, 200' Green ash Understory: Dense smooth brome

W

P

SB-10
1 2
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K

Pine Apple Green ash

K

9

10

1

2

3

4

5

6 7 8

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

100

50

0

100 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 100 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-10) PERDAEMS, JAMES D. AND ROSELLA J. NW1/4 SEC. 23 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-14

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9

10

W

1

2

3

4

5

6 7 8

P

K
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SB-11

K

SB-11 Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Row 2: Russian olive Row 3: Siberian elm Row 4: Green ash Row 5: Green ash Row 6: Siberian elm Row 7: Siberian elm Row 8: Siberian elm Row 9: Siberian elm Row 10: Green ash Note: poor row integrity on east side Understory: Smooth brome, crested wheatgrass, belevedere summercypress L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section Shelter Belt with Site ID
100 50 0 100 Feet
PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 100 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-11) PERDAEMS, JAMES D. AND ROSELLA J. NW1/4 SEC. 23 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-15

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SB-12A Row 1: Rocky Mountain juniper Row 2: Mancue cherry Row 3: Green ash Row 4: Siberian pea-shrub Row 5: Siberian elm Row 6: Siberian elm Row 7: Rocky Mountain juniper Row 8: Ponderosa pine Row 9: Green ash Understory: Smooth brome, Russian thistle SB-12B Row 1: Honeysuckle Row 2: Siberian pea-shrub Row 3: Honeysuckle Row 4: Russian olive Row 5: Green ash Row 6: Plains cottonwood Row 7: American elm Row 8: Siberian elm Row 9: Siberian pea-shrub Note: poor row integrity Understory: Smooth brome, crested wheatgrass, fanweed, bracted verbena, Canada thistle, leafy spurge

W

P
SB-12A
1 2 3 4 5 6

K

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9 8 7

K

1 2 3 New Planting 4 5 Mostly Dead Mostly Dead 7 8 6

SB-12B

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

100

50

0

100 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 100 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-12) PERDAEMS, JERRY F. AND SANDRA M. SE1/4 SEC. 22 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-16

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SB-13
1 2 3 4 5

W

P

new planting - unsuccessful no trees or shrubs; dominated by belevedere summercypress, oats, alfalfa

K

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K

SB-13 Row 1: Siberian elm Row 2: Siberian elm Row 3: Siberian elm Row 4: Russian olive Row 5: Common lilac Understory: Crested wheatgrass, alfalfa, belevedere summercypress

L E G E N D
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100

50

0

100 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 100 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-13) EMMIL, LEOCADIA FAMILY TRUST NE1/4 SEC. 34 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-17

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W

P

SB-14B

K
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4

1

2

3

K

SB-14A

SB-14B Row 1: Blue spruce Row 2: Austrian pine Row 3: Rocky Mountain juniper Row 4: Siberian pea-shrub Understory: Mostly bare ground SB-14A Row 1: Austrian pine Row 2: Austrian pine Row 3: Austrian pine / blue spruce Understory: Mowed Kentucky bluegrass

3 2 1

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

100

50

0

100 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 100 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-14) WANDLER, DONALD M. AND O'BRIEN, DARBY AND RENITA SW1/4 SEC. 13 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-18

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SB-15A Row 1: Rocky Mountain juniper Row 2: Siberian pea-shrub Understory: Smooth brome, Kentucky bluegrass

SB-15B Row 1: Western serviceberry Row 2: Western serviceberry Row 3: Western serviceberry Row 4: Western serviceberry Row 5: Western serviceberry Row 6: Austrian pine Row 7: Austrian pine Row 8: Rocky Mountain juniper Row 9: Rocky Mountain juniper Understory: Side-oat grama, smooth brome, flixweed tansymustard

W

P

SB-15A
1 1 1 2 3 2 2

K

SB-15A

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4 5 7 9 6 8

SB-15B

1 2 3 4 5 7 8 9 11 10 6

K
SB-15C

SB-15C Row 1: Western serviceberry Row 2: Western serviceberry Row 3: Western serviceberry Row 4: Western serviceberry Row 5: Western serviceberry/ silver buffaloberry Row 6: Western serviceberry Row 7: Western serviceberry Row 8: White spruce Row 9: White spruce Row 10: Rocky Mountain juniper Row 11: Common lilac Understory: Side-oat grama, smooth brome, flixweed tansymustard

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

100

50

0

100 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 150 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-015) WAGNER, GLEN R. NE1/4 SEC. 29 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-19

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SB-06

W

1 2 Row 1: Common lilac Row 2: Common lilac

P

K
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SB-16

Abandoned Farmstead

K

1 2

3 4

SB-16 Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Row 2: Russian olive Row 3: Rocky Mountain juniper Row 4: Honeysuckle Understory: Dense smooth brome, scattered leafy spurge
PROJECT

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

100

50

0

100 Feet

SCALE 1 IN = 100 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-16) PAVEL, ROBERT B. NE1/4 SEC. 14 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-20

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8

9

10

11

12

SB-16

18

SB-06
17 16 15 14 13

SB-07 SB-03 SB-02 SB-05
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SB-04 SB-08 SB-10 SB-09 SB-11
23

SB-14

19

20

21

22

24

SB-12 SB-15

30

29

28

SB-01
27 26 25

SB-13

31

32

33

34

35

36

T139N T138N 6 5 4 3 2 1

L E G E N D
Study Area

3,500

1,750

0

3,500 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 3,500 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN
TITLE Denver, Colorado

SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

Permit Boundary

Township and Range Section Shelter Belt with Site ID
Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

SHELTERBELT MAP OVERVIEW
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/04/2010 FILE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts_Overview.mxd SCALE AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-4

SB-01

P

SB-01 Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Row 2: Russian olive Row 3: Siberian elm Row 4: Green ash Understory: Crested wheatgrass

P

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N

J
1 2 3 4

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

100

50

0

100 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 100 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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Denver, Colorado TITLE

SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-01) P. KUYLEN 80% AND K. KUYLEN 20% NW1/4 SEC. 27 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-5

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SB-02 Row 1: Rocky Mountain juniper Row 2: Siberian crabapple Row 3: Ponderosa pine Row 4: Siberian pea-shrub Understory: Yellow sweetclover, crested wheatgrass, smooth brome, curlycup gumweed and field morning-glory

P

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1

2 3

4

SB-02

N

J

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

100

50

0

100 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 100 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-02) WILLISTON BASIN INTERSTATE PIPELINE CO. NW1/4 SEC. 20 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-6

N

P

W

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1

SB-03

N

J

SB-03 Row 1: Plains cottonwood with 1 yellow willow Understory: Dense smooth brome

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

100

50

0

100 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 100 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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Denver, Colorado TITLE

SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-03) P. KUYLEN 80% AND K. KUYLEN 20% NW1/4 SEC. 20 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-7

N

P

SB-04A Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Row 2: Siberian elm Row 3: Siberian elm Row 4: Siberian elm Row 5: Siberian pea-shrub Understory: Crested wheatgrass, smooth brome

SB-04B Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Row 2: Common lilac Row 3: Rocky Mountain juniper Row 4: Common chokecherry Row 5: Green ash Row 6: Ponderosa pine Row 7: Common hackberry Row 8: Green ash Row 9: Green ash / Siberian pea-shrub Row 10: Siberian pea-shrub Row 11: Siberian pea-shrub Understory: Russian thistle, belevedere summercypress, prickley lettus, foxtail barley, loesel tumblemustard

W

P

SB-04A 2 3 4 1
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SB-04B 5 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

N

J

SB-05A

SB-05B 9 8 SB-05C

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

150

75

0

150 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 150 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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Denver, Colorado TITLE

SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-04) KUYLEN, ROBERT F. AND BRENDA K. SW1/4 SEC. 16 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-8

N

P

SB-05A

SB-05B 9 8 SB-05C

W

P

K
7 3 4 5 6

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1 2

1 2

3

4

1

2

3

SB-05A Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Row 2: Siberian elm Row 3: Siberian elm Row 4: Common and late lilac Understory: Kentucky bluegrass, crested wheatgrass, western snowberry, curly cup gumweed, smooth brome, cudweed sagewort, fanweed

SB-05B Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Row 2: Siberian pea-shrub Row 3: Russian olive Row 4: Russian olive Row 5: Rocky Mounntain juniper Row 6: Honeysuckle Row 7: Siberian pea-shrub Row 8: Siberian pea-shrub Row 9: Siberian pea-shrub Understory: Smooth brome, curdlock, western snowberry, yellow sweetclover, Kentudky bluegrass, prickly lettuce, field morning-glory, leafy spurge

J

SB-05C Row 1: Siberian elm Row 2: Siberian elm Row 3: Siberian pea-shrub Understory: Smooth brome, crested wheatgrass

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

150

75

0

150 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 150 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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Denver, Colorado TITLE

SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-05) KUYLEN, ROBERT F. AND BRENDA K. NW1/4 SEC. 21 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-9

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SB-16

W

P

K

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SB-06

K

SB-07A

SB-07B

SB-06 Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Row 2: Alternating Siberian elm and Siberian pea-shrub Understory: Smooth brome, crested wheatgrass, alfalfa, leafy spurge

12
SB-08A

1
PROJECT

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

150 0 75

150 Feet

SCALE 1 IN = 600 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-06) PHP, LLP E1/2 E1/2 SEC. 15 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-10

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SB-07A

SB-07A

W

P

K

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SB-07B Row 1: Scattered Siberian elm and plains cottonwood Understory: Crested wheatgrass, Kentucky bluegrass SB-07A Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Row 2: Wild plum Row 3: Green ash Row 4: Green ash Row 5: Russian olive Row 6: Ponderosa pine Understory: Crested wheatgrass, smooth brome, yellow sweetclover, fringed sagewort, Russian thistle

SB-07B

K

SB-07

6 2 3 4 5

1

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

100

50

0

100 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 100 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-07) PERDAEMS, JAMES D. AND ROSELLA J. SW1/4 SEC. 14 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-11

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P

W

SB-08

P

K

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Lilac

K

1

2

3

4 5

6 7

Lilac

SB-09D
1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4

SB-09E

SB-09F

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

100

50

0

100 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 100 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-08) BUCKMAN, JOHN F SE1/4 SEC. 15 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-12

N

Row 6: Common Row 7: Blue spru Understory: Cres wheatgrass

SB-09A Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Understory: Smooth brome SB-09B Row 1: Green ash Row 2: Green ash Miscellaneous: Plains cottonwood, peachleaf willow, common chokecherry Understory: Smooth brome SB-09C Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Row 2: Green ash Row 3: Green ash Understory: Smooth brome, crested wheatgrass, curl dock, field morning-glory SB-09D Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Row 2: Russian olive Row 3: Green ash Row 4: Boxelder and green ash Understory: Smooth brome SB-09E Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Row 2: Russian olive Row 3: Green ash Row 4: Siberian elm Understory: Smooth brome, crested wheatgrass, leafy spurge SB-09F Row 1: Common lilac Row 2: Siberian elm Understory: Smooth brome, crested wheatgrass, leafy spurge

1 2 34

1

SB-09A
SB-09E

2 3 4

1 2

SB-09F

SB-09D SB-09G

2

1

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SB-09B
2 1

Willow

Plains Cottonwood below dam

SB-09C

3 2 1

SB-09G Row 1: Green ash Miscellaneos: pine, willow, blue spruce in yard

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

200

100

0

200 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 200 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN
TITLE Denver, Colorado

SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

Shelter Belt with Site ID

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-09) PERDAEMS, JAMES D. AND ROSELLA J. NW1/4 SEC. 22 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0 GIS

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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FIG 2.7.2-13

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SB-10 Row 1: Mostly dead Manchu cherry Row 2: 650' Ponderosa pine plus 2 Scotch pine, 180' Apple and Siberian crabapple, 200' Green ash Understory: Dense smooth brome

W

P

SB-10
1 2
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K

Pine Apple Green ash

K

9

10

1

2

3

4

5

6 7 8

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

100

50

0

100 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 100 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-10) PERDAEMS, JAMES D. AND ROSELLA J. NW1/4 SEC. 23 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-14

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9

10

W

1

2

3

4

5

6 7 8

P

K
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SB-11

K

SB-11 Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Row 2: Russian olive Row 3: Siberian elm Row 4: Green ash Row 5: Green ash Row 6: Siberian elm Row 7: Siberian elm Row 8: Siberian elm Row 9: Siberian elm Row 10: Green ash Note: poor row integrity on east side Understory: Smooth brome, crested wheatgrass, belevedere summercypress L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section Shelter Belt with Site ID
100 50 0 100 Feet
PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 100 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-11) PERDAEMS, JAMES D. AND ROSELLA J. NW1/4 SEC. 23 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-15

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SB-12A Row 1: Rocky Mountain juniper Row 2: Mancue cherry Row 3: Green ash Row 4: Siberian pea-shrub Row 5: Siberian elm Row 6: Siberian elm Row 7: Rocky Mountain juniper Row 8: Ponderosa pine Row 9: Green ash Understory: Smooth brome, Russian thistle SB-12B Row 1: Honeysuckle Row 2: Siberian pea-shrub Row 3: Honeysuckle Row 4: Russian olive Row 5: Green ash Row 6: Plains cottonwood Row 7: American elm Row 8: Siberian elm Row 9: Siberian pea-shrub Note: poor row integrity Understory: Smooth brome, crested wheatgrass, fanweed, bracted verbena, Canada thistle, leafy spurge

W

P
SB-12A
1 2 3 4 5 6

K

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9 8 7

K

1 2 3 New Planting 4 5 Mostly Dead Mostly Dead 7 8 6

SB-12B

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

100

50

0

100 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 100 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-12) PERDAEMS, JERRY F. AND SANDRA M. SE1/4 SEC. 22 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-16

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SB-13
1 2 3 4 5

W

P

new planting - unsuccessful no trees or shrubs; dominated by belevedere summercypress, oats, alfalfa

K

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K

SB-13 Row 1: Siberian elm Row 2: Siberian elm Row 3: Siberian elm Row 4: Russian olive Row 5: Common lilac Understory: Crested wheatgrass, alfalfa, belevedere summercypress

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

100

50

0

100 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 100 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-13) EMMIL, LEOCADIA FAMILY TRUST NE1/4 SEC. 34 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-17

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W

P

SB-14B

K
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4

1

2

3

K

SB-14A

SB-14B Row 1: Blue spruce Row 2: Austrian pine Row 3: Rocky Mountain juniper Row 4: Siberian pea-shrub Understory: Mostly bare ground SB-14A Row 1: Austrian pine Row 2: Austrian pine Row 3: Austrian pine / blue spruce Understory: Mowed Kentucky bluegrass

3 2 1

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

100

50

0

100 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 100 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-14) WANDLER, DONALD M. AND O'BRIEN, DARBY AND RENITA SW1/4 SEC. 13 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-18

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SB-15A Row 1: Rocky Mountain juniper Row 2: Siberian pea-shrub Understory: Smooth brome, Kentucky bluegrass

SB-15B Row 1: Western serviceberry Row 2: Western serviceberry Row 3: Western serviceberry Row 4: Western serviceberry Row 5: Western serviceberry Row 6: Austrian pine Row 7: Austrian pine Row 8: Rocky Mountain juniper Row 9: Rocky Mountain juniper Understory: Side-oat grama, smooth brome, flixweed tansymustard

W

P

SB-15A
1 1 1 2 3 2 2

K

SB-15A

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4 5 7 9 6 8

SB-15B

1 2 3 4 5 7 8 9 11 10 6

K
SB-15C

SB-15C Row 1: Western serviceberry Row 2: Western serviceberry Row 3: Western serviceberry Row 4: Western serviceberry Row 5: Western serviceberry/ silver buffaloberry Row 6: Western serviceberry Row 7: Western serviceberry Row 8: White spruce Row 9: White spruce Row 10: Rocky Mountain juniper Row 11: Common lilac Understory: Side-oat grama, smooth brome, flixweed tansymustard

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

100

50

0

100 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 150 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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Denver, Colorado TITLE

SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-015) WAGNER, GLEN R. NE1/4 SEC. 29 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-19

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SB-06

W

1 2 Row 1: Common lilac Row 2: Common lilac

P

K
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SB-16

Abandoned Farmstead

K

1 2

3 4

SB-16 Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Row 2: Russian olive Row 3: Rocky Mountain juniper Row 4: Honeysuckle Understory: Dense smooth brome, scattered leafy spurge
PROJECT

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

100

50

0

100 Feet

SCALE 1 IN = 100 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-16) PAVEL, ROBERT B. NE1/4 SEC. 14 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-20

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8

9

10

11

12

SB-16

18

SB-06
17 16 15 14 13

SB-07 SB-03 SB-02 SB-05
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SB-04 SB-08 SB-10 SB-09 SB-11
23

SB-14

19

20

21

22

24

SB-12 SB-15

30

29

28

SB-01
27 26 25

SB-13

31

32

33

34

35

36

T139N T138N 6 5 4 3 2 1

L E G E N D
Study Area

3,500

1,750

0

3,500 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 3,500 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN
TITLE Denver, Colorado

SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

Permit Boundary

Township and Range Section Shelter Belt with Site ID
Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

SHELTERBELT MAP OVERVIEW
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/04/2010 FILE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts_Overview.mxd SCALE AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-4

SB-01

P

SB-01 Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Row 2: Russian olive Row 3: Siberian elm Row 4: Green ash Understory: Crested wheatgrass

P

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N

J
1 2 3 4

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

100

50

0

100 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 100 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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Denver, Colorado TITLE

SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-01) P. KUYLEN 80% AND K. KUYLEN 20% NW1/4 SEC. 27 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-5

N

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SB-02 Row 1: Rocky Mountain juniper Row 2: Siberian crabapple Row 3: Ponderosa pine Row 4: Siberian pea-shrub Understory: Yellow sweetclover, crested wheatgrass, smooth brome, curlycup gumweed and field morning-glory

P

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1

2 3

4

SB-02

N

J

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

100

50

0

100 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 100 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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Denver, Colorado TITLE

SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-02) WILLISTON BASIN INTERSTATE PIPELINE CO. NW1/4 SEC. 20 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-6

N

P

W

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1

SB-03

N

J

SB-03 Row 1: Plains cottonwood with 1 yellow willow Understory: Dense smooth brome

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

100

50

0

100 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 100 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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Denver, Colorado TITLE

SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-03) P. KUYLEN 80% AND K. KUYLEN 20% NW1/4 SEC. 20 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-7

N

P

SB-04A Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Row 2: Siberian elm Row 3: Siberian elm Row 4: Siberian elm Row 5: Siberian pea-shrub Understory: Crested wheatgrass, smooth brome

SB-04B Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Row 2: Common lilac Row 3: Rocky Mountain juniper Row 4: Common chokecherry Row 5: Green ash Row 6: Ponderosa pine Row 7: Common hackberry Row 8: Green ash Row 9: Green ash / Siberian pea-shrub Row 10: Siberian pea-shrub Row 11: Siberian pea-shrub Understory: Russian thistle, belevedere summercypress, prickley lettus, foxtail barley, loesel tumblemustard

W

P

SB-04A 2 3 4 1
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SB-04B 5 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

N

J

SB-05A

SB-05B 9 8 SB-05C

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

150

75

0

150 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 150 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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Denver, Colorado TITLE

SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-04) KUYLEN, ROBERT F. AND BRENDA K. SW1/4 SEC. 16 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-8

N

P

SB-05A

SB-05B 9 8 SB-05C

W

P

K
7 3 4 5 6

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1 2

1 2

3

4

1

2

3

SB-05A Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Row 2: Siberian elm Row 3: Siberian elm Row 4: Common and late lilac Understory: Kentucky bluegrass, crested wheatgrass, western snowberry, curly cup gumweed, smooth brome, cudweed sagewort, fanweed

SB-05B Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Row 2: Siberian pea-shrub Row 3: Russian olive Row 4: Russian olive Row 5: Rocky Mounntain juniper Row 6: Honeysuckle Row 7: Siberian pea-shrub Row 8: Siberian pea-shrub Row 9: Siberian pea-shrub Understory: Smooth brome, curdlock, western snowberry, yellow sweetclover, Kentudky bluegrass, prickly lettuce, field morning-glory, leafy spurge

J

SB-05C Row 1: Siberian elm Row 2: Siberian elm Row 3: Siberian pea-shrub Understory: Smooth brome, crested wheatgrass

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

150

75

0

150 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 150 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-05) KUYLEN, ROBERT F. AND BRENDA K. NW1/4 SEC. 21 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-9

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SB-16

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P

K

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SB-06

K

SB-07A

SB-07B

SB-06 Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Row 2: Alternating Siberian elm and Siberian pea-shrub Understory: Smooth brome, crested wheatgrass, alfalfa, leafy spurge

12
SB-08A

1
PROJECT

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

150 0 75

150 Feet

SCALE 1 IN = 600 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-06) PHP, LLP E1/2 E1/2 SEC. 15 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-10

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SB-07A

SB-07A

W

P

K

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SB-07B Row 1: Scattered Siberian elm and plains cottonwood Understory: Crested wheatgrass, Kentucky bluegrass SB-07A Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Row 2: Wild plum Row 3: Green ash Row 4: Green ash Row 5: Russian olive Row 6: Ponderosa pine Understory: Crested wheatgrass, smooth brome, yellow sweetclover, fringed sagewort, Russian thistle

SB-07B

K

SB-07

6 2 3 4 5

1

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

100

50

0

100 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 100 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-07) PERDAEMS, JAMES D. AND ROSELLA J. SW1/4 SEC. 14 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-11

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P

W

SB-08

P

K

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Lilac

K

1

2

3

4 5

6 7

Lilac

SB-09D
1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4

SB-09E

SB-09F

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

100

50

0

100 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 100 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-08) BUCKMAN, JOHN F SE1/4 SEC. 15 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-12

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Row 6: Common Row 7: Blue spru Understory: Cres wheatgrass

SB-09A Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Understory: Smooth brome SB-09B Row 1: Green ash Row 2: Green ash Miscellaneous: Plains cottonwood, peachleaf willow, common chokecherry Understory: Smooth brome SB-09C Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Row 2: Green ash Row 3: Green ash Understory: Smooth brome, crested wheatgrass, curl dock, field morning-glory SB-09D Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Row 2: Russian olive Row 3: Green ash Row 4: Boxelder and green ash Understory: Smooth brome SB-09E Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Row 2: Russian olive Row 3: Green ash Row 4: Siberian elm Understory: Smooth brome, crested wheatgrass, leafy spurge SB-09F Row 1: Common lilac Row 2: Siberian elm Understory: Smooth brome, crested wheatgrass, leafy spurge

1 2 34

1

SB-09A
SB-09E

2 3 4

1 2

SB-09F

SB-09D SB-09G

2

1

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SB-09B
2 1

Willow

Plains Cottonwood below dam

SB-09C

3 2 1

SB-09G Row 1: Green ash Miscellaneos: pine, willow, blue spruce in yard

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

200

100

0

200 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 200 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN
TITLE Denver, Colorado

SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

Shelter Belt with Site ID

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-09) PERDAEMS, JAMES D. AND ROSELLA J. NW1/4 SEC. 22 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0 GIS

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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FIG 2.7.2-13

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SB-10 Row 1: Mostly dead Manchu cherry Row 2: 650' Ponderosa pine plus 2 Scotch pine, 180' Apple and Siberian crabapple, 200' Green ash Understory: Dense smooth brome

W

P

SB-10
1 2
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K

Pine Apple Green ash

K

9

10

1

2

3

4

5

6 7 8

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

100

50

0

100 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 100 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-10) PERDAEMS, JAMES D. AND ROSELLA J. NW1/4 SEC. 23 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-14

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9

10

W

1

2

3

4

5

6 7 8

P

K
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SB-11

K

SB-11 Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Row 2: Russian olive Row 3: Siberian elm Row 4: Green ash Row 5: Green ash Row 6: Siberian elm Row 7: Siberian elm Row 8: Siberian elm Row 9: Siberian elm Row 10: Green ash Note: poor row integrity on east side Understory: Smooth brome, crested wheatgrass, belevedere summercypress L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section Shelter Belt with Site ID
100 50 0 100 Feet
PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 100 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-11) PERDAEMS, JAMES D. AND ROSELLA J. NW1/4 SEC. 23 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-15

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SB-12A Row 1: Rocky Mountain juniper Row 2: Mancue cherry Row 3: Green ash Row 4: Siberian pea-shrub Row 5: Siberian elm Row 6: Siberian elm Row 7: Rocky Mountain juniper Row 8: Ponderosa pine Row 9: Green ash Understory: Smooth brome, Russian thistle SB-12B Row 1: Honeysuckle Row 2: Siberian pea-shrub Row 3: Honeysuckle Row 4: Russian olive Row 5: Green ash Row 6: Plains cottonwood Row 7: American elm Row 8: Siberian elm Row 9: Siberian pea-shrub Note: poor row integrity Understory: Smooth brome, crested wheatgrass, fanweed, bracted verbena, Canada thistle, leafy spurge

W

P
SB-12A
1 2 3 4 5 6

K

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9 8 7

K

1 2 3 New Planting 4 5 Mostly Dead Mostly Dead 7 8 6

SB-12B

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

100

50

0

100 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 100 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-12) PERDAEMS, JERRY F. AND SANDRA M. SE1/4 SEC. 22 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-16

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SB-13
1 2 3 4 5

W

P

new planting - unsuccessful no trees or shrubs; dominated by belevedere summercypress, oats, alfalfa

K

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K

SB-13 Row 1: Siberian elm Row 2: Siberian elm Row 3: Siberian elm Row 4: Russian olive Row 5: Common lilac Understory: Crested wheatgrass, alfalfa, belevedere summercypress

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

100

50

0

100 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 100 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-13) EMMIL, LEOCADIA FAMILY TRUST NE1/4 SEC. 34 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-17

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W

P

SB-14B

K
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4

1

2

3

K

SB-14A

SB-14B Row 1: Blue spruce Row 2: Austrian pine Row 3: Rocky Mountain juniper Row 4: Siberian pea-shrub Understory: Mostly bare ground SB-14A Row 1: Austrian pine Row 2: Austrian pine Row 3: Austrian pine / blue spruce Understory: Mowed Kentucky bluegrass

3 2 1

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

100

50

0

100 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 100 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-14) WANDLER, DONALD M. AND O'BRIEN, DARBY AND RENITA SW1/4 SEC. 13 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-18

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SB-15A Row 1: Rocky Mountain juniper Row 2: Siberian pea-shrub Understory: Smooth brome, Kentucky bluegrass

SB-15B Row 1: Western serviceberry Row 2: Western serviceberry Row 3: Western serviceberry Row 4: Western serviceberry Row 5: Western serviceberry Row 6: Austrian pine Row 7: Austrian pine Row 8: Rocky Mountain juniper Row 9: Rocky Mountain juniper Understory: Side-oat grama, smooth brome, flixweed tansymustard

W

P

SB-15A
1 1 1 2 3 2 2

K

SB-15A

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4 5 7 9 6 8

SB-15B

1 2 3 4 5 7 8 9 11 10 6

K
SB-15C

SB-15C Row 1: Western serviceberry Row 2: Western serviceberry Row 3: Western serviceberry Row 4: Western serviceberry Row 5: Western serviceberry/ silver buffaloberry Row 6: Western serviceberry Row 7: Western serviceberry Row 8: White spruce Row 9: White spruce Row 10: Rocky Mountain juniper Row 11: Common lilac Understory: Side-oat grama, smooth brome, flixweed tansymustard

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

100

50

0

100 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 150 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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Denver, Colorado TITLE

SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-015) WAGNER, GLEN R. NE1/4 SEC. 29 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-19

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SB-06

W

1 2 Row 1: Common lilac Row 2: Common lilac

P

K
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SB-16

Abandoned Farmstead

K

1 2

3 4

SB-16 Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Row 2: Russian olive Row 3: Rocky Mountain juniper Row 4: Honeysuckle Understory: Dense smooth brome, scattered leafy spurge
PROJECT

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

100

50

0

100 Feet

SCALE 1 IN = 100 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-16) PAVEL, ROBERT B. NE1/4 SEC. 14 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-20

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8

9

10

11

12

SB-16

18

SB-06
17 16 15 14 13

SB-07 SB-03 SB-02 SB-05
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SB-04 SB-08 SB-10 SB-09 SB-11
23

SB-14

19

20

21

22

24

SB-12 SB-15

30

29

28

SB-01
27 26 25

SB-13

31

32

33

34

35

36

T139N T138N 6 5 4 3 2 1

L E G E N D
Study Area

3,500

1,750

0

3,500 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 3,500 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN
TITLE Denver, Colorado

SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

Permit Boundary

Township and Range Section Shelter Belt with Site ID
Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

SHELTERBELT MAP OVERVIEW
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/04/2010 FILE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts_Overview.mxd SCALE AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-4

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P

SB-01 Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Row 2: Russian olive Row 3: Siberian elm Row 4: Green ash Understory: Crested wheatgrass

P

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N

J
1 2 3 4

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

100

50

0

100 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 100 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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Denver, Colorado TITLE

SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-01) P. KUYLEN 80% AND K. KUYLEN 20% NW1/4 SEC. 27 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-5

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SB-02 Row 1: Rocky Mountain juniper Row 2: Siberian crabapple Row 3: Ponderosa pine Row 4: Siberian pea-shrub Understory: Yellow sweetclover, crested wheatgrass, smooth brome, curlycup gumweed and field morning-glory

P

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1

2 3

4

SB-02

N

J

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

100

50

0

100 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 100 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-02) WILLISTON BASIN INTERSTATE PIPELINE CO. NW1/4 SEC. 20 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-6

N

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W

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1

SB-03

N

J

SB-03 Row 1: Plains cottonwood with 1 yellow willow Understory: Dense smooth brome

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

100

50

0

100 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 100 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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Denver, Colorado TITLE

SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-03) P. KUYLEN 80% AND K. KUYLEN 20% NW1/4 SEC. 20 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-7

N

P

SB-04A Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Row 2: Siberian elm Row 3: Siberian elm Row 4: Siberian elm Row 5: Siberian pea-shrub Understory: Crested wheatgrass, smooth brome

SB-04B Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Row 2: Common lilac Row 3: Rocky Mountain juniper Row 4: Common chokecherry Row 5: Green ash Row 6: Ponderosa pine Row 7: Common hackberry Row 8: Green ash Row 9: Green ash / Siberian pea-shrub Row 10: Siberian pea-shrub Row 11: Siberian pea-shrub Understory: Russian thistle, belevedere summercypress, prickley lettus, foxtail barley, loesel tumblemustard

W

P

SB-04A 2 3 4 1
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SB-04B 5 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

N

J

SB-05A

SB-05B 9 8 SB-05C

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

150

75

0

150 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 150 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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Denver, Colorado TITLE

SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-04) KUYLEN, ROBERT F. AND BRENDA K. SW1/4 SEC. 16 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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SB-05A

SB-05B 9 8 SB-05C

W

P

K
7 3 4 5 6

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1 2

1 2

3

4

1

2

3

SB-05A Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Row 2: Siberian elm Row 3: Siberian elm Row 4: Common and late lilac Understory: Kentucky bluegrass, crested wheatgrass, western snowberry, curly cup gumweed, smooth brome, cudweed sagewort, fanweed

SB-05B Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Row 2: Siberian pea-shrub Row 3: Russian olive Row 4: Russian olive Row 5: Rocky Mounntain juniper Row 6: Honeysuckle Row 7: Siberian pea-shrub Row 8: Siberian pea-shrub Row 9: Siberian pea-shrub Understory: Smooth brome, curdlock, western snowberry, yellow sweetclover, Kentudky bluegrass, prickly lettuce, field morning-glory, leafy spurge

J

SB-05C Row 1: Siberian elm Row 2: Siberian elm Row 3: Siberian pea-shrub Understory: Smooth brome, crested wheatgrass

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

150

75

0

150 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 150 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-05) KUYLEN, ROBERT F. AND BRENDA K. NW1/4 SEC. 21 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-9

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SB-16

W

P

K

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SB-06

K

SB-07A

SB-07B

SB-06 Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Row 2: Alternating Siberian elm and Siberian pea-shrub Understory: Smooth brome, crested wheatgrass, alfalfa, leafy spurge

12
SB-08A

1
PROJECT

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

150 0 75

150 Feet

SCALE 1 IN = 600 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-06) PHP, LLP E1/2 E1/2 SEC. 15 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-10

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SB-07A

SB-07A

W

P

K

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SB-07B Row 1: Scattered Siberian elm and plains cottonwood Understory: Crested wheatgrass, Kentucky bluegrass SB-07A Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Row 2: Wild plum Row 3: Green ash Row 4: Green ash Row 5: Russian olive Row 6: Ponderosa pine Understory: Crested wheatgrass, smooth brome, yellow sweetclover, fringed sagewort, Russian thistle

SB-07B

K

SB-07

6 2 3 4 5

1

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

100

50

0

100 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 100 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-07) PERDAEMS, JAMES D. AND ROSELLA J. SW1/4 SEC. 14 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-11

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P

W

SB-08

P

K

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Lilac

K

1

2

3

4 5

6 7

Lilac

SB-09D
1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4

SB-09E

SB-09F

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

100

50

0

100 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 100 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-08) BUCKMAN, JOHN F SE1/4 SEC. 15 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-12

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Row 6: Common Row 7: Blue spru Understory: Cres wheatgrass

SB-09A Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Understory: Smooth brome SB-09B Row 1: Green ash Row 2: Green ash Miscellaneous: Plains cottonwood, peachleaf willow, common chokecherry Understory: Smooth brome SB-09C Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Row 2: Green ash Row 3: Green ash Understory: Smooth brome, crested wheatgrass, curl dock, field morning-glory SB-09D Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Row 2: Russian olive Row 3: Green ash Row 4: Boxelder and green ash Understory: Smooth brome SB-09E Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Row 2: Russian olive Row 3: Green ash Row 4: Siberian elm Understory: Smooth brome, crested wheatgrass, leafy spurge SB-09F Row 1: Common lilac Row 2: Siberian elm Understory: Smooth brome, crested wheatgrass, leafy spurge

1 2 34

1

SB-09A
SB-09E

2 3 4

1 2

SB-09F

SB-09D SB-09G

2

1

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SB-09B
2 1

Willow

Plains Cottonwood below dam

SB-09C

3 2 1

SB-09G Row 1: Green ash Miscellaneos: pine, willow, blue spruce in yard

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

200

100

0

200 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 200 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN
TITLE Denver, Colorado

SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

Shelter Belt with Site ID

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-09) PERDAEMS, JAMES D. AND ROSELLA J. NW1/4 SEC. 22 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0 GIS

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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SB-10 Row 1: Mostly dead Manchu cherry Row 2: 650' Ponderosa pine plus 2 Scotch pine, 180' Apple and Siberian crabapple, 200' Green ash Understory: Dense smooth brome

W

P

SB-10
1 2
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K

Pine Apple Green ash

K

9

10

1

2

3

4

5

6 7 8

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

100

50

0

100 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 100 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-10) PERDAEMS, JAMES D. AND ROSELLA J. NW1/4 SEC. 23 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-14

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9

10

W

1

2

3

4

5

6 7 8

P

K
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SB-11

K

SB-11 Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Row 2: Russian olive Row 3: Siberian elm Row 4: Green ash Row 5: Green ash Row 6: Siberian elm Row 7: Siberian elm Row 8: Siberian elm Row 9: Siberian elm Row 10: Green ash Note: poor row integrity on east side Understory: Smooth brome, crested wheatgrass, belevedere summercypress L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section Shelter Belt with Site ID
100 50 0 100 Feet
PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 100 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-11) PERDAEMS, JAMES D. AND ROSELLA J. NW1/4 SEC. 23 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-15

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SB-12A Row 1: Rocky Mountain juniper Row 2: Mancue cherry Row 3: Green ash Row 4: Siberian pea-shrub Row 5: Siberian elm Row 6: Siberian elm Row 7: Rocky Mountain juniper Row 8: Ponderosa pine Row 9: Green ash Understory: Smooth brome, Russian thistle SB-12B Row 1: Honeysuckle Row 2: Siberian pea-shrub Row 3: Honeysuckle Row 4: Russian olive Row 5: Green ash Row 6: Plains cottonwood Row 7: American elm Row 8: Siberian elm Row 9: Siberian pea-shrub Note: poor row integrity Understory: Smooth brome, crested wheatgrass, fanweed, bracted verbena, Canada thistle, leafy spurge

W

P
SB-12A
1 2 3 4 5 6

K

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9 8 7

K

1 2 3 New Planting 4 5 Mostly Dead Mostly Dead 7 8 6

SB-12B

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

100

50

0

100 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 100 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-12) PERDAEMS, JERRY F. AND SANDRA M. SE1/4 SEC. 22 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-16

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SB-13
1 2 3 4 5

W

P

new planting - unsuccessful no trees or shrubs; dominated by belevedere summercypress, oats, alfalfa

K

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K

SB-13 Row 1: Siberian elm Row 2: Siberian elm Row 3: Siberian elm Row 4: Russian olive Row 5: Common lilac Understory: Crested wheatgrass, alfalfa, belevedere summercypress

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

100

50

0

100 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 100 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-13) EMMIL, LEOCADIA FAMILY TRUST NE1/4 SEC. 34 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-17

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W

P

SB-14B

K
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4

1

2

3

K

SB-14A

SB-14B Row 1: Blue spruce Row 2: Austrian pine Row 3: Rocky Mountain juniper Row 4: Siberian pea-shrub Understory: Mostly bare ground SB-14A Row 1: Austrian pine Row 2: Austrian pine Row 3: Austrian pine / blue spruce Understory: Mowed Kentucky bluegrass

3 2 1

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

100

50

0

100 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 100 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-14) WANDLER, DONALD M. AND O'BRIEN, DARBY AND RENITA SW1/4 SEC. 13 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-18

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SB-15A Row 1: Rocky Mountain juniper Row 2: Siberian pea-shrub Understory: Smooth brome, Kentucky bluegrass

SB-15B Row 1: Western serviceberry Row 2: Western serviceberry Row 3: Western serviceberry Row 4: Western serviceberry Row 5: Western serviceberry Row 6: Austrian pine Row 7: Austrian pine Row 8: Rocky Mountain juniper Row 9: Rocky Mountain juniper Understory: Side-oat grama, smooth brome, flixweed tansymustard

W

P

SB-15A
1 1 1 2 3 2 2

K

SB-15A

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4 5 7 9 6 8

SB-15B

1 2 3 4 5 7 8 9 11 10 6

K
SB-15C

SB-15C Row 1: Western serviceberry Row 2: Western serviceberry Row 3: Western serviceberry Row 4: Western serviceberry Row 5: Western serviceberry/ silver buffaloberry Row 6: Western serviceberry Row 7: Western serviceberry Row 8: White spruce Row 9: White spruce Row 10: Rocky Mountain juniper Row 11: Common lilac Understory: Side-oat grama, smooth brome, flixweed tansymustard

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

100

50

0

100 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 150 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-015) WAGNER, GLEN R. NE1/4 SEC. 29 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-19

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SB-06

W

1 2 Row 1: Common lilac Row 2: Common lilac

P

K
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SB-16

Abandoned Farmstead

K

1 2

3 4

SB-16 Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Row 2: Russian olive Row 3: Rocky Mountain juniper Row 4: Honeysuckle Understory: Dense smooth brome, scattered leafy spurge
PROJECT

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

100

50

0

100 Feet

SCALE 1 IN = 100 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-16) PAVEL, ROBERT B. NE1/4 SEC. 14 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-20

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8

9

10

11

12

SB-16

18

SB-06
17 16 15 14 13

SB-07 SB-03 SB-02 SB-05
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SB-04 SB-08 SB-10 SB-09 SB-11
23

SB-14

19

20

21

22

24

SB-12 SB-15

30

29

28

SB-01
27 26 25

SB-13

31

32

33

34

35

36

T139N T138N 6 5 4 3 2 1

L E G E N D
Study Area

3,500

1,750

0

3,500 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 3,500 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN
TITLE Denver, Colorado

SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

Permit Boundary

Township and Range Section Shelter Belt with Site ID
Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

SHELTERBELT MAP OVERVIEW
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/04/2010 FILE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts_Overview.mxd SCALE AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-4

SB-01

P

SB-01 Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Row 2: Russian olive Row 3: Siberian elm Row 4: Green ash Understory: Crested wheatgrass

P

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N

J
1 2 3 4

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

100

50

0

100 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 100 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-01) P. KUYLEN 80% AND K. KUYLEN 20% NW1/4 SEC. 27 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-5

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SB-02 Row 1: Rocky Mountain juniper Row 2: Siberian crabapple Row 3: Ponderosa pine Row 4: Siberian pea-shrub Understory: Yellow sweetclover, crested wheatgrass, smooth brome, curlycup gumweed and field morning-glory

P

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1

2 3

4

SB-02

N

J

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

100

50

0

100 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 100 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-02) WILLISTON BASIN INTERSTATE PIPELINE CO. NW1/4 SEC. 20 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-6

N

P

W

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1

SB-03

N

J

SB-03 Row 1: Plains cottonwood with 1 yellow willow Understory: Dense smooth brome

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

100

50

0

100 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 100 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-03) P. KUYLEN 80% AND K. KUYLEN 20% NW1/4 SEC. 20 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-7

N

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SB-04A Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Row 2: Siberian elm Row 3: Siberian elm Row 4: Siberian elm Row 5: Siberian pea-shrub Understory: Crested wheatgrass, smooth brome

SB-04B Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Row 2: Common lilac Row 3: Rocky Mountain juniper Row 4: Common chokecherry Row 5: Green ash Row 6: Ponderosa pine Row 7: Common hackberry Row 8: Green ash Row 9: Green ash / Siberian pea-shrub Row 10: Siberian pea-shrub Row 11: Siberian pea-shrub Understory: Russian thistle, belevedere summercypress, prickley lettus, foxtail barley, loesel tumblemustard

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SB-04A 2 3 4 1
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SB-04B 5 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

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SB-05A

SB-05B 9 8 SB-05C

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

150

75

0

150 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 150 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-04) KUYLEN, ROBERT F. AND BRENDA K. SW1/4 SEC. 16 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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SB-05A

SB-05B 9 8 SB-05C

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7 3 4 5 6

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1 2

1 2

3

4

1

2

3

SB-05A Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Row 2: Siberian elm Row 3: Siberian elm Row 4: Common and late lilac Understory: Kentucky bluegrass, crested wheatgrass, western snowberry, curly cup gumweed, smooth brome, cudweed sagewort, fanweed

SB-05B Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Row 2: Siberian pea-shrub Row 3: Russian olive Row 4: Russian olive Row 5: Rocky Mounntain juniper Row 6: Honeysuckle Row 7: Siberian pea-shrub Row 8: Siberian pea-shrub Row 9: Siberian pea-shrub Understory: Smooth brome, curdlock, western snowberry, yellow sweetclover, Kentudky bluegrass, prickly lettuce, field morning-glory, leafy spurge

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SB-05C Row 1: Siberian elm Row 2: Siberian elm Row 3: Siberian pea-shrub Understory: Smooth brome, crested wheatgrass

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

150

75

0

150 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 150 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-05) KUYLEN, ROBERT F. AND BRENDA K. NW1/4 SEC. 21 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-9

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SB-16

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SB-06

K

SB-07A

SB-07B

SB-06 Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Row 2: Alternating Siberian elm and Siberian pea-shrub Understory: Smooth brome, crested wheatgrass, alfalfa, leafy spurge

12
SB-08A

1
PROJECT

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

150 0 75

150 Feet

SCALE 1 IN = 600 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-06) PHP, LLP E1/2 E1/2 SEC. 15 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-10

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SB-07A

SB-07A

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SB-07B Row 1: Scattered Siberian elm and plains cottonwood Understory: Crested wheatgrass, Kentucky bluegrass SB-07A Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Row 2: Wild plum Row 3: Green ash Row 4: Green ash Row 5: Russian olive Row 6: Ponderosa pine Understory: Crested wheatgrass, smooth brome, yellow sweetclover, fringed sagewort, Russian thistle

SB-07B

K

SB-07

6 2 3 4 5

1

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

100

50

0

100 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 100 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-07) PERDAEMS, JAMES D. AND ROSELLA J. SW1/4 SEC. 14 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-11

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W

SB-08

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K

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Lilac

K

1

2

3

4 5

6 7

Lilac

SB-09D
1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4

SB-09E

SB-09F

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

100

50

0

100 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 100 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-08) BUCKMAN, JOHN F SE1/4 SEC. 15 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-12

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Row 6: Common Row 7: Blue spru Understory: Cres wheatgrass

SB-09A Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Understory: Smooth brome SB-09B Row 1: Green ash Row 2: Green ash Miscellaneous: Plains cottonwood, peachleaf willow, common chokecherry Understory: Smooth brome SB-09C Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Row 2: Green ash Row 3: Green ash Understory: Smooth brome, crested wheatgrass, curl dock, field morning-glory SB-09D Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Row 2: Russian olive Row 3: Green ash Row 4: Boxelder and green ash Understory: Smooth brome SB-09E Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Row 2: Russian olive Row 3: Green ash Row 4: Siberian elm Understory: Smooth brome, crested wheatgrass, leafy spurge SB-09F Row 1: Common lilac Row 2: Siberian elm Understory: Smooth brome, crested wheatgrass, leafy spurge

1 2 34

1

SB-09A
SB-09E

2 3 4

1 2

SB-09F

SB-09D SB-09G

2

1

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SB-09B
2 1

Willow

Plains Cottonwood below dam

SB-09C

3 2 1

SB-09G Row 1: Green ash Miscellaneos: pine, willow, blue spruce in yard

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

200

100

0

200 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 200 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN
TITLE Denver, Colorado

SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

Shelter Belt with Site ID

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-09) PERDAEMS, JAMES D. AND ROSELLA J. NW1/4 SEC. 22 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0 GIS

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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SB-10 Row 1: Mostly dead Manchu cherry Row 2: 650' Ponderosa pine plus 2 Scotch pine, 180' Apple and Siberian crabapple, 200' Green ash Understory: Dense smooth brome

W

P

SB-10
1 2
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K

Pine Apple Green ash

K

9

10

1

2

3

4

5

6 7 8

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

100

50

0

100 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 100 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-10) PERDAEMS, JAMES D. AND ROSELLA J. NW1/4 SEC. 23 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-14

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9

10

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1

2

3

4

5

6 7 8

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K
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SB-11

K

SB-11 Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Row 2: Russian olive Row 3: Siberian elm Row 4: Green ash Row 5: Green ash Row 6: Siberian elm Row 7: Siberian elm Row 8: Siberian elm Row 9: Siberian elm Row 10: Green ash Note: poor row integrity on east side Understory: Smooth brome, crested wheatgrass, belevedere summercypress L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section Shelter Belt with Site ID
100 50 0 100 Feet
PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 100 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-11) PERDAEMS, JAMES D. AND ROSELLA J. NW1/4 SEC. 23 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-15

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SB-12A Row 1: Rocky Mountain juniper Row 2: Mancue cherry Row 3: Green ash Row 4: Siberian pea-shrub Row 5: Siberian elm Row 6: Siberian elm Row 7: Rocky Mountain juniper Row 8: Ponderosa pine Row 9: Green ash Understory: Smooth brome, Russian thistle SB-12B Row 1: Honeysuckle Row 2: Siberian pea-shrub Row 3: Honeysuckle Row 4: Russian olive Row 5: Green ash Row 6: Plains cottonwood Row 7: American elm Row 8: Siberian elm Row 9: Siberian pea-shrub Note: poor row integrity Understory: Smooth brome, crested wheatgrass, fanweed, bracted verbena, Canada thistle, leafy spurge

W

P
SB-12A
1 2 3 4 5 6

K

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9 8 7

K

1 2 3 New Planting 4 5 Mostly Dead Mostly Dead 7 8 6

SB-12B

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

100

50

0

100 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 100 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-12) PERDAEMS, JERRY F. AND SANDRA M. SE1/4 SEC. 22 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-16

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SB-13
1 2 3 4 5

W

P

new planting - unsuccessful no trees or shrubs; dominated by belevedere summercypress, oats, alfalfa

K

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K

SB-13 Row 1: Siberian elm Row 2: Siberian elm Row 3: Siberian elm Row 4: Russian olive Row 5: Common lilac Understory: Crested wheatgrass, alfalfa, belevedere summercypress

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

100

50

0

100 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 100 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-13) EMMIL, LEOCADIA FAMILY TRUST NE1/4 SEC. 34 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-17

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W

P

SB-14B

K
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4

1

2

3

K

SB-14A

SB-14B Row 1: Blue spruce Row 2: Austrian pine Row 3: Rocky Mountain juniper Row 4: Siberian pea-shrub Understory: Mostly bare ground SB-14A Row 1: Austrian pine Row 2: Austrian pine Row 3: Austrian pine / blue spruce Understory: Mowed Kentucky bluegrass

3 2 1

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

100

50

0

100 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 100 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-14) WANDLER, DONALD M. AND O'BRIEN, DARBY AND RENITA SW1/4 SEC. 13 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-18

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SB-15A Row 1: Rocky Mountain juniper Row 2: Siberian pea-shrub Understory: Smooth brome, Kentucky bluegrass

SB-15B Row 1: Western serviceberry Row 2: Western serviceberry Row 3: Western serviceberry Row 4: Western serviceberry Row 5: Western serviceberry Row 6: Austrian pine Row 7: Austrian pine Row 8: Rocky Mountain juniper Row 9: Rocky Mountain juniper Understory: Side-oat grama, smooth brome, flixweed tansymustard

W

P

SB-15A
1 1 1 2 3 2 2

K

SB-15A

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4 5 7 9 6 8

SB-15B

1 2 3 4 5 7 8 9 11 10 6

K
SB-15C

SB-15C Row 1: Western serviceberry Row 2: Western serviceberry Row 3: Western serviceberry Row 4: Western serviceberry Row 5: Western serviceberry/ silver buffaloberry Row 6: Western serviceberry Row 7: Western serviceberry Row 8: White spruce Row 9: White spruce Row 10: Rocky Mountain juniper Row 11: Common lilac Understory: Side-oat grama, smooth brome, flixweed tansymustard

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

100

50

0

100 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 150 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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Denver, Colorado TITLE

SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-015) WAGNER, GLEN R. NE1/4 SEC. 29 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-19

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SB-06

W

1 2 Row 1: Common lilac Row 2: Common lilac

P

K
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SB-16

Abandoned Farmstead

K

1 2

3 4

SB-16 Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Row 2: Russian olive Row 3: Rocky Mountain juniper Row 4: Honeysuckle Understory: Dense smooth brome, scattered leafy spurge
PROJECT

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

100

50

0

100 Feet

SCALE 1 IN = 100 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-16) PAVEL, ROBERT B. NE1/4 SEC. 14 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-20

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8

9

10

11

12

SB-16

18

SB-06
17 16 15 14 13

SB-07 SB-03 SB-02 SB-05
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SB-04 SB-08 SB-10 SB-09 SB-11
23

SB-14

19

20

21

22

24

SB-12 SB-15

30

29

28

SB-01
27 26 25

SB-13

31

32

33

34

35

36

T139N T138N 6 5 4 3 2 1

L E G E N D
Study Area

3,500

1,750

0

3,500 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 3,500 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN
TITLE Denver, Colorado

SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

Permit Boundary

Township and Range Section Shelter Belt with Site ID
Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

SHELTERBELT MAP OVERVIEW
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/04/2010 FILE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts_Overview.mxd SCALE AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-4

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P

SB-01 Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Row 2: Russian olive Row 3: Siberian elm Row 4: Green ash Understory: Crested wheatgrass

P

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N

J
1 2 3 4

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

100

50

0

100 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 100 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-01) P. KUYLEN 80% AND K. KUYLEN 20% NW1/4 SEC. 27 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-5

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SB-02 Row 1: Rocky Mountain juniper Row 2: Siberian crabapple Row 3: Ponderosa pine Row 4: Siberian pea-shrub Understory: Yellow sweetclover, crested wheatgrass, smooth brome, curlycup gumweed and field morning-glory

P

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1

2 3

4

SB-02

N

J

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

100

50

0

100 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 100 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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Denver, Colorado TITLE

SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-02) WILLISTON BASIN INTERSTATE PIPELINE CO. NW1/4 SEC. 20 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-6

N

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W

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1

SB-03

N

J

SB-03 Row 1: Plains cottonwood with 1 yellow willow Understory: Dense smooth brome

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

100

50

0

100 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 100 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-03) P. KUYLEN 80% AND K. KUYLEN 20% NW1/4 SEC. 20 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-7

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P

SB-04A Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Row 2: Siberian elm Row 3: Siberian elm Row 4: Siberian elm Row 5: Siberian pea-shrub Understory: Crested wheatgrass, smooth brome

SB-04B Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Row 2: Common lilac Row 3: Rocky Mountain juniper Row 4: Common chokecherry Row 5: Green ash Row 6: Ponderosa pine Row 7: Common hackberry Row 8: Green ash Row 9: Green ash / Siberian pea-shrub Row 10: Siberian pea-shrub Row 11: Siberian pea-shrub Understory: Russian thistle, belevedere summercypress, prickley lettus, foxtail barley, loesel tumblemustard

W

P

SB-04A 2 3 4 1
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SB-04B 5 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

N

J

SB-05A

SB-05B 9 8 SB-05C

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

150

75

0

150 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 150 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-04) KUYLEN, ROBERT F. AND BRENDA K. SW1/4 SEC. 16 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-8

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SB-05A

SB-05B 9 8 SB-05C

W

P

K
7 3 4 5 6

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1 2

1 2

3

4

1

2

3

SB-05A Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Row 2: Siberian elm Row 3: Siberian elm Row 4: Common and late lilac Understory: Kentucky bluegrass, crested wheatgrass, western snowberry, curly cup gumweed, smooth brome, cudweed sagewort, fanweed

SB-05B Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Row 2: Siberian pea-shrub Row 3: Russian olive Row 4: Russian olive Row 5: Rocky Mounntain juniper Row 6: Honeysuckle Row 7: Siberian pea-shrub Row 8: Siberian pea-shrub Row 9: Siberian pea-shrub Understory: Smooth brome, curdlock, western snowberry, yellow sweetclover, Kentudky bluegrass, prickly lettuce, field morning-glory, leafy spurge

J

SB-05C Row 1: Siberian elm Row 2: Siberian elm Row 3: Siberian pea-shrub Understory: Smooth brome, crested wheatgrass

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

150

75

0

150 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 150 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-05) KUYLEN, ROBERT F. AND BRENDA K. NW1/4 SEC. 21 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-9

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SB-16

W

P

K

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SB-06

K

SB-07A

SB-07B

SB-06 Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Row 2: Alternating Siberian elm and Siberian pea-shrub Understory: Smooth brome, crested wheatgrass, alfalfa, leafy spurge

12
SB-08A

1
PROJECT

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

150 0 75

150 Feet

SCALE 1 IN = 600 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-06) PHP, LLP E1/2 E1/2 SEC. 15 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-10

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SB-07A

SB-07A

W

P

K

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SB-07B Row 1: Scattered Siberian elm and plains cottonwood Understory: Crested wheatgrass, Kentucky bluegrass SB-07A Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Row 2: Wild plum Row 3: Green ash Row 4: Green ash Row 5: Russian olive Row 6: Ponderosa pine Understory: Crested wheatgrass, smooth brome, yellow sweetclover, fringed sagewort, Russian thistle

SB-07B

K

SB-07

6 2 3 4 5

1

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

100

50

0

100 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 100 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-07) PERDAEMS, JAMES D. AND ROSELLA J. SW1/4 SEC. 14 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-11

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2

P

W

SB-08

P

K

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Lilac

K

1

2

3

4 5

6 7

Lilac

SB-09D
1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4

SB-09E

SB-09F

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

100

50

0

100 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 100 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-08) BUCKMAN, JOHN F SE1/4 SEC. 15 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-12

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Row 6: Common Row 7: Blue spru Understory: Cres wheatgrass

SB-09A Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Understory: Smooth brome SB-09B Row 1: Green ash Row 2: Green ash Miscellaneous: Plains cottonwood, peachleaf willow, common chokecherry Understory: Smooth brome SB-09C Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Row 2: Green ash Row 3: Green ash Understory: Smooth brome, crested wheatgrass, curl dock, field morning-glory SB-09D Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Row 2: Russian olive Row 3: Green ash Row 4: Boxelder and green ash Understory: Smooth brome SB-09E Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Row 2: Russian olive Row 3: Green ash Row 4: Siberian elm Understory: Smooth brome, crested wheatgrass, leafy spurge SB-09F Row 1: Common lilac Row 2: Siberian elm Understory: Smooth brome, crested wheatgrass, leafy spurge

1 2 34

1

SB-09A
SB-09E

2 3 4

1 2

SB-09F

SB-09D SB-09G

2

1

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SB-09B
2 1

Willow

Plains Cottonwood below dam

SB-09C

3 2 1

SB-09G Row 1: Green ash Miscellaneos: pine, willow, blue spruce in yard

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

200

100

0

200 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 200 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN
TITLE Denver, Colorado

SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

Shelter Belt with Site ID

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-09) PERDAEMS, JAMES D. AND ROSELLA J. NW1/4 SEC. 22 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0 GIS

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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FIG 2.7.2-13

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SB-10 Row 1: Mostly dead Manchu cherry Row 2: 650' Ponderosa pine plus 2 Scotch pine, 180' Apple and Siberian crabapple, 200' Green ash Understory: Dense smooth brome

W

P

SB-10
1 2
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K

Pine Apple Green ash

K

9

10

1

2

3

4

5

6 7 8

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

100

50

0

100 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 100 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-10) PERDAEMS, JAMES D. AND ROSELLA J. NW1/4 SEC. 23 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-14

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9

10

W

1

2

3

4

5

6 7 8

P

K
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SB-11

K

SB-11 Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Row 2: Russian olive Row 3: Siberian elm Row 4: Green ash Row 5: Green ash Row 6: Siberian elm Row 7: Siberian elm Row 8: Siberian elm Row 9: Siberian elm Row 10: Green ash Note: poor row integrity on east side Understory: Smooth brome, crested wheatgrass, belevedere summercypress L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section Shelter Belt with Site ID
100 50 0 100 Feet
PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 100 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-11) PERDAEMS, JAMES D. AND ROSELLA J. NW1/4 SEC. 23 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-15

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SB-12A Row 1: Rocky Mountain juniper Row 2: Mancue cherry Row 3: Green ash Row 4: Siberian pea-shrub Row 5: Siberian elm Row 6: Siberian elm Row 7: Rocky Mountain juniper Row 8: Ponderosa pine Row 9: Green ash Understory: Smooth brome, Russian thistle SB-12B Row 1: Honeysuckle Row 2: Siberian pea-shrub Row 3: Honeysuckle Row 4: Russian olive Row 5: Green ash Row 6: Plains cottonwood Row 7: American elm Row 8: Siberian elm Row 9: Siberian pea-shrub Note: poor row integrity Understory: Smooth brome, crested wheatgrass, fanweed, bracted verbena, Canada thistle, leafy spurge

W

P
SB-12A
1 2 3 4 5 6

K

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9 8 7

K

1 2 3 New Planting 4 5 Mostly Dead Mostly Dead 7 8 6

SB-12B

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

100

50

0

100 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 100 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-12) PERDAEMS, JERRY F. AND SANDRA M. SE1/4 SEC. 22 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-16

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SB-13
1 2 3 4 5

W

P

new planting - unsuccessful no trees or shrubs; dominated by belevedere summercypress, oats, alfalfa

K

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K

SB-13 Row 1: Siberian elm Row 2: Siberian elm Row 3: Siberian elm Row 4: Russian olive Row 5: Common lilac Understory: Crested wheatgrass, alfalfa, belevedere summercypress

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

100

50

0

100 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 100 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-13) EMMIL, LEOCADIA FAMILY TRUST NE1/4 SEC. 34 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-17

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W

P

SB-14B

K
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4

1

2

3

K

SB-14A

SB-14B Row 1: Blue spruce Row 2: Austrian pine Row 3: Rocky Mountain juniper Row 4: Siberian pea-shrub Understory: Mostly bare ground SB-14A Row 1: Austrian pine Row 2: Austrian pine Row 3: Austrian pine / blue spruce Understory: Mowed Kentucky bluegrass

3 2 1

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

100

50

0

100 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 100 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-14) WANDLER, DONALD M. AND O'BRIEN, DARBY AND RENITA SW1/4 SEC. 13 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-18

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SB-15A Row 1: Rocky Mountain juniper Row 2: Siberian pea-shrub Understory: Smooth brome, Kentucky bluegrass

SB-15B Row 1: Western serviceberry Row 2: Western serviceberry Row 3: Western serviceberry Row 4: Western serviceberry Row 5: Western serviceberry Row 6: Austrian pine Row 7: Austrian pine Row 8: Rocky Mountain juniper Row 9: Rocky Mountain juniper Understory: Side-oat grama, smooth brome, flixweed tansymustard

W

P

SB-15A
1 1 1 2 3 2 2

K

SB-15A

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4 5 7 9 6 8

SB-15B

1 2 3 4 5 7 8 9 11 10 6

K
SB-15C

SB-15C Row 1: Western serviceberry Row 2: Western serviceberry Row 3: Western serviceberry Row 4: Western serviceberry Row 5: Western serviceberry/ silver buffaloberry Row 6: Western serviceberry Row 7: Western serviceberry Row 8: White spruce Row 9: White spruce Row 10: Rocky Mountain juniper Row 11: Common lilac Understory: Side-oat grama, smooth brome, flixweed tansymustard

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

100

50

0

100 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 150 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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Denver, Colorado TITLE

SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-015) WAGNER, GLEN R. NE1/4 SEC. 29 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-19

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SB-06

W

1 2 Row 1: Common lilac Row 2: Common lilac

P

K
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SB-16

Abandoned Farmstead

K

1 2

3 4

SB-16 Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Row 2: Russian olive Row 3: Rocky Mountain juniper Row 4: Honeysuckle Understory: Dense smooth brome, scattered leafy spurge
PROJECT

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

100

50

0

100 Feet

SCALE 1 IN = 100 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-16) PAVEL, ROBERT B. NE1/4 SEC. 14 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-20

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8

9

10

11

12

SB-16

18

SB-06
17 16 15 14 13

SB-07 SB-03 SB-02 SB-05
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SB-04 SB-08 SB-10 SB-09 SB-11
23

SB-14

19

20

21

22

24

SB-12 SB-15

30

29

28

SB-01
27 26 25

SB-13

31

32

33

34

35

36

T139N T138N 6 5 4 3 2 1

L E G E N D
Study Area

3,500

1,750

0

3,500 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 3,500 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN
TITLE Denver, Colorado

SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

Permit Boundary

Township and Range Section Shelter Belt with Site ID
Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

SHELTERBELT MAP OVERVIEW
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/04/2010 FILE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts_Overview.mxd SCALE AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-4

SB-01

P

SB-01 Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Row 2: Russian olive Row 3: Siberian elm Row 4: Green ash Understory: Crested wheatgrass

P

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N

J
1 2 3 4

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

100

50

0

100 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 100 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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Denver, Colorado TITLE

SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-01) P. KUYLEN 80% AND K. KUYLEN 20% NW1/4 SEC. 27 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-5

N

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SB-02 Row 1: Rocky Mountain juniper Row 2: Siberian crabapple Row 3: Ponderosa pine Row 4: Siberian pea-shrub Understory: Yellow sweetclover, crested wheatgrass, smooth brome, curlycup gumweed and field morning-glory

P

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1

2 3

4

SB-02

N

J

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

100

50

0

100 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 100 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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Denver, Colorado TITLE

SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-02) WILLISTON BASIN INTERSTATE PIPELINE CO. NW1/4 SEC. 20 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-6

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W

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1

SB-03

N

J

SB-03 Row 1: Plains cottonwood with 1 yellow willow Understory: Dense smooth brome

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

100

50

0

100 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 100 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-03) P. KUYLEN 80% AND K. KUYLEN 20% NW1/4 SEC. 20 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-7

N

P

SB-04A Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Row 2: Siberian elm Row 3: Siberian elm Row 4: Siberian elm Row 5: Siberian pea-shrub Understory: Crested wheatgrass, smooth brome

SB-04B Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Row 2: Common lilac Row 3: Rocky Mountain juniper Row 4: Common chokecherry Row 5: Green ash Row 6: Ponderosa pine Row 7: Common hackberry Row 8: Green ash Row 9: Green ash / Siberian pea-shrub Row 10: Siberian pea-shrub Row 11: Siberian pea-shrub Understory: Russian thistle, belevedere summercypress, prickley lettus, foxtail barley, loesel tumblemustard

W

P

SB-04A 2 3 4 1
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SB-04B 5 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

N

J

SB-05A

SB-05B 9 8 SB-05C

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

150

75

0

150 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 150 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-04) KUYLEN, ROBERT F. AND BRENDA K. SW1/4 SEC. 16 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-8

N

P

SB-05A

SB-05B 9 8 SB-05C

W

P

K
7 3 4 5 6

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1 2

1 2

3

4

1

2

3

SB-05A Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Row 2: Siberian elm Row 3: Siberian elm Row 4: Common and late lilac Understory: Kentucky bluegrass, crested wheatgrass, western snowberry, curly cup gumweed, smooth brome, cudweed sagewort, fanweed

SB-05B Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Row 2: Siberian pea-shrub Row 3: Russian olive Row 4: Russian olive Row 5: Rocky Mounntain juniper Row 6: Honeysuckle Row 7: Siberian pea-shrub Row 8: Siberian pea-shrub Row 9: Siberian pea-shrub Understory: Smooth brome, curdlock, western snowberry, yellow sweetclover, Kentudky bluegrass, prickly lettuce, field morning-glory, leafy spurge

J

SB-05C Row 1: Siberian elm Row 2: Siberian elm Row 3: Siberian pea-shrub Understory: Smooth brome, crested wheatgrass

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

150

75

0

150 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 150 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-05) KUYLEN, ROBERT F. AND BRENDA K. NW1/4 SEC. 21 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-9

N

P

SB-16

W

P

K

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SB-06

K

SB-07A

SB-07B

SB-06 Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Row 2: Alternating Siberian elm and Siberian pea-shrub Understory: Smooth brome, crested wheatgrass, alfalfa, leafy spurge

12
SB-08A

1
PROJECT

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

150 0 75

150 Feet

SCALE 1 IN = 600 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-06) PHP, LLP E1/2 E1/2 SEC. 15 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-10

N

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SB-07A

SB-07A

W

P

K

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SB-07B Row 1: Scattered Siberian elm and plains cottonwood Understory: Crested wheatgrass, Kentucky bluegrass SB-07A Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Row 2: Wild plum Row 3: Green ash Row 4: Green ash Row 5: Russian olive Row 6: Ponderosa pine Understory: Crested wheatgrass, smooth brome, yellow sweetclover, fringed sagewort, Russian thistle

SB-07B

K

SB-07

6 2 3 4 5

1

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

100

50

0

100 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 100 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-07) PERDAEMS, JAMES D. AND ROSELLA J. SW1/4 SEC. 14 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-11

N

2

P

W

SB-08

P

K

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Lilac

K

1

2

3

4 5

6 7

Lilac

SB-09D
1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4

SB-09E

SB-09F

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

100

50

0

100 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 100 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-08) BUCKMAN, JOHN F SE1/4 SEC. 15 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-12

N

Row 6: Common Row 7: Blue spru Understory: Cres wheatgrass

SB-09A Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Understory: Smooth brome SB-09B Row 1: Green ash Row 2: Green ash Miscellaneous: Plains cottonwood, peachleaf willow, common chokecherry Understory: Smooth brome SB-09C Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Row 2: Green ash Row 3: Green ash Understory: Smooth brome, crested wheatgrass, curl dock, field morning-glory SB-09D Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Row 2: Russian olive Row 3: Green ash Row 4: Boxelder and green ash Understory: Smooth brome SB-09E Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Row 2: Russian olive Row 3: Green ash Row 4: Siberian elm Understory: Smooth brome, crested wheatgrass, leafy spurge SB-09F Row 1: Common lilac Row 2: Siberian elm Understory: Smooth brome, crested wheatgrass, leafy spurge

1 2 34

1

SB-09A
SB-09E

2 3 4

1 2

SB-09F

SB-09D SB-09G

2

1

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SB-09B
2 1

Willow

Plains Cottonwood below dam

SB-09C

3 2 1

SB-09G Row 1: Green ash Miscellaneos: pine, willow, blue spruce in yard

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

200

100

0

200 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 200 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN
TITLE Denver, Colorado

SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

Shelter Belt with Site ID

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-09) PERDAEMS, JAMES D. AND ROSELLA J. NW1/4 SEC. 22 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0 GIS

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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FIG 2.7.2-13

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SB-10 Row 1: Mostly dead Manchu cherry Row 2: 650' Ponderosa pine plus 2 Scotch pine, 180' Apple and Siberian crabapple, 200' Green ash Understory: Dense smooth brome

W

P

SB-10
1 2
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K

Pine Apple Green ash

K

9

10

1

2

3

4

5

6 7 8

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

100

50

0

100 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 100 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-10) PERDAEMS, JAMES D. AND ROSELLA J. NW1/4 SEC. 23 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-14

P

9

10

W

1

2

3

4

5

6 7 8

P

K
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SB-11

K

SB-11 Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Row 2: Russian olive Row 3: Siberian elm Row 4: Green ash Row 5: Green ash Row 6: Siberian elm Row 7: Siberian elm Row 8: Siberian elm Row 9: Siberian elm Row 10: Green ash Note: poor row integrity on east side Understory: Smooth brome, crested wheatgrass, belevedere summercypress L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section Shelter Belt with Site ID
100 50 0 100 Feet
PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 100 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-11) PERDAEMS, JAMES D. AND ROSELLA J. NW1/4 SEC. 23 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-15

P

SB-12A Row 1: Rocky Mountain juniper Row 2: Mancue cherry Row 3: Green ash Row 4: Siberian pea-shrub Row 5: Siberian elm Row 6: Siberian elm Row 7: Rocky Mountain juniper Row 8: Ponderosa pine Row 9: Green ash Understory: Smooth brome, Russian thistle SB-12B Row 1: Honeysuckle Row 2: Siberian pea-shrub Row 3: Honeysuckle Row 4: Russian olive Row 5: Green ash Row 6: Plains cottonwood Row 7: American elm Row 8: Siberian elm Row 9: Siberian pea-shrub Note: poor row integrity Understory: Smooth brome, crested wheatgrass, fanweed, bracted verbena, Canada thistle, leafy spurge

W

P
SB-12A
1 2 3 4 5 6

K

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9 8 7

K

1 2 3 New Planting 4 5 Mostly Dead Mostly Dead 7 8 6

SB-12B

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

100

50

0

100 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 100 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-12) PERDAEMS, JERRY F. AND SANDRA M. SE1/4 SEC. 22 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-16

P

SB-13
1 2 3 4 5

W

P

new planting - unsuccessful no trees or shrubs; dominated by belevedere summercypress, oats, alfalfa

K

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K

SB-13 Row 1: Siberian elm Row 2: Siberian elm Row 3: Siberian elm Row 4: Russian olive Row 5: Common lilac Understory: Crested wheatgrass, alfalfa, belevedere summercypress

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

100

50

0

100 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 100 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-13) EMMIL, LEOCADIA FAMILY TRUST NE1/4 SEC. 34 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-17

P

W

P

SB-14B

K
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4

1

2

3

K

SB-14A

SB-14B Row 1: Blue spruce Row 2: Austrian pine Row 3: Rocky Mountain juniper Row 4: Siberian pea-shrub Understory: Mostly bare ground SB-14A Row 1: Austrian pine Row 2: Austrian pine Row 3: Austrian pine / blue spruce Understory: Mowed Kentucky bluegrass

3 2 1

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

100

50

0

100 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 100 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-14) WANDLER, DONALD M. AND O'BRIEN, DARBY AND RENITA SW1/4 SEC. 13 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-18

P

SB-15A Row 1: Rocky Mountain juniper Row 2: Siberian pea-shrub Understory: Smooth brome, Kentucky bluegrass

SB-15B Row 1: Western serviceberry Row 2: Western serviceberry Row 3: Western serviceberry Row 4: Western serviceberry Row 5: Western serviceberry Row 6: Austrian pine Row 7: Austrian pine Row 8: Rocky Mountain juniper Row 9: Rocky Mountain juniper Understory: Side-oat grama, smooth brome, flixweed tansymustard

W

P

SB-15A
1 1 1 2 3 2 2

K

SB-15A

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4 5 7 9 6 8

SB-15B

1 2 3 4 5 7 8 9 11 10 6

K
SB-15C

SB-15C Row 1: Western serviceberry Row 2: Western serviceberry Row 3: Western serviceberry Row 4: Western serviceberry Row 5: Western serviceberry/ silver buffaloberry Row 6: Western serviceberry Row 7: Western serviceberry Row 8: White spruce Row 9: White spruce Row 10: Rocky Mountain juniper Row 11: Common lilac Understory: Side-oat grama, smooth brome, flixweed tansymustard

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

100

50

0

100 Feet

PROJECT

SCALE 1 IN = 150 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-015) WAGNER, GLEN R. NE1/4 SEC. 29 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-19

P

SB-06

W

1 2 Row 1: Common lilac Row 2: Common lilac

P

K
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SB-16

Abandoned Farmstead

K

1 2

3 4

SB-16 Row 1: Siberian pea-shrub Row 2: Russian olive Row 3: Rocky Mountain juniper Row 4: Honeysuckle Understory: Dense smooth brome, scattered leafy spurge
PROJECT

L E G E N D
Study Area Permit Boundary Section

100

50

0

100 Feet

SCALE 1 IN = 100 FT IF PRINTED AT 8.5 IN X 11 IN

Shelter Belt with Site ID

Aerial Photography: Flown 6/19/2006. StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.

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SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE SOUTH HEART, NORTH DAKOTA

SHELTERBELT MAP (SB-16) PAVEL, ROBERT B. NE1/4 SEC. 14 T139N R98W
PROJECT NO. DESIGN GIS DC AJR AM KS 063-2212A 10/25/2007 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 02/08/2010 FILE SCALE SH_Veg_Shelterbelts.mxd AS SHOWN REV. 0

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FIG 2.7.2-20

R99W R98W

T140N T139N

Sheet A

Sheet B

T139N
R98W

T139N T138N

Sheet C
R98W R97W

702 502
LE-A CHAN

302 502 201 302 611

CHAN

702
EH-A

201

502

Ly-1
302
We t Sa

201
EH-A

EH-A

SL-WL-Sb(201)
line

7

8

302 LyOv-Sb-WL(201)
AD-AB

SE-B 502

201

201

EH-A

Ly(201)

AD-AB

RT-CD

502

302
TY-ABC

TP-31
502 302
EH-A

502 302
CHAN

Ly(201) Cy(201)

TP-8
GL-A

TP-44 DTW-3
GL-A
D RT-C

201

TP-43

9

201

EH-A 611

SHEET A SHEET B

502
CHAN

TP-30
EH-A

10
611
EH-A

TP-19
201
SE-B

303 303

201

DTW-2
Sy
TY-ABC

502
EH-A

201 Ly 304 Cy
WN -CD

TP-18
SE-A

611

201 302 Cy Cy
RT-CD

SO-ABC

LyOv-Sb-WL Cy 302 LyOv-Sb-WL SwLy

CHA

N

502 611
RT-AB GL-A

301

302 SwCy

SwCy
CB-AB

302

303 Cy

W E D -C N

WL-WM
LE-A

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SwCy
WN-CDE

502
DM-AB

DTW-1

SE-A

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SE-B SE-A

CB-DE

502 Ly Sw

201/304

SO-ABC

611
FR-BC

WN-B

Cp
WN-CDE

611
AR-AB

502
VR-ABC

201 611

611

SL-WL-Sb 502 SwCy
WN-B Wet Saline Wet Saline Wet Saline

611

MU-A

Cy 502

CB-AB

MU-A

SL-7 SL-8
WN-B

Wet Saline

502 501

703
DH-B WN-CDE AR-CD SO-ABC

501 TCp 706 502 502 504

SL-9
SwCy

501

SL-2 TP-3

SL-WL-Sb

SwCy 704 303 502

SL-1
502 706 Cp

Ly SwSy FR-DE

Sy-4

MN-BC

SwCy-1
704
DIST

SO-ABC

503

Ly

706

702 502

LE-A

MU-B

304

502

502

621

SwSy-1 Sy-5

Sy SwSy Sy
PL-DEF WN-CDE

SE-B CB-C SE-B

Cy 304

TP-4
201
MU-B DM-AB

TP-1
201 502 502

WN-CDE

703

Ly

SN-AB

LR-A

612 MU-B Ly
MN-BC RT-AB AR-CD RT-AB RT-CD

TP-12
RT-CD

SwLy
CB-DE CB-C
DE

Sy
PL-DEF FR-DE

TP-13
SwLy 201
CB-AB

Sy
PL-DEF
W S C y N- wC

WN-B

SwLy-14
SN-AB

MU-B

TP-11
201 706 502 706
RT-CD

MN-BC

SwCy-2

TP-27
201
WN-B SO-ABC TY-ABC RT-CD RR-B

706

Cp

Cp-1
LR-B

611
PL-BC FR-DE WN-B MU-B WN-B

MU-A

Cy 504

502
MU-B

703 611
FR-DE

611

Sy

FR-DE

WL-9

502
CB-DE

PL-DEF

18

SwLy 502

502

SwLy Ly
SN-AB

SwLy-9

Cy

SwLy-10
SwLy

502 304

PL-DEF RT-CD

SwLy-8

17
MU-A

SwLy-7
SE-B

CB-DE

SwLy-11
Cy
CB-AB

201(SwLy)
WN-B DIST

201(Cy)

Cy

703

TP-14
201(TCp)

201(SwCy)

16
Cy
SE-A RS-B

WN-B RT-AB

704

TCp-3
LR-A

611
SE-B CB-C

15
611

611
SN-AB Wet Saline

201

SL-3
201

(Sw

DH-B

LR-A

CB-AB

Ly)

WN-A

SwCy

SN-AB MU-B

TP-47
RS-B

TCp-7
CB-C

612 502 502
RS-A

TCp

TCp

MU-A

611
SN-AB

703

TCp

502 706
RS-B

502 502
706

SN-AB

502

TCp-15
SwLy
CB-C DH-A LR-A WN-B

SN-AB

SN-AB

CB-AB

502

TCp

TP-45
MU-B

611

DH-B

CB-C

CB

-C

TCp-2
SwCy 201
JG-AB

RS-A

TP-22
TCp

TP-23
706

WL-7
502
401
FR-BC VR-ABC

502 706 502
SN-AB

WL-8
502

703 201
MU-B RT-AB DH-B LR-A

Cy TCp
WN-B

Cp

401 706 201 701

TP-7

TP-20

502 502
AD-AB

LR-B

611

702 401 631
SE-B

611

MN-A

502 502
AD-AB

401 502 502 631
CB-AB DM-AB SE-B DH-B

201/304 SwCy

TP-21 TP-24
SE-A

201(304)

401

401

701

401

RT-AB AR-CD

703 622 631

Cp
WN-CDE

701

631

201
MU-B Wet Saline

TP-2
501
MU-B WN-B

SwLy
CB-C

TC p
LR-A

706
SE-B

LR-B LR-A FR-DE

61 2
703
CB-C WN-B MN-A WN-B

Cy

611

AR-AB

AR-AB

631
CB-DE

CB-C

AR

201 622
CB-C

Cy

502 611
CB-C CB-AB LR-B GL-A SO-ABC

-CD

RT-AB

631
AR-CD CB-C

TCp
DH-A SE-B

703

SN-AB

CB-AB

703 703
AR-CD WN-B

SwLy Cy 611

MU-B

702

MNBC

703 703
CB-AB

703

703

TP-5

DM-AB

Cp

SwLy-3
CB-C

703

20 1

SE-A LR-A

703

611

LR-B

CB-C

19

20

DH-B SN-AB WN-B

706
tS We

TCp

SE-A

C Sw

Ly

501

SE-B

SwCy

201

TCp-4
Sw
WN-B

y

alin

RT-AB

e

Ly-2
MU-B

Cy

RS-B

21
LR-B

MN-A

Cy

611

RT-AB MN-A

TCp-11
631 Cy
WN-B MU-B

TCp-16
Cy
MU-B

22
502
EH-A s/s

WN-B

SN-AB SN-AB

VEGETATION TYPE LEGEND

301

LR-B

612

TCp-12
RS-B

SwCy
WN-A SE-B

CB-C

WN-B MG-AB MU-B MN-BC CB-DE

201

RW-27

SERIES 100

MAP UNIT

TYPE NATIVE GRASSLAND ECOLOGICAL SITES Saline Lowland-Wet Land- Subirrigated (see 501)
Loamy Overflow-Subirrigated-Wet Land (see 502) Wet Land-Wet Meadow (see 502) Shallow Clayey Shallow Loamy Shallow Sandy Claypan Thin Claypan Sandy Clayey Loamy Loamy Overflow Loamy Terrace Loamy Terrace (occasionally Clayey Terrace)
401
WN-B

FR-BC CB-C

Cy SwLy

TCp

SwLy-16 TCp-13 Cy-5
SwSy
FR-DE

SwLy

301
EH-A s/s LR-B CB-DE LR-B

SL-WL-Sb LyOv-Sb-WL WL-WM SwCy SwLy SwSy Cp TCp Sy Cy Ly LyOv LyT LyT (occ. CyT)

SwLy-4
LR-A

301

TP-36 TP-37

611

RW-28

TP-38

622

TP-39

RW-29 TP-40
WN-B SE-B DH-A CB-AB CB-DE

631

SwSy-2 Cy-1
Cy

Cy
SE-A

RT-A B
SO-ABC WN-CDE CB-AB

706 623 502
CB-C

FR-BC

SE-B

304
RS-A CB-DE CB-C CB-AB SN-AB CB-C

301

706

201

FV-A s/s

621

304

SwLy-5 SwLy-1
AR-AB

SwLy 304 201
SE-A

304

611
LR-A

CB-DE

Ly

201
Sw Ly

SO-A s/s

SwLy

-D

SOILS LEGEND
AD-AB = Arnegard clay loam AR-AB = Amor loam AR-CD = Amor loam CB-AB = Cabba silt loam CB-C = Cabba silt loam CB-DE = Cabba loam CHAN = River Channels DH-A = Dogtooth silty clay loam DH-B = Dogtooth silty clay loam DM-AB = Daglum silty clay loam EH-A = Entic Haplustolls-silt loams and silty clay loams EH-A s/s = Entic Haplustolls (s/s) FR-BC = Flasher sandy loam FR-DE = Flasher sandy loam FV-A = Fluvents-silt loams and silty clay loams FV-A s/s = Fluvents (s/s) GL-A = Grail silty clay loam HL-A = Havrelon silt loam HL-A s/s = Havrelon (s/s) HL-A ch = Havrelon (ch) JG-AB = Janesburg silty clay LE-A = Lallie silty clay LR-A = Lawther silty clay Modifiers: A,B,C,D,E,F = slope classes ch = channeled s/s = saline sodic substratum LR-B = Lawther silty clay MG-AB = Manning sandy loam MN-A = Morton loam MN-BC = Morton loam MU-A = Moreau silty clay loam MU-B = Moreau silty clay loam PL-BC = Parshall sandy loam PL-DEF = Parshall sandy loam RR-B = Reeder loam RS-A = Rhoades silty clay RS-B = Rhoades silty clay RT-AB = Regent silty clay loam RT-CD = Regent silty clay loam SE-A = Savage silty clay loam SE-B = Savage silty clay loam SN-AB = Sen silt loam SO-A s/s = Shambo loam (s/s) SO-ABC = Shambo loam TY-ABC = Tally sandy loam VR-ABC = Vebar loam Wet Saline = Saline silty clay loam WN-A = Wayden silty clay WN-B = Wayden silty clay WN-CDE = Wayden silty clay

Cy
CB-DE

SwLy-6 TCp-14
RS-B

SN-AB MG-AB
CB

SO-ABC

200
201

TAME PASTURELAND
Tame Pasture

SHEET A SHEET C

401

631
SE-B SE-B

WL-14 TP-28
SO-ABC

RS-A

Sy Ly
SwL y

E

LR-B

RW-16
622 301

201
CB-DE

SE-B

502 LE-A
WL -W M

W L-

TCp

Sy-2 Sy-3

Sy-1

W

302 303 304

Deciduous Tree Woodland Tall Shrub Woodland Low Shrub Woodland

TP-17
201/304
CB-DE SE-A

GL-A

TCp-8
611 LyT

502

611
MU-B

LyT-2
4

304

70

6

706 303
301

304

301

Riparian Woodland

TP-35

704

Sw Ly

300

WOODLAND

M
502
DIST

304

W NCD E

LyT-3
301 304

RW-17
301 304
HL-A s/s

301

30

400
401

SHELTERBELTS
Shelterbelt

DM-AB

301
HL-A

304 304 301 304

RW-18 LyT-4
LyT 304

304 301

611

DM-AB

301 301
BD E
HL-A RW-14

304 304

500
501 502 503 504

WETLANDS
Saline Lowland (herbaceous) Herbaceous Wetland Scrub-Shrub Wetland Forested Wetland

LyT-17
LyT

WL-2
30 4
201

304

LyT-6 LyT-5
CHAN

RW-19

TY-ABC

WL-1
Cy

C

201

622
CB-C DIST

RW-15
30 1

RW-4 RW-5

201 704

TP-34
705 201

502

RW-3
611 301
HL-A s/s

HL-A s/s

RW-20
201 502

LyT

Cy-7
Cy

600
611

CROPLAND
Cultivated (annual crops) Grassed Waterway Mixed Hay Grass Hay Alfalfa Hay CRP (Conservation Reserve Program)

611 301 622
LE-A

201/SwLy 201/TCp
RS-B

SO-A s/s

70

30
700

612 621 622 623 631 701 702 703 704 705 706

29

WL-13
502 201/LyT

DI ST

611 201/704 SE-B 201/SwSy 201/Cy
RT-AB

401

201/WL-WM 201/SwLy 201/TCp

304

LyT-20
Cy

RT-AB

201/LyT

1

622
FR-BC

LyT-21
301

304

SE-A

611

FR C -B

30

MISCELLANEOUS /DISTURBED Farm Yard/Residential
Road/ROW Industrial Historic Mine Dump Developed Water Resources

28
LE-A

201 701
DH-A

4

HL-A

LyT-11
503/502 LyT

611

RW-13
201

302

304

CB-DE

LyT-10 RW-21
301 304 TCp 504
HL-A s/s

27
AD-AB SE-B

FR-DE

301 Ly

201/SwSy

RW-8
301 611
DM-AB MU-B

Ly T
502

20

1/T

Cp

Cy-8
SwLyC
B-D E

LyT

301 503 LyT-9

LyT-12
502 503

TCp
RS-B

30

201/LyT

301

4

LEGEND REFERENCES
Study Area: Golder, 10/18/2007. Permit Boundary: IEI, 11/12/2009. Soils: Catena, 11/06/2007. Township, Range and Section: ND HUB, 6/20/2006. Projection: StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.
PROJECT

Study Area Permit Boundary Vegetation Type Boundary TP-37 Vegetation Sample Site Soil Type Boundary Ecological Site Boundary (100) Township and Range Section

Vegetation Series 100 200 300 400 500 600 700
DENVER, COLORADO

SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE STARK COUNTY, NORTH DAKOTA

TITLE

500

250

0

500 FEET

VEGETATION MAP SHEET 1 OF 3
PROJECT No. DESIGN DC,KS,DC CADD DC AM KS 063-2212A 04/02/2007 08/18/2008 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 FILE No. SCALE SHC0710.DWG 1"=500' REV. 0

SCALE 1"=500' IF PRINTED AT 34 IN. X 44 IN. WESTECH
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CHECK REVIEW

Ex 2.7.2-1A

SOILS LEGEND
AD-AB = Arnegard clay loam AR-AB = Amor loam AR-CD = Amor loam LR-B = Lawther silty clay MG-AB = Manning sandy loam MN-A = Morton loam MN-BC = Morton loam MU-A = Moreau silty clay loam MU-B = Moreau silty clay loam PL-BC = Parshall sandy loam PL-DEF = Parshall sandy loam RR-B = Reeder loam RS-A = Rhoades silty clay RS-B = Rhoades silty clay RT-AB = Regent silty clay loam RT-CD = Regent silty clay loam SE-A = Savage silty clay loam SE-B = Savage silty clay loam SN-AB = Sen silt loam SO-A s/s = Shambo loam (s/s) SO-ABC = Shambo loam TY-ABC = Tally sandy loam VR-ABC = Vebar loam Wet Saline = Saline silty clay loam WN-A = Wayden silty clay WN-B = Wayden silty clay WN-CDE = Wayden silty clay

VEGETATION TYPE LEGEND
SERIES 100
SL-WL-Sb LyOv-Sb-WL WL-WM SwCy SwLy SwSy Cp TCp Sy Cy Ly LyOv LyT LyT (occ. CyT)

MAP UNIT

TYPE NATIVE GRASSLAND ECOLOGICAL SITES Saline Lowland-Wet Land- Subirrigated (see 501)
Loamy Overflow-Subirrigated-Wet Land (see 502) Wet Land-Wet Meadow (see 502) Shallow Clayey Shallow Loamy Shallow Sandy Claypan Thin Claypan Sandy Clayey Loamy Loamy Overflow Loamy Terrace Loamy Terrace (occasionally Clayey Terrace)

SHEET A SHEET B

CB-AB = Cabba silt loam CB-C = Cabba silt loam CB-DE = Cabba loam CHAN = River Channels DH-A = Dogtooth silty clay loam DH-B = Dogtooth silty clay loam DM-AB = Daglum silty clay loam EH-A = Entic Haplustolls-silt loams and silty clay loams EH-A s/s = Entic Haplustolls (s/s) FR-BC = Flasher sandy loam FR-DE = Flasher sandy loam FV-A = Fluvents-silt loams and silty clay loams FV-A s/s = Fluvents (s/s)

T139N

R99W R98W

T140N T139N

Sheet A

Sheet B

T139N T138N

Sheet C
R98W R97W

GL-A = Grail silty clay loam HL-A = Havrelon silt loam HL-A s/s = Havrelon (s/s) HL-A ch = Havrelon (ch) JG-AB = Janesburg silty clay LE-A = Lallie silty clay LR-A = Lawther silty clay Modifiers: A,B,C,D,E,F = slope classes ch = channeled s/s = saline sodic substratum

200
201

TAME PASTURELAND
Tame Pasture

300
301 302 303 304

WOODLAND
Riparian Woodland Deciduous Tree Woodland Tall Shrub Woodland Low Shrub Woodland

400
401

SHELTERBELTS
Shelterbelt

500
501 502 503 504

WETLANDS
Saline Lowland (herbaceous) Herbaceous Wetland Scrub-Shrub Wetland Forested Wetland

10
611
EH-A

600

CROPLAND
611 612 621 622 623 631 Cultivated (annual crops) Grassed Waterway Mixed Hay Grass Hay Alfalfa Hay

11
700

12

502 LyOv-Sb-WL
EH-A

CRP (Conservation Reserve Program)

201 Ly 304 Cy
WN - CD

201 302
CHA N

SO-ABC

Cy 302 LyOv-Sb-WL SwLy

701 702 703 704
WL-WM
LE-A

MISCELLANEOUS /DISTURBED Farm Yard/Residential
Road/ROW Industrial Historic Mine Dump Developed Water Resources

301

302 SwCy

SwCy
CB-AB

303 Cy

N W -C D E

705
502 Ly Sw

706
SO-ABC

E

SE-A

Cy
SE-B SE-A

CB-DE

611
AR-AB

201 611
VR-A
CB-AB MU-A

BC

PL-DEF

502

FR-BC SO-ABC

LR-A

702

VR-ABC

PL-BC CB-C

401
AD-AB

VR

-AB

SE-B

701
TY-ABC

LR-A WN-A

C

TY-ABC SO-ABC

201
FR-BC WN-B RT-AB MU-A SO-ABC
TY -A BC

MN-BC

401
CB-AB

622

611
MU-A

611
WN-B MU-A MU-B SE-B WN-B WN-A

AR-AB MN-A MU-B CB-AB WN-B WN-A SN-AB

15
WN-B

TY-ABC LR-B

201

SE-B

CB-C

14
401
FR-DE

13

MU-B

CB-AB LR-B

622

611
MU-A

611
SE-A SE-B

401
CB-C

201
SN-AB

WN-B LR-A CB-AB

MN-BC

201

LyT (occ. CyT)
MG-AB

TP-22
502 706
VR-ABC

TP-23
CB-AB

GL-A

201
CB-DE

301
CHAN

FV-A

401 611 301
EH-A

201 502 706
LR-A

705

RW-31 RW-32

706 502
SN-AB

MG-AB

201
FV-A

WL-8
502

301 502

502

TP-32
702 701
VR-ABC

RS-A

621

WL-10

502

502 611 611
MN-A

301
FV-A

LR-B

201

S

1) wLy(20
Sy(201)

CB-DE

EH-A

301
FV-A

RW-24

301

301

RW-6 WL-6

FV-A

701

502 502 502 611 301
FV-A AD-AB

201
EH-A s/s HL-A FR-DE

TP-21 TP-24
SE-A

201(304)

TP-25
AR-AB

401 701 401 401 702 LyT (occ. CyT) 301 LyT (occ. CyT)(201)
EH-A DIST

TP-29
HL-A

ABC VR-

RW-7

201
SO-ABC GL-A FV-A FV-A SN-AB

611 SwSy

201
Wet Saline

704

401
LR-B LR-A FR-DE

LyT-23
401

401

502 201 502 401

RW-30 LyT-22
301 201

MG-AB

301
CB -D E

RW-23

CB-AB AD-AB

SwLy(201)

611

701 201 706
AD-AB

WL-12

502

RS-A SE-A

CB-C CB-AB

LE-A

LE-A JG-AB AR-AB VR-ABC HL-A

706
GL-A SO-ABC

703

SN-AB

401 703 703

RW-1
401 701 301 LyT

611 631

703
CB-AB

703
20 1

LyT-1
Sy 201 TY-ABC

201 703 PL-BC

RT-AB

TP-42

201 703

703 201

702

SE-A LR-A

A

A D-

B

SE-A

703 304

RW-2
-A B

WL-3 TP-41
301

DH-B

611

MG-AB

LR-B

611
AD

EH-A

CB-C

611 502 301
HL-A

-A AD

SN-AB SE-A RT-AB MN-A RT-AB MN-A

SE-A

VR-ABC

RW-11

611
LR-A

201

B

502

RS-A AR-CD RS-A

22
EH-A s/s

201 301

RT-AB SN-AB

SN-AB RT-AB SE-A

RW-22
301 301

MU-A

WN-B

SN-AB SN-AB

201 502 623 502 301
GL-A CHAN

RW-12
301 201

201

23
MN-A

502e lin 611

3
304
RR-B

04

70W 6

et

Sa

MN-A

201

SL-4
201

CB-C

WN-B MG-AB MU-B MN-BC CB-DE

201

RW-27
EH-A s/s

24
RS-A

FV-A s/s HL-A

RT-AB JG-AB
C A BB

304 502

WL-4 RW-26

623

611
LE -A

SL-5
RS-A

CB-C

301
EH-A s/s LR-B LR-A

201
DH-A

301

301

611

RW-28

WL-5
201

301

WN-A

RW-29
CB-DE CB-AB SE-B

RW-25
201 401

WN-A

502

301

304FV-A s/s 701
FV-A s/s

LE-A

RS-A

611 201

706
RS-A CB-DE CB-C CB-AB SN-AB CB-C

201

621
MU-B RR-B

201 401

201 502

TP-6 TP-15
DM-AB SE-A

304 Saline Wet
WN-A

301
SO-A s/s GL-A

611
706
RT-AB

201

201
RT-AB SN-AB SE-A DH-A

Sw Ly

TP-16
SE-A

612
SN-AB

502
50 1

TP-33

WL-15

TP-46

RT-AB

CB

RS-B

Sy Ly
SwL y

-D

E

TCp-8
301

304

Sw

704 502

Sy-3

Ly

304

LyT-17
LyT

304
SwLy

SwLy-6 TCp-14
TCp

SN-AB MG-AB

502

TP-26
RS-B

SO-ABC

SO

SL-6

501
CB-AB

702

-A

BC

RW-16
622 301 304 502
SE-A SE-B AD-AB

Sy-2

Sy-1

SHEET B SHEET C

201

502

DIST

LyT-3
301 304

RW-17
301 304
HL-A s/s

303
301

RW-18 LyT-4
LyT 304

304 301

611

301

304

304

WL-2
30 4
201

304

LyT-6 LyT-5
CHAN

RW-19

TY-ABC

WL-1
Cy
RT-AB SE-B SE-B

401

30 1

502

RW-3
201 611 301
HL-A s/s

HL-A s/s

RW-20
201 502

LyT

Cy-7
Cy

WN-B

SO-A s/s

70 1

304

LyT-20
Cy

RT-AB CB-AB SE-A

201/LyT

FR-BC

622 201

LyT-21
301
30 4

304

611
RT-CD

RT-AB

LyT-11

LEGEND REFERENCES
Study Area: Golder, 10/18/2007. Permit Boundary: IEI, 11/12/2009. Soils: Catena, 11/06/2007. Township, Range and Section: ND HUB, 6/20/2006. Projection: StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.
PROJECT

Study Area Permit Boundary Vegetation Type Boundary TP-37 Vegetation Sample Site Soil Type Boundary Ecological Site Boundary (100) Township and Range Section

Vegetation Series 100 200 300 400 500 600 700
DENVER, COLORADO

SOUTH HEART COAL LLC SOUTH HEART LIGNITE MINE STARK COUNTY, NORTH DAKOTA

TITLE

500

250

0

500 FEET

VEGETATION MAP SHEET 2 OF 3
PROJECT No. DESIGN DC,KS,DC CADD DC AM KS 063-2212A 04/02/2007 08/18/2008 02/03/2010 02/03/2010 FILE No. SCALE EX2_7_2-1.dwg 1"=500' REV. 0

SCALE 1"=500' IF PRINTED AT 34 IN. X 44 IN. WESTECH
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Ex 2.7.2-1B

631
AR-CD

TCp
DH-A SE-B

401 703 703
CB-AB

703
20 1

703 703

401 701

301
HL-A

VR-ABC

CB-AB

703 703
AR-CD WN-B

702

LR-B

AD -A B

BC MN-

LyT

LyT-1
Sy 201 TY-ABC

201 703 PL-BC

CB-C

TP-5

DM-AB

Cp

SwLy-3
CB-C

703
MU-B

TP-42

SwLy Cy 611

SE-A LR-A

AD
MG-AB

-

AB

SE-A

RW-2
611
EH-A

WL-3 TP-41
301 502

703

611

611
CB-C DH-B SN-AB WN-B

-AB AD

706
e alin tS We

TCp

SE-A

C Sw

501

SE-B

Ly

301

HL-A

SwCy

201

TCp-4
C Sw
WN-B

RW-11
RT-AB

611

MU-B

Cy

y

Ly-2
RS-B

21
LR-B

MN-A

611

RT-AB MN-A

TCp-11
631 Cy
WN-B MU-B

TCp-16
Cy
MU-B

22
502
EH-A s/s

AR-CD

RS-A

201 301

y

RW-22
301 301

SN-AB MU-A

WN-B

SN-AB SN-AB

201 502 623 301
GL-A CHAN

RW-12
301 201

201

23

201 304

RR-B

LR-B

612

TCp-12
RS-B

SwCy
WN-A SE-B

CB-C

WN-B MG-AB MU-B MN-BC CB-DE

201

RW-27
EH-A s/s

FV-A s/s HL-A

RT-AB JG-AB
CB AB

WL-4 RW-26

FR-BC CB-C

Cy SwLy

TCp

623

611
LE -A

SwLy-16 TCp-13 Cy-5
SwSy
FR-DE

SwLy

301
EH-A s/s LR-A LR-B CB-DE LR-B

SwLy-4
LR-A

301

301

TP-36 TP-37

611

RW-28

WL-5
201

301

WN-A

TP-38

622

TP-39

RW-29 TP-40
WN-B SE-B DH-A CB-AB CB-DE

RW-25
201 401

WN-A

502

WN-B
RT-A

631

SwSy-2 Cy-1
Cy

Cy
SE-A

706 623 502
CB-C

FR-BC

SE-B

304
RS-A CB-DE CB-C CB-AB SN-AB CB-C

301

304FV-A s/s 701
FV-A s/s

TP-33
201

WL-15
LE-A

TP-46
RS-A

RT-AB

611

SHEET A SHEET C

SE-B

SE-B

TP-28
SO-ABC
W NCD

201
CB-DE

SE-B

502 LE-A

W

WL -W M
GL-A

LW

TCp
M

Ly

SwL

y

Sy-2 Sy-3

Sy-1
301
Sw Ly

CB

401

631

WL-14

RS-A

RS-B

Sy

-D

E

LR-B

TP-17
201/304
CB-DE SE-A

TCp-8
611 LyT

304

30

4

C BD E

B

SO-ABC

706

201

621
MU-B RR-B

201 401

502

304

SwLy-5
WN-CDE CB-AB

TP-6 TP-15
DM-AB SE-A

WN-A

SwLy 304 201
SE-A

3 04

SwLy-1

AR-AB

611
LR-A

CB-DE

301
SO-A s/s GL-A

611

706

Ly

201

RT-AB

TP-16
SE-A

612
SN-AB

401
CB-DE

Sw
Cy

Ly

SwLy

SwLy-6 TCp-14

SN-AB MG-AB

502

TP-26
SN-AB RS-B

SO-ABC

SO

-A B

C

RW-16
622

SHEET B SHEET C
SE-B

TP-35 LyT-2
70 6

502 502

704

DIST

304 502

SE-A

611
MU-B

706 303
301 301

LyT-3
301 304

E

304

RW-17
301 304
HL-A s/s

AD-AB

DM-AB

301
HL-A

304 304 301 304

RW-18 LyT-4
LyT 304

304 301

611

611

DM-AB

301 301
HL-A RW-14

304 304

LyT-17
LyT

WL-2
30 4

304

LyT-6 LyT-5
CHAN

RW-19

TY-ABC

WL-1
Cy
RT-AB SE-B SE-B

201
R99W R98W
T140N T139N

622
CB-C DIST

RW-15
30 1

201

RW-4 RW-5

201 704

TP-34
705 201

502

RW-3
611 301
HL-A s/s

HL-A s/s

RW-20
201 502

LyT

Cy-7
Cy

WN-B

Sheet A

Sheet B
301

611

201/SwLy 201/TCp
RS-B

SO-A s/s

1 70

622

WL-13
502 201/LyT
T139N T138N

LE-A

DI ST
C -B FR

611 201/704 SE-B 201/SwSy 201/Cy
RT-AB FR-BC

401

201/WL-WM 201/SwLy 201/TCp

304

LyT-20
Cy

RT-AB CB-AB SE-A

201/LyT

622 201 701
DH-A

LyT-21
301

304

611

RT-AB RT-CD

30 4

R98W R97W

611

RW-13
201

302

503/502 LyT

304

CB-DE

LyT-10 RW-21
301 304 TCp 504
HL-A s/s

27
AD-AB SE-B

RT-AB

CB-C

Sheet C

28
LE-A

HL-A

LyT-11

FR-DE

301 Ly
T Ly

Cy

CB-C RT-AB

26
PL-BC

201/SwSy

RW-8
301 611
DM-AB MU-B

SwLy 502

1/T 20

Cp

Cy-8
SwLyC
B-D E

LyT

301 503 LyT-9

LyT-12
502 503

Cy-2
MN-BC

TCp
RS-B

Cy
CB-DE

30

201/LyT 611
CB-AB

301

503
MU-A RS-A CB-AB

4
Cy 502

LyT-13 RW-9 Cy-6
70
SO-A s/s

706 502 LyT
RT-CD

SwLy-12
SwLy

502

502

301

/304

LyT-14

MU-B WN-CDE

Cy-4

631

LyT-19
503

502
LR-B LR-B

6

LyT-15
Cy

SwLy-13

611 SwLy
CB-DE WN-B

LyT SwLy 611
RT-AB

SwLy-2
AB CB-

502

TCp

LyT-8
502
LyO v

WL-11 TCp
502
RS-B

Cy

WN-B

SwLy-15
MU-B MU-B MU-B DH-A

LyT-16
RT-CD

RW-10 LyT TCp-1
HL-A s/s

Cy

RT-AB

30 1

LyT-7
706 504

Cy-3

502

702

WN-B RR-B

MU-B SE-B AR-AB SE-B RT-AB

401

LyOv-1

LR-A MU-B

SO-A s/s

401

304
RS-B

WN-B

y wC S
WN-CDE AR-CD

CB-DE

502 301
WN-B SE-A
FV A s/s

MU-B

201 503 504

503 631
JG-AB

631
SE-B SO-A s/s

631
MU-B RS-B SE-B MU-B WN-B RR-B

AD-AB

LyOv
FV-A s/s

HL-A ch

LyOv-2
301

502

MU-A

DH-B

Sy
MG -A B

E -CD WN

LyT-24
502

WN-A

SE-A

SE-B DH-A RR-B

301 304

WN-CDE

AD-AB

WN-CDE

Wet Saline SO-A s/s

503 201 502
DM-AB FV-A s/s

FR-DE

CB-AB

WN-CDE

GL-A

33
ABC VR-

SE-B

34
AD-AB CB-AB

304/201
FV-A s/s

502

AD-AB AR-CD AR-CD PL-DEF AR-AB FR-BC PL-BC
VR -A BC

35

CB-DE

RR-B

304
RS-A CB-DE
AR D -C

SE-B

631
SO-A s/s

LyOv-3
301 502
s/s

631

R98W

AR-AB AR-AB VR-ABC SE-B RT-AB

DM-AB

HL-A s/s

631
CB-C

-A

FV

304
04

3
VR -A B C
SE-B LE-A JG-AB

T139N T138N
SERIES 100
SwLy

502 302 304/201/Cp

304/201/LyT 304/201/Cp

LR-A

502

503
301

SN-AB

V E G E T A T I O N T Y P E L E G EN D
AR-CD RT-AB

706

304

LyOv-4
AD-AB

LyT 301 LyT 304 502
HL-A

304/201/SwCy

MAP UNIT

TYPE NATIVE GRASSLAND ECOLOGICAL SITES Saline Lowland-Wet Land- Subirrigated (see 501)
Loamy Overflow-Subirrigated-Wet Land (see 502) Wet Land-Wet Meadow (see 502) Shallow Clayey
304
WN-A WN-B MU-B

304/201/Ly

304/201/LyT LyT/201 TCp LyT 301

304

201 502

SL-WL-Sb LyOv-Sb-WL WL-WM SwCy SwSy Cp TCp Sy Cy Ly LyOv LyT LyT (occ. CyT)

304 301

LyT

TCp-10
RS-A

TCp-5
SwCy 502
WN-CDE CB-AB

TP-10
HL-A s/s

502 301
RS-A

LyT-18
LyT 304

T139N T138N

201

Shallow Loamy Shallow Sandy Claypan Thin Claypan Sandy Clayey Loamy Loamy Overflow Loamy Terrace Loamy Terrace (occasionally Clayey Terrace)
612
CB-C RT-AB WN-B

631

TCp

TCp

RS-B

SwLy 706 502

/20 1

631

Cy T

)

LR-B

c.

FV-A s/s

304

TCp-9
CB-DE

T(

LyT-25
301 304
FV-A s/s

oc

TCp-6
DH-B

RS-A

201

TP-9

Ly

SwLy
CB-C

SOILS LEGEND
AD-AB = Arnegard clay loam AR-AB = Amor loam AR-CD = Amor loam CB-AB = Cabba silt loam CB-C = Cabba silt loam CB-DE = Cabba loam CHAN = River Channels LR-B = Lawther silty clay MG-AB = Manning sandy loam MN-A = Morton loam MN-BC = Morton loam MU-A = Moreau silty clay loam MU-B = Moreau silty clay loam PL-BC = Parshall sandy loam PL-DEF = Parshall sandy loam RR-B = Reeder loam RS-A = Rhoades silty clay RS-B = Rhoades silty clay RT-AB = Regent silty clay loam RT-CD = Regent silty clay loam SE-A = Savage silty clay loam SE-B = Savage silty clay loam SN-AB = Sen silt loam SO-A s/s = Shambo loam (s/s) SO-ABC = Shambo loam TY-ABC = Tally sandy loam VR-ABC = Vebar loam Wet Saline = Saline silty clay loam WN-A = Wayden silty clay WN-B = Wayden silty clay WN-CDE = Wayden silty clay

200
201

TAME PASTURELAND
Tame Pasture

300
301 302 303 304

WOODLAND
Riparian Woodland Deciduous Tree Woodland Tall Shrub Woodland Low Shrub Woodland

400
401

SHELTERBELTS
Shelterbelt

DH-A = Dogtooth silty clay loam DH-B = Dogtooth silty clay loam DM-AB = Daglum silty clay loam EH-A = Entic Haplustolls-silt loams and silty clay loams EH-A s/s = Entic Haplustolls (s/s) FR-BC = Flasher sandy loam FR-DE = Flasher sandy loam FV-A = Fluvents-silt loams and silty clay loams FV-A s/s = Fluvents (s/s) GL-A = Grail silty clay loam HL-A = Havrelon silt loam HL-A s/s = Havrelon (s/s) HL-A ch = Havrelon (ch) JG-AB = Janesburg silty clay LE-A = Lallie silty clay LR-A = Lawther silty clay Modifiers: A,B,C,D,E,F = slope classes ch = channeled s/s = saline sodic substratum

4

500
501 502 503 504

WETLANDS
Saline Lowland (herbaceous) Herbaceous Wetland Scrub-Shrub Wetland Forested Wetland

3

2

600
611 612 621 622 623 631

CROPLAND
Cultivated (annual crops) Grassed Waterway Mixed Hay Grass Hay Alfalfa Hay CRP (Conservation Reserve Program)

700
701 702 703 704 705 706

MISCELLANEOUS /DISTURBED Farm Yard/Residential
Road/ROW Industrial Historic Mine Dump Developed Water Resources

LEGEND REFERENCES
Study Area: Golder, 10/18/2007. Permit Boundary: IEI, 11/12/2009. Soils: Catena, 11/06/2007. Township, Range and Section: ND HUB, 6/20/2006. Projection: StatePlane, North Dakota South, NAD27, Feet.
PROJECT

Study Area Permit Boundary Vegetation Type Boundary TP-37 Vegetation Sample Site Soil Type Boundary Ecological Site Boundary (100) Township and Range Section

Vegetation Series 100 200 300 400 500 600 700
DENVER, COLORADO

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TITLE

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250

0

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NATIVE PERENNIAL GRAMINOIDS (Cool Season) XAgrohordeum macounii Agropyron dasystachyum Agropyron smithii Agropyron spicatum Agropyron trachycaulum Agrostis scabra Alopecurus geniculatus Aristida purpurea Calamagrostis montanensis Carex aquatilis Carex brevior Carex eleocharis Carex filifolia Carex gravida Carex heliophila Carex laeviconica Carex lanuginosa Carex praegracilis Carex saximontana Carex sprengellii Carex vulpinoidea Eleocharis xyridiformis Elymus canadensis Elymus virginicus Glyceria grandis Hordeum jubatum Juncus balticus Koeleria pyramidata Phragmites australis Poa glaucifolia Poa juncifolia Poa sandbergii Puccinellia cusickii Puccinellia nuttalliana Scirpus americanus Scirpus fluviatilis Scirpus maritimus Scirpus microcarpus Scirpus validus Stipa comata Stipa viridula XAgrmac Agr das Agr smi Agr spi Agr tra Agr sca Alo gen Ari pur Cal mon Car aqu Car bre Car ele Car fil Car gra Car hel Car lae Car lan Car pra Car sax Car spr Car vul Ele xyr Ely can Ely vir Gly gra Hor jub Jun bal Koe pyr Phr aus Poa gla Poa jun Poa san Puc cus Puc nut Sci ame Sci flu Sci mar Sci mic Sci val Sti com Sti vir Macoun wildrye Thickspike wheatgrass Western wheatgrass Bluebunch wheatgrass Slender wheatgrass Rough bentgrass Water foxtail Red threeawn Plains reedgrass Water sedge Short-beaked sedge Needleleaf sedge Threadleaf sedge Pregnant sedge Sun sedge Smoothcone sedge Woolly sedge Clustered field sedge Rocky Mountain sedge Sprengel’s sedge Fox sedge Common spikesedge Canada wildrye Virginia wildrye American mannagrass Foxtail barley Baltic rush Prairie junegrass Common reed Pale-leaf bluegrass Alkali bluegrass Sandberg’s bluegrass Cusick alkaligrass Nuttall’s alkaligrass American bulrush River bulrush Alkali bulrush Panicled bulrush Softstem bulrush Needle-and-thread Green needlegrass X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X

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X

X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X

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X X

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X X

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NATIVE PERENNIAL GRAMINOIDS (Warm Season) Andropogon hallii And hal Sand bluestem Andropogon scoparius And sco Little bluestem Bouteloua curtipendula Bou cur Sideoat grama Bouteloua gracilis Bou gra Blue grama Buchloe dactyloides Buc dac Buffalograss Calamovilfa longifolia Cal lon Prairie sandreed Distichlis spicata Dis spi Inland saltgrass Muhlenbergia cuspidata Muh cus Plains muhly Muhlenbergia racemosa Muh rac Green muhly Panicum virgatum Pan vir Switchgrass Schedonnardus paniculatus Sch pan Tumblegrass Spartina pectinata Spa pec Prairie cordgrass Sporobolus cryptandrus Spo cry Sand dropseed

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INTRODUCED PERENNIAL GRAMINOIDS Agropyron cristatum Agr cri Agropyron intermedium Agr int Agropyron repens Agr rep Alopecurus pratensis Alo pra Bromus biebersteinii Bro bie Bromus inermis Bro ine Dactylis glomerata Dac glo Poa compressa Poa com Poa palustris Poa pal Poa pratensis Poa pra NATIVE ANNUAL GRAMINOIDS Beckmannia syzigachne Festuca octoflora Panicum capillare

Crested wheatgrass Intermediate wheatgrass Quackgrass Meadow foxtail Meadow brome Smooth brome Orchard-grass Canada bluegrass Fowl bluegrass Kentucky bluegrass

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X X X X X X X

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X X

X X

X X

X X X X

X

X X

X X

X

X

X

Bec syz Fes oct Pan cap

American sloughgrass Six-weeks fescue Common witchgrass

X X

X

X X

X X X

INTRODUCED ANNUAL GRAMINOIDS Avena fatua Ave fat Avena sativa Ave sat Bromus japonicus Bro jap Echinochloa muricata Ech mur Hordeum vulgare Hor vul Panicum miliaceum Pan mil Setaria viridis Set vir Triticum aestivum Tri aes Zea mays Zea mays NATIVE PERENNIAL FORBS Achillea millefolium Agrimonia striata Alisma triviale Allium textile Anemone patens Antennaria microphylla Antennaria neglecta var. howellii Antennaria parvifolia Apocynum cannabinum Arnica fulgens Artemisia campestris Artemisia dracunculus Artemisia frigida Artemisia ludoviciana Asclepias speciosa Aster commutatus Aster laevis Aster oblongifolius Aster pansus Aster simplex Astragalus adsurgens Astragalus agrestis Astragalus bisulcatus Astragalus crassicarpus Astragalus flexuosus Astragalus gilviflorus Astragalus gracilis Astragalus lotiflorus Astragalus missouriensis Astragalus tenellus Calochortus nuttallii Campanula rotundifolia Castilleja sessiliflora Cerastium arvense Chrysopsis villosa Cicuta maculata Cirsium flodmanii Cirsium undulatum

Wild oat Cultivated oat Japanese brome Barnyard-grass Cultivated barley Millet Green bristlegrass Wheat Cultivated corn

X X X X X

X

X X X X X X X X

X X

X X X

X

X

X X

Ach mil Agr str Ali tri All tex Ane pat Ant mic Ant neg Ant par Apo can Arn ful Art cam Art dra Art fri Art lud Asc spe Ast com Ast lae Ast obl Ast pan Ast sim Ast ads Ast agr Ast bis Ast cra Ast fle Ast gil Ast gra Ast lot Ast mio Ast ten Cal nut Cam rot Cas ses Cer arv Chr vil Cic mac Cir flo Cir und

Common yarrow Striate agrimony American waterplantain Textile onion Pasqueflower Rosy pussytoes Field pussytoes Littleleaf pussytoes Hemp dogbane Orange arnica Field sagewort False-tarragon sagewort Fringed sagewort Cudweed sagewort Showy milkweed Little gray aster Smooth aster Aromatic aster Heath-leaved aster Panicled aster Prairie milkvetch Field milkvetch Two-grooved milkvetch Groundplum milkvetch Wiry milkvetch Threeleaved milkvetch Slender milkvetch Lotus milkvetch Missouri milkvetch Loose flower milkvetch Nuttall’s sego-lily Roundleaf harebell Downy paintbrush Field chickweed Hairy goldenaster Spotted water-hemlock Flodman’s thistle Wavyleaf thistle

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NATIVE PERENNIAL FORBS (continued) Comandra umbellata Com umb Cymopterus acaulis Cym aca Cynoglossum boreale Cyn bor Dalea purpurea Dal pur Echinacea angustifolia Ech ang Erigeron glabellus Eri gla Erigeron ochroleucus Eri och Erigeron pumilus Eri pum Eriogonum flavum Eri fla Eriogonum pauciflorum Eri pau Erysimum inconspicuum Ery inc Fritillaria atropurpurea Fri atr Gaillardia aristata Gai ari Galium boreale Gal bor Gaura coccinea Gau coc Geum aleppicum Geu ale Geum triflorum Geu tri Glycyrrhiza lepidota Gly lep Gutierrezia sarothrae Gut sar Haplopappus spinulosus Hap spi Helianthus maximilianii Hel max Helianthus rigidus Hel rig Helianthus tuberosus Hel tub Hymenoxys acaulis Hym aca Hymenoxys richardsonii Hym ric Iva axillaris Iva axi Lactuca oblongifolia Lac obl Lesquerella ludoviciana Les lud Liatris punctata Lia pun Linum perenne Lin per Lithospermum incisum Lit inc Lomatium foeniculaceum Lom foe Lygodesmia juncea Lyg jun Lysimachia ciliata Lys cil Mentha arvensis Men arv Mertensia lanceolata Mer lan Mirabilis linearis Mir lin Mirabilis nyctaginea Mir nyc Monarda fistulosa Mon fis Musineon divaricatum Mus div Oenothera caespitosa Oen cae Oenothera flava Oen fla Opuntia fragilis Opu fra Opuntia polyacantha Opu pol Osmorhiza longistylis Osm lon Oxytropis lambertii Oxy lam Oxytropis sericea Oxy ser Penstemon albidus Pen alb Penstemon angustifolius Pen ang Penstemon eriantherus Pen eri Penstemon gracilis Pen gra Phlox hoodii Phl hoo Picradeniopsis oppositifolia Pic opp Plantago eriopoda Pla eri Polygala alba Pol alb Polygonum amphibium Pol amp Potamogeton pectinatus Pot pec Potentilla diversifolia Pot div Potentilla pensylvanica Pot pen Psoralea argophylla Pso arg Psoralea esculenta Pso esc Ranunculus cymbalaria Ran cym Ranunculus macounii Ran mac

Pale bastard toadflax Plains cymopterus Northern wild comfrey Purple prairie-clover Purple coneflower Smooth fleabane Buff fleabane Shaggy fleabane Yellow buckwheat Few-flowered buckwheat Smallflowered rocket Checker lily Blanket-flower Northern bedstraw Scarlet gaura Yellow avens Prairiesmoke American licorice Broom snakeweed Spiny goldenweed Maximilian’s sunflower Stiff sunflower Jerusalem artichoke Stemless hymenoxys Richardson’s hymenoxys Poverty weed Chicory lettuce Silvery bladderpod Dotted blazingstar Blue flax Yellow gromwell Fennel-leaved desertparsley Rush-like skeleton-weed Fringed loosestrife Field mint Lanceleaf bluebells Narrowleaf four-o'clock Heart-leaved umbrellawort Horsemint Leafy musineon Tufted evening-primrose Long-tubed evening-primrose Brittle pricklypear Plains pricklypear Anise root Purple locoweed Silky locoweed White penstemon Narrowleaf penstemon Fuzzytongue penstemon Slender penstemon Hood’s phlox Plains bahia Redwool plantain White milkwort Water ladysthumb Fennel-leaf pondweed Diverse‑leaved cinquefoil Prairie cinquefoil Silverleaf scurfpea Indian breadroot Rocky Mountain buttercup Macoun’s buttercup

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Prairie coneflower Spreading yellowcress Willow dock Arumleaf arrowhead Woolly groundsel Western groundsel Prairie groundsel Common blue-eyed grass Starry false solomon’s seal Canada goldenrod Giant goldenrod Missouri goldenrod Velvety goldenrod Field goldenrod Sneezewort aster Stiff goldenrod Scarlet globemallow Purple meadowrue Veiny meadowrue Round-leaved thermopsis Poison ivy Lesser cattail Common cattail Stinging nettle Bracted verbena American vetch Yellow prairie violet Prairie violet Meadow violet

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Common wormwood Cicer milkvetch Spotted knapweed Canada thistle Field morning-glory Leafy spurge Dame’s rocket Alfalfa Catnip Common plantain Creeping yellowcress Curl dock Yard dock Patience dock Field sow-thistle Common dandelion

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Brittle bladder-fern Smooth horsetail Compact clubmoss

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Tumble pigweed Rough pigweed Annual ragweed Giant ragweed Western rockjasmine Northern fairy-candelabra Spreading-pod rockcress Holboell’s rockcress Biennial wormwood Rillscale Spearscale Fremont’s goosefoot

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Mapleleaf goosefoot Oak-leaved goosefoot Slimleaf goosefoot Slimleaf goosefoot Red goosefoot Narrow‑leaf collomia Canada horseweed Pinnate tansymustard Richardson’s tansymustard Carolina draba Wild cucumber Nyctelea Plains wallflower Corrugate-seeded spurge Spatulate-leaved spurge Cleavers Curlycup gumweed Nodding stickseed Rough false pennyroyal Common sunflower Prairie sunflower Tall marsh-elder Western stickseed Prairie pepperweed Yellow flax Pursh’s deervetch Rusty lupine Least mousetail Nuttall’s monolepis Common evening-primrose Yellow owl clover Pellitory Scouler’s popcorn-flower Slender plantain Woolly plantain Common knotweed Prostrate knotweed Douglas knotweed Earlytop ladysthumb Bush smartweed Smallflowered buttercup Marsh yellowcress Buffalo bur Sea blite Poison suckleya Purslane speedwell Common cocklebur

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INTRODUCED ANNUAL/BIENNIAL FORBS (continued) Polygonum persicaria Pol per Spotted ladysthumb Potentilla norvegica Pot nor Norwegian cinquefoil Salsola iberica Sal ibe Russian thistle Silene noctiflora Sil noc Night-flowering silene Sisymbrium loeselii Sis loe Loesel tumblemustard Thlaspi arvense Thl arv Fanweed Tragopogon dubius Tra dub Common salsify NATIVE SHRUBS AND VINES Amelanchier alnifolia Amelanchier humilis Artemisia cana Atriplex nuttallii Calylophus serrulatus Ceratoides lanata Cornus stolonifera Crateagus rotundifolia Humulus lupulus Parthenocissus vitacea Prunus americana Prunus pumila Prunus virginiana Ribes americanum Ribes odoratum Ribes setosum Rosa arkansana Rosa woodsii Salix eriocephala Salix exigua Salix lutea Shepherdia argentea Smilax herbacea Symphoricarpos occidentalis INTRODUCED SHRUBS Caragana arborescens Lonicera tatarica Prunus tomentosa Syringa villosa Syringa vulgaris NATIVE TREES Acer negundo Celtis occidentalis Fraxinus pennsylvanica Juniperus scopulorum Pinus ponderosa Populus deltoides Populus tremuloides Salix amygdaloides Ulmus americana INTRODUCED TREES Elaeagnus angustifolia Picea glauca Picea pungens Pinus nigra Pinus sylvestris Pyrus baccata Pyrus malus Ulmus pumila

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Western serviceberry Low serviceberry Silver sagebrush Nuttall saltbush Shrubby evening-primrose Winterfat Red-osier dogwood Northern hawthorn Common hop Woodbine Wild plum Sand cherry Common chokecherry American black currant Buffalo currant Bristly gooseberry Prairie rose Wood’s rose Diamond willow Sandbar willow Yellow willow Silver buffaloberry Carrion-flower Western snowberry

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Boxelder Common hackberry Green ash Rocky Mountain juniper Ponderosa pine Plains cottonwood Quaking aspen Peachleaf willow American elm

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Russian olive White spruce Blue spruce Austrian pine Scotch pine Siberian crabapple Common apple Siberian elm

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Binomial Nomenclature follows Great Plains Flora Association (1986), Flora of the Great Plains , University Press of Kansas, Lawrence, 1392 p.; some common names are taken from Beetle (1970). 1Miscellaneous disturbance includes farmyard/residential, road right-of-way, industrial, historic mine, and waste dump. *Weeds declared noxious for the purpose of North Dakota Century Code chapter 63-01.1 (NDCC, 2007). **Plants poisonous to livestock (Zollinger, 2004)

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APPENDIX B PERCENT CANOPY COVER/CONSTANCY BY PLOT FOR ECOLOGICAL SITES, WOODLAND AND TAME PASTURE –VEGETATION STUDY AREA STARK COUNTY, NORTH DAKOTA, 2006-2007 Ecological Group and Site GROUP 1 - HIGH WATER TABLE Saline Lowland-Wet Land- Subirrigated (SL-WL-Sb) Loamy Overflow-Subirrigated-Wet Land (LyOv-Sb-WL) Wet Land-Wet Meadow (WL-WM) WOODLAND Riparian Woodland (RW) Deciduous Tree Woodland (DTW) GROUP 2 - SHALLOW AND VERY SHALLOW Shallow Clayey (SwCy) Shallow Loamy (SwLy) Shallow Sandy (SwSy) GROUP 3 - CLAYPAN Claypan (Cp) Thin Claypan (TCp) GROUP 4 – SANDY Sandy (Sy) GROUP 5 - CLAYEY Clayey (Cy) GROUP 6 - LOAMY Loamy (Ly) Loamy Overflow (LyOv) Loamy Terrace (LyT) Loamy Terrace (occasionally Clayey Terrace) (LyT (occ. CyT)) TAME PASTURE Tame Pasture (TP)
Footnotes are given on the following index page B-ii.

Table B1 B2

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Footnotes for the tables in Appendix B: Trace cover values were assigned 0.3 percent for each 0.01-hectare (5.64 m radius) canopy cover ocular estimation plot; plots were 0.03-hectare (10 m radius) in Woodland. Constancy values apply to species recorded in the 0.01- and 0.03-hectare plots; constancy is not given where n=1. Binomials follow Great Plains Flora Association (1986). *Site Parameters: Topography codes: Ben = Bench Bnk = Bank Bot = Bottom Flo = Floodplain Low, Lower = Lower slope Mid = Midslope Sh, Should = Shoulder Ter = Terrace Toe = Toeslope Upper = Upper slope

Configuration codes: S = Straight X = Convex

U = Undulating V = Concave

Soil Codes:

AD-AB = Arnegard clay loam AR-CD = Amor loam CB-AB = Cabba silt loam CB-C = Cabba silt loam CB-DE = Cabba loam CHAN = River Channels DH-A = Dogtooth silty clay loam DH-B = Dogtooth silty clay loam DM-AB = Daglum silty clay loam EH-A = Entic Haplustolls-silt loams and silty clay loams EH-A s/s = Entic Haplustolls (s/s) FR-DE = Flasher sandy loam FV-A = Fluvents-silt loams and silty clay loams FV-A s/s = Fluvents (s/s) GL-A = Grail silty clay loam HL-A = Havrelon silt loam HL-A s/s = Havrelon (s/s) HL-A ch = Havrelon (ch) JG-AB = Janesburg silty clay

LE-A = Lallie silty clay LR-A = Lawther silty clay LR-B = Lawther silty clay MG-AB = Manning sandy loam MN-BC = Morton loam MU-B = Moreau silty clay loam PL-DEF = Parshall sandy loam RS-A = Rhoades silty clay RS-B = Rhoades silty clay RT-CD = Regent silty clay loam SE-A = Savage silty clay loam SE-B = Savage silty clay loam SN-AB = Sen silt loam SO-A s/s = Shambo loam (s/s) SO-ABC = Shambo loam TY-ABC = Tally sandy loam Wet Saline = Saline silty clay loam WN-A = Wayden silty clay WN-B = Wayden silty clay WN-CDE = Wayden silty clay

Modifiers: A,B,C,D,E,F = slope classes ch = channeled s/s = saline sodic substratum n = number of samples NPG (c) = Native Perennial Graminoids (cool season) NPG (w) = Native Perennial Graminoids (warm season)

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TABLE B1 PERCENT CANOPY COVER BY CLASS AND SPECIES FOR 9 PLOTS IN THE SALINE LOWLAND - WET LAND - SUBIRRIGATED COMPLEX ECOLOGICAL SITES – VEGETATION STUDY AREA STARK COUNTY, NORTH DAKOTA, 2006-2007
SALINE LOWLAND - WET LAND - SUBIRRIGATED PLOT NUMBER SL-1 SL-2 SL-3 SL-4 SL-5 SL-6 SL-7 SL-8 SL-9 Mean ConstCover ancy n=9

SITE PARAMETERS* Slope (percent) Aspect (degrees) Topography Configuration Soil Ecological Site Investigator Date GROUND COVER Bare Ground Rock Litter Lichens Moss Water Basal Vegetation VEGETATION STRUCTURE (nonstratified cover) Total Vegetation Perennial Graminoids Annual Graminoids Perennial Forbs Annual/Biennial Forbs Shrubs Trees 4 055 Toe S Wet Saline 1 306 Swale S Wet Saline 1 180 Lower S Wet Saline 3-4 346 Bot V Wet Saline 3-6/ 60-90 012 Bot V Wet Saline 1-2/8 5 352 054 Bot/Toe Lower V S Wet Saline WN-B 0 026 Swale S WN-B 5 355 Bot Und WN-B

SL-WL- SL-WL- SL-WL- SL-WL- SL-WL- SL-WL- SL-WL- SL-WL- SL-WLSb Sb Sb Sb Sb Sb Sb Sb Sb DC/JB DC/JB LL/PC KS/DB KS/DB KS/DB LL/PC LL/PC LL/PC
9-7-06 9-7-06 8-23-06 9-8-06 9-8-06 9-9-06 9-8-06 9-8-06 9-8-06

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SALINE LOWLAND - WET LAND - SUBIRRIGATED PLOT NUMBER SL-1 SL-2 SL-3 SL-4 SL-5 SL-6 SL-7 SL-8 SL-9 Mean ConstCover ancy n=9

CLASS\SPECIES NATIVE PERENNIAL GRAMINOIDS (Cool Season) XAgrohordeum macounii Agropyron trachycaulum Carex lanuginosa Carex praegracilis Eleocharis xyridiformis Elymus canadensis Hordeum jubatum Juncus balticus Poa glaucifolia Poa juncifolia Puccinellia cusickii Puccinellia nuttalliana Scirpus americanus Scirpus validus TOTAL NPG(C) NATIVE PERENNIAL GRAMINOIDS (Warm Season) Buchloe dactyloides Distichlis spicata Schedonnardus paniculatus Spartina pectinata TOTAL NPG(W) INTRODUCED PERENNIAL GRAMINOIDS Agropyron cristatum Bromus inermis Poa pratensis TOTAL IPG

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SALINE LOWLAND - WET LAND - SUBIRRIGATED PLOT NUMBER SL-1 SL-2 SL-3 SL-4 SL-5 SL-6 SL-7 SL-8 SL-9 Mean ConstCover ancy n=9

NATIVE PERENNIAL FORBS Achillea millefolium Artemisia frigida Artemisia ludoviciana Asclepias speciosa Aster pansus Aster simplex Astragalus bisulcatus Glycyrrhiza lepidota Gutierrezia sarothrae Helianthus maximilianii Iva axillaris Opuntia polyacantha Ratibida columnifera Solidago canadensis Solidago rigida Sphaeralcea coccinea TOTAL NPF INTRODUCED PERENNIAL FORBS Cirsium arvense Euphorbia esula Medicago sativa Rumex crispus Sonchus arvensis Taraxacum officinale TOTAL IPF

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NATIVE ANNUAL/BIENNIAL FORBS Ambrosia artemisiifolia Ambrosia trifida Atriplex subspicata Chenopodium glaucum Grindelia squarrosa Oenothera villosa Polygonum ramosissimum Suaeda depressa TOTAL NAF INTRODUCED ANNUAL/BIENNIAL FORBS Atriplex heterosperma Kochia scoparia Lactuca serriola Melilotus officinalis Salsola iberica Thlaspi arvense TOTAL IAF NATIVE SHRUBS Atriplex nuttallii Rosa woodsii Symphoricarpos occidentalis TOTAL NATIVE SHRUBS

2 0.3 4 1 3 1 7 9.6 0.3 1 2.6 0.3 2.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.6 0.3 1 0.3 0.3 1 0.3 0.3 0.3

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LOAMY OVERFLOW - SUBIRRIGATED - WET LAND PLOT NUMBER WL-1 WL-2 WL-3 WL-4 WL-5 WL-6 Mean ConstCover ancy n=6 WL-7 WL-8 WL-9 WET LAND - WET MEADOW PLOT NUMBER WL-10 WL-11 WL-12 WL-13 WL-14 WL-15 WET LAND COMPOSITE Mean Const- Mean ConstCover ancy n=9 Cover ancy n=15

SITE PARAMETERS* Slope (percent) Aspect (degrees) Topography Configuration Soil Ecological Site Investigator Date GROUND COVER Bare Ground Rock Litter Lichens Moss Water Basal Vegetation VEGETATION STRUCTURE (nonstratified cover) Total Vegetation Perennial Graminoids Annual Graminoids Perennial Forbs Annual/Biennial Forbs Shrubs Trees

2

2

2

3

2

2

125 055 097 010 112 112 BotBnk Bot Bot/Bnk Bot/Bnk Bot Bot Und Und Und Und V V CHAN CHAN CHAN CHAN CHAN CHAN LyOv- LyOv- LyOv- LyOv- LyOv- LyOvSb-WL Sb-WL Sb-WL Sb-WL Sb-WL Sb-WL LL/PC LL/PC LL/PC LL/PC LL/PC LL/PC
9-10-06 9-11-06 9-11-06 9-11-06 9-11-06 9-11-06

2 014/ 136 Bot Und
AD-AB

2 125 Bot V
AD-AB

2 067 Bot V
CB-DE

2 153 Bot V
CB-DE

1 006 Swale V
HL-A s/s

2-3 004 Bot V
LE-A

3 310 FloTer V(S)
LE-A

1 250 Swale V
LE-A

1 279 Bot V
RS-A

WLWM JB/CB
8-23-06

WLWLWM WM WL-WM WL-WM WL-WM WL-WM WL-WM WL-WM JB/CB DC/JB LL/PC LL/PC KS/DB KS/DB DC/JB DC/JB
9-5-06 9-7-06 9-11-06 9-10-06 9-8-06 9-11-06 9-8-06 8-22-06

10 75

40 54

24 70

23 71

27 60 5

35 0.3 51 9 5

26.50 0.05 63.50 2.33 1.67 6.00

100 17 100 33 17 100

8 83 0.3 9

35 61 0.3 0.3 4

2 0.3 89 0.3 0.3 9

24 70

10 85

14 80 1 94

40 52 0.3 0.3 8

4 88 0.3 8 100.3

15.22 0.03 78.00 0.10 0.28 6.67

89 11 100 33 67 100

10 5

6

6

6

8

6 100

5

5

6

19.73 0.04 72.20 0.06 1.10 0.67 6.40

93 13 100 20 53 7 100

70 61 4 0.3 5 2

80 75 0.3 5 0.3 0.3 2

85 62 1 8 0.3 30

82 75 5 0.3 5

75 65 9 0.3 0.3 2

84 58 2 12 4 5 12

79.33 66.00 0.55 7.17 0.92 1.77 8.83

100 100 50 100 100 67 100

90 60 0.3 44 5

63 58 10 1

93 90 10 0.3

61 59 4 0.3 2

80 50 1 1 21 14

90 52 62 1

87 86 1 2

74 73 3 1

80 78 7 2 1

79.78 67.33 0.03 15.78 1.51 2.44 1.78

100 100 11 100 100 22 22

79.60 66.80 0.24 12.33 1.27 2.17 4.60

100 100 27 100 100 40 53

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LOAMY OVERFLOW - SUBIRRIGATED - WET LAND PLOT NUMBER WL-1 WL-2 WL-3 WL-4 WL-5 WL-6 Mean ConstCover ancy n=6 WL-7 WL-8 WL-9 WET LAND - WET MEADOW PLOT NUMBER WL-10 WL-11 WL-12 WL-13 WL-14 WL-15 WET LAND COMPOSITE Mean Const- Mean ConstCover ancy n=9 Cover ancy n=15

CLASS\SPECIES NATIVE PERENNIAL GRAMINOIDS (Cool Season) XAgrohordeum macounii Agropyron smithii Agropyron trachycaulum Carex aquatilis 54 Carex brevior Carex gravida Carex laeviconica Carex lanuginosa Carex praegracilis Eleocharis xyridiformis 0.3 Elymus canadensis 1 Hordeum jubatum 1 Juncus balticus Poa glaucifolia Puccinellia nuttalliana Scirpus maritimus Scirpus validus TOTAL NPG(C) 56.3 NATIVE PERENNIAL GRAMINOIDS (Warm Season) Distichlis spicata Panicum virgatum Spartina pectinata 4 TOTAL NPG(W) 4.0

0.3 1 65 62 65 62 55 60.50 100

1 0.3

1 0.3 0.3 2 4 82 7

10 6 2

1.11 0.92 0.43 0.22 0.44 33.89 0.78 3.33 5.00 12.26 0.11 0.11 0.03

11 44 56 11 11 78 11 11 33 67 11 11 11

10

1.67

17

18

58 30

1

43

73

30

0.3 0.3 1

0.3 1

0.3 1 0.3

0.20 0.55 0.38

67 67 50

35 0.3 10 1 1 48 9

9

1 3 40

0.3 0.3 0.3 66.6 62.6 75.0 63.3 0.3 56.9 0.10 0.05 63.45 33 17 100

54.9

58.0

43.3

50.0

52.3

16.3

88.0

77.0

88.0

58.64

100

0.67 0.55 0.26 24.20 0.13 0.27 21.00 0.47 2.00 3.08 0.22 7.51 0.07 0.07 0.02 0.04 0.02 60.57

7 27 33 40 7 7 53 7 7 47 27 60 7 7 7 13 7 100

10 10.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

2.33 2.33

33 33

9 9.0

0.0

2 0.3 60 62.3

0.0

0.0

40 40.0

0.0

0.0

3 3.0

0.22 0.03 12.44 12.70

11 11 44 44

0.13 0.02 8.40 8.55

7 7 40 40

INTRODUCED PERENNIAL GRAMINOIDS Agropyron cristatum Bromus inermis Poa palustris 0.3 Poa pratensis 2 TOTAL IPG 2.0 0.3

0.3 1 3 3.0 4 4.0 0.3 3 3.3 0.10 2.00 2.10 33 67 83 1 1.0 2 2.0 12 13.3

4

0.03 0.56 1.67 2.26

11 22 33 44

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

4.0

0.02 0.33 0.04 1.80 2.19

7 13 13 47 60

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LOAMY OVERFLOW - SUBIRRIGATED - WET LAND PLOT NUMBER WL-1 WL-2 WL-3 WL-4 WL-5 WL-6 Mean ConstCover ancy n=6 WL-7 WL-8 WL-9 WET LAND - WET MEADOW PLOT NUMBER WL-10 WL-11 WL-12 WL-13 WL-14 WL-15 WET LAND COMPOSITE Mean Const- Mean ConstCover ancy n=9 Cover ancy n=15

NATIVE ANNUAL GRAMINOIDS Beckmannia syzigachne TOTAL NAG 0.0 INTRODUCED ANNUAL GRAMINOIDS Avena fatua Echinochloa muricata TOTAL IAG 0.0 NATIVE PERENNIAL FORBS Alisma triviale Artemisia ludoviciana Asclepias speciosa Aster commutatus Aster pansus Aster simplex Cirsium flodmanii Geum aleppicum Glycyrrhiza lepidota Helianthus maximilianii Lysimachia ciliata Mentha arvensis Osmorhiza longistylis Polygonum amphibium Ranunculus cymbalaria Ranunculus macounii Ratibida columnifera Rorippa sinuata Rumex mexicanus Sagittaria cuneata Solidago gigantea Solidago mollis Thalictrum dasycarpum Typha angustifolia TOTAL NPF

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.3 0.3

0.05 0.05

17 17

0.3 0.3

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.03 0.03

11 11

0.04 0.04

13 13

0.3 0.3

0.3 1 1.3

0.0

0.0

2 2.0

0.05 0.55 0.60

17 50 50

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.00

0

0.02 0.22 0.24

7 20 20

0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 3 0.3 0.05 0.05 0.05 0.10 1.93 0.10 17 17 17 33 100 33 0.3 1 1 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.22 0.20 0.05 0.05 0.05 33 67 17 17 17 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 9.1 1 1 0.3 1 5 2 1.27 0.60 0.10 0.05 0.10 4.97 83 67 33 17 33 100 2 0.3 0.3 3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 3 0.3 2 0.3 40 9 62 0.3 3 0.3 0.3 0.3 8 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3

0.03 0.03 0.92 0.03 0.07 0.03 0.18 0.03 12.70

11 11 22 11 22 11 33 11 56

1

6

1

0.3

0.03 0.10 1.21 0.03 0.03

11 33 78 11 11

0.3 0.3 8.5

1.5

1.9

3.6

5.2

44.2

9.6

9.2

3.0

0.6

62.3

0.6

3.3

6.2

15.44

100

0.02 0.02 0.04 0.02 0.59 0.79 0.04 0.04 0.02 0.11 0.09 0.10 0.02 7.62 0.02 0.02 0.02 0.06 1.23 0.26 0.04 0.02 0.02 0.04 11.25

7 7 13 7 27 47 13 13 7 20 13 33 7 33 7 7 7 20 80 33 13 7 7 13 100

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LOAMY OVERFLOW - SUBIRRIGATED - WET LAND PLOT NUMBER WL-1 WL-2 WL-3 WL-4 WL-5 WL-6 Mean ConstCover ancy n=6 WL-7 WL-8 WL-9 WET LAND - WET MEADOW PLOT NUMBER WL-10 WL-11 WL-12 WL-13 WL-14 WL-15 WET LAND COMPOSITE Mean Const- Mean ConstCover ancy n=9 Cover ancy n=15

INTRODUCED PERENNIAL FORBS Cirsium arvense 2 Convolvulus arvensis 0.3 Euphorbia esula 0.3 Medicago sativa Plantago major Rumex crispus 0.3 Sonchus arvensis Taraxacum officinale TOTAL IPF 2.9 NATIVE ANNUAL/BIENNIAL FORBS Amaranthus retroflexus Ambrosia artemisiifolia Ambrosia trifida Artemisia biennis Atriplex subspicata 0.3 Chenopodium glaucum Chenopodium leptophyllum Grindelia squarrosa Helianthus annuus Helianthus petiolaris Polygonum arenastrum Polygonum aviculare 0.3 Polygonum lapathifolium Polygonum ramosissimum Solanum rostratum Xanthium strumarium 0.3 TOTAL NAF 0.9

0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 1.2 0.3 2 0.3 2.6 0.3 4 0.3 1 3

0.38 0.05 0.15 0.32 2.10 0.05 0.05 3.10

33 17 50 67 100 17 17 100

0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 1 0.3

0.03 0.21 0.03 0.07 0.24 0.14 0.73

11 44 11 22 56 22 78

3

1 0.3 1.3

0.3 1 1.6

3.0

4.3

4.6

0.3

0.9

0.6

0.0

1.0

0.0

0.9

0.17 0.15 0.08 0.04 0.13 0.99 0.02 0.11 1.68

20 33 27 13 27 73 7 20 87

0.3 0.3 0.3

0.3 0.3 0.3

0.3 0.3

0.3

1 0.3

0.27 0.10 0.05

50 33 17 0.3 0.3

0.3

0.3

0.07 0.07 0.03 0.03 0.07 0.03 0.21 0.03 0.03 0.26 0.56 0.18 0.11 0.07 1.74

22 22 11 11 22 11 44 11 11 33 11 33 11 22 89

0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3

0.3

1

0.3 0.3

1 0.3

0.22 0.05 0.10

33 17 33

1

1

5 1 1 0.3 0.3 1.9 0.3

0.3 0.9

0.6

0.3

0.0

2.6

0.10 0.88

33 83

0.3 5.3

1.6

0.3

1.5

1.6

0.0

1.2

2.3

0.04 0.04 0.02 0.13 0.08 0.02 0.02 0.13 0.02 0.02 0.24 0.02 0.37 0.11 0.07 0.08 1.40

13 13 7 27 27 7 7 27 7 7 33 7 20 20 7 27 87

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LOAMY OVERFLOW - SUBIRRIGATED - WET LAND PLOT NUMBER WL-1 WL-2 WL-3 WL-4 WL-5 WL-6 Mean ConstCover ancy n=6 WL-7 WL-8 WL-9 WET LAND - WET MEADOW PLOT NUMBER WL-10 WL-11 WL-12 WL-13 WL-14 WL-15 WET LAND COMPOSITE Mean Const- Mean ConstCover ancy n=9 Cover ancy n=15

INTRODUCED ANNUAL/BIENNIAL FORBS Atriplex heterosperma Chenopodium album Kochia scoparia Lactuca serriola 0.3 0.3 Malva rotundifolia Medicago lupulina Melilotus officinalis Polygonum persicaria Thlaspi arvense TOTAL IAF 0.3 0.3 NATIVE SHRUBS Amelanchier humilis Ribes odoratum Rosa woodsii Salix lutea Symphoricarpos occidentalis TOTAL NATIVE SHRUBS NATIVE TREES Fraxinus pennsylvanica Salix amygdaloides Ulmus americana TOTAL NATIVE TREES

0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.9 0.6 0.3 0.3 0.3 2 2.6

0.05 0.05 0.15 0.05 0.05 0.05 0.43 0.83

17 17 50 17 17 17 50 100 0.0

0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3

0.3

1 0.3 0.3

1 0.3

0.3 0.3 0.6 0.3 1.3

0.11 0.21 0.03 0.07 0.03 0.03 0.07 0.07 0.62

11 44 11 22 11 11 22 22 78

0.3

0.3

0.9

1.6

0.0

0.6

0.09 0.15 0.02 0.10 0.04 0.04 0.06 0.17 0.04 0.71

13 33 7 33 13 13 20 20 13 87

0.3 0.3 1 4 5.6

0.3 0.3 0.6

0.3 3 2 5.0

0.0

0.0

0.3

0.05 0.05 0.27 0.50 1.05 1.92

17 17 50 17 50 67

2 20 22.0

0.3 1 1.3

0.26 2.33 2.59

22 22 22

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.02 0.02 0.26 0.20 1.82 2.32

7 7 33 7 33 40

2 0.3 2.3 1 1 2.0

30

5

2

12

30.0

5.0

2.0

12.0

8.50 0.17 0.22 8.88

83 17 33 100

2

14

1.78

22

0.0

0.0

0.0

2.0

14.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

1.78

22

4.47 0.07 0.09 4.62

47 7 13 53

TOTAL VEGETATION (Stratified 75.8 Footnotes given on index page B-ii.

85.9

105.7

90.1

79.4

97.8

89.12

100

116.0

69.8

119.0

71.6

91.7

120.2

92.1

82.2

106.3

96.54

100

93.57

100

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RIPARIAN WOODLAND PLOT NUMBER RW-1 SITE PARAMETERS* Slope (percent) Aspect (degrees) Topography Configuration Soil 3-5/ 40-80 322/ 044 Bot/ Bnk V(Und) CHAN 2-8/ 40-50 277/ 190 Ter/ Bnk V CHAN 0-2/ 20-80 330/ 055 Bot/ Bnk V CHAN 0-15/ 80-100 043/ 314 Bot/ Bnk V CHAN 0-15/ 80-90 104/ 014 Bot/ Bnk V CHAN 0-2/ 10-100 042 Bot/ Bnk Und CHAN 2-6/ 40-80 135/ 045 Ter/ Bnk Und/V CHAN 2-3 005 Bot/Ter S/V 0-2 306 Bot S(V) 1-2/ 60-80 060 Bot/ Bnk V/S 2-3 330 FloTer S 2-3 064 FloTer S(V) HL-A 2-3/ 15-55 050/ 340 Ter/ Bnk V(S) HL-A 3-10 035 lowTer Und HL-A 4-10 132 lowTer V HL-A 2-3 030 FloTer S HL-A s/s LyT KS/DB
8-22-06

RW-2

RW-3

RW-4

RW-5

RW-6

RW-7

RW-8

RW-9

RW-10 RW-11 RW-12 RW-13 RW-14 RW-15 RW-16

LE-A HL-A ch HL-A ch HL-A WLWM KS/DB
9-11-06

Ecological Site Investigator Date GROUND COVER Bare Ground Rock Litter Lichens Moss Water Basal Vegetation VEGETATION STRUCTURE (nonstratified cover) Total Vegetation Perennial Graminoids Annual Graminoids Perennial Forbs Annual/Biennial Forbs Shrubs Trees

LyOv- LyOv- LyOv- LyOv- LyOv- LyOv- LyOvSb-WL Sb-WL Sb-WL Sb-WL Sb-WL Sb-WL Sb-WL KS/DB KS/DB KS/DB KS/DB KS/DB KS/DB KS/DB
9-6-06 9-6-06 8-21-06 9-10-06 9-10-06 9-11-06 9-9-06

LyOv KS/DB
8-20-06

LyOv KS/DB
8-20-06

LyT KS/DB
9-6-06

LyT KS/DB
9-6-06

LyT KS/DB
9-11-06

LyT KS/DB
9-10-06

LyT KS/DB
9-10-06

7 83 3 7 100

0.3 92 0.3 7 99.6

8 85 0.3 7 100.3

6 78 0.3 8 8 100.3

8 80

12 81

1 92 0.3

3 90 0.3 7 100.3

3 88 0.3 0.3 8 99.6

8 84 0.3 8 100.3 93 0.3 7 100.3 94 0.3 6 100.3

2 94 92 0.3 4 100 8 100.3

1 93 0.3 6 100.3

2 90 0.3 0.3 7 99.6

5 7 100

7 100

7 100.3

95 88 0.3 3 0.3 0.3 58

94 84 1 0.3 0.3 60

90 33 15 0.3 52 38

88 80 0.3 16 7 62

85 78 5 0.3 13 56

85 78 2 1 1 32

88 82 4 0.3 4 31

97 55 13 23 18 72

94 60 14 1 63 14

88 74 18 4 30 13

92 70

94 82 1

45 15 42

95 43 4 1 11 52 78

94 89 0.3 0.3 35 38

96 82 11 10 16 63

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RIPARIAN WOODLAND PLOT NUMBER RW-1 CLASS\SPECIES NATIVE PERENNIAL GRAMINOIDS (Cool Season) XAgrohordeum macounii Agropyron smithii Agropyron trachycaulum Calamagrostis montanensis Carex aquatilis Carex brevior Carex eleocharis Carex gravida Carex laeviconica RW-2 RW-3 RW-4 RW-5 RW-6 RW-7 RW-8 RW-9 RW-10 RW-11 RW-12 RW-13 RW-14 RW-15 RW-16

8 4 8 0.3 6 3 0.3

5 0.3 3 1

24

28 10

9

0.3 3

Carex saximontana
Carex sprengellii Eleocharis xyridiformis Elymus canadensis Elymus virginicus Hordeum jubatum Koeleria pyramidata Poa sandbergii Scirpus microcarpus Scirpus validus Stipa comata Stipa viridula TOTAL NPG(C) NATIVE PERENNIAL GRAMINOIDS (Warm Season) Bouteloua gracilis Buchloe dactyloides Muhlenbergia racemosa Spartina pectinata TOTAL NPG(W) 0.3 1 3 1 2 2 20 1 2 16

1 0.3 1 24.6 4 9.0 7 51.0 4 32.6

9.0

0.3

0.0

4.3

1.0

0.0

46.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

1.0

1 8 0.3 2 2.3 8 8.0 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3

0.0

0.0

1.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

8.0

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RIPARIAN WOODLAND PLOT NUMBER RW-1 INTRODUCED PERENNIAL GRAMINOIDS Agropyron cristatum Agropyron repens Bromus inermis 54 Poa palustris 1 Poa pratensis 58 TOTAL IPG 113.0 INTRODUCED ANNUAL GRAMINOIDS Avena sativa Echinochloa muricata TOTAL IAG NATIVE PERENNIAL FORBS Achillea millefolium Agrimonia striata RW-2 RW-3 RW-4 RW-5 RW-6 RW-7 RW-8 RW-9 RW-10 RW-11 RW-12 RW-13 RW-14 RW-15 RW-16

0.3 58 54 112.3

0.3 1 9 10.3 76 2 78.0 74 1 75.0

16 41 28 85.0 54 0.3 48 102.3

1 8 54 1 12 21.0 26 18 44.0 70 82 43

2 88 80 0.3 4 84.3 3 38 41.0

55.0

70.0

82.0

43.0

90.0

0.3 0.3

0.0

0.0

0.3 0.3

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

4 0.3 4.3

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.3

0.3

0.3

Allium textile
Apocynum cannabinum Artemisia frigida Artemisia ludoviciana Asclepias speciosa Aster commutatus Aster laevis Aster simplex Cicuta maculata Cirsium flodmanii Comandra umbellata Cynoglossum boreale 0.3 4 0.3 0.3 0.3 2 0.3 0.3 1 1 0.3 0.3 0.3 4 2 2 0.3 1 1 0.3 4 4 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 6 1 0.3 0.3 5

Galium boreale
Geum aleppicum Glycyrrhiza lepidota Helianthus maximilianii Helianthus tuberosus Lactuca oblongifolia

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RIPARIAN WOODLAND PLOT NUMBER RW-1 Linum perenne Lysimachia ciliata Mentha arvensis Mirabilis nyctaginea Monarda fistulosa Opuntia polyacantha RW-2 RW-3 RW-4 RW-5 RW-6 RW-7 RW-8 RW-9 RW-10 RW-11 RW-12 RW-13 RW-14 RW-15 RW-16

1

0.3 0.3 0.3

0.3 0.3

0.3

Picradeniopsis oppositifolia
Osmorhiza longistylis Plantago eriopoda Polygonum amphibium Potamogeton pectinatus Psoralea argophylla Ranunculus cymbalaria Ratibida columnifera Rumex mexicanus Sagittaria cuneata Sisyrinchium montanum Smilacina stellata Solidago gigantea Solidago mollis Solidago rigida Sphaeralcea coccinea Thalictrum dasycarpum Thalictrum venulosum Thermopsis rhombifolia Toxicodendron rydbergii Urtica dioica Viola pratincola TOTAL NPF INTRODUCED PERENNIAL FORBS Artemisia absinthium Cirsium arvense Euphorbia esula 0.3 1 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 1 0.3 4 1 3 0.3 0.3 0.3 1 1 3 0.3

0.3

0.3

1

0.3

0.3

4

0.3

2 0.3 2.2 0.3 15.0 2.6 1.9 0.0 0.3 1.5 2.9 12.3 18.3 0.0

0.3 0.6

0.3 1.6 0.0

1 0.3 9.1

7.5

0.3

0.3 0.3

14

2 0.3

0.3

3

10 0.3

0.3 0.3

0.3 1

1 0.3

2

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RIPARIAN WOODLAND PLOT NUMBER RW-1 Hesperis matronalis Medicago sativa Nepeta cataria Plantago major Rumex crispus Rumex domesticus Rumex patienta Taraxacum officinale TOTAL IPF FERNS AND ALLIES RW-2 RW-3 RW-4 RW-5 RW-6 RW-7 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 2 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 RW-8 RW-9 RW-10 RW-11 RW-12 RW-13 RW-14 RW-15 RW-16

0.3 0.9

0.3 0.9

0.3 0.6

14.0

2.3

2 2.6

0.3 3.6

10.3

2.6

1.6

0.0

1.0

0.0

0.3

0.3 2.9

1 1.3

Cystopteris fragilis
TOTAL F&A NATIVE ANNUAL/BIENNIAL FORBS Amaranthus retroflexus Ambrosia artemisiifolia Ambrosia trifida Artemisia biennis Atriplex subspicata Chenopodium fremontii Chenopodium gigantospermum Chenopodium glaucum Collomia linearis 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 22 0.3 0.3 3 0.3 0.3 11

Descurainia richardsonii
Conyza canadensis Echinocystis lobata 0.3 0.3 1 3 0.3 0.3 0.3 2 1

Ellisia nyctelea
Galium aparine Grindelia squarrosa Hackelia deflexa Helianthus petiolaris Parietaria pensylvanica Polygonum arenastrum

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RIPARIAN WOODLAND PLOT NUMBER RW-1 Polygonum lapathifolium Polygonum ramosissimum Rorippa palustris Xanthium strumarium TOTAL NAF INTRODUCED ANNUAL/BIENNIAL FORBS Arctium minus Atriplex heterosperma Camelina microcarpa Chenopodium album Descurainia sophia Kochia scoparia Lactuca serriola Malva rotundifolia Medicago lupulina Melilotus officinalis Polygonum convolvulus Polygonum persicaria Silene noctiflora Sisymbrium loeselii Thlaspi arvense Tragopogon dubius TOTAL IAF NATIVE SHRUBS AND VINES Amelanchier humilis Cornus stolonifera Crataegus rotundifolia Humulus lupulus Parthenocissus vitacea Prunus americana Prunus virginiana RW-2 RW-3 RW-4 RW-5 RW-6 RW-7 RW-8 RW-9 RW-10 RW-11 RW-12 RW-13 RW-14 RW-15 RW-16

0.3 0.3 0.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.3 0.0 0.3 1 1.6 1 4.3 22.6 0.0 4.2 0.3 2.3 12.3

0.3

23 0.3 24 0.3 2

0.3

8

5 1 0.3 0.3

0.3 0.3

0.3 1

0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.6 0.3 0.3 0.3

0.3

0.3 1.2 0.3 0.0 0.3 0.3 0.6 0.3 23.0 0.0 0.3 26.6 0.0 7.2 0.0 8.3 1.0

1 2 0.3

0.3 0.3 0.3 1

0.3

0.3

0.3

18

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TABLE B3 PERCENT CANOPY COVER BY CLASS AND SPECIES FOR 32 PLOTS IN THE RIPARIAN WOODLAND AND 3 PLOTS IN THE DECIDUOUS TREE WOODLAND VEGETATION TYPES – VEGETATION STUDY AREA STARK COUNTY, NORTH DAKOTA, 2006-2007
RIPARIAN WOODLAND PLOT NUMBER RW-1 Ribes americanum Ribes odoratum Ribes setosum Rosa arkansana Rosa woodsii Salix exigua Salix lutea Shepherdia argentea Smilax herbacea Symphoricarpos occidentalis TOTAL NATIVE SHRUBS INTRODUCED SHRUBS Lonicera tatarica TOTAL INTRODUCED SHRUBS NATIVE TREES Acer negundo Fraxinus pennsylvanica Populus deltoides Salix amygdaloides Ulmus americana TOTAL NATIVE TREES INTRODUCED TREES Elaeagnus angustifolia TOTAL INTRODUCED TREES RW-2 RW-3 RW-4 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 15 0.3 0.3 0.3 9 0.3 4 42 1 1.3 4 4.6 23 78.6 9 RW-5 RW-6 RW-7 RW-8 RW-9 0.3 0.3 4 0.3 0.3 0.3 1 RW-10 RW-11 RW-12 RW-13 RW-14 RW-15 RW-16

0.3 0.3 0.6 0.3 0.6 40 57.9 5 6.9 12 12.9

5 18 32.0 0.3 52.9 32 36.6 15 16.3 36 37.3

18.3

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.3 0.3

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

1 1.0

0.0

8 54

4 58

1 14 1 24 40.0

42 30

48 16

18 16

3 28

22 36

14

13

1 14

26 20

4 70

1 37

38 30 2

8 36

62.0

62.0

72.0

0.3 64.3

34.0

31.0

27 85.0

14.0

13.0

15.0

46.0

8 82.0

38.0

70.0

16 60.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

TOTAL VEGETATION (Stratified) Footnotes given on index page B-ii.

189.8

177.0

151.3

181.8

161.3

134.8

144.3

194.8

176.1

164.8

134.2

129.6

195.2

165.2

195.2

201.0

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RIPARIAN WOODLAND PLOT NUMBER RW-17 RW-18 RW-19 RW-20 RW-21 RW-22 RW-23 RW-24 RW-25 RW-26 RW-27 RW-28 RW-29 RW-30 RW-31 RW-32 SITE PARAMETERS* Slope (percent) Aspect (degrees) Topography Configuration Soil 2 304 FloTer S HL-A s/s LyT KS/DB
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2-3 033 Bot S(V) HL-A s/s LyT KS/DB
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2-3/ 25-30 320/ 040 Ter/ Bot V HL-A s/s LyT KS/DB
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4/ 25 052 Bot/ Bnk V HL-A s/s LyT KS/DB
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2 330 Bot S(V) HL-A s/s LyT KS/DB
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2-3 077 FloTer S EH-A LyT (CyT) KS/DB
9-6-06

2 306 Ter/Toe S EH-A LyT (CyT) KS/DB
9-7-06

2-3 106 FloTer S(V) EH-A LyT (CyT) KS/DB
9-9-06

2-3 075 FloTer S EH-A s/s LyT (CyT) KS/DB
8-23-06

1-2 140 Ter S EH-A s/s LyT (CyT) KS/DB
8-23-06

2-3 047 lowTer S(V) EH-A s/s LyT (CyT) KS/DB
8-23-06

1-2 058 FloTer S EH-A s/s LyT (CyT) KS/DB
8-23-06

1-2 038 FloTer S EH-A s/s LyT (CyT) KS/DB
8-23-06

1-3 037 FloTer S FV-A LyT (CyT) KS/DB
9-7-06

2 172 Bot S(V) FV-A LyT (CyT) KS/DB
9-9-06

2-3 050 FloTer S FV-A LyT (CyT) KS/DB
9-9-06

Ecological Site Investigator Date GROUND COVER Bare Ground Rock Litter Lichens Moss Water Basal Vegetation VEGETATION STRUCTURE (nonstratified cover) Total Vegetation Perennial Graminoids Annual Graminoids Perennial Forbs Annual/Biennial Forbs Shrubs Trees

1 91 0.3 8 100.3

1 91 0.3 8 100.3

8 80 0.3 4 8 100.3

1 92 0.3 7 100.3

4 88 0.3 8 100.3

0.3 93 1 6 100.3 6 100 94 94 0.3 6 100.3

0.3 91 1 8 100.3

4 89 0.3 7 100.3

10 83 0.3 0.3 6 99.6

0.3 93

3 86 3

5 88

0.3 91 0.3

5 88

7 100.3

8 100

7 100

8 99.6

7 100

94 54 7 2 56 66

95 58 7 15 40 66

93 74 9 0.3 31 42

96 42 3 20 47 68

95 80 3 1 45 36

95 60 2 40 66

88 86

88 85 0.3

94 88 11 0.3 18

94 89 4 0.3 0.3 26

95 84 3 0.3 0.3 63

92 82 0.3 12 19

95 88 5 0.3 0.3 30

82 78 0.3 7 0.3 16

91 82 1 5 2 58

91 88 4 0.3 2 14

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RIPARIAN WOODLAND PLOT NUMBER RW-17 RW-18 RW-19 RW-20 RW-21 RW-22 RW-23 RW-24 RW-25 RW-26 RW-27 RW-28 RW-29 RW-30 RW-31 RW-32 CLASS\SPECIES NATIVE PERENNIAL GRAMINOIDS (Cool Season) XAgrohordeum macounii Agropyron smithii Agropyron trachycaulum Calamagrostis montanensis Carex aquatilis Carex brevior Carex eleocharis Carex gravida Carex laeviconica

0.3 3 2 0.3 9 0.3 5 10 1 6 1 0.3 0.3 2 4 19 3 20 2

1

2

Carex saximontana
Carex sprengellii Eleocharis xyridiformis Elymus canadensis Elymus virginicus Hordeum jubatum Koeleria pyramidata Poa sandbergii Scirpus microcarpus Scirpus validus Stipa comata Stipa viridula TOTAL NPG(C) NATIVE PERENNIAL GRAMINOIDS (Warm Season) Bouteloua gracilis Buchloe dactyloides Muhlenbergia racemosa Spartina pectinata TOTAL NPG(W)

9

11

0.3 2

7

0.3

0.3

33.0

36.0

1 5 38.2

1 7.0 0.3 8.3 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.3 1 1.0 0.3 1.6 0.0 4.3 0.0 0.0 0.0

5 4 0.3 0.0 0.3 1 10.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

14

14.0

0.0

0.0

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RIPARIAN WOODLAND PLOT NUMBER RW-17 RW-18 RW-19 RW-20 RW-21 RW-22 RW-23 RW-24 RW-25 RW-26 RW-27 RW-28 RW-29 RW-30 RW-31 RW-32 INTRODUCED PERENNIAL GRAMINOIDS Agropyron cristatum Agropyron repens Bromus inermis 4 Poa palustris Poa pratensis 28 TOTAL IPG 32.0 INTRODUCED ANNUAL GRAMINOIDS Avena sativa Echinochloa muricata TOTAL IAG NATIVE PERENNIAL FORBS Achillea millefolium Agrimonia striata

0.3 1 2 32 35.0 10 0.3 38 48.6 2 30 8 40.0

0.3 35 54 89.3

1 56 5 62.0 86 76 16 92.0 54 56 110.0

9 52 54 115.0 48 56 104.0

1 46 54 101.0

3 34 56 93.0

0.3 56 40 96.3

28 58 14 100.0

1 52 58 111.0

86.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.3 0.3

0.3

Allium textile
Apocynum cannabinum Artemisia frigida Artemisia ludoviciana Asclepias speciosa Aster commutatus Aster laevis Aster simplex Cicuta maculata Cirsium flodmanii Comandra umbellata Cynoglossum boreale 0.3 4

2 1

0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 1 1 0.3 0.3 0.3

Galium boreale
Geum aleppicum Glycyrrhiza lepidota Helianthus maximilianii Helianthus tuberosus Lactuca oblongifolia

0.3

0.3

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RIPARIAN WOODLAND PLOT NUMBER RW-17 RW-18 RW-19 RW-20 RW-21 RW-22 RW-23 RW-24 RW-25 RW-26 RW-27 RW-28 RW-29 RW-30 RW-31 RW-32 Linum perenne Lysimachia ciliata Mentha arvensis Mirabilis nyctaginea Monarda fistulosa Opuntia polyacantha

0.3 0.3 0.3 1 1

Picradeniopsis oppositifolia
Osmorhiza longistylis Plantago eriopoda Polygonum amphibium Potamogeton pectinatus Psoralea argophylla Ranunculus cymbalaria Ratibida columnifera Rumex mexicanus Sagittaria cuneata Sisyrinchium montanum Smilacina stellata Solidago gigantea Solidago mollis Solidago rigida Sphaeralcea coccinea Thalictrum dasycarpum Thalictrum venulosum Thermopsis rhombifolia Toxicodendron rydbergii Urtica dioica Viola pratincola TOTAL NPF INTRODUCED PERENNIAL FORBS Artemisia absinthium Cirsium arvense Euphorbia esula 0.3 0.3 1

1 0.3 0.3

0.3

0.3 0.3 0.3 1 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3

2 1.9 3.2 9.4 3.2 4.5

2 2.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.3 1.6 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.0 0.0

0.3

0.3 0.3 0.3

0.3

2 1

0.3 0.3

0.3

0.3

0.3

1

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RIPARIAN WOODLAND PLOT NUMBER RW-17 RW-18 RW-19 RW-20 RW-21 RW-22 RW-23 RW-24 RW-25 RW-26 RW-27 RW-28 RW-29 RW-30 RW-31 RW-32 Hesperis matronalis Medicago sativa Nepeta cataria Plantago major Rumex crispus Rumex domesticus Rumex patienta Taraxacum officinale TOTAL IPF FERNS AND ALLIES 0.3 0.3

0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 5 5.6 4 4.6 1.2 0.3 0.6 0.0 0.3 0.0 0.3 8 11.3 4 4.6 1 1.6 0.3 5 5.3 0.3 0.9 0.3 0.3 0.3

0.3 1.9

3 4.0

Cystopteris fragilis
TOTAL F&A NATIVE ANNUAL/BIENNIAL FORBS Amaranthus retroflexus Ambrosia artemisiifolia Ambrosia trifida Artemisia biennis Atriplex subspicata Chenopodium fremontii Chenopodium gigantospermum Chenopodium glaucum Collomia linearis 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

0.3

1

13

18

1

30 0.3 0.3

4

3

2 0.3

Descurainia richardsonii
Conyza canadensis Echinocystis lobata 0.3

Ellisia nyctelea
Galium aparine Grindelia squarrosa Hackelia deflexa Helianthus petiolaris Parietaria pensylvanica Polygonum arenastrum 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3

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RIPARIAN WOODLAND PLOT NUMBER RW-17 RW-18 RW-19 RW-20 RW-21 RW-22 RW-23 RW-24 RW-25 RW-26 RW-27 RW-28 RW-29 RW-30 RW-31 RW-32 Polygonum lapathifolium Polygonum ramosissimum Rorippa palustris Xanthium strumarium TOTAL NAF INTRODUCED ANNUAL/BIENNIAL FORBS Arctium minus Atriplex heterosperma Camelina microcarpa Chenopodium album Descurainia sophia Kochia scoparia Lactuca serriola Malva rotundifolia Medicago lupulina Melilotus officinalis Polygonum convolvulus Polygonum persicaria Silene noctiflora Sisymbrium loeselii Thlaspi arvense Tragopogon dubius TOTAL IAF NATIVE SHRUBS AND VINES Amelanchier humilis Cornus stolonifera Crataegus rotundifolia Humulus lupulus Parthenocissus vitacea Prunus americana Prunus virginiana 0.3

1.6

13.3

0.6

18.3

1.0

30.6

4.0

0.0

0.0

0.3

0.3

0.0

0.0

3.3

2.3

0.3

0.3

2

2

7 0.3 0.3

1

0.3 0.3

0.3

0.3 2

0.3

0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 3 0.3 0.6 2.3 0.0 10.9 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.3 3 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.3 4.6 2.3 0.3 0.3

0.3 0.9 2.3

0.6

0.6

4 0.3 4 0.3 0.3 0.3 1 0.3 0.3 1

1

0.3

0.3

0.3

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RIPARIAN WOODLAND PLOT NUMBER RW-17 RW-18 RW-19 RW-20 RW-21 RW-22 RW-23 RW-24 RW-25 RW-26 RW-27 RW-28 RW-29 RW-30 RW-31 RW-32 Ribes americanum Ribes odoratum Ribes setosum Rosa arkansana Rosa woodsii Salix exigua Salix lutea Shepherdia argentea Smilax herbacea Symphoricarpos occidentalis TOTAL NATIVE SHRUBS INTRODUCED SHRUBS Lonicera tatarica TOTAL INTRODUCED SHRUBS NATIVE TREES Acer negundo Fraxinus pennsylvanica Populus deltoides Salix amygdaloides Ulmus americana TOTAL NATIVE TREES INTRODUCED TREES Elaeagnus angustifolia TOTAL INTRODUCED TREES

0.3 0.3

0.3

0.3 2 4

0.3 3

0.3 3

0.3

0.3

0.3

0.3

1

0.3

56 56.9

0.3 38 42.9

0.3 26 34.2

44 48.9

42 49.3

0.0

0.0

9 10.3

0.3 0.3 0.9

0.3 0.6

0.6

12 12.3

0.3 0.6

0.3 0.3

1 2.0

2 2.3

0.0

0.0

0.3 0.3

3 3.0

0.3 0.3

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

23 52

65

28 26

20 58

10

26 50

1 5

2 13

17 3

14 18

62 5

15 6 2 23.0

13 17

3 13

34 29

8 6

0.3 75.3

2 67.0

0.3 54.3

78.0

28 38.0

76.0

6.0

5 20.0

20.0

32.0

67.0

30.0

16.0

63.0

14.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.3 0.3

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

TOTAL VEGETATION (Stratified) Footnotes given on index page B-ii.

207.2

204.6

197.4

201.3

190.7

182.1

96.3

122.6

142.5

154.4

177.0

136.6

147.5

121.7

171.5

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RIPARIAN WOODLAND Mean Cover n=32 SITE PARAMETERS* Slope (percent) Aspect (degrees) Topography Configuration Soil 6-9/ 30-70 060 Bot/ Banks V 95-100 008 Bluff V 3-5/ 45-60 022 Bot/ Banks V Constancy DECIDUOUS TREE WOODLAND PLOT NUMBER DTW-1 DTW-2 DTW-3 Mean Cover n=3 Constancy WOODLAND COMPOSITE Mean Cover n=35 Constancy

RT-CD RT-CD RT-CD

Ecological Site Investigator Date GROUND COVER Bare Ground Rock Litter Lichens Moss Water Basal Vegetation VEGETATION STRUCTURE (nonstratified cover) Total Vegetation Perennial Graminoids Annual Graminoids Perennial Forbs Annual/Biennial Forbs Shrubs Trees

DTW KS/ED
6-14-07

DTW KS/ED
6-14-07

DTW KS/ED
6-14-07

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84 100 9 78 9 100 38125

4 88 0.3 1 7

28 46 20 6

12 0.3 80 0.3 7

14.67 0.10 71.33 6.87 0.33 6.67

100 33 100 100 33 100

4.24 0.01 87.29 0.03 1.00 0.51 7.03

86 3 100 9 80 11 100

92.09 73.88 0.14 5.38 6.42 17.97 41.69

100 100 9 94 84 88 100

93 68 23 3 60 56

92 34 2 72 36

91 78 17 8 13 58

92.00 60.00 14.00 3.67 48.33 50.00

100 100 100 67 100 100

92.09 72.69 0.13 6.12 6.18 20.57 42.40

100 100 9 94 83 89 100

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RIPARIAN WOODLAND Mean Cover n=32 CLASS\SPECIES NATIVE PERENNIAL GRAMINOIDS (Cool Season) XAgrohordeum macounii Agropyron smithii Agropyron trachycaulum Calamagrostis montanensis Carex aquatilis Carex brevior Carex eleocharis Carex gravida Carex laeviconica Constancy DECIDUOUS TREE WOODLAND PLOT NUMBER DTW-1 DTW-2 DTW-3 Mean Cover n=3 Constancy WOODLAND COMPOSITE Mean Cover n=35 Constancy

0.01 2.44 0.73 0.02 0.84 0.23 0.16 0.45 1.53 0.01 0.03 0.10 1.60 0.69 0.01 0.03 0.01 0.06 0.71 9.65

3 22 19 6 16 22 6 16 9 3 3 6 31 6 3 3 3 6 25 63

5

1.67

33

0.3 0.3

0.10 0.10

33 33

Carex saximontana
Carex sprengellii Eleocharis xyridiformis Elymus canadensis Elymus virginicus Hordeum jubatum Koeleria pyramidata Poa sandbergii Scirpus microcarpus Scirpus validus Stipa comata Stipa viridula TOTAL NPG(C) NATIVE PERENNIAL GRAMINOIDS (Warm Season) Bouteloua gracilis Buchloe dactyloides Muhlenbergia racemosa Spartina pectinata TOTAL NPG(W)

0.3

0.10

33

1 0.3

0.33 0.10

33 33

1 7.6

0.0

0.6

0.33 2.73

33 67

0.01 2.37 0.67 0.02 0.78 0.21 0.14 0.41 1.40 0.01 0.01 0.03 0.09 1.47 0.66 0.01 0.01 0.03 0.01 0.06 0.67 9.06

3 23 17 6 17 23 6 14 9 3 3 3 6 29 9 3 3 3 3 6 26 63

0.19 0.81 0.02 0.36 1.38

6 9 6 16 28

4 4.0

0.0

0.0

1.33 1.33

33 33

0.17 0.74 0.02 0.45 1.38

6 9 6 17 29

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RIPARIAN WOODLAND Mean Cover n=32 INTRODUCED PERENNIAL GRAMINOIDS Agropyron cristatum Agropyron repens Bromus inermis Poa palustris Poa pratensis TOTAL IPG INTRODUCED ANNUAL GRAMINOIDS Avena sativa Echinochloa muricata TOTAL IAG NATIVE PERENNIAL FORBS Achillea millefolium Agrimonia striata 1.98 0.31 46.94 0.25 26.19 75.67 44 6 97 25 75 100 Constancy DECIDUOUS TREE WOODLAND PLOT NUMBER DTW-1 DTW-2 DTW-3 Mean Cover n=3 1.81 0.83 46.34 0.23 25.95 75.16 Constancy WOODLAND COMPOSITE Mean Cover n=35 40 11 97 23 77 100 Constancy

14 28 32 74.0

34 0.3 34.3

5 58 38 101.0

6.33 40.00 23.43 69.77

67 100 100 100

0.13 0.03 0.15

3 9 9

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.00

0

0.11 0.03 0.14

3 9 9

0.05 0.01 0.03 0.01 0.59 0.04 0.07 0.01 0.23 0.01 0.06 0.05 0.11 0.13 0.31 0.01 0.05

16 3 9 3 16 6 6 3 28 3 13 9

0.3

1 0.3

0.43 0.10

67 33

Allium textile
Apocynum cannabinum Artemisia frigida Artemisia ludoviciana Asclepias speciosa Aster commutatus Aster laevis Aster simplex Cicuta maculata Cirsium flodmanii Comandra umbellata Cynoglossum boreale

0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3

0.10 0.10 0.10 0.10

33 33 33 33

0.3 0.3 16 6 6 3 16 0.3 0.3 0.3 1 3

0.10 1.43 0.10 0.10 0.10

33 100 33 33 33

Galium boreale
Geum aleppicum Glycyrrhiza lepidota Helianthus maximilianii Helianthus tuberosus Lactuca oblongifolia

0.08 0.01 0.01 0.03 0.01 0.55 0.05 0.07 0.02 0.21 0.01 0.05 0.01 0.05 0.12 0.10 0.13 0.29 0.01 0.05

20 3 3 9 3 17 9 9 6 26 3 11 3 9 9 14 9 9 3 17

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RIPARIAN WOODLAND Mean Cover n=32 Linum perenne Lysimachia ciliata Mentha arvensis Mirabilis nyctaginea Monarda fistulosa Opuntia polyacantha 0.05 0.04 0.01 0.08 9 13 3 13 1 2 0.3 0.33 0.77 Constancy DECIDUOUS TREE WOODLAND PLOT NUMBER DTW-1 DTW-2 DTW-3 Mean Cover n=3 33 67 0.03 0.11 0.03 0.01 0.07 0.01 0.01 0.01 0.01 0.04 0.03 0.07 0.01 0.08 0.15 0.04 0.01 0.04 0.27 0.01 0.01 0.01 0.26 0.02 0.01 0.47 0.22 0.03 3.90 Constancy WOODLAND COMPOSITE Mean Cover n=35 3 14 11 3 11 3 3 3 3 6 3 6 3 14 11 6 3 14 14 3 3 3 37 6 3 6 17 9 71 Constancy

Picradeniopsis oppositifolia
Osmorhiza longistylis Plantago eriopoda Polygonum amphibium Potamogeton pectinatus Psoralea argophylla Ranunculus cymbalaria Ratibida columnifera Rumex mexicanus Sagittaria cuneata Sisyrinchium montanum Smilacina stellata Solidago gigantea Solidago mollis Solidago rigida Sphaeralcea coccinea Thalictrum dasycarpum Thalictrum venulosum Thermopsis rhombifolia Toxicodendron rydbergii Urtica dioica Viola pratincola TOTAL NPF INTRODUCED PERENNIAL FORBS Artemisia absinthium Cirsium arvense Euphorbia esula 0.01 0.01 0.04 0.03 0.01 0.01 0.09 0.13 0.04 0.04 0.26 0.01 0.28 0.01 3 3 6 3 3 3 16 9 6 13 13 3

0.3 0.3

0.10 0.10

33 33

2

0.67

33

1 0.3 0.3 1 0.3 0.3

0.33 0.10 0.10 0.33 0.10 0.10 0.3 0.10 0.10 5.43

33 33 33 33 33 33 33 33 67

41 3 0.3 16

0.3

0.24 0.03 3.19

19 9 69

27.8

1.0

5.5

11.43

100

0.01 1.03 0.34

3 38 56

0.3

1

0.3

0.53

100

0.01 0.94 0.36

3 34 60

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RIPARIAN WOODLAND Mean Cover n=32 Hesperis matronalis Medicago sativa Nepeta cataria Plantago major Rumex crispus Rumex domesticus Rumex patienta Taraxacum officinale TOTAL IPF FERNS AND ALLIES 0.02 0.04 0.01 0.01 0.16 0.01 0.01 1.11 2.73 6 13 3 3 34 3 3 53 88 0.3 0.10 Constancy DECIDUOUS TREE WOODLAND PLOT NUMBER DTW-1 DTW-2 DTW-3 Mean Cover n=3 33 0.02 0.04 0.01 0.01 0.14 0.03 0.01 1.37 2.93 Constancy WOODLAND COMPOSITE Mean Cover n=35 6 14 3 3 31 9 3 57 89 Constancy

0.3 0.3 0.9 0.3 1.3

0.3 12 12.9

0.20 4.20 5.03

67 100 100

Cystopteris fragilis
TOTAL F&A NATIVE ANNUAL/BIENNIAL FORBS Amaranthus retroflexus Ambrosia artemisiifolia Ambrosia trifida Artemisia biennis Atriplex subspicata Chenopodium fremontii Chenopodium gigantospermum Chenopodium glaucum Collomia linearis 0.00 0 0.0 0.0

0.3 0.3

0.10 0.10

33 33

0.01 0.01

3 3

0.02 0.01 0.01 0.02 3.39 0.01 0.03 0.01

6 3 3 6 41 3 9 3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.10 0.20 33 67

Descurainia richardsonii
Conyza canadensis Echinocystis lobata 0.01 0.01 0.10 0.18 0.01 0.01 0.01 0.01 3 3 16 19 3 3 3 3

Ellisia nyctelea
Galium aparine Grindelia squarrosa Hackelia deflexa Helianthus petiolaris Parietaria pensylvanica Polygonum arenastrum

1 2

0.33 0.67

33 33

3

4

2.33

67

0.02 0.01 0.01 0.02 3.10 0.01 0.03 0.01 0.01 0.02 0.01 0.01 0.03 0.15 0.17 0.01 0.01 0.21 0.01

6 3 3 6 37 3 9 3 3 6 3 3 3 17 17 3 3 9 3

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RIPARIAN WOODLAND Mean Cover n=32 Polygonum lapathifolium Polygonum ramosissimum Rorippa palustris Xanthium strumarium TOTAL NAF INTRODUCED ANNUAL/BIENNIAL FORBS Arctium minus Atriplex heterosperma Camelina microcarpa Chenopodium album Descurainia sophia Kochia scoparia Lactuca serriola Malva rotundifolia Medicago lupulina Melilotus officinalis Polygonum convolvulus Polygonum persicaria Silene noctiflora Sisymbrium loeselii Thlaspi arvense Tragopogon dubius TOTAL IAF NATIVE SHRUBS AND VINES Amelanchier humilis Cornus stolonifera Crataegus rotundifolia Humulus lupulus Parthenocissus vitacea Prunus americana Prunus virginiana 0.01 0.01 0.01 0.06 3.93 3 3 3 6 69 Constancy DECIDUOUS TREE WOODLAND PLOT NUMBER DTW-1 DTW-2 DTW-3 Mean Cover n=3 0.01 0.01 0.01 0.06 3.90 Constancy WOODLAND COMPOSITE Mean Cover n=35 3 3 3 6 69 Constancy

3.3

0.0

7.6

3.63

67

1.37 0.01 0.01 0.94 0.09 0.10 0.02 0.01 0.05 0.03 0.02 0.04 0.01 0.23 0.04 0.02 2.98

28 3 3 19 13 9 6 3 9 9 6 13 3 19 13 6 72

0.3 0.3 0.3

0.10 0.10 0.10

33 33 33

0.3

0.10

33

0.3 0.3 0.3 0.6 0.0 1.5

0.10 0.10 0.10 0.70

33 33 33 67

1.25 0.01 0.02 0.86 0.09 0.09 0.03 0.01 0.05 0.03 0.03 0.03 0.01 0.21 0.04 0.03 2.79

26 3 6 17 14 9 9 3 9 9 9 11 3 20 14 9 71

0.04 0.22 0.09 0.01 0.13 2.33

6 9 22 3 6 38

14 7

5 2 0.3

6.33 3.00 0.10

67 67 33

26

14

1

13.67

100

0.54 0.29 0.20 0.09 0.01 0.12 3.30

6 11 9 23 3 6 43

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RIPARIAN WOODLAND Mean Cover n=32 Ribes americanum Ribes odoratum Ribes setosum Rosa arkansana Rosa woodsii Salix exigua Salix lutea Shepherdia argentea Smilax herbacea Symphoricarpos occidentalis TOTAL NATIVE SHRUBS INTRODUCED SHRUBS Lonicera tatarica TOTAL INTRODUCED SHRUBS NATIVE TREES Acer negundo Fraxinus pennsylvanica Populus deltoides Salix amygdaloides Ulmus americana TOTAL NATIVE TREES INTRODUCED TREES Elaeagnus angustifolia TOTAL INTRODUCED TREES 0.02 0.13 0.21 1.33 0.01 0.25 1.48 0.03 13.07 19.34 6 6 63 28 3 6 9 9 81 88 2 1 1 1 2 0.67 0.33 1.67 0.33 6.10 Constancy DECIDUOUS TREE WOODLAND PLOT NUMBER DTW-1 DTW-2 DTW-3 Mean Cover n=3 33 33 100 33 100 0.07 0.15 0.33 0.03 1.74 0.01 0.23 1.92 0.03 13.89 22.97 Constancy WOODLAND COMPOSITE Mean Cover n=35 9 9 66 3 34 3 6 17 11 83 89 Constancy

2 16

2 0.3

9 20 83.0

10 40 89.0

1 0.3 8 12.9

6.67 0.10 22.67 61.63

100 33 100 100

0.15 0.15

16 16

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.00

0

0.14 0.14

14 14

12.91 29.00 0.19 0.25 3.53 45.87

81 100 3 9 34 100

56

32

44

44.00

100

56.0

4 36.0

16 60.0

6.67 50.67

67 100

11.80 30.29 0.17 0.23 3.80 46.28

74 100 3 9 37 100

0.01 0.0

3 0

0.01

3

TOTAL VEGETATION (Stratified) Footnotes given on index page B-ii.

165.06

100

257.2

161.6

202.3

207.03

100

168.66

100

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SHALLOW CLAYEY PLOT Mean ConstSwCy-1 SwCy-2 Cover ancy n=2 SITE PARAMETERS Slope (percent) Aspect (degrees) Topography Configuration Soil Ecological Site Investigator Date GROUND COVER Bare Ground Rock Litter Lichens Moss Water Basal Vegetation VEGETATION STRUCTURE (nonstratified cover) Total Vegetation Perennial Graminoids Annual Graminoids Perennial Forbs Annual/Biennial Forbs Shrubs Trees SHALLOW LOAMY PLOT NUMBER SwLy-1 SwLy-2 SwLy-3 SwLy-4 SwLy-5 SwLy-6 SwLy-7 SwLy-8 SwLy-9 SwLy-10 SwLy-11

6 354 Mid V WN-B SwCy LL/PC
9-8-06

17 220 Ridge X WN-CDE SwCy DC/JB
9-6-06

4 205 Upper S CB-AB SwLy LL/PC
8-21-06

12 136 Lower X CB-AB SwLy LL/PC
8-18-06

12 043 Mid Und CB-C SwLy LL/PC
8-21-06

7 215 Ridge S (X) CB-C SwLy DC/JB
8-21-06

10 037 Mid V (S) CB-C SwLy DC/LL
8-21-06

3 218 Swale V CB-DE SwLy LL/PC
8-20-06

15 225 Mid S CB-DE SwLy DC/JB
9-6-06

19 330 Upper X CB-DE SwLy DC/JB
9-7-06

14 008 Upper V CB-DE SwLy LL/PC
9-7-06

25 040 Should Und CB-DE SwLy DC/JB
9-6-06

12 085 Ridge X CB-DE SwLy DC/JB
9-6-06

18 0.3 73 3

50 0.3 36 8

34.00 0.30 54.50 5.50

100 100 100 100

14 0.3 78 3

23 70 3 0.3 4

37 1 55 2

25 65 3 1 6

6 85 2 0.3 7

8 87

5 88 0.3

45 47 4 0.3 4

8 0.3 79 6

3 0.3 77 5 0.3 15

10 81 4

6

6

6.00

100

5

5

5

7

7

5

87 80 7 5

49 48 4 0.3

68.00 64.00 2.00 3.65 2.50

100 100 50 100 50

75 70 6 4

80 59 0.3 30 7 2

72 60 14 2 2

56 55 3 0.3

69 60 12 1

78 70 4 8 2

63 57 6 0.3

49 43 10 1

87 73 18 1 0.3

63 58 16 1 2

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SHALLOW CLAYEY PLOT Mean ConstSwCy-1 SwCy-2 Cover ancy n=2 CLASS\SPECIES NATIVE PERENNIAL GRAMINOIDS (Cool Season) Agropyron dasystachyum Agropyron smithii Agrostis scabra Calamagrostis montanensis Carex eleocharis Carex filifolia Carex heliophila Koeleria pyramidata Poa juncifolia Poa sandbergii Stipa comata Stipa viridula TOTAL NPG(C) NATIVE PERENNIAL GRAMINOIDS (Warm Season) Andropogon scoparius Bouteloua gracilis Buchloe dactyloides Calamovilfa longifolia Muhlenbergia cuspidata TOTAL NPG(W) INTRODUCED PERENNIAL GRAMINOIDS Agropyron cristatum Poa pratensis TOTAL IPG NATIVE ANNUAL GRAMINOIDS Festuca octoflora TOTAL NAG SHALLOW LOAMY PLOT NUMBER SwLy-1 SwLy-2 SwLy-3 SwLy-4 SwLy-5 SwLy-6 SwLy-7 SwLy-8 SwLy-9 SwLy-10 SwLy-11

1

0.50

50 14

1 8 0.3 3

5 0.3 0.3 3 10 0.3 3 8 29.9

0.3 4 1 1 21 6 1 10 44.3

1 3 12 7

5

3

2

0.3 2 2 3 9 2 1 2 24.0 2 13 3 2 1 23 1 4 27 4 2 15 53.3

0.3 33 8 3 2 22 5 2

35 5 3 2 45.0

0.3 28 3

0.15 31.50 4.00 1.50 8.50 46.15

50 100 100 50 100 100

15 11 1 6 47.0 1 6 1 4 24.3

1 2

15 47.3

3 18.0

20 0.3 47.3

6 1 37.0

10 57.3

6 39.0

13 25 0.3 38.3

4

8.50 12.50 0.65 21.65

100 50 100 100

32 1

15 30

8 27 1 36.0

26 0.3

10 30 0.3 40.3

1 42 6 42.0 7.0

5 1 1 3 10.0

23

0.3 2 4 0.3 6.6

4 15 19.0

1 5.0

33.0

45.0

26.3

0.3 23.3

9 9.0

0.0

4.50 4.50

50 50

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

18 18.0

5 4 9.0

0.3 0.3 0.3 3 3.0 0.0 0.3

0.0

0.0

0.00

0

0.0

0.3 0.3

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

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SHALLOW CLAYEY PLOT Mean ConstSwCy-1 SwCy-2 Cover ancy n=2 NATIVE PERENNIAL FORBS Achillea millefolium Anemone patens Antennaria microphylla Antennaria neglecta Antennaria parvifolia Artemisia dracunculus Artemisia frigida Artemisia ludoviciana Aster commutatus Aster laevis Aster oblongifolius Aster pansus Astragalus crassicarpus Astragalus gilviflorus Astragalus lotiflorus Astragalus missouriensis Astragalus tenellus Calochortus nuttallii Castilleja sessiliflora Chrysopsis villosa Cirsium flodmanii Cirsium undulatum Comandra umbellata Dalea purpurea Echinacea angustifolia Erigeron ochroleucus Erigeron pumilus Eriogonum flavum Erysimum inconspicuum Gaillardia aristata Gaura coccinea Geum triflorum Glycyrrhiza lepidota Gutierrezia sarothrae Haplopappus spinulosus SHALLOW LOAMY PLOT NUMBER SwLy-1 SwLy-2 SwLy-3 SwLy-4 SwLy-5 SwLy-6 SwLy-7 SwLy-8 SwLy-9 SwLy-10 SwLy-11

0.3

0.15

50

0.3

0.3

0.3 2 1 0.3 0.3 1 0.3

1 0.3 5

0.3 1 9 0.3 3 4 2 0.3

0.3 0.3 1 1

0.15 0.65 0.50

50 100 50 0.3 0.3 3 2 3

4 0.3 3 1

0.3 0.3 1

0.3 2

0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3

3 0.3

0.3 0.3 3

0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3

0.15 0.15 0.15 0.15

50 50 50 50 0.3 0.3 0.3

1

1 1

0.3

0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 1 0.3 0.3 0.15 0.15 0.65 0.15 0.15 50 50 100 50 50 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.15 0.15 50 50 0.3 0.3 0.3 3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 1 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 1

0.3

1 0.3

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0.3

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SHALLOW CLAYEY PLOT Mean ConstSwCy-1 SwCy-2 Cover ancy n=2 Helianthus rigidus Hymenoxys acaulis Lactuca oblongifolia Lesquerella ludoviciana Liatris punctata Linum perenne Lithospermum incisum Lygodesmia juncea Mirabilis linearis Opuntia fragilis Opuntia polyacantha Oxytropis lambertii Oxytropis sericea Penstemon albidus Penstemon angustifolius Penstemon eriantherus Penstemon gracilis Phlox hoodii Polygala alba Potentilla pensylvanica Psoralea argophylla Psoralea esculenta Ratibida columnifera Senecio canus Sisyrinchium montanum Solidago missouriensis Solidago mollis Solidago nemoralis Solidago ptarmicoides Solidago rigida Sphaeralcea coccinea Thermopsis rhombifolia Vicia americana TOTAL NPF SHALLOW LOAMY PLOT NUMBER SwLy-1 SwLy-2 SwLy-3 SwLy-4 SwLy-5 SwLy-6 SwLy-7 SwLy-8 SwLy-9 SwLy-10 SwLy-11 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.30 100 0.3 1 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3

0.3

0.15

50

0.3

0.3

0.3

0.3

0.3 0.3

0.30 0.15

100 50 0.3

1

0.3 0.3 0.3

1 0.3 0.3 0.3

0.3

1

0.3

0.3 0.3 0.3 0.30 100 0.3 1 0.3 0.3 1 0.3 0.3 1 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 1 0.3 2 2 1 0.3 0.3 0.3 2 1 7.9 5.9 6.90 100 5.9 18.2 15.2 3.7 9.5 3.9 7.5 16.1 0.3 20.4 0.3 0.3 0.3 1 0.3 1 0.3 0.3

0.3 0.3 0.3 3

0.15 0.15 0.15 1.50

50 50 50 50

0.3 0.3

0.3 0.3

1

0.3 0.3

1

0.3

0.3

0.15

50

0.3

1

0.3 0.3

1 0.3

0.3 3 12.2 0.3 14.4

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SHALLOW CLAYEY PLOT Mean ConstSwCy-1 SwCy-2 Cover ancy n=2 INTRODUCED PERENNIAL FORBS Convolvulus arvensis Medicago sativa Taraxacum officinale TOTAL IPF FERNS AND ALLIES Selaginella densa TOTAL F&A NATIVE ANNUAL/BIENNIAL FORBS Androsace septentrionalis Arabis holboellii Collomia linearis Draba reptans Erysimum asperum Grindelia squarrosa Hedeoma hispidum Lepidium densiflorum Linum rigidum Lotus purshianus Orthocarpus luteus Plantago patagonica Polygonum douglasii TOTAL NAF INTRODUCED ANNUAL/BIENNIAL FORBS Descurainia sophia Medicago lupulina Melilotus officinalis Tragopogon dubius TOTAL IAF SHALLOW LOAMY PLOT NUMBER SwLy-1 SwLy-2 SwLy-3 SwLy-4 SwLy-5 SwLy-6 SwLy-7 SwLy-8 SwLy-9 SwLy-10 SwLy-11

1 0.3 1.3

0.0

0.50 0.15 0.65

50 50 50

0.0

0.0

0.3 0.3

0.0

0.0

0.3 0.3 0.3 0.9

0.0

0.0

0.3 2 2.3

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.00

0

0.0

20 20.0

0.0

0.0

1 1.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

4 4.0

7 7.0

0.3 0.3

0.3

0.3

0.3

0.3 0.3

0.3 0.3 0.15 50 3 4 1 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 1.9 0.3 0.3 0.3 1.9 3.0 0.3 0.0 1.3 0.9 0.0 1 3 1

0.3

0.15

50

0.3

0.3 0.0 0.6 0.30 50 3.9

0.3 0.3 0.3 3 7.9

0.3

0.3 5 0.3 0.0 0.3 0.3 0.15 0.15 50 50 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 5.3 0.3 0.3 0.0 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.0

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SHALLOW CLAYEY PLOT Mean ConstSwCy-1 SwCy-2 Cover ancy n=2 NATIVE SHRUBS Artemisia cana Calylophus serrulatus Prunus pumila Rosa arkansana Rosa woodsii Symphoricarpos occidentalis TOTAL NATIVE SHRUBS SHALLOW LOAMY PLOT NUMBER SwLy-1 SwLy-2 SwLy-3 SwLy-4 SwLy-5 SwLy-6 SwLy-7 SwLy-8 SwLy-9 SwLy-10 SwLy-11

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2 0.3 0.3 1 1 0.3 0.0 0.0 2.0 0.0 1 1.6 0.3 2.0 3.0 3

5 5.0 0.0

2.50 2.50

50 50 0.0 2.0

2 2.0

TOTAL VEGETATION (Stratified) Footnotes given on index page B-ii.

106.5

59.1

82.80

100

90.1

118.0

85.3

74.6

76.7

93.1

71.4

65.0

108.2

86.3

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SHALLOW LOAMY PLOT NUMBER SwLy-12 SwLy-13 SwLy-14 SwLy-15 SwLy-16 Mean ConstCover ancy n=16 SwSy-1 SHALLOW SANDY PLOT SwSy-2 Mean ConstCover ancy n=2

SITE PARAMETERS Slope (percent) Aspect (degrees) Topography Configuration Soil Ecological Site Investigator Date GROUND COVER Bare Ground Rock Litter Lichens Moss Water Basal Vegetation VEGETATION STRUCTURE (nonstratified cover) Total Vegetation Perennial Graminoids Annual Graminoids Perennial Forbs Annual/Biennial Forbs Shrubs Trees

16 238 Mid X CB-DE SwLy DC/JB
8-18-06

10 230 Mid V CB-DE SwLy DC/JB
8-18-06

23 037 Upper Und CB-DE SwLy DC/JB
9-7-06

22 259 Upper X CB-DE SwLy LL/PC
9-9-06

11 184 Und CB-DE SwLy JB/CB
8-22-06

18 189 Mid X FR-DE SwSy LL/PC
9-6-06

10 172 Ridge S FR-DE SwSy DC/JB
8-21-06

20 0.3 70 5 0.3 5

2 89 3 1 5

15 75 2 0.3 8

29 6 51 8

15 78 1 0.3 6

16.56 0.51 73.44 3.21 0.26 6.25

100 38 100 94 56 100

12 0.3 81 1

35 0.3 57 3 0.3 4

23.50 0.30 69.00 2.00 0.15 5.00

100 100 100 100 50 100

6

6

50 48 0.3 7 1

69 55 3 15 4 2

59 47 15 0.3 1

71 63 10 0.3 0.3

62 59 4 1 0.3

66.63 58.13 0.23 11.44 1.95 0.99

100 100 19 100 88 69

68 64 7 0.3 1

49 48 4 0.3

58.50 56.00 5.50 0.30 0.50

100 100 100 100 50

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SHALLOW LOAMY PLOT NUMBER SwLy-12 SwLy-13 SwLy-14 SwLy-15 SwLy-16 CLASS\SPECIES NATIVE PERENNIAL GRAMINOIDS (Cool Season) Agropyron dasystachyum Agropyron smithii Agrostis scabra Calamagrostis montanensis Carex eleocharis Carex filifolia Carex heliophila Koeleria pyramidata Poa juncifolia Poa sandbergii Stipa comata Stipa viridula TOTAL NPG(C) NATIVE PERENNIAL GRAMINOIDS (Warm Season) Andropogon scoparius Bouteloua gracilis Buchloe dactyloides Calamovilfa longifolia Muhlenbergia cuspidata TOTAL NPG(W) INTRODUCED PERENNIAL GRAMINOIDS Agropyron cristatum Poa pratensis TOTAL IPG NATIVE ANNUAL GRAMINOIDS Festuca octoflora TOTAL NAG Mean ConstCover ancy n=16 SwSy-1 SHALLOW SANDY PLOT SwSy-2 Mean ConstCover ancy n=2

3 12 18

4 0.3 0.3

4

0.3 14 9

4 5

1 2 2

23 5

42 3

2 23.0

3 26.0

7 2 40.0

11 60.6

2 29.3

1.46 5.21 0.02 0.16 0.77 15.25 1.31 5.13 0.13 0.46 6.63 1.02 37.52

56 63 6 38 50 88 38 100 6 38 94 38 100

2 3 0.3 10 10 7 2 2 33.3 0.3 2 4 1 2

1.00 1.50 0.30 6.00 7.00 0.50 4.50 1.00 12.50 34.30

50 50 100 100 100 50 100 50 100 100

23 35.3

25

30

4 29.0

0.3 30.3

3 0.3 0.3 0.3 6 9.9

4 3 0.3 7.3

15 13 10 2 40.0

1.46 12.14 8.16 2.48 1.08 25.31

25 94 44 50 56 100

13 14 16 1 44.0

12 6 18.0

6.50 13.00 11.00 0.50 31.00

50 100 100 50 100

0.0

5 5.0

0.3 0.3 0.6

0.3 0.3 0.0

0.37 1.91 2.28

25 38 50

0.3 0.0 0.3

0.15 0.15

50 50

0.3 0.3

3 3.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.23 0.23

19 19

0.0

0.0

0.00

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SHALLOW LOAMY PLOT NUMBER SwLy-12 SwLy-13 SwLy-14 SwLy-15 SwLy-16 Mean ConstCover ancy n=16 SwSy-1 SHALLOW SANDY PLOT SwSy-2 Mean ConstCover ancy n=2

NATIVE PERENNIAL FORBS Achillea millefolium Anemone patens Antennaria microphylla Antennaria neglecta Antennaria parvifolia Artemisia dracunculus Artemisia frigida Artemisia ludoviciana Aster commutatus Aster laevis Aster oblongifolius Aster pansus Astragalus crassicarpus Astragalus gilviflorus Astragalus lotiflorus Astragalus missouriensis Astragalus tenellus Calochortus nuttallii Castilleja sessiliflora Chrysopsis villosa Cirsium flodmanii Cirsium undulatum Comandra umbellata Dalea purpurea Echinacea angustifolia Erigeron ochroleucus Erigeron pumilus Eriogonum flavum Erysimum inconspicuum Gaillardia aristata Gaura coccinea Geum triflorum Glycyrrhiza lepidota Gutierrezia sarothrae Haplopappus spinulosus

0.3

0.3 0.3 11 0.3

1 1 0.3

0.3 3 3 1

0.3 0.3

1 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3

0.3

0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 2 0.3

0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3

1 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3

0.3 0.3 0.3

0.18 0.12 1.69 0.08 0.31 0.46 1.15 0.89 0.44 0.02 0.02 0.14 0.02 0.26 0.04 0.04 0.04 0.02 0.04 0.08 0.10 0.21 0.11 0.11 0.23 0.09 0.06 0.02 0.08 0.02 0.02 0.19 0.28

44 25 25 13 25 25 94 63 63 6 6 19 6 38 13 13 13 6 13 13 19 56 38 38 63 31 19 6 25 6 6 50 38

1 0.3 0.3 1 0.3

0.3

0.50 0.15 0.30 0.50 0.15

50 50 100 50 50

0.3

0.15

50

0.3 0.3

0.15 0.15

50 50

0.3 0.3 0.3 1

0.15 0.15 0.15 0.50

50 50 50 50

0.3 0.3

0.3

0.30 0.15

100 50

0.3

1 0.3

0.3

0.3

0.3 0.3

0.3

0.3

0.15

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SHALLOW LOAMY PLOT NUMBER SwLy-12 SwLy-13 SwLy-14 SwLy-15 SwLy-16 Helianthus rigidus Hymenoxys acaulis Lactuca oblongifolia Lesquerella ludoviciana Liatris punctata Linum perenne Lithospermum incisum Lygodesmia juncea Mirabilis linearis Opuntia fragilis Opuntia polyacantha Oxytropis lambertii Oxytropis sericea Penstemon albidus Penstemon angustifolius Penstemon eriantherus Penstemon gracilis Phlox hoodii Polygala alba Potentilla pensylvanica Psoralea argophylla Psoralea esculenta Ratibida columnifera Senecio canus Sisyrinchium montanum Solidago missouriensis Solidago mollis Solidago nemoralis Solidago ptarmicoides Solidago rigida Sphaeralcea coccinea Thermopsis rhombifolia Vicia americana TOTAL NPF 0.3 0.3 0.3 1 Mean ConstCover ancy n=16 0.06 0.06 0.08 0.02 0.26 0.02 0.04 0.21 0.04 0.49 0.04 0.10 0.08 19 19 13 6 56 6 13 69 13 50 13 19 25 SwSy-1 SHALLOW SANDY PLOT SwSy-2 Mean ConstCover ancy n=2

0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 1 2 0.3

0.3

0.3

1

0.15 0.15 0.15 0.15 0.15 0.15 0.50 1.15 0.30 0.15 0.15 0.15

50 50 50 50 50 50 50 100 100 50 50 50

0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 3 0.3

0.3

0.3

0.3

1 1

0.3 0.3 0.3

0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 1 0.3 0.3 1 1 0.3 0.3 1 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.02 0.36 0.09 0.06 0.36 0.04 0.28 0.04 0.02 0.27 0.23 0.10 0.02 0.21 0.28 0.39 0.02 11.79 6 75 31 19 75 13 50 13 6 25 25 19 6 19 44 25 6 100 0.3

0.3 0.3

0.3

0.15

50

0.3

0.15

50

0.3

2 2

8.5

16.9

18.1

13.8

4.3

8.1

6.3

7.20

100

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SHALLOW LOAMY PLOT NUMBER SwLy-12 SwLy-13 SwLy-14 SwLy-15 SwLy-16 Mean ConstCover ancy n=16 SwSy-1 SHALLOW SANDY PLOT SwSy-2 Mean ConstCover ancy n=2

INTRODUCED PERENNIAL FORBS Convolvulus arvensis Medicago sativa Taraxacum officinale TOTAL IPF FERNS AND ALLIES Selaginella densa TOTAL F&A NATIVE ANNUAL/BIENNIAL FORBS Androsace septentrionalis Arabis holboellii Collomia linearis Draba reptans Erysimum asperum Grindelia squarrosa Hedeoma hispidum Lepidium densiflorum Linum rigidum Lotus purshianus Orthocarpus luteus Plantago patagonica Polygonum douglasii TOTAL NAF INTRODUCED ANNUAL/BIENNIAL FORBS Descurainia sophia Medicago lupulina Melilotus officinalis Tragopogon dubius TOTAL IAF

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.3 0.3

0.02 0.04 0.18 0.24

6 13 25 25

0.0

0.0

0.00

0

0.0

0.0

0.3 0.3

0.0

0.0

2.04 2.04

38 38

0.0

0.0

0.00

0

0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 2 4.4

0.3

0.3

0.3

0.3

0.3

1 2.2

0.02 0.13 0.02 0.02 0.04 0.87 0.04 0.02 0.15 0.04 0.08 0.43 1.84

6 44 6 6 13 56 13 6 50 13 25 38 81 0.3 0.3

0.3

0.15

50

0.3 0.3

0.15 0.15

50 50

0.6

0.0

0.9

0.9

0.15 0.60

50 100

0.3 0.3 0.3 0.6 1 1.0

0.0

0.3 0.6

0.0

0.04 0.31 0.10 0.11 0.56

13 6 19 38 56

0.3 0.3

0.0

0.15 0.15

50 50

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SHALLOW LOAMY PLOT NUMBER SwLy-12 SwLy-13 SwLy-14 SwLy-15 SwLy-16 Mean ConstCover ancy n=16 SwSy-1 SHALLOW SANDY PLOT SwSy-2 Mean ConstCover ancy n=2

NATIVE SHRUBS Artemisia cana Calylophus serrulatus Prunus pumila Rosa arkansana Rosa woodsii Symphoricarpos occidentalis TOTAL NATIVE SHRUBS

2

0.3

1

0.3

0.0

2.0

1.0

0.3

0.3

0.39 0.02 0.06 0.35 0.14 0.06 1.03

25 6 6 31 13 6 69

1 1.0 0.0

0.50 0.50

50 50

TOTAL VEGETATION (Stratified) Footnotes given on index page B-ii.

63.0

88.2

70.5

82.9

76.1

82.84

100

87.0

60.8

73.90

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CLAYPAN PLOT Cp-1 n=1 SITE PARAMETERS* Slope (percent) Aspect (degrees) Topography Configuration Soil Ecological Site Investigator Date GROUND COVER Bare Ground Rock Litter Lichens Moss Water Basal Vegetation VEGETATION STRUCTURE (nonstratified cover) Total Vegetation Perennial Graminoids Annual Graminoids Perennial Forbs Annual/Biennial Forbs Shrubs Trees TCp-1 TCp-2 TCp-3 TCp-4 TCp-5 TCp-6 TCp-7 TCp-8

THIN CLAYPAN PLOT NUMBER TCp-9 TCp-10 TCp-11 TCp-12 TCp-13 TCp-14 TCp-15 TCp-16 Mean ConstCover ancy n=16

4 330-050 Bot V DM-AB Cp LL/PC
9-7-06

7 085 Lower Und DH-A TCp LL/PC
8-18-06

3 007 Mid S DH-B TCp LL/PC
8-23-06

3 210 Mid Und DH-B TCp JB/CB
9-5-06

8 081 Upper Und DH-B TCp LL/PC
8-22-06

5 329 Mid Und DH-B TCp KS/DC
6-12-07

8 310 Upper X DH-B TCp KS/ED
6-12-07

2 188 Lower Und RS-A TCp LL/PC
9-6-06

1 270 Lower S RS-A TCp DC/JB
9-8-06

3-4 4 012 298 Terrace Toe S Und RS-A RS-A TCp TCp KS/ED LL/MT
6-13-07 6-12-07

3 147 Mid S RS-B TCp LL/PC
8-23-06

4 193 Mid Und RS-B TCp LL/PC
8-23-06

6 157 Lower V RS-B TCp DC/JB
8-21-06

7 197 Mid X RS-B TCp LL/PC
8-20-06

15 180 Lower V RS-B TCp JB
9-5-06

6 143 Mid S RS-B TCp LL/PC
8-22-06

25 70

8 0.3 60 18 8 6

78 0.3 19 1

67 0.3 30

46 2 45 3

15 71 8

16 69 9 0.3 6

35 0.3 58 0.3 0.3 6

82 0.3 15 0.3

12 79 2 0.3 7

20 74 2 0.3 4

35 0.3 60 1

37 0.3 56 2

8 86 0.3

10 86 0.3

28 68 1 0.3 3

22 0.3 68 4

32.44 0.28 59.00 3.26 0.59 4.69

100 56 100 94 38 100

5

2

3

4

6

3

4

5

6

4

6

58 58 0.3 0.3

72 66 3 1 6

24 18 4 3

31 29 5 0.3

47 43 7 0.3 0.3

80 55 0.3 36 14 5

84 68 38 8 8

83 70 14 7 0.3

38 32 1 1 7

88 70 32 30 13

84 60 3 23 11 11

50 41 7 3 0.3

74 56 16 4

59 55 6 4

78 77 1 0.3

38 31 5 4

68 64 4 2

62.38 52.19 0.21 12.63 5.81 3.18

100 100 13 100 100 56

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CLAYPAN PLOT Cp-1 n=1 CLASS\SPECIES NATIVE PERENNIAL GRAMINOIDS (Cool Season) Agropyron dasystachyum Agropyron smithii Agropyron trachycaulum Calamagrostis montanensis Carex eleocharis Carex filifolia Carex heliophila Eleocharis xyridiformis Hordeum jubatum Koeleria pyramidata Poa glaucifolia Poa juncifolia Poa sandbergii Puccinellia nuttalliana Scirpus maritimus Stipa comata Stipa viridula TOTAL NPG(C) NATIVE PERENNIAL GRAMINOIDS (Warm Season) Bouteloua gracilis Buchloe dactyloides Distichlis spicata Muhlenbergia cuspidata Schedonnardus paniculatus TOTAL NPG(W) TCp-1 TCp-2 TCp-3 TCp-4 TCp-5 TCp-6 TCp-7 TCp-8

THIN CLAYPAN PLOT NUMBER TCp-9 TCp-10 TCp-11 TCp-12 TCp-13 TCp-14 TCp-15 TCp-16 Mean ConstCover ancy n=16

1 6 5 0.3 0.3

2 2 1 3

17 14

3 15

13 0.3

7

16

1 20

14 0.3 3

14 0.3 4

5 0.3 7 1

32

1

9

1 0.3

1

2

3 10

1.38 10.50 0.31 0.20 1.41 0.21 0.69 0.19 2.52 2.14 5.56 0.25 0.50 1.87 27.72

25 88 6 31 63 13 13 6 75 25 81 6 13 50 100

0.3 20 5 13 0.3 13 0.3

3 0.3 1 0.3 4

5

1

5

6 0.3 25

1 8 24

1

4

8

1

3

0.3

16

18

18

1

1

4

1

3

2

46.6

12.6

13.6

0.3 0.6

2 15.3

0.3 49.6

42.0

12 31.6

0.3 32.3

51.0

39.0

6 25.3

3 26.3

2 6 33.3

6 49.0 5.0 17.0

5 54 15 2

0.3 3 15 0.3 18.6

1 26 4

5 4

8 28

8 28

1

1 16

1

11 4

15 17

35 1

40

2 12 10

55

15.0

59.0

2.0

31.0

9.0

36.0

36.0

1.0

17.0

1.0

15.0

32.0

36.0

40.0

24.0

55.0

8.27 15.56 1.69 0.25 0.02 25.79

81 81 19 6 6 100

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CLAYPAN PLOT Cp-1 n=1 INTRODUCED PERENNIAL GRAMINOIDS Agropyron cristatum 0.3 Bromus inermis Poa pratensis TOTAL IPG 0.3 NATIVE ANNUAL GRAMINOIDS Festuca octoflora TOTAL NAG INTRODUCED ANNUAL GRAMINOIDS Bromus japonicus TOTAL IAG NATIVE PERENNIAL FORBS Achillea millefolium TCp-1 TCp-2 TCp-3 TCp-4 TCp-5 TCp-6 TCp-7 TCp-8

THIN CLAYPAN PLOT NUMBER TCp-9 TCp-10 TCp-11 TCp-12 TCp-13 TCp-14 TCp-15 TCp-16 Mean ConstCover ancy n=16

2 0.3 0.3 0.3 2.3

10 2 12.0

1 1.0 6 6.0 8 8.0

0.3 10 10.3

1 1.0

30 30.0

28 28.0

0.3 1 3 4.3

1 2 3.0

2 1 0.0 0.0 3.0 0.0

0.89 0.39 5.54 6.83

25 38 63 81

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.3 0.3

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.02 0.02

6 6

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

3 3.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.19 0.19

6 6

0.3

0.3

1

4

Allium textile
Antennaria microphylla Antennaria neglecta Antennaria parvifolia Artemisia frigida Artemisia ludoviciana Aster commutatus Aster pansus Astragalus agrestis Astragalus crassicarpus Astragalus gilviflorus 0.3 0.3 0.3 1 1 0.3 0.3 1 1 0.3 2 1 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3

16 2 0.3

1

18 1 0.3

4 0.3

1

2

0.3

0.3

0.3

0.3 1

0.3 1 2

0.3

0.3 0.3 1

0.3 0.3 0.3

0.3 1 0.3

0.3 2 3 0.3 0.3

0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3

0.3

0.3 0.3 2

0.3

1

0.3

Astragalus gracilis
Astragalus lotiflorus Astragalus missouriensis

0.3

3.01 0.21 0.02 0.06 0.06 0.54 0.10 0.70 0.16 0.23 0.02 0.02 0.02 0.02 0.04

75 19 6 19 19 100 19 63 19 31 6 6 6 6 13

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CLAYPAN PLOT Cp-1 n=1 TCp-1 TCp-2 TCp-3 TCp-4 TCp-5 0.3 TCp-6 0.3 1 TCp-7 TCp-8

THIN CLAYPAN PLOT NUMBER TCp-9 TCp-10 TCp-11 TCp-12 TCp-13 TCp-14 TCp-15 TCp-16 Mean ConstCover ancy n=16 0.04 0.06 0.06 0.02 0.02 0.02 0.13 0.02 0.06 0.69 0.04 0.02 0.02 0.56 0.04 0.02 0.08 0.08 0.68 0.02 0.02 0.02 0.27 0.04 0.47 0.02 0.32 0.14 0.02 0.32 1.77 0.02 11.33 13 6 19 6 6 6 6 6 19 75 13 6 6 25 13 6 25 25 69 6 6 6 31 13 50 6 56 13 6 63 31 6 100

Cerastium arvense
Cirsium flodmanii Cirsium undulatum Comandra umbellata Dalea purpurea Echinacea angustifolia Eriogonum pauciflorum Erysimum inconspicuum Gaura coccinea Gutierrezia sarothrae Hymenoxys richardsonii Liatris punctata Lithospermum incisum

0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 2 0.3 0.3 1 0.3 0.3 3 0.3 0.3 0.3 2 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 4 0.3 1 0.3 0.3 0.3 1 0.3 3 0.3 0.3 1 0.3 0.3 0.3 1 0.3 0.3 2 0.3 0.3 1 0.3 2 0.3 4 0.3 30.7 0.3 1 0.3 3 2 2 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 1 0.3 2

0.3

0.3

0.3 0.3

2

0.3

Lomatium foeniculaceum
Lygodesmia juncea

0.3 0.3 0.3 1 0.3 0.3 1 0.3 1 0.3 2 0.3

0.3

Mertensia lanceolata Musineon divaricatum
Opuntia fragilis Opuntia polyacantha Oxytropis sericea Penstemon albidus Penstemon gracilis Phlox hoodii Potentilla pensylvanica Psoralea argophylla Psoralea esculenta Ratibida columnifera Solidago missouriensis Solidago mollis Sphaeralcea coccinea Vicia americana

0.3

0.3 0.3

2 1

0.3

0.3

0.3

0.3 0.3 0.3 3.1 3.6 5.2

0.3

0.3 2 22.9

0.3 14 41.3

0.3 8 16.8 7.1

1

1

0.3

Viola nuttallii
TOTAL NPF 7.9 9.9 1.6

15.4

7.0

1.2

5.8

1.8

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CLAYPAN PLOT Cp-1 n=1 INTRODUCED PERENNIAL FORBS Convolvulus arvensis Medicago sativa Taraxacum officinale TOTAL IPF FERNS AND ALLIES Selaginella densa TOTAL F&A NATIVE ANNUAL/BIENNIAL FORBS Androsace septentrionalis TCp-1 TCp-2 TCp-3 TCp-4 TCp-5 TCp-6 TCp-7 TCp-8

THIN CLAYPAN PLOT NUMBER TCp-9 TCp-10 TCp-11 TCp-12 TCp-13 TCp-14 TCp-15 TCp-16 Mean ConstCover ancy n=16

0.3 0.0 0.0 1 1.0 0.3 0.3 0.3 8 8.0 5 5.0

0.3 5 5.3

0.0

0.3 6 6.3

0.3 0.3 8 8.0 0.6

0.3 1 1.3

0.3 0.0 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.0

0.02 0.11 2.16 2.29

6 38 56 75

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

14 14.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.88 0.88

6 6

Arabis divaricarpa
Arabis holboellii Collomia linearis

1 0.3

0.3 0.3

0.3 0.3 0.3

0.3 0.3 0.3 1 1 0.3 0.3 4 4 2

Descurainia pinnata Descurainia richardsonii
Draba reptans 0.3

0.3 0.3 0.3 1 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 1 0.3 0.3 3 5 0.3 0.3 0.6 1.0 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 7 1 2 0.3 0.3 2 0.3 0.3 1 0.3 0.3 1 11.0 0.3 0.3 0.3 1 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 1 2 0.3 0.3

Ellisia nyctelea
Erysimum asperum

Euphorbia spathulata
Grindelia squarrosa Hedeoma hispidum

4

Lappula redowskii
Lepidium densiflorum Linum rigidum Lotus purshianus

Plantago elongata
Plantago patagonica Polygonum arenastrum Suaeda depressa

0.3

0.12 0.06 0.02 0.04 0.02 0.19 0.12 0.02 0.06 0.13 1.61 0.10 0.02 0.23 0.08 0.04 0.27 0.41 0.04 0.06 3.60

25 19 6 13 6 13 25 6 19 6 88 19 6 25 25 13 19 38 13 6 94

Veronica peregrina
TOTAL NAF 0.6 0.3 0.3 11.5 2.7 7.6 1.0

4.5

1.3

4.3

5.2

0.0

4.0

2.3

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CLAYPAN PLOT Cp-1 n=1 INTRODUCED ANNUAL/BIENNIAL FORBS Descurainia sophia Draba nemorosa Kochia scoparia 0.3 Lactuca serriola Medicago lupulina Melilotus officinalis Thlaspi arvense Tragopogon dubius TOTAL IAF 0.3 NATIVE SHRUBS Artemisia cana Atriplex nuttallii Ceratoides lanata Rosa woodsii Symphoricarpos occidentalis TOTAL NATIVE SHRUBS TCp-1 TCp-2 TCp-3 TCp-4 TCp-5 TCp-6 TCp-7 TCp-8

THIN CLAYPAN PLOT NUMBER TCp-9 TCp-10 TCp-11 TCp-12 TCp-13 TCp-14 TCp-15 TCp-16 Mean ConstCover ancy n=16

2 3 0.3 0.3 1 1 0.3 0.3 4.6

1

2 2 0.3 2 0.3 18 0.3 24.6

1 0.3

5 0.3 0.3 6.6

0.3 5 6.6

2

0.3

0.3

3.0

0.3

0.0

0.0

0.3

2.0

0.0

0.0

0.3

0.0

0.0

0.19 0.33 0.21 0.02 0.52 0.24 1.48 0.06 3.04

13 25 13 6 25 31 25 19 63

2 4 0.3

3 2

8 0.3 0.3

7 0.3

13

11 0.3

0.0

6.0

0.0

0.0

0.3

5.0

8.3

0.3

7.3

0.3 13.3

11.0

0.3

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

2.75 0.04 0.41 0.02 0.02 3.24

38 13 25 6 6 56

TOTAL VEGETATION (Stratified) Footnotes given on index page B-ii.

63.1

82.3

26.1

37.3

56.1

130.9

149.9

101.0

44.5

183.9

117.9

55.9

82.3

81.5

90.8

42.1

76.1

84.91

100

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SANDY PLOT NUMBER Sy-1 Sy-2 Sy-3 Sy-4 Sy-5 Mean ConstCover ancy n=5

SITE PARAMETERS* Slope (percent) Aspect (degrees) Topography Configuration Soil Ecological Site Investigator Date GROUND COVER Bare Ground Rock Litter Lichens Moss Water Basal Vegetation VEGETATION STRUCTURE (nonstratified cover) Total Vegetation Perennial Graminoids Annual Graminoids Perennial Forbs Annual/Biennial Forbs Shrubs Trees

7 34 25 18 20 090 193 205 046 018 Mid Upper Sh Lower Mid Und Und X-S V V MG-AB MG-AB MG-AB PL-DEF PL-DEF Sy Sy Sy Sy Sy LL/PC DC/JB DC/JB LL/PC LL/PC
8-20-06 8-20-06 8-20-06 9-6-06 9-6-06

24 72

30 10 54 0.3

15 2 78 0.3

15 75 4 0.3 6 100.3

12 1 80 2 0.3 5 100.3

19.20 2.60 71.80 1.32 0.12 5.20

100 60 100 80 40 100

4 100

6 100.3

5 100.3

78 76 3 0.3

48 34 0.3 13 3 0.3

65 59 0.3 20 0.3

76 58 30 1

60 55 7 0.3 2

65.40 56.40 0.12 14.60 0.98 0.46

100 100 40 100 100 40

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SANDY PLOT NUMBER Sy-1 Sy-2 Sy-3 Sy-4 Sy-5 Mean ConstCover ancy n=5

CLASS\SPECIES NATIVE PERENNIAL GRAMINOIDS (Cool Season) Agropyron dasystachyum Agropyron smithii Agropyron spicatum Aristida purpurea Calamagrostis montanensis Carex eleocharis Carex filifolia Carex heliophila Koeleria pyramidata Poa sandbergii Stipa comata Stipa viridula TOTAL NPG(C) NATIVE PERENNIAL GRAMINOIDS (Warm Season) Andropogon scoparius Bouteloua gracilis Buchloe dactyloides Calamovilfa longifolia Muhlenbergia cuspidata TOTAL NPG(W)

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0.3 4 0.3 0.3

0.3

2 9 0.3 0.3 0.3 15 7 3 18 54.9

4

13 14 0.3 3 9 1 29.0 1 20.2

0.3 3 2 25

0.3 1 12 2 6 25.3

10 1 41.6

1.26 3.26 0.06 0.06 0.24 3.26 6.40 7.46 2.40 0.60 8.80 0.40 34.20

60 80 20 20 80 60 80 60 60 20 100 40 100

40

40.0

0.3 9 6 2 0.3 17.6

20 3 2 25.0

14

3 1 15

14.0

19.0

0.66 8.80 9.80 3.80 0.06 23.12

40 80 60 60 20 100

INTRODUCED PERENNIAL GRAMINOIDS Agropyron cristatum 10 10 Poa pratensis TOTAL IPG 20.0

0.0

0.0

0.3 1 1.3

2 15 17.0

2.46 5.20 7.66

60 60 60

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NATIVE ANNUAL GRAMINOIDS Festuca octoflora TOTAL NAG

0.0

0.3 0.3

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.06 0.06

20 20

INTRODUCED ANNUAL GRAMINOIDS Bromus japonicus TOTAL IAG 0.0 NATIVE PERENNIAL FORBS Achillea millefolium Anemone patens Artemisia campestris Artemisia dracunculus Artemisia frigida Artemisia ludoviciana Aster commutatus Aster pansus Astragalus adsurgens Astragalus lotiflorus Campanula rotundifolia Chrysopsis villosa Cirsium flodmanii Cirsium undulatum Comandra umbellata Dalea purpurea Echinacea angustifolia Erysimum inconspicuum Gaura coccinea Glycyrrhiza lepidota Haplopappus spinulosus Liatris punctata Lithospermum incisum

0.0

0.3 0.3

0.0

0.0

0.06 0.06

20 20

0.3 0.3 1 0.3 0.3 5 0.3 0.3 15 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 5 0.3 0.3

0.3 1

0.3 0.3 0.3

0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3

0.3 0.3 2 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3

1 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3

0.3

0.3

0.3

0.06 0.12 0.20 0.24 0.30 5.26 0.12 0.06 0.06 0.12 0.06 0.18 0.06 0.06 0.06 0.06 0.66 0.12 0.06 0.06 0.12 0.12 0.24

20 40 20 80 100 100 40 20 20 40 20 60 20 20 20 20 60 40 20 20 40 40 80

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SANDY PLOT NUMBER Sy-1 Lygodesmia juncea Opuntia fragilis Opuntia polyacantha Oxytropis lambertii Oxytropis sericea Penstemon albidus Phlox hoodii Psoralea argophylla Ratibida columnifera Solidago missouriensis Sphaeralcea coccinea Verbena bracteata Vicia americana TOTAL NPF INTRODUCED PERENNIAL FORBS Convolvulus arvensis Euphorbia esula Medicago sativa Taraxacum officinale TOTAL IPF FERNS AND ALLIES Selaginella densa TOTAL F&A NATIVE ANNUAL/BIENNIAL FORBS Arabis holboellii Grindelia squarrosa Hedeoma hispidum Lepidium densiflorum Linum rigidum Lotus purshianus Orthocarpus luteus Plantago patagonica TOTAL NAF 0.3 Sy-2 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 1 1 1 0.3 0.3 3.1 16.1 0.3 22.9 3.3 0.3 8.3 0.3 0.3 2 0.3 0.3 0.3 Sy-3 0.3 1 Sy-4 0.3 Sy-5 Mean ConstCover ancy n=5 0.24 0.20 0.06 0.06 0.12 0.06 0.26 0.32 0.46 0.26 0.12 0.12 0.06 10.74 80 20 20 20 40 20 40 60 40 40 40 40 20 100

0.3 0.3

0.3

0.3 3 2 4 9.0

0.3

0.0

0.3

0.3 0.3

0.12 0.60 0.40 0.86 1.98

40 20 20 40 80

0.0

0.0

0.0

22 22.0

0.0

4.40 4.40

20 20

0.3 0.3 1 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 1 3.2 0.3 0.3 0.3

0.3

0.9

0.3

0.0

0.06 0.26 0.12 0.06 0.12 0.06 0.06 0.20 0.94

20 40 40 20 40 20 20 20 80

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SANDY PLOT NUMBER Sy-1 Sy-2 Sy-3 Sy-4 Sy-5 Mean ConstCover ancy n=5

INTRODUCED ANNUAL/BIENNIAL FORBS Descurainia sophia Melilotus officinalis Tragopogon dubius TOTAL IAF 0.0 NATIVE SHRUBS Rosa woodsii Symphoricarpos occidentalis TOTAL NATIVE SHRUBS

0.3

0.3 1 0.3 1.3 0.3 0.3

0.3

0.3

0.12 0.20 0.12 0.44

40 20 40 80

2 0.0 0.3 0.3 0.0 0.0 2.0

0.40 0.06 0.46

20 20 40

TOTAL VEGETATION (Stratified) Footnotes given on index page B-ii.

92.7

58.0

91.3

106.1

72.2

84.06

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CLAYEY PLOT NUMBER Cy-1 Cy-2 Cy-3 Cy-4 Cy-5 Cy-6 Cy-7 Cy-8 Mean ConstCover ancy n=8

SITE PARAMETERS* Slope (percent) Aspect (degrees) Topography Configuration Soil Ecological Site Investigator Date GROUND COVER Bare Ground Rock Litter Lichens Moss Water Basal Vegetation VEGETATION STRUCTURE (nonstratified cover) Total Vegetation Perennial Graminoids Annual Graminoids Perennial Forbs Annual/Biennial Forbs Shrubs Trees

3 150 Swale V LR-A Cy DC/JB
8-21-06

6 15 5 240 245 250 Mid LowMid Lower Und Und S RT-CD RT-CD RT-CD Cy Cy Cy DC/JB KS/DB DC/JB
8-19-06 8-18-06 8-19-06

3 130 Lower Und SE-A Cy LL/PC
8-21-06

3 250 Bench S (X) SE-A Cy LL/PC
8-19-06

1 325 Ter S SE-A Cy DC/JB
8-19-06

4 047 Should X SE-B Cy DC/JB
8-19-06

5 88 0.3

70 26 1 0.3 3 100.3

34 60 1 1 4 100

10 85 0.3 0.3 5 100.6

10 0.3 81 4

23 67 4 2 4 100

20 75 0.3

40 46 8 0.3 6 100.3

26.50 0.04 66.00 2.36 0.49 4.88

100 13 100 100 63 100

7 100.3

5 100.3

5 100.3

69 63 7 2

56 55 1 0.3 1

64 60 19 2 4

65 63 0.3 1 5

80 75 4 4

82 70 1 6 4 18

64 58 3 0.3 9

58 57 0.3 2 0.3

67.25 62.63 0.16 5.29 1.74 4.63

100 100 25 100 100 63

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CLAYEY PLOT NUMBER Cy-1 Cy-2 Cy-3 Cy-4 Cy-5 Cy-6 Cy-7 Cy-8 Mean ConstCover ancy n=8

CLASS\SPECIES NATIVE PERENNIAL GRAMINOIDS (Cool Season) Agropyron dasystachyum Agropyron smithii Calamagrostis montanensis Carex eleocharis Carex filifolia Koeleria pyramidata Poa sandbergii Stipa comata Stipa viridula TOTAL NPG(C) NATIVE PERENNIAL GRAMINOIDS (Warm Season) Bouteloua gracilis Buchloe dactyloides Distichlis spicata Muhlenbergia cuspidata Schedonnardus paniculatus TOTAL NPG(W)

13 3 1 4 1 3 25.0

43

1 27 0.3 3 3 0.3 15 13 62.6

25

12 2 5 3 1 23.0

15 5 6 2 6 34.0

15 2 0.3 2 2 5 26.3

20

5 5 1 54.0

2 2 29.0

2 5 3 5 0.3 35.3

0.13 21.25 0.04 1.88 0.25 3.16 2.66 3.75 3.04 36.15

13 100 13 63 13 88 100 75 75 100

2 45

10

0.3 3 0.3 0.3 3.9

35 5

5 48

33 12

20 1

30 1

47.0

0.3 10.3

40.0

53.0

45.0

21.0

0.3 31.3

15.66 14.13 1.50 0.04 0.11 31.44

88 88 13 13 38 100

INTRODUCED PERENNIAL GRAMINOIDS Agropyron cristatum Poa compressa Poa pratensis 1 TOTAL IPG 1.0 NATIVE ANNUAL GRAMINOIDS Festuca octoflora TOTAL NAG

1 0.3 0.3 11 12.0 4 4.0 8 8.0 5 5.0 0.3 18 18.3

0.3 2 2.3

0.16 0.04 6.16 6.36

25 13 100 100

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

1 1.0

0.0

0.3 0.3

0.16 0.16

25 25

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CLAYEY PLOT NUMBER Cy-1 Cy-2 Cy-3 Cy-4 Cy-5 Cy-6 Cy-7 Cy-8 Mean ConstCover ancy n=8

NATIVE PERENNIAL FORBS Achillea millefolium Antennaria parvifolia Artemisia dracunculus Artemisia frigida Aster commutatus Astragalus agrestis Astragalus missouriensis Cirsium flodmanii Cirsium undulatum Erysimum inconspicuum Geum triflorum Gutierrezia sarothrae Liatris punctata Lygodesmia juncea Opuntia fragilis Opuntia polyacantha Penstemon albidus Polygala alba Potentilla pensylvanica Psoralea argophylla Ratibida columnifera Solidago mollis Sphaeralcea coccinea Vicia americana TOTAL NPF INTRODUCED PERENNIAL FORBS Taraxacum officinale TOTAL IPF FERNS AND ALLIES Selaginella densa TOTAL F&A

4

0.3

1

0.3

1 0.3 0.3

0.3

2 0.3 0.3 0.3

2

0.3

9 0.3 0.3 0.3

2 1

0.3 0.3

1 0.3 0.3 0.3 8 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 1 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.6 0.3 4.7 0.3 1 0.3 5.8 0.3 3.2 2.7 0.3

0.3

0.3 6.9

0.3 1.5

0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 21.7

1.11 0.08 0.04 1.78 0.20 0.04 0.04 0.13 0.04 0.08 0.04 1.04 0.04 0.04 0.35 0.04 0.08 0.04 0.04 0.15 0.20 0.04 0.26 0.04 5.89

88 25 13 88 38 13 13 13 13 25 13 25 13 13 88 13 25 13 13 50 38 13 88 13 100

0.0

0.3 0.3

1 1.0

0.0

0.0

1 1.0

0.0

0.0

0.29 0.29

38 38

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.3 0.3

0.04 0.04

13 13

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CLAYEY PLOT NUMBER Cy-1 Cy-2 Cy-3 Cy-4 Cy-5 Cy-6 Cy-7 Cy-8 Mean ConstCover ancy n=8

NATIVE ANNUAL/BIENNIAL FORBS Chenopodium leptophyllum Collomia linearis Grindelia squarrosa Lepidium densiflorum Linum rigidum Orthocarpus luteus Plantago patagonica TOTAL NAF

0.3 2 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 1.2 0.3 0.3 0.3 4 2 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 1.2 0.3 2 4.3 0.3 0.9

2.0

0.3 0.3

4.0

0.6

0.04 0.04 1.15 0.04 0.08 0.08 0.40 1.81

13 13 88 13 25 25 63 100

INTRODUCED ANNUAL/BIENNIAL FORBS Descurainia sophia Medicago lupulina Melilotus officinalis Tragopogon dubius 0.3 TOTAL IAF 0.3 NATIVE SHRUBS Artemisia cana Rosa woodsii Symphoricarpos occidentalis TOTAL NATIVE SHRUBS

0.3 1 0.3 1.3 0.3 0.3 0.6

0.3

0.0

0.3

0.0

0.3

0.0

0.08 0.13 0.04 0.11 0.35

25 13 13 38 63

1

0.0

1.0

4 0.3 0.3 4.6

5

18

9

5.0

0.0

18.0

9.0

0.0

4.63 0.04 0.04 4.70

63 13 13 63

TOTAL VEGETATION (Stratified) Footnotes given on index page B-ii.

82.2

67.7

108.3

80.1

92.7

114.7

78.7

73.1

87.19

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TABLE B8 PERCENT CANOPY COVER BY CLASS AND SPECIES FOR 2 PLOTS IN THE LOAMY AND 4 PLOTS IN THE LOAMY OVERFLOW ECOLOGICAL SITES, SOUTH HEART COAL BASELINE STUDY AREA, STARK COUNTY, NORTH DAKOTA, 2006-2007.
LOAMY PLOT Ly-1 Ly-2 Mean ConstLyOv-1 Cover ancy n=2 LOAMY OVERFLOW PLOT NUMBER LyOv-2 LyOv-3 LyOv-4 Mean ConstCover ancy n=4

SITE PARAMETERS* Slope (percent) Aspect (degrees) Topography Configuration Soil Ecological Site Investigator Date GROUND COVER Bare Ground Rock Litter Lichens Moss Water Basal Vegetation VEGETATION STRUCTURE (nonstratified cover) Total Vegetation Perennial Graminoids Annual Graminoids Perennial Forbs Annual/Biennial Forbs Shrubs Trees

1 348 Ter S AD-AB Ly LL/MT
6-14-07

19 170 Mid Und AR-CD Ly LL/PC
8-23-06

2 300 Bot Und HL-A ch LyOv LL/PC
9-10-06

2 289 lowTer S HL-A ch LyOv LL/PC
9-9-06

2 029 lowTer S HL-A ch LyOv LL/PC
9-9-06

2 352 lowTer Und HL-A ch LyOv LL/PC
9-9-06

4 85 4 3 4

38 3 53 1

21.00 1.50 69.00 2.50 1.50 4.50

100 50 100 100 50 100

2 93

2 93

5 90

4 90

3.25 91.50

100 100

5

5 100

5 100

5 100

6 100

5.25

100

94 92 1 0.3 1

64 59 4 0.3 0.3

79.00 75.50 0.50 2.15 0.65

100 100 50 100 100

76 42 8 38

81 38 7 45

88 24 25 55 0.3

88 23 17 56 0.3

83.25 31.75 14.25 48.50 0.15

100 100 100 100 50

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LOAMY PLOT Ly-1 Ly-2 Mean ConstLyOv-1 Cover ancy n=2 LOAMY OVERFLOW PLOT NUMBER LyOv-2 LyOv-3 LyOv-4 Mean ConstCover ancy n=4

CLASS\SPECIES NATIVE PERENNIAL GRAMINOIDS (Cool Season) Agropyron smithii Calamagrostis montanensis Carex eleocharis Carex filifolia Juncus balticus Koeleria pyramidata Poa sandbergii Stipa comata Stipa viridula TOTAL NPG(C) NATIVE PERENNIAL GRAMINOIDS (Warm Season) Bouteloua gracilis Buchloe dactyloides Calamovilfa longifolia Muhlenbergia cuspidata TOTAL NPG(W)

25 2 5 3 8 7 3 53.0

18 0.3 22 3 1 2 46.3

21.50 0.15 1.00 13.50 3.00 4.50 4.50 1.50 49.65

100 50 50 100 100 100 100 50 100

0.3

5

1.33

50

0.3

0.08

25

0.3

0.3 4 9.3

0.3

0.0

0.08 1.00 2.48

25 25 75

14 6

17 1 0.3 18.3

20.0

15.50 3.00 0.50 0.15 19.15

100 50 50 50 100

0.3 0.0 0.3 0.0

0.3 0.3

0.15 0.15

50 50

INTRODUCED PERENNIAL GRAMINOIDS Agropyron cristatum 2 Bromus inermis 25 Poa pratensis 27.0 TOTAL IPG NATIVE ANNUAL GRAMINOIDS Festuca octoflora TOTAL NAG

1.00 12.50 13.50

50 42 50 50 6 25 31.0 3 21 24.0 23 23.0 12.75 17.25 30.00 75 75 100

0.0

42.0

1 1.0

0.0

0.50 0.50

50 50

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.00

0

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LOAMY PLOT Ly-1 Ly-2 Mean ConstLyOv-1 Cover ancy n=2 LOAMY OVERFLOW PLOT NUMBER LyOv-2 LyOv-3 LyOv-4 Mean ConstCover ancy n=4

NATIVE PERENNIAL FORBS Achillea millefolium Artemisia frigida Artemisia ludoviciana Aster commutatus Aster pansus Astragalus missouriensis Echinacea angustifolia Gaura coccinea Glycyrrhiza lepidota Gutierrezia sarothrae Haplopappus spinulosus Helianthus maximilianii Liatris punctata Monarda fistulosa Phlox hoodii Psoralea argophylla Solidago gigantea Solidago missouriensis Solidago mollis Sphaeralcea coccinea Vicia americana TOTAL NPF INTRODUCED PERENNIAL FORBS Cirsium arvense Convolvulus arvensis Euphorbia esula TOTAL IPF

0.3 0.3 1 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.15 0.50 0.15 0.15 0.15 0.15 0.15 0.15 0.15 0.15 0.15 50 0.3 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 0.3 50 3 50 50 0.3 1 1 0.0 5.0 0.50 2.50 50 50 0.3 0.6 0.3 2.3 1.2 18.2 0.3 0.3 1 0.3 14 0.3

0.08 3.83 0.15

25 75 50

0.3

0.08

25

0.08 0.75

25 25

0.08 0.33 0.08 0.15 5.58

25 50 25 50 100

8 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.15 0.15 0.30 50 50 100 5 5.0 25 25.0

2.00 7.50 9.50

25 50 75

8.0

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LOAMY PLOT Ly-1 Ly-2 Mean ConstLyOv-1 Cover ancy n=2 LOAMY OVERFLOW PLOT NUMBER LyOv-2 LyOv-3 LyOv-4 Mean ConstCover ancy n=4

NATIVE ANNUAL/BIENNIAL FORBS Androsace septentrionalis Draba reptans Grindelia squarrosa Hedeoma hispidum Plantago patagonica TOTAL NAF

0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.9

0.6

0.15 0.15 0.15 0.15 0.15 0.75

50 50 50 50 50 100

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.00

0

INTRODUCED ANNUAL/BIENNIAL FORBS Draba nemorosa 1 TOTAL IAF 1.0 NATIVE SHRUBS Artemisia cana Ceratoides lanata Rosa arkansana Rosa woodsii Symphoricarpos occidentalis TOTAL NATIVE SHRUBS NATIVE TREES Fraxinus pennsylvanica TOTAL NATIVE TREES

0.0

0.50 0.50

50 50

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.00

0

2 0.3 0.3 0.15 0.15 50 50 36 38.0

4

0.3

0.3

1.65

100

0.0

0.6

0.30

50

0.3 42 46.3

3 52 55.3

3 54 57.3

1.58 46.00 49.23

75 100 100

0.0

0.0

0.00

0

0.0

0.0

0.3 0.3

0.3 0.3

0.15 0.15

50 50

TOTAL VEGETATION (Stratified) Footnotes given on index page B-ii.

102.9

71.4

87.15

100

88.9

94.2

106.1

99.1

97.08

100

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TABLE B9 PERCENT CANOPY COVER BY CLASS AND SPECIES FOR 21 PLOTS IN THE LOAMY TERRACE AND 4 PLOTS IN THE LOAMY TERRACE (OCCASIONALLY CLAYEY TERRACE) ECOLOGICAL SITES – VEGETATION STUDY AREA STARK COUNTY, NORTH DAKOTA, 2006-2007
LOAMY TERRACE PLOT NUMBER LyT-1 LyT-2 LyT-3 LyT-4 LyT-5 LyT-6 LyT-7 LyT-8 LyT-9 LyT-10 LyT-11 LyT-12 LyT-13 LyT-14 LyT-15 LyT-16

SITE PARAMETERS* Slope (percent) Aspect (degrees) Topography Configuration Soil Ecological Site Investigator Date GROUND COVER Bare Ground Rock Litter Lichens Moss Water Basal Vegetation VEGETATION STRUCTURE (nonstratified cover) Total Vegetation Perennial Graminoids Annual Graminoids Perennial Forbs Annual/Biennial Forbs Shrubs Trees

2-3 050 lowTer S HL-A LyT KS/DB
9-7-06

1 300 Ter Und HL-A LyT DC/JB
9-8-06

3 037 Ter S HL-A s/s LyT LL/PC
8-20-06

2 331 Ter Und HL-A s/s LyT LL/PC
8-20-06

0-1 0 Ter S HL-A s/s LyT DC/JB
8-20-06

0 0 Ben S HL-A s/s LyT DC/JB
8-20-06

2-3 152 Ter S HL-A s/s LyT KS/DB
8-18-06

2 060 Ben S HL-A s/s LyT LL/PC
8-19-06

1 113 Ben S HL-A s/s LyT LL/PC
8-19-06

1 113 Ben S HL-A s/s LyT LL/PC
8-19-06

1 108 Ben S HL-A s/s LyT LL/PC
8-19-06

3-4 061/ 328 Ter S HL-A s/s LyT KS/DB
8-19-06

3-4 062/ 313 Ter/Bnk S(V) HL-A s/s LyT KS/DB
8-19-06

4 342/ 058 Ter S HL-A s/s LyT KS/DB
8-19-06

2-3 326 Ter S(V) HL-A s/s LyT KS/DB
8-19-06

2-3 180 Ter S-V HL-A s/s LyT KS/DB
8-20-06

3 90

15 77 0.3 0.3 8 100.6

5 88 2 5 100

7 88 0.3 5 100.3

8 86 0.3

2 92 0.3

0.3 94 0.3 1 4 99.6

6 88 0.3 2 4 100.3

7 88 0.3 0.3 4 99.6

21 75 0.3 0.3 3 99.6

12 83 0.3 0.3 4 99.6

5 89 0.3 6 100.3

38 54 3

10 83 0.3

2 90 0.3

12 80 1

7 100

6 100.3

6 100.3

5 100

7 100.3

8 100.3

7 100

74 70 4 5 2

72 70 7 2 7

65 23 10 44 0.3

70 33 12 39

70 60 19 2 15

85 75 0.3 0.3 23

70 64 0.3 0.3 3 22

83 60 6 1 37

72 51 0.3 5 2 24

57 49 4 3 5

60 54 3 1 5

78 74 2 4 6

60 58 3 3 7

72 70 2 2 3

84 79 9 1 14

94 88 17 5 19

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LOAMY TERRACE PLOT NUMBER LyT-1 LyT-2 LyT-3 LyT-4 LyT-5 LyT-6 LyT-7 LyT-8 LyT-9 LyT-10 LyT-11 LyT-12 LyT-13 LyT-14 LyT-15 LyT-16

CLASS\SPECIES NATIVE PERENNIAL GRAMINOIDS (Cool Season) Agropyron dasystachyum Agropyron smithii Agropyron trachycaulum Calamagrostis montanensis Carex brevior Carex eleocharis Carex filifolia Carex heliophila Carex laeviconica Hordeum jubatum Koeleria pyramidata Poa juncifolia Poa sandbergii Puccinellia cusickii Stipa comata Stipa viridula TOTAL NPG(C) NATIVE PERENNIAL GRAMINOIDS (Warm Season) Bouteloua gracilis Buchloe dactyloides Calamovilfa longifolia Distichlis spicata Muhlenbergia cuspidata Spartina pectinata TOTAL NPG(W)

38

30

1 2 10

8 0.3 9

6 0.3

15

12 24

4 14

26

21

27

58

26

22

28 0.3

11 14 0.3

15

5 2 0.3

3

0.3

4 0.3 1

3

3 2

1

1

5

2

3 0.3 2 20 8 73.0 1 18 32.3 4 3 48.6

3

1

1

4 0.3

1 1 18 3 50.0

4

3 41.0

5 18.3

3 20.3

15 33.0

10 8 44.3

7 37.0

4 28.0

6 35.0

4 64.0

4 35.3

4 15 53.3

2 27.3

1

7 0.3

22

14

2

1

0.3

20 2

28

32

3 1

0.0

1.0

0.0

0.0

7.3

0.0

22.0

14.0

0.0

2.0

1.0

0.3

22.0

28.0

32.0

4.0

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LOAMY TERRACE PLOT NUMBER LyT-1 LyT-2 LyT-3 LyT-4 LyT-5 LyT-6 LyT-7 LyT-8 LyT-9 LyT-10 LyT-11 LyT-12 LyT-13 LyT-14 LyT-15 LyT-16

INTRODUCED PERENNIAL GRAMINOIDS Agropyron cristatum Agropyron repens Bromus inermis Poa pratensis TOTAL IPG NATIVE ANNUAL GRAMINOIDS Festuca octoflora TOTAL NAG NATIVE PERENNIAL FORBS Achillea millefolium

8 6 20 26.0

0.3 1 14 15.3

0.3

3 4 14 18.0

2 3 18 23.0

0.3 28 56 84.3

40 48.0

7 7.0

35 35.3

50 50.0

7 10.0

10 10.0

22 22.0

18 18.0

16 16.0

12 12.0

20 20.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.3 0.3

0.0

0.3 0.3

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

2

0.3

1

0.3

1

0.3

4

0.3

1

1

0.3

3

2

Allium textile
Antennaria neglecta Antennaria parvifolia Artemisia frigida Artemisia ludoviciana Aster commutatus Aster pansus Aster simplex Astragalus adsurgens Astragalus agrestis Astragalus bisulcatus Cirsium flodmanii Comandra umbellata 0.3 1 2 0.3

1 4 0.3 1 0.3 0.3 16 1 0.3 4 0.3 0.3

0.3 2

1

2

0.3

1 0.3

1

0.3 5

0.3 7 3

0.3

0.3

0.3

0.3

1

0.3

3

Erigeron glabellus
Erysimum inconspicuum Gaura coccinea Gutierrezia sarothrae Haplopappus spinulosus Hymenoxys richardsonii Linum perenne Lithospermum incisum 0.3 0.3 1 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3

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LOAMY TERRACE PLOT NUMBER LyT-1 LyT-2 LyT-3 LyT-4 LyT-5 LyT-6 LyT-7 LyT-8 LyT-9 LyT-10 LyT-11 LyT-12 LyT-13 LyT-14 LyT-15 LyT-16

Lomatium foeniculaceum
Monarda fistulosa 3 10

Musineon divaricatum
Opuntia fragilis Opuntia polyacantha Penstemon albidus Phlox hoodii Potentilla pensylvanica Psoralea argophylla Ratibida columnifera Solidago missouriensis Solidago mollis Solidago rigida Sphaeralcea coccinea Toxicodendron rydbergii Vicia americana TOTAL NPF INTRODUCED PERENNIAL FORBS Cirsium arvense Convolvulus arvensis Euphorbia esula Medicago sativa Rumex crispus Rumex domesticus Taraxacum officinale TOTAL IPF FERNS AND ALLIES Equisetum laevigatum Selaginella densa TOTAL F&A

0.3 0.3

0.3

0.3 0.3 0.3

0.3

0.3 1

0.3

0.3 0.3

0.3 0.3 0.3

1

1 0.3

1

0.3 0.3 2.3 4.8 9.5 12.5 19.2 0.6 0.6 6.9 5.5 4.6 2.6 2.0

0.3

3.8

2.3

9.9

16.6

0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 2 2.0 3 3.3 0.3 0.6

0.3

0.0

0.3

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.3

0.0

0.0

0.3 0.0 0.3 0.0 0.0

0.3 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

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LOAMY TERRACE PLOT NUMBER LyT-1 LyT-2 LyT-3 LyT-4 LyT-5 LyT-6 LyT-7 LyT-8 LyT-9 LyT-10 LyT-11 LyT-12 LyT-13 LyT-14 LyT-15 LyT-16

NATIVE ANNUAL/BIENNIAL FORBS Amaranthus retroflexus Ambrosia artemisiifolia Androsace septentrionalis Arabis holboellii Atriplex subspicata Chenopodium leptophyllum Collomia linearis Conyza canadensis Draba reptans Grindelia squarrosa Hedeoma hispidum Iva xanthifolia

0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 2 1 0.3 1 0.3 2 3 0.3 1 0.3 5 0.3 0.3

Lappula redowskii
Lepidium densiflorum Linum rigidum 0.3 0.3 1 1 1.6 2.6 0.0 0.0 1.3 0.0 1.9 1.2 2.0 3.0 1.3 0.0 1.3 0.3 0.6 5.0 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3

Monolepis nuttalliana
Orthocarpus luteus

Plantago elongata
Plantago patagonica Polygonum arenastrum Polygonum ramosissimum TOTAL NAF INTRODUCED ANNUAL/BIENNIAL FORBS Atriplex heterosperma Chenopodium album Descurainia sophia Draba nemorosa Kochia scoparia Lactuca serriola Malva rotundifolia Medicago lupulina Melilotus officinalis

0.3 3 0.3

0.3 0.3 0.3 1 0.3 1 0.3 0.3

0.3 0.3

0.3 0.3

2

1

0.3 0.3

4

2 0.3

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LOAMY TERRACE PLOT NUMBER LyT-1 Polygonum convolvulus Sisymbrium loeselii Thlaspi arvense Tragopogon dubius TOTAL IAF NATIVE SHRUBS Artemisia cana Atriplex nuttallii Crataegus rotundifolia Prunus americana Ribes setosum Rosa arkansana Rosa woodsii Symphoricarpos occidentalis TOTAL NATIVE SHRUBS NATIVE TREES Ulmus americana TOTAL NATIVE TREES LyT-2 LyT-3 LyT-4 LyT-5 LyT-6 LyT-7 LyT-8 LyT-9 LyT-10 LyT-11 LyT-12 LyT-13 LyT-14 LyT-15 LyT-16

3.6

0.6

0.0

0.0

1.0

0.3

1.6

0.3 0.6

0.6

0.0

0.6

4.0

2.6

2.0

1.0

0.3 0.6

0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 2 2.0 7 7.3 2 40 43.2 38 38.6 0.3 0.3

15

22

37

24

5

5

6

7

3

14

0.3 0.3 15.3 23 23.0 0.3 24.3 0.3 5.3 0.3 7.6 0.3 14.3 1 18 19.0

22.0

37.0

5.0

6.0

3.0

0.0

0.0

0.3 0.3

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

TOTAL VEGETATION (Stratified) Footnotes given on index page B-ii.

100.5

118.9

78.6

86.7

112.3

106.9

107.0

114.0

87.7

64.6

68.8

94.3

88.9

97.6

131.1

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LOAMY TERRACE PLOT NUMBER LyT-17 LyT-18 LyT-19 LyT-20 LyT-21 Mean ConstCover ancy n=21 LOAMY TERRACE (OCCASIONALLY CLAYEY TERRACE) PLOT NUMBER LyT-22 LyT-23 LyT-24 LyT-25 Mean ConstCover ancy n=4 LyT COMPOSITE Mean ConstCover ancy n=25

SITE PARAMETERS* Slope (percent) Aspect (degrees) Topography Configuration Soil Ecological Site Investigator Date GROUND COVER Bare Ground Rock Litter Lichens Moss Water Basal Vegetation VEGETATION STRUCTURE (nonstratified cover) Total Vegetation Perennial Graminoids Annual Graminoids Perennial Forbs Annual/Biennial Forbs Shrubs Trees

0-1 190 Ter S HL-A s/s LyT DC/JB
9-8-06

3 326 Ben Und HL-A s/s LyT LL/MT
6-13-07

15 010 L X SO-A s/s LyT LL/PC
8-19-06

0-1 0 Ter S SO-A s/s LyT DC/JB
8-19-06

0-1 0 Ter S SO-A s/s LyT DC/JB
8-19-06

2-4 042 Ter S FV-A LyT (CyT) KS/DB
9-7-06

2-4 045 Ter S FV-A LyT (CyT) KS/DB
9-7-06

2 274/ 320 Bot V FV-A s/s LyT (CyT) LL/PC
9-10-06

2 183 Ter S FV-A s/s LyT (CyT) LL/MT
6-13-07

45 46 0.3 0.3 9 100.6

23 66 5 3 3 100

30 0.3 64 2 0.3 3 99.6

8 86 0.3

25 0.3 69 1

13.54 0.03 79.81 0.70 0.54 5.48

100 10 100 76 62 100

5 91

6 88

2 94

2 89 5 0.3 4 100.3

3.75 90.50 1.25 0.08 4.50

100 100 25 25 100

11.97 0.02 81.52 0.78 0.47 5.32

100 8 100 68 56 100

6 100.3

5 100.3

4 100

6 100

4 100

75 74 3 1

70 46 18 10 8

56 51 9 4 5

64 62 0.3 0.3 4

65 60 7 3 8

71.24 60.52 0.03 6.71 2.50 14.14 0.01

100 100 10 100 90 95 5

68 62 3 12

78 75 4 5 3

86 85 2 0.3 0.3

86 26 12 25 72

79.50 62.00 5.25 10.58 18.83

100 100 100 100 75

72.56 60.76 0.02 6.48 3.80 14.89 0.01

100 100 8 100 92 92 4

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LOAMY TERRACE PLOT NUMBER LyT-17 LyT-18 LyT-19 LyT-20 LyT-21 Mean ConstCover ancy n=21 LOAMY TERRACE (OCCASIONALLY CLAYEY TERRACE) PLOT NUMBER LyT-22 LyT-23 LyT-24 LyT-25 Mean ConstCover ancy n=4 LyT COMPOSITE Mean ConstCover ancy n=25

CLASS\SPECIES NATIVE PERENNIAL GRAMINOIDS (Cool Season) Agropyron dasystachyum Agropyron smithii Agropyron trachycaulum Calamagrostis montanensis Carex brevior Carex eleocharis Carex filifolia Carex heliophila Carex laeviconica Hordeum jubatum Koeleria pyramidata Poa juncifolia Poa sandbergii Puccinellia cusickii Stipa comata Stipa viridula TOTAL NPG(C) NATIVE PERENNIAL GRAMINOIDS (Warm Season) Bouteloua gracilis Buchloe dactyloides Calamovilfa longifolia Distichlis spicata Muhlenbergia cuspidata Spartina pectinata TOTAL NPG(W)

40

9 8 0.3

9

18

15

2 5

0.3 0.3 1

7 0.3 2 18 5 0.3 1 43.6 7 3 0.3 0.3 24.6 1 0.3 6 27.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 7 24.5

10 57.3

1.19 21.19 0.79 0.03 0.93 2.12 0.25 0.29 0.35 0.01 1.25 0.01 1.22 0.24 2.77 6.30 38.95

14 100 19 10 19 62 10 19 10 5 48 5 33 5 48 100 100

26

28

3 4

0.75 14.50

25 75

7

1.75

25

36 0.3

9.00 0.08

25 25

26.0

8 43.0

36.0

7.3

2.00 28.08

25 100

1.12 20.12 0.66 0.02 0.78 2.06 0.21 0.24 1.73 0.01 1.06 0.01 1.02 0.20 2.33 5.61 37.21

16 96 16 8 16 56 8 16 12 4 44 4 28 4 40 88 100

1

4 2 0.3

18

40

30

15 0.3 33.3 40.0 30.0

10.59 0.29 0.01 0.73 0.01 11.63

71 19 5 10 5 76 0.0

0.3

4

1.08

50

1.0

6.3

0.3

52 52.0

4.0

13.00 14.08

25 75

9.06 0.24 0.01 0.61 0.01 2.08 12.02

68 16 4 8 4 4 76

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LOAMY TERRACE PLOT NUMBER LyT-17 LyT-18 LyT-19 LyT-20 LyT-21 Mean ConstCover ancy n=21 LOAMY TERRACE (OCCASIONALLY CLAYEY TERRACE) PLOT NUMBER LyT-22 LyT-23 LyT-24 LyT-25 Mean ConstCover ancy n=4 LyT COMPOSITE Mean ConstCover ancy n=25

INTRODUCED PERENNIAL GRAMINOIDS Agropyron cristatum Agropyron repens Bromus inermis Poa pratensis TOTAL IPG NATIVE ANNUAL GRAMINOIDS Festuca octoflora TOTAL NAG NATIVE PERENNIAL FORBS Achillea millefolium

2 0.3 30 30.3 1 5 8.0

3

0.90 2.06 19.48 22.44

38 33 90 90

32

6 4 0.3 0.3 20 20.3

0.0

0.0

15 18.0

16 48.0

45 51.0

4.3

9.50 1.00 0.15 20.25 30.90

50 25 50 75 100

2.28 0.16 1.76 19.60 23.79

40 4 36 88 92

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.03 0.03

10 10

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0.0

0.0

0.0

0.00

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0.02 0.02

8 8

Allium textile
Antennaria neglecta Antennaria parvifolia Artemisia frigida Artemisia ludoviciana Aster commutatus Aster pansus Aster simplex Astragalus adsurgens Astragalus agrestis Astragalus bisulcatus Cirsium flodmanii Comandra umbellata

3 1 0.3 0.3 0.3 1

0.3

0.3

3

3 0.3

0.3 2 0.3

0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3

0.3

0.3

Erigeron glabellus
Erysimum inconspicuum Gaura coccinea Gutierrezia sarothrae Haplopappus spinulosus Hymenoxys richardsonii Linum perenne Lithospermum incisum

0.3 0.3

3 0.3 0.3 0.3

1.10 0.05 0.01 0.01 0.31 2.31 0.32 0.04 0.01 0.03 0.01 0.01 0.26 0.03 0.01 0.06 0.01 0.20 0.03 0.01 0.03 0.03

81 5 5 5 38 71 43 14 5 10 5 5 33 10 5 19 5 14 10 5 10 10

5 0.3 0.3 3 0.3 1 0.3

1.25 0.08 0.08 0.75 0.15 0.25 0.08

25 25 25 25 50 25 25

0.3

0.3

0.08

25

1.12 0.04 0.02 0.01 0.27 2.06 0.30 0.04 0.05 0.02 0.02 0.01 0.22 0.02 0.02 0.05 0.01 0.17 0.02 0.01 0.02 0.02

72 4 8 4 36 64 44 12 8 8 8 4 28 8 8 16 4 12 8 4 8 8

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LOAMY TERRACE PLOT NUMBER LyT-17 LyT-18 LyT-19 LyT-20 LyT-21 Mean ConstCover ancy n=21 0.05 0.62 0.01 0.01 0.14 0.01 0.03 0.01 0.26 0.21 0.23 0.08 0.04 0.01 0.01 6.66 5 10 5 5 5 5 10 5 43 48 38 1 1 0.3 0.3 17.2 0.3 14 14 5 5 100 LOAMY TERRACE (OCCASIONALLY CLAYEY TERRACE) PLOT NUMBER LyT-22 LyT-23 LyT-24 LyT-25 Mean ConstCover ancy n=4 LyT COMPOSITE Mean ConstCover ancy n=25 0.04 0.52 0.01 0.01 0.12 0.01 0.02 0.01 0.22 0.19 0.23 0.04 0.06 0.04 0.01 0.05 6.16 4 8 4 4 4 4 8 4 36 44 36 4 12 12 4 8 100

Lomatium foeniculaceum
Monarda fistulosa

1 0.3 0.3 3 0.3 1 0.3 2 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 1 0.3 1 0.3 0.3

Musineon divaricatum
Opuntia fragilis Opuntia polyacantha Penstemon albidus Phlox hoodii Potentilla pensylvanica Psoralea argophylla Ratibida columnifera Solidago missouriensis Solidago mollis Solidago rigida Sphaeralcea coccinea Toxicodendron rydbergii Vicia americana TOTAL NPF INTRODUCED PERENNIAL FORBS Cirsium arvense Convolvulus arvensis Euphorbia esula Medicago sativa Rumex crispus Rumex domesticus Taraxacum officinale TOTAL IPF FERNS AND ALLIES Equisetum laevigatum Selaginella densa TOTAL F&A

0.3 1

0.08 0.25 0.25

25 25 25

0.3

10.3

0.3

8.1

0.3

1.0

1.0

1 11.8

0.25 3.53

25 100

0.3

0.01 0.03 0.01 0.01 0.01 2 2.0 0.49 0.58

5 10 5 5 5 24 38

1 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 2 2.9 0.3 0.3 3 3.6

0.25 0.08 0.08 0.15 0.15 1.50 2.20

25 25 25 50 50 75 100

3 3.3

0.0

0.0

0.0

1.3

1 1.0

0.05 0.04 0.02 0.04 0.01 0.02 0.65 0.84

8 12 8 12 4 8 32 48

0.0

1 1.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.03 0.05 0.08

10 5 14

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.00

0

0.02 0.04 0.06

8 4 12

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LOAMY TERRACE PLOT NUMBER LyT-17 LyT-18 LyT-19 LyT-20 LyT-21 Mean ConstCover ancy n=21 LOAMY TERRACE (OCCASIONALLY CLAYEY TERRACE) PLOT NUMBER LyT-22 LyT-23 LyT-24 LyT-25 Mean ConstCover ancy n=4 LyT COMPOSITE Mean ConstCover ancy n=25

NATIVE ANNUAL/BIENNIAL FORBS Amaranthus retroflexus Ambrosia artemisiifolia Androsace septentrionalis Arabis holboellii Atriplex subspicata Chenopodium leptophyllum Collomia linearis Conyza canadensis Draba reptans Grindelia squarrosa Hedeoma hispidum Iva xanthifolia

0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 2 0.3 0.3 0.3 4 0.3 0.3 1.5 9.0 4.6 0.3 2.6 0.3 0.3 0.3 4 0.3 2 0.01 0.01 0.01 0.03 0.01 0.04 0.03 0.01 1.05 0.03 0.08 0.01 0.10 0.04 0.01 0.06 0.19 0.10 0.06 1.91 5 5 5 10 5 14 10 5 71 10 14 5 5 14 5 19 5 24 10 81

0.08

25

0.3 0.3

0.08 0.08

25 25

0.3 0.3 0.3 3

0.08 0.08 0.08 0.75

25 25 25 25

Lappula redowskii
Lepidium densiflorum Linum rigidum

0.3

Monolepis nuttalliana
Orthocarpus luteus

Plantago elongata
Plantago patagonica Polygonum arenastrum Polygonum ramosissimum TOTAL NAF INTRODUCED ANNUAL/BIENNIAL FORBS Atriplex heterosperma Chenopodium album Descurainia sophia Draba nemorosa Kochia scoparia Lactuca serriola Malva rotundifolia Medicago lupulina Melilotus officinalis

0.3

1 4.9 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.6

0.25 0.08 1.53

25 25 100

0.01 0.01 0.01 0.02 0.04 0.01 0.04 0.04 0.01 0.90 0.04 0.18 0.01 0.08 0.04 0.01 0.05 0.16 0.09 0.09 0.01 1.85

4 4 4 8 12 4 12 12 4 64 12 16 4 4 12 4 16 4 20 12 4 84

0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 2 0.3

1

0.04 0.51 0.03 0.04 0.01 0.41 0.06

14 57 10 14 5 24 19

1 3 1 1

0.3 0.3 3 1

0.08 0.33 1.50 0.50 0.25 6.33

25 50 50 50 25 50

0.3

25

0.01 0.09 0.67 0.02 0.12 0.01 0.04 1.36 0.05

4 20 56 8 20 4 4 28 16

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LOAMY TERRACE PLOT NUMBER LyT-17 LyT-18 LyT-19 LyT-20 LyT-21 Polygonum convolvulus Sisymbrium loeselii Thlaspi arvense Tragopogon dubius TOTAL IAF NATIVE SHRUBS Artemisia cana Atriplex nuttallii Crataegus rotundifolia Prunus americana Ribes setosum Rosa arkansana Rosa woodsii Symphoricarpos occidentalis TOTAL NATIVE SHRUBS NATIVE TREES Ulmus americana TOTAL NATIVE TREES Mean ConstCover ancy n=21 LOAMY TERRACE (OCCASIONALLY CLAYEY TERRACE) PLOT NUMBER LyT-22 LyT-23 LyT-24 LyT-25 0.3 1 0.3 0.3 7.9 Mean ConstCover ancy n=4 0.08 0.25 0.08 0.15 9.53 25 25 25 50 75 LyT COMPOSITE Mean ConstCover ancy n=25 0.01 0.04 0.01 0.05 2.48 4 4 4 16 84

0.6

2.6

0.3

0.3

1.0

0.03 1.14

10 86

4.9

0.0

0.3 25.3

8 0.3

5

4

7

0.0

8.3

5.0

4.0

1 8.0

7.73 0.01 0.03 0.01 0.03 0.03 0.14 6.21 14.20

71 5 10 5 10 10 10 57 95

32

8.00

25

2 1 3.0 0.3 0.3 48 80.0

0.50 12.33 20.83

25 75 75

0.0

7.77 0.01 0.02 0.01 0.02 0.10 0.12 7.19 15.26

64 4 8 4 8 12 8 60 92

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.01 0.01

5 5

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.00

0

0.01 0.01

4 4

TOTAL VEGETATION (Stratified) Footnotes given on index page B-ii.

94.3

90.0

78.1

80.2

92.2

97.62

100

90.0

107.1

95.2

150.3

110.65

100

99.71

100

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TAME PASTURE PLOT NUMBER TP-1 TP-2 TP-3 TP-4 TP-5 TP-6 TP-7 TP-8 TP-9 TP-10 TP-11 TP-12 TP-13 TP-14 TP-15 TP-16 TP-17

SITE PARAMETERS* Slope (percent) Aspect (degrees) Topography Configuration Soil Ecological Site Investigator Date GROUND COVER Bare Ground Rock Litter Lichens Moss Water Basal Vegetation VEGETATION STRUCTURE (nonstratified cover) Total Vegetation Perennial Graminoids Annual Graminoids Perennial Forbs Annual/Biennial Forbs Shrubs Trees

4 045 Lower S

5 073 Mid V (S)

3 090 Lower Und

2-3 038 Mid Und

5 038 Mid Und

4 0 Mid Und

2 021 Mid Und

4 358 Ridge X GL-A Cy LL/MT
6-14-07

3-8 352 Bot V LR-B Cy KS/ED
6-13-07

4-12 045 Bot V LR-B Cy KS/ED
6-13-07

6 051 Mid S MU-B Cy LL/PC
9-7-06

5 347 Mid X (S) MU-B Cy LL/PC
9-7-06

7 040 Mid S

6 180 Mid Und

1 340 Bench S SE-A Cy DC/JB
8-22-06

1 330 Bench S SE-A Cy DC/JB
8-22-06

3 120 Lower S SE-A Cy DC/JB
9-8-06

DM-AB DM-AB DM-AB DM-AB DM-AB DM-AB JG-AB Cp LL/PC
9-7-06

RT-CD RT-CD Cy DC/JB
9-7-06

Cp DC/JB
8-21-06

Cp DC/JB
9-7-06

Cp LL/PC
9-7-06

Cp LL/PC
8-21-06

Cp LL/PC
8-22-06

Cp LL/PC
8-23-06

Cy DC/JB
9-6-06

48 47

20 72 0.3

37 58 0.3

41 1 53 0.3

40 0.3 57

27 67 0.3

37 0.3 59

18 79 0.3

2 93 93

44 0.3 50 0.3

40 0.3 55 0.3

40 0.3 54 1

60 0.3 31 2

55 41

60 0.3 35 0.3 0.3 5 100.9

57 39 0.3

5 100

8 100.3

5 100.3

5 100.3

3 100.3

6 100.3

4 100.3

3 100.3

5 100

7 100

5 99.6

5 100.6

5 100.3

7 100.3

4 100

4 100.3

44 38 5 2

67 65 3 1

58 57 2 0.3

45 38 8 1

64 61 4 1 0.3

74 70 2 2

50 47 6 2

85 83 5 0.3

92 82 3 2 34

96 48 32 7 62

42 32 11 0.3

45 37 8 2

63 63 2 0.3

46 45 2 0.3

51 50 2 0.3

61 59 1 0.3 3

57 46 14 1

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TAME PASTURE PLOT NUMBER TP-1 TP-2 TP-3 TP-4 TP-5 TP-6 TP-7 TP-8 TP-9 TP-10 TP-11 TP-12 TP-13 TP-14 TP-15 TP-16 TP-17

CLASS\SPECIES NATIVE PERENNIAL GRAMINOIDS (Cool Season) Agropyron dasystachyum Agropyron smithii Agropyron trachycaulum Carex eleocharis Carex filifolia Carex heliophila Carex laeviconica Hordeum jubatum Koeleria pyramidata Poa juncifolia Poa sandbergii Stipa comata Stipa viridula TOTAL NPG(C) NATIVE PERENNIAL GRAMINOIDS (Warm Season) Bouteloua gracilis Buchloe dactyloides Distichlis spicata Schedonnardus paniculatus Sporobolus cryptandrus TOTAL NPG(W)

6 4

5 0.3

0.3 3 1

1

2 3 5

4 0.3 0.3 0.3

6 2

0.3 0.3 0.3 10.9

0.3

16 2 6

0.3

0.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.0 4.6 0.3 6.0 2.3

0.0

0.0

0.0

2 7.6

4.3

1.0

34.0

2 1 3.0

1 50

0.3 0.3 4

40

0.3 43

7 2

0.3 33 0.3 4 0.3 33.0 4.3 0.0 3.0 3

51.0

4.6

0.0

40.0

43.3

0.0

9.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.6

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TAME PASTURE PLOT NUMBER TP-1 TP-2 TP-3 TP-4 TP-5 TP-6 TP-7 TP-8 TP-9 TP-10 TP-11 TP-12 TP-13 TP-14 TP-15 TP-16 TP-17

INTRODUCED PERENNIAL GRAMINOIDS Agropyron cristatum Agropyron intermedium Agropyron repens Bromus biebersteinii Bromus inermis

30

17

30

18

13

22

40 3

10

14

18

22

13

43

18

42

6

4

27

19

4 2

13

5

27

82

16

15

18

43

7

40

1

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Poa compressa Poa pratensis TOTAL IPG NATIVE ANNUAL GRAMINOIDS Festuca octoflora TOTAL NAG NATIVE PERENNIAL FORBS Achillea millefolium 1 58.0 4 41.0 3 51.0 3 40.0 34 50.0 2 31.0 2 38.0 1 66.0 0.3 13.3 2 52.0 0.3 58.3

36.0

21.0

19.0

35.0

82.0

43.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

1

0.3

0.3

0.3

0.3

0.3

0.3

0.3

0.3 0.3

0.3

0.3

Allium textile
Antennaria neglecta Antennaria parvifolia Artemisia frigida Artemisia ludoviciana Aster commutatus Aster pansus Astragalus agrestis 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3

3

0.3

0.3

5

0.3 0.3

0.3

0.3

0.3

1

4

0.3

0.3

0.3

Astragalus flexuosus
Astragalus gilviflorus Astragalus lotiflorus Astragalus missouriensis Cirsium undulatum Cynoglossum boreale Echinacea angustifolia Gaura coccinea Geum aleppicum 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3

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TAME PASTURE PLOT NUMBER TP-1 Gutierrezia sarothrae Haplopappus spinulosus Helianthus maximilianii Helianthus rigidus Iva axillaris Lactuca oblongifolia Lesquerella ludoviciana Liatris punctata Lithospermum incisum Lygodesmia juncea Lysimachia ciliata Mirabilis linearis Opuntia fragilis Opuntia polyacantha Oxytropis sericea Penstemon albidus Polygala alba Polygonum amphibium Potentilla pensylvanica Psoralea argophylla Ratibida columnifera Rumex mexicanus Senecio plattensis Solidago canadensis Solidago mollis Solidago rigida Sphaeralcea coccinea Toxicodendron rydbergii Urtica dioica TOTAL NPF 0.3 TP-2 0.3 TP-3 1 TP-4 TP-5 0.3 TP-6 TP-7 0.3 TP-8 TP-9 TP-10 TP-11 9 TP-12 0.3 TP-13 0.3 TP-14 TP-15 TP-16 TP-17

0.3 1 0.3 0.3

0.3 0.3 0.3 1 0.3 3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3

0.3

0.3

0.3

0.3 3 3.0 0.3 28 32.9

0.3

0.3

0.3

0.3

4.9

2.8

2.2

6.2

4.5

1.5

1.5

0.6

10.2

1.2

1.8

2.2

1.5

0.9

4.6

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TAME PASTURE PLOT NUMBER TP-1 TP-2 TP-3 TP-4 TP-5 TP-6 TP-7 TP-8 TP-9 TP-10 TP-11 TP-12 TP-13 TP-14 TP-15 TP-16 TP-17

INTRODUCED PERENNIAL FORBS Convolvulus arvensis Euphorbia esula Medicago sativa Rumex crispus Rumex domesticus Taraxacum officinale TOTAL IPF FERNS AND ALLIES Selaginella densa TOTAL F&A NATIVE ANNUAL/BIENNIAL FORBS Ambrosia trifida Androsace septentrionalis Arabis holboellii Chenopodium leptophyllum Draba reptans Euphorbia glyptosperma Galium aparine Grindelia squarrosa Hedeoma hispidum Lepidium densiflorum Linum rigidum

2 5 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 4 1 0.3 1.3

2 0.3

7 1 0.3 0.3 0.3

10 0.3

0.3 0.6

0.3

0.3 0.6

0.3 2.3

0.3

0.0

1 5.0

5.0

0.0

2.3

0.3 7.3

1.0

0.3 0.6

0.3

0.3

10.3

0.0

0.3 0.3

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.3 0.3

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3

7 2 1 0.3 0.3 1 1 0.3 2 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 1

Lupinus pusillus
Orthocarpus luteus Plantago patagonica Polygonum arenastrum TOTAL NAF

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TAME PASTURE PLOT NUMBER TP-1 TP-2 TP-3 TP-4 TP-5 TP-6 TP-7 TP-8 TP-9 TP-10 TP-11 TP-12 TP-13 TP-14 TP-15 TP-16 TP-17

INTRODUCED ANNUAL/BIENNIAL FORBS Atriplex heterosperma Chenopodium album Descurainia sophia Draba nemorosa Kochia scoparia Lactuca serriola Melilotus officinalis Polygonum convolvulus Salsola iberica Sisymbrium loeselii Thlaspi arvense Tragopogon dubius TOTAL IAF NATIVE SHRUBS Artemisia cana Atriplex nuttallii Rosa arkansana Rosa woodsii Symphoricarpos occidentalis TOTAL NATIVE SHRUBS

0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3

0.3

0.3

0.3 0.3 0.3 2

2 0.0 0.6 0.0 0.3 0.0 0.3 0.3 0.0 2.0 0.3 0.3 0.3 2.3 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.3 0.0

3

0.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.0

0.3 34 34.3

4 60 64.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

3.0

0.0

TOTAL VEGETATION (Stratified) Footnotes given on index page B-ii.

46.5

87.9

65.7

50.1

72.7

86.0

60.8

89.5

121.6

155.5

44.1

49.4

69.7

54.6

59.3

69.4

64.2

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TAME PASTURE PLOT NUMBER TP-18 TP-19 TP-20 TP-21 TP-22 TP-23 TP-24 TP-25 TP-26 TP-27 TP-28 TP-29 TP-30 TP-31 TP-32 TP-33

SITE PARAMETERS* Slope (percent) Aspect (degrees) Topography Configuration Soil Ecological Site Investigator Date GROUND COVER Bare Ground Rock Litter Lichens Moss Water Basal Vegetation VEGETATION STRUCTURE (nonstratified cover) Total Vegetation Perennial Graminoids Annual Graminoids Perennial Forbs Annual/Biennial Forbs Shrubs Trees

3 008 Mid S SE-B Cy LL/PC
9-8-06

6 099 Upper Und SE-B Cy LL/MT
6-14-07

1 128 Bot S(V)

2 104 Ter Und

2 124 Ter S

2 110 Ter X (S)

2 064 Ter Und

3 125 Bot Und

7 282 Lower V (S)

AD-AB AD-AB AD-AB AD-AB AD-AB AD-AB SN-AB Ly JB/CB
8-23-06

12 170 Mid S SOABC Ly DC/JB
9-6-06

5 200 Lower S SOABC Ly DC/JB
9-8-06

2-3 338 FloTer S HL-A LyT KS/DB
9-9-06

1-2 124 FloTer S EH-A LyT (CyT) KS/ED
6-14-07

1-2 114 FloTer S EH-A LyT (CyT) KS/ED
6-14-07

3 070 Terrace S FV-A LyT (CyT) LL/PC
9-11-06

2 322 Bench X WN-A SwCy KS/DC
8-18-06

Ly JB/CB
8-23-06

Ly JB/CB
8-23-06

Ly JB/CB
8-23-06

Ly JB
9-5-06

Ly JB
9-5-06

Ly LL/PC
8-22-06

54 40 0.3

33 63 0.3

0.3 91 0.3

0.3 91 0.3 9 100.6

0.3 91 0.3 8 99.6

10 84 0.3 0.3 6 100.6

12 84 0.3

2 92 0.3 0.3 6 100.6

55 0.3 38 4

10 85 0.3 0.3 5 100.6

52 43 0.3

1 93

0.3 94

5 88

15 79

61 35 1

6 100.3

3 99.3

9 100.6

4 100.3

3 100.3

5 100.3

6 100

6 100.3

7 100

6 100

3 100

55 52 5 0.3

77 77 0.3 0.3

95 91 9 2

82 75 3 0.3 21

80 80 1 0.3

68 66 5 0.3 0.3

53 51 7

87 77 5 0.3 19

42 40 1 2

67 66 1 0.3

51 47 5 0.3

83 82 0.3 0.3 0.3

76 76 0.3 0.3

94 94 3

62 60 1 1

47 44 1 0.3 5

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TAME PASTURE PLOT NUMBER TP-18 TP-19 TP-20 TP-21 TP-22 TP-23 TP-24 TP-25 TP-26 TP-27 TP-28 TP-29 TP-30 TP-31 TP-32 TP-33

CLASS\SPECIES NATIVE PERENNIAL GRAMINOIDS (Cool Season) Agropyron dasystachyum Agropyron smithii Agropyron trachycaulum Carex eleocharis Carex filifolia Carex heliophila Carex laeviconica Hordeum jubatum Koeleria pyramidata Poa juncifolia Poa sandbergii Stipa comata Stipa viridula TOTAL NPG(C) NATIVE PERENNIAL GRAMINOIDS (Warm Season) Bouteloua gracilis Buchloe dactyloides Distichlis spicata Schedonnardus paniculatus Sporobolus cryptandrus TOTAL NPG(W)

3

0.3 25 15

5 5 0.3

1 0.3

0.3 0.3 2 0.3

2

2 4 2 6 1 1 1 13.0 42.3 2.0 1.0 2 1 3 0.3

0.3

2

0.3 10.6 0.3 4.0 0.6

0.3 2.9 2.3 1 3.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

5.0

12 3 3

4 0.3

3 10

0.3 8

1 0.3

3.0

3.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

12.0

4.3

0.0

10.0

3.0

8.3

0.0

0.0

1.0

0.0

0.3

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TAME PASTURE PLOT NUMBER TP-18 TP-19 TP-20 TP-21 TP-22 TP-23 TP-24 TP-25 TP-26 TP-27 TP-28 TP-29 TP-30 TP-31 TP-32 TP-33

INTRODUCED PERENNIAL GRAMINOIDS Agropyron cristatum Agropyron intermedium Agropyron repens Bromus biebersteinii Bromus inermis

8

22

66

20

40

45

40

19

63

37

4 1

0.3 46 28 2 55 131.3

40

35

18

25

26

5

68

1

8

14

2

10

70

2

10

Dactylis glomerata
Poa compressa Poa pratensis TOTAL IPG NATIVE ANNUAL GRAMINOIDS Festuca octoflora TOTAL NAG NATIVE PERENNIAL FORBS Achillea millefolium 22 48.0 20 67.0 50 76.0 7 78.0 4 92.0 10 51.0 3 48.0 30 78.0 0.3 33.3 74 88.0 22 93.0

63.0

39.0

22 64.0

45.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.3

0.3

0.3

Allium textile
Antennaria neglecta Antennaria parvifolia Artemisia frigida Artemisia ludoviciana Aster commutatus Aster pansus Astragalus agrestis 0.3 3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3

1 2 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3

0.3 1

0.3 1 1

0.3

Astragalus flexuosus
Astragalus gilviflorus Astragalus lotiflorus Astragalus missouriensis Cirsium undulatum Cynoglossum boreale Echinacea angustifolia Gaura coccinea Geum aleppicum

0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3

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TAME PASTURE PLOT NUMBER TP-18 Gutierrezia sarothrae Haplopappus spinulosus Helianthus maximilianii Helianthus rigidus Iva axillaris Lactuca oblongifolia Lesquerella ludoviciana Liatris punctata Lithospermum incisum Lygodesmia juncea Lysimachia ciliata Mirabilis linearis Opuntia fragilis Opuntia polyacantha Oxytropis sericea Penstemon albidus Polygala alba Polygonum amphibium Potentilla pensylvanica Psoralea argophylla Ratibida columnifera Rumex mexicanus Senecio plattensis Solidago canadensis Solidago mollis Solidago rigida Sphaeralcea coccinea Toxicodendron rydbergii Urtica dioica TOTAL NPF 1 5 0.3 TP-19 TP-20 TP-21 TP-22 TP-23 TP-24 TP-25 TP-26 0.3 TP-27 TP-28 TP-29 TP-30 TP-31 TP-32 TP-33

0.3 0.3

0.3

1 1 0.3

0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 2 1 0.3 0.3 3 1 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 1 0.3 0.3

3.5

0.0

7.9

2.6

0.6

2.6

6.0

2.5

0.9

2.1

6.1

0.0

0.3

0.0

1.2

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TAME PASTURE PLOT NUMBER TP-18 TP-19 TP-20 TP-21 TP-22 TP-23 TP-24 TP-25 TP-26 TP-27 TP-28 TP-29 TP-30 TP-31 TP-32 TP-33

INTRODUCED PERENNIAL FORBS Convolvulus arvensis Euphorbia esula Medicago sativa Rumex crispus Rumex domesticus Taraxacum officinale TOTAL IPF FERNS AND ALLIES Selaginella densa TOTAL F&A NATIVE ANNUAL/BIENNIAL FORBS Ambrosia trifida Androsace septentrionalis Arabis holboellii Chenopodium leptophyllum Draba reptans Euphorbia glyptosperma Galium aparine Grindelia squarrosa Hedeoma hispidum Lepidium densiflorum Linum rigidum

1 0.3 0.3 0.3 2 2.0 0.3 0.6 0.3 1.6 0.3 0.6 0.3 3 1 1 2 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 3

0.3

3.0

1.0

3.3

0.3

0.0

0.3

0.3

0.3

0.3 3.3

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

2 0.3

0.3 0.3 0.3

0.3

2 0.3

0.3

0.3

0.3

Lupinus pusillus
Orthocarpus luteus Plantago patagonica Polygonum arenastrum TOTAL NAF 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.9 2.0 0.3 0.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.6 2.0 0.3 0.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.3

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TAME PASTURE PLOT NUMBER TP-18 TP-19 TP-20 TP-21 TP-22 TP-23 TP-24 TP-25 TP-26 TP-27 TP-28 TP-29 TP-30 TP-31 TP-32 TP-33

INTRODUCED ANNUAL/BIENNIAL FORBS Atriplex heterosperma Chenopodium album Descurainia sophia Draba nemorosa Kochia scoparia Lactuca serriola Melilotus officinalis Polygonum convolvulus Salsola iberica Sisymbrium loeselii Thlaspi arvense Tragopogon dubius TOTAL IAF NATIVE SHRUBS Artemisia cana Atriplex nuttallii Rosa arkansana Rosa woodsii Symphoricarpos occidentalis TOTAL NATIVE SHRUBS

0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3

0.3 0.3 0.6

0.3

0.0

0.3

0.0

0.3

0.3

0.0

0.0

0.3

0.0

0.3

0.6

0.0

0.0

0.3

5 1 20 21.0 0.3 1 18 19.0 0.3 0.3 1 1.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.3

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

5.0

TOTAL VEGETATION (Stratified) Footnotes given on index page B-ii.

62.1

84.5

130.1

104.8

94.2

79.8

59.6

107.4

47.4

71.3

57.2

92.2

94.2

135.6

66.2

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TAME PASTURE PLOT NUMBER TP-34 TP-35 TP-36 TP-37 TP-38 TP-39 TP-40 TP-41 TP-42 TP-43 TP-44 TP-45 TP-46 TP-47 Mean ConstCover ancy n=47

SITE PARAMETERS* Slope (percent) Aspect (degrees) Topography Configuration Soil Ecological Site Investigator Date GROUND COVER Bare Ground Rock Litter Lichens Moss Water Basal Vegetation VEGETATION STRUCTURE (nonstratified cover) Total Vegetation Perennial Graminoids Annual Graminoids Perennial Forbs Annual/Biennial Forbs Shrubs Trees

8 045 Mid X CB-C SwLy LL/PC
9-8-06

1 100 Ridge S

11 198 Mid S

10 239 Lower S

14 176 Mid X (S)

10 177 Mid S

15 188 Lower X (S)

CB-DE CB-DE CB-DE CB-DE CB-DE CB-DE SwLy DC/JB
9-8-06

5 326 Bench X TYABC Sy KS/DB
9-8-06

5-8 248 Mid Und TYABC Sy KS/DB
9-7-06

2 038 Ridge S TYABC

3 040 Ridge S (X) TYABC

2 354 Lower S RS-A TCp LL/PC
8-23-06

5 354 Swale V RS-A TCp LL/PC
8-22-06

1 218 Mid S RS-B TCp JB/CB
9-5-06

SwLy LL/PC
8-22-06

SwLy JB/CB
8-22-06

SwLy LL/PC
8-22-06

SwLy JB/CB
8-22-06

SwLy LL/JB
8-22-06

Sy Sy LL/MT LL/MT
6-14-07 6-14-07

25 67 3

47 0.3 44 4

43 0.3 52

12 82 0.3 0.3 6 100.6

39 0.3 56

10 81 1

41 0.3 54

28 0.3 67

16 79 0.3

14 0.3 83 0.3 0.3 3 100.9

18 0.3 77 1 0.3 3 99.6

45 0.3 47 2

65 0.3 31 0.3

54 0.3 42 0.3

29.66 0.14 64.60 0.52 0.09 5.21

98 40 100 62 23 100

5 100

5 100.3

5 100.3

5 100.3

8 100

5 100.3

5 100.3

5 100.3

6 100.3

3 99.6

3 99.6

68 58 4 9

57 53 7 2

53 51 4 0.3

67 64 5 0.3

72 67 2 2 3

76 75 1

75 70 5 2

70 70 0.3 1

72 70 4 1

78 77 0.3 2 0.3

78 77 2 0.3

68 60 3 7 0.3

36 34 0.3 1 1

41 38 3 1 1

65.32 60.91 0.01 4.27 1.23 3.22

100 100 2 100 91 30

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TAME PASTURE PLOT NUMBER TP-34 TP-35 TP-36 TP-37 TP-38 TP-39 TP-40 TP-41 TP-42 TP-43 TP-44 TP-45 TP-46 TP-47 Mean ConstCover ancy n=47

CLASS\SPECIES NATIVE PERENNIAL GRAMINOIDS (Cool Season) Agropyron dasystachyum Agropyron smithii Agropyron trachycaulum Carex eleocharis Carex filifolia Carex heliophila Carex laeviconica Hordeum jubatum Koeleria pyramidata Poa juncifolia Poa sandbergii Stipa comata Stipa viridula TOTAL NPG(C) NATIVE PERENNIAL GRAMINOIDS (Warm Season) Bouteloua gracilis Buchloe dactyloides Distichlis spicata Schedonnardus paniculatus Sporobolus cryptandrus TOTAL NPG(W)

1 0.3 0.3

1

0.3 4

4

0.3 18

4 9 7

4

1 0.3

1 1 0.3 6 8.3 1 1 0.3 18 0.3 19.9 10 6 17.0 0.3 1 1.3 35 36.3 1 0.3 1.6 4 1 5.0 6 4.0 4.0 28.3 0.3 18 54.3 6 12.0 1.0 0.3 4 16 2

1.6

0.01 1.62 0.43 0.97 0.37 0.09 0.17 0.02 1.07 0.01 0.11 2.26 0.38 7.51

2 45 4 34 13 4 9 2 30 2 15 30 19 77

4

12

2

2

34

18

4 1

27 0.3

8

27

4.0

12.0

1 3.0

1 1.0

2 4.0

0.0

0.3 0.3 0.6

34.0

18.0

0.0

5.0

27.3

8.0

27.0

2.22 5.65 0.09 0.05 0.09 8.10

34 40 2 13 9 68

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TAME PASTURE PLOT NUMBER TP-34 TP-35 TP-36 TP-37 TP-38 TP-39 TP-40 TP-41 TP-42 TP-43 TP-44 TP-45 TP-46 TP-47 Mean ConstCover ancy n=47

INTRODUCED PERENNIAL GRAMINOIDS Agropyron cristatum Agropyron intermedium Agropyron repens Bromus biebersteinii Bromus inermis

47

23

30

58

26

74

48 0.3

48

58

40

5

30

17

12

0.3

3

1

5 0.3

3 4 2 35.0

0.3

21 0.3 2 71.6

12

18

11

Dactylis glomerata
Poa compressa Poa pratensis TOTAL IPG NATIVE ANNUAL GRAMINOIDS Festuca octoflora TOTAL NAG NATIVE PERENNIAL FORBS Achillea millefolium 4 51.3 5 36.0 0.3 74.6 0.3 48.3 2 60.0 3 55.0 1 24.0

26.0

63.3

30.0

28.0

12.0

27.77 0.07 1.00 0.09 14.61 0.04 0.10 8.33 52.01

91 4 4 2 85 2 6 70 100

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.3 0.3

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.01 0.01

2 2

1 0.3

Allium textile
Antennaria neglecta Antennaria parvifolia Artemisia frigida Artemisia ludoviciana Aster commutatus Aster pansus Astragalus agrestis

0.3 0.3

3

0.3

0.3

0.3

0.3

0.3

2 1

Astragalus flexuosus
Astragalus gilviflorus Astragalus lotiflorus Astragalus missouriensis Cirsium undulatum Cynoglossum boreale Echinacea angustifolia Gaura coccinea Geum aleppicum 0.3

0.3

0.3

0.3

0.3

0.13 0.01 0.01 0.03 0.58 0.13 0.05 0.05 0.01 0.01 0.01 0.01 0.01 0.01 0.01 0.01 0.03 0.01

32 2 2 9 55 15 11 17 2 2 2 2 4 4 2 2 9 2

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TAME PASTURE PLOT NUMBER TP-34 Gutierrezia sarothrae Haplopappus spinulosus Helianthus maximilianii Helianthus rigidus Iva axillaris Lactuca oblongifolia Lesquerella ludoviciana Liatris punctata Lithospermum incisum Lygodesmia juncea Lysimachia ciliata Mirabilis linearis Opuntia fragilis Opuntia polyacantha Oxytropis sericea Penstemon albidus Polygala alba Polygonum amphibium Potentilla pensylvanica Psoralea argophylla Ratibida columnifera Rumex mexicanus Senecio plattensis Solidago canadensis Solidago mollis Solidago rigida Sphaeralcea coccinea Toxicodendron rydbergii Urtica dioica TOTAL NPF TP-35 2 TP-36 0.3 TP-37 0.3 TP-38 TP-39 TP-40 2 0.3 TP-41 TP-42 TP-43 TP-44 TP-45 0.3 0.3 TP-46 TP-47 Mean ConstCover ancy n=47 0.38 0.01 0.11 0.01 0.01 0.02 0.01 0.01 0.01 0.04 0.01 0.02 0.16 0.13 0.01 0.01 0.01 0.07 0.01 0.02 0.04 0.01 0.01 0.04 0.10 0.01 0.20 0.01 0.66 3.20 32 4 4 2 4 2 2 2 2 15 2 6 26 13 2 4 4 4 2 6 15 4 2 2 9 2 51 2 4 89

0.3 0.3

0.3

0.3 0.3

0.3

0.3

0.3 0.3 0.3

3

0.3

1 0.3

0.3 0.3 0.3

0.3

0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3

1

0.3

0.3

0.3

0.3

0.3

0.3

0.3

4.6

6.5

1.8

1.6

1.2

0.0

3.8

0.9

3.5

0.0

1.2

1.9

0.3

2.5

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TAME PASTURE PLOT NUMBER TP-34 TP-35 TP-36 TP-37 TP-38 TP-39 TP-40 TP-41 TP-42 TP-43 TP-44 TP-45 TP-46 TP-47 Mean ConstCover ancy n=47

INTRODUCED PERENNIAL FORBS Convolvulus arvensis Euphorbia esula Medicago sativa Rumex crispus Rumex domesticus Taraxacum officinale TOTAL IPF FERNS AND ALLIES Selaginella densa TOTAL F&A NATIVE ANNUAL/BIENNIAL FORBS Ambrosia trifida Androsace septentrionalis Arabis holboellii Chenopodium leptophyllum Draba reptans Euphorbia glyptosperma Galium aparine Grindelia squarrosa Hedeoma hispidum Lepidium densiflorum Linum rigidum

0.3 2 1 2 4 1 1 1 2 1 0.3

0.0

0.3 1.3

2.3

4.0

1.0

1.0

1.0

0.0

0.0

2.0

2.0

1.0

0.0

0.3 0.6

0.47 0.30 0.55 0.02 0.02 0.14 1.50

13 17 53 6 2 30 83

0.3 0.3

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.02 0.02

6 6

0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 1 0.3 0.3 2 1 1 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.6 1.9 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.0 2.0 1.0 1.0 1.2 0.6 7.0 0.6 1.0 0.3 0.3 0.3 7 0.3 1

Lupinus pusillus
Orthocarpus luteus Plantago patagonica Polygonum arenastrum TOTAL NAF

0.06 0.03 0.03 0.03 0.01 0.01 0.15 0.57 0.01 0.02 0.02 0.02 0.01 0.02 0.03 0.99

6 9 11 9 2 4 2 55 2 6 6 6 2 6 9 83

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TAME PASTURE PLOT NUMBER TP-34 TP-35 TP-36 TP-37 TP-38 TP-39 TP-40 TP-41 TP-42 TP-43 TP-44 TP-45 TP-46 TP-47 Mean ConstCover ancy n=47

INTRODUCED ANNUAL/BIENNIAL FORBS Atriplex heterosperma Chenopodium album Descurainia sophia Draba nemorosa Kochia scoparia Lactuca serriola Melilotus officinalis Polygonum convolvulus Salsola iberica Sisymbrium loeselii Thlaspi arvense Tragopogon dubius TOTAL IAF NATIVE SHRUBS Artemisia cana Atriplex nuttallii Rosa arkansana Rosa woodsii Symphoricarpos occidentalis TOTAL NATIVE SHRUBS

0.3 9 0.3 1 0.3 0.3 0.3

0.3

9.0

0.3 0.3

0.0

0.3

0.3 1.6

0.0

0.0

0.3

0.3

0.0

0.0

0.3

0.3

0.0

0.01 0.03 0.01 0.01 0.03 0.01 0.31 0.01 0.01 0.01 0.04 0.03 0.48

2 9 2 4 11 2 23 2 2 2 2 9 57

1 0.3 3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.3 1.0 1.0 1

0.19 0.03 0.05 0.16 2.84 3.27

6 4 6 9 13 30

TOTAL VEGETATION (Stratified) Footnotes given on index page B-ii.

78.1

67.9

60.7

72.1

82.7

77.2

84.0

88.5

86.8

86.8

87.1

79.8

39.2

45.7

77.08

100

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APPENDIX C ANNUAL ABOVE-GROUND PRODUCTION (GRAMS/M2) BY PLOT FOR ECOLOGICAL SITES, WOODLAND AND TAME PASTURE – VEGETATION STUDY AREA STARK COUNTY, NORTH DAKOTA, 2006-2007 Ecological Group And Site GROUP 1 - HIGH WATER TABLE Saline Lowland-Wet Land- Subirrigated (SL-WL-Sb) Loamy Overflow-Subirrigated-Wet Land (LyOv-Sb-WL) Wet Land-Wet Meadow (WL-WM) WOODLAND Riparian Woodland (RW) GROUP 2 - SHALLOW AND VERY SHALLOW Shallow Clayey (SwCy) Shallow Loamy (SwLy) Shallow Sandy (SwSy) GROUP 3 – CLAYPAN Claypan (Cp) Thin Claypan (TCp) GROUP 4 – SANDY Sandy (Sy) GROUP 5 – CLAYEY Clayey (Cy) GROUP 6 – LOAMY Loamy (Ly) Loamy Overflow (LyOv) Loamy Terrace (LyT) Loamy Terrace (occasionally Clayey Terrace) (LyT (occ. CyT)) TAME PASTURE Tame Pasture (TP) SUMMARY TABLES Summary of Annual Above - Ground Production (pounds/acre) Relative Production (Percent)
Footnotes for the tables in Appendix C:
Binomials follow Great Plains Flora Association (1986). Production samples were harvested in a 0.25 m2 quadrat (0.5 x 0.5 meter square) centered at each plot location, dried to constant weight and weighed in the laboratory, and converted to grams per square meter for the tables in Appendix C.

Table C1 C2

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C-3

C4

C-4

C5

C-6

C6 C7

C-7 C-8

C8 C9

C-9 C-10

C10 C11 C12

C-11 C-13 C-14

Notes:
At sample sites affected by substantial livestock grazing (i.e., utilization was greater than about 50 percent), production plots were not clipped, therefore overall baseline production sampling (n=121) was somewhat less than canopy coverage sampling (n=187). Low shrubs, but not tall shrubs, were harvested for annual production data. n = Number of Samples NPG (c) = Native Perennial Grass (cool season) NPG (w) = Native Perennial Grass (warm season)

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TABLE C1 ANNUAL ABOVE-GROUND PRODUCTION (GRAMS/M2) FOR 9 PLOTS IN THE SALINE LOWLAND - WET LAND - SUBIRRIGATED COMPLEX ECOLOGICAL SITES – VEGETATION STUDY AREA STARK COUNTY, NORTH DAKOTA, 2006-2007

SALINE LOWLAND - WET LAND - SUBIRRIGATED
PLOT NUMBER SL-1 NATIVE PERENNIAL GRASS (Cool Season) Carex praegracilis Eleocharis xyridiformis Hordeum jubatum Poa glaucifolia Puccinellia cusickii Puccinellia nuttalliana Total NPG(c) NATIVE PERENNIAL GRASS (Warm Season) Distichlis spicata Spartina pectinata Total NPG(w) NATIVE PERENNIAL GRASS (Total) INTRODUCED PERENNIAL GRASS TOTAL PERENNIAL GRASS NATIVE ANNUAL GRASS INTRODUCED ANNUAL GRASS TOTAL ANNUAL GRASS NATIVE PERENNIAL FORBS INTRODUCED PERENNIAL FORBS TOTAL PERENNIAL FORBS NATIVE ANNUAL/BIENNIAL FORBS INTRODUCED ANNUAL/BIENNIAL FORBS TOTAL ANNUAL/BIENNIAL FORBS TOTAL HERBACEOUS SHRUBS Symphoricarpos occidentalis TOTAL SHRUBS TOTAL Footnotes given on index page C-i. 0.00 137.04 0.00 178.64 0.00 381.96 0.00 272.00 SL-2 SL-3 SL-4 SL-5 SL-6 SL-7 SL-8 SL-9 Mean n=9

97.16 7.52 8.20 4.84 310.96 2.36 2.36 0.00 310.96 117.72 0.00 0.00 54.80 54.80 34.20 34.20

34.40 157.88 192.28

10.80 0.84 0.91 4.36 34.55 27.69 79.15

92.80 92.80 95.16 24.44 119.60

101.88 101.88 101.88 101.88 0.00 310.96 310.96

6.40 99.44 105.84 223.56 223.56

4.00 0.00 0.00 252.84 252.84 613.76 613.76 613.76 613.76 4.00 58.80 58.80

3.56 3.56 37.76 3.44 41.20

115.52 115.52 307.80 307.80

36.02 79.24 115.26 194.41 31.19 225.60

0.00 9.28 0.24 9.52 7.92 7.92 137.04

0.00

0.00

0.00 26.80 21.64 48.44

0.00 104.04 104.04

0.00

0.00 22.20

0.00 7.64 7.64

0.00

0.00 18.88 2.43 21.32 7.08 10.21 17.30 264.21

0.00 55.84 20.92 76.76 178.64

0.00

0.00

22.20

0.00

71.00 71.00 381.96

0.00 272.00

0.00 356.88

0.00 613.76

0.00 81.00

0.00 48.84

0.00 307.80

83.44 83.44 440.32

0.00 613.76

0.00 81.00

0.00 48.84

0.00 307.80

9.27 9.27 273.48

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TABLE C2 ANNUAL ABOVE-GROUND PRODUCTION (GRAMS/M2) FOR 5 PLOTS IN THE LOAMY OVERFLOW - SUBIRRIGATED - WET LAND COMPLEX AND WET LAND - WET MEADOW COMPLEX ECOLOGICAL SITES – VEGETATION STUDY AREA STARK COUNTY, ND, 2006-2007
LyOvSb-WL PLOT WL-1 NATIVE PERENNIAL GRASS (Cool Season) Carex aquatilis Carex laeviconica Carex lanuginosa Eleocharis xyridiformis Hordeum jubatum Total NPG(c) NATIVE PERENNIAL GRASS (Warm Season) Spartina pectinata Total NPG(w) NATIVE PERENNIAL GRASS (Total) INTRODUCED PERENNIAL GRASS TOTAL PERENNIAL GRASS NATIVE ANNUAL GRASS INTRODUCED ANNUAL GRASS TOTAL ANNUAL GRASS NATIVE PERENNIAL FORBS INTRODUCED PERENNIAL FORBS TOTAL PERENNIAL FORBS NATIVE ANNUAL/BIENNIAL FORBS INTRODUCED ANNUAL/BIENNIAL FORBS TOTAL ANNUAL/BIENNIAL FORBS TOTAL HERBACEOUS SHRUBS TOTAL SHRUBS TOTAL Footnotes given on index page C-i. 0.00 348.44 0.00 396.40 0.00 489.08 0.00 252.96 0.00 982.84 0.00 530.32 0.00 493.94 0.00 0.00 141.12 0.00 141.12 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 385.88 385.88 0.00 131.75 131.75 0.00 105.40 105.40 0.00 348.44 348.44 0.00 255.28 255.28 0.00 489.08 489.08 0.00 252.20 252.20 WL-7 WET LAND COMPOSITE Mean WL-12 n=4 Mean n=5

WET LAND - WET MEADOW PLOT NUMBER WL-8 WL-11

348.44 66.12 189.16 348.44 255.28 489.08 29.12 252.20 39.16 489.08 223.08 39.16 194.57 9.79 47.29 7.28 258.93

69.69 155.66 7.83 37.83 5.82 276.83

557.80 557.80 596.96 596.96

139.45 139.45 398.38 398.38

111.56 111.56 388.39 388.39

0.00 348.44

0.00 396.40

0.00 489.08

0.76 0.76 252.96

0.00 982.84

0.19 0.19 530.32

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TABLE C3 ANNUAL ABOVE-GROUND PRODUCTION (GRAMS/M2) FOR 10 PLOTS IN THE RIPARIAN WOODLAND VEGETATION TYPE – VEGETATION STUDYAREA STARK COUNTY, NORTH DAKOTA, 2006-2007

RIPARIAN WOODLAND PLOT NUMBER RW-4 NATIVE PERENNIAL GRASS (Cool Season) Total NPG(c) NATIVE PERENNIAL GRASS (Warm Season) Total NPG(w) NATIVE PERENNIAL GRASS (Total) INTRODUCED PERENNIAL GRASS TOTAL PERENNIAL GRASS NATIVE ANNUAL GRASS INTRODUCED ANNUAL GRASS TOTAL ANNUAL GRASS NATIVE PERENNIAL FORBS INTRODUCED PERENNIAL FORBS TOTAL PERENNIAL FORBS NATIVE ANNUAL/BIENNIAL FORBS INTRODUCED ANNUAL/BIENNIAL FORBS TOTAL ANNUAL/BIENNIAL FORBS TOTAL HERBACEOUS SHRUBS Symphoricarpos occidentalis TOTAL SHRUBS TOTAL Footnotes given on index page C-i. 0.00 652.64 0.00 521.16 0.00 307.96 0.00 325.76 0.00 196.12 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 3.60 70.64 70.64 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 3.60 0.00 0.00 0.00 12.36 0.00 652.64 7.44 7.44 521.16 17.28 17.28 307.96 0.00 325.76 0.00 196.12 0.00 552.80 0.00 531.08 0.00 274.64 0.00 328.96 12.36 349.08 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.36 7.06 7.42 1.24 2.47 3.71 404.02 0.00 0.00 582.00 582.00 0.00 0.00 513.72 513.72 0.00 0.00 290.68 290.68 0.00 0.00 325.76 325.76 0.00 0.00 196.12 196.12 0.00 0.00 552.80 552.80 0.00 0.00 527.48 527.48 0.00 0.00 274.64 274.64 0.00 0.00 328.96 328.96 0.00 0.00 336.72 336.72 0.00 0.00 392.89 392.89 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 RW-8 RW-11 RW-12 RW-13 RW-14 RW-15 RW-23 RW-24 RW-30 Mean n=10

16.88 16.88 569.68

20.40 20.40 551.48

0.00 274.64

0.00 328.96

0.00 349.08

3.73 3.73 407.75

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TABLE C4 ANNUAL ABOVE-GROUND PRODUCTION (GRAMS/M2) FOR 2 PLOTS IN THE SHALLOW CLAYEY, 14 PLOTS IN THE SHALLOW LOAMY AND 2 PLOTS IN THE SHALLOW SANDY ECOLOGICAL SITES – VEGETATION STUDY AREA STARK COUNTY, ND, 2006-2007
SHALLOW CLAYEY PLOT SwCy-1 NATIVE PERENNIAL GRASS (Cool Season) Agropyron dasystachyum Agropyron smithii Calamagrostis montanensis Carex eleocharis Carex filifolia Carex heliophila Koeleria pyramidata Poa sandbergii Stipa comata Stipa viridula Total NPG(c) NATIVE PERENNIAL GRASS (Warm Season) Andropogon scoparius Bouteloua gracilis Buchloe dactyloides Calamovilfa longifolia Muhlenbergia cuspidata Total NPG(w) NATIVE PERENNIAL GRASS (Total) INTRODUCED PERENNIAL GRASS TOTAL PERENNIAL GRASS NATIVE ANNUAL GRASS INTRODUCED ANNUAL GRASS TOTAL ANNUAL GRASS NATIVE PERENNIAL FORBS INTRODUCED PERENNIAL FORBS TOTAL PERENNIAL FORBS NATIVE ANNUAL/BIENNIAL FORBS INTRODUCED ANNUAL/BIENNIAL FORBS TOTAL ANNUAL/BIENNIAL FORBS TOTAL HERBACEOUS SHRUBS Rosa arkansana Rosa woodsii TOTAL SHRUBS TOTAL Footnotes given on index page C-i. 0.00 4.84 4.84 0.00 0.20 0.20 0.00 2.52 2.52 0.00 1.88 1.88 0.68 0.00 141.56 0.00 64.24 0.00 102.90 0.68 138.36 0.00 29.28 29.28 0.76 0.76 101.76 0.00 7.12 0.20 7.32 0.20 0.20 64.16 0.00 102.76 0.00 0.96 0.96 0.00 4.48 4.48 1.96 1.96 58.84 0.00 2.36 2.36 0.20 0.20 0.40 169.36 0.00 37.04 37.04 0.00 5.48 5.48 0.00 3.68 3.68 SwCy-2 Mean n=2 SwLy-1 SwLy-2 SwLy-3 SwLy-4 SwLy-5 SHALLOW LOAMY PLOT NUMBER SwLy-7 SwLy-8 SwLy-10 SwLy-11 SwLy-12 SwLy-13 SwLy-14

5.40

2.70 45.64

3.88 27.12 3.68

3.64 15.72 0.32 40.80 15.80 6.04 11.76 0.68 1.16 12.32 0.28 45.16 7.12 24.68 17.16 0.32 63.32 26.20 157.76

19.16 35.16 54.16 0.84 4.04 4.12 1.92 41.20 13.20 27.64 99.88

10.96

8.40 0.64

30.36 0.96 22.12

19.38 0.80 11.06 33.94

36.60 3.04 4.84 90.12 10.56 0.20 7.20 52.64 7.52

4.92 16.00

12.92 5.72 3.64 10.16 36.08

27.08 26.44 1.08 32.80 106.56

16.92 12.24 15.72 9.76 54.64

24.08 9.08 12.28 39.88 96.28

9.04

58.84

11.40 34.96

83.56

20.08 4.48 81.64 86.12 95.16 41.56 136.72 0.28 5.20 64.04 64.04 4.92 4.70 40.82 0.14 45.66 79.60 20.78 100.38 45.68 7.44 11.64 14.88 6.80 18.24 15.48 10.72 7.52 5.40 23.96 45.68 135.80 135.80 19.08 71.72 71.72 21.68 56.64 56.64 18.24 101.80 101.80 26.20 52.40 52.40 7.52 165.28 1.32 166.60 9.72 29.80 65.88 0.20 66.08 5.40 111.96 111.96 23.96 78.60 78.60 2.28 29.80 71.00 71.00 0.20 0.20 10.64 10.64 1.64 0.00 103.12 0.00 117.44 0.00 82.28 1.64 83.48 27.40 127.28 127.28 0.68 0.68 24.12 24.12 2.72 2.72 154.80 0.00 10.44 10.44 0.20 0.20 120.36 10.16 13.16 109.44 0.28 109.72 27.52 27.40 3.00

2.44 8.84 8.84 150.40 0.00 64.24 4.42 4.42 107.32 0.00 138.36 0.00 101.76 0.00 64.16 0.00 102.76 0.00 58.84 0.00 169.36 2.44 105.56

0.64 0.64 118.08

5.96 5.96 88.24 0.00 83.48 0.00 154.80 0.00 120.36

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TABLE C4 ANNUAL ABOVE-GROUND PRODUCTION (GRAMS/M2) FOR 2 PLOTS IN THE SHALLOW CLAYEY, 14 PLOTS IN THE SHALLOW LOAMY AND 2 PLOTS IN THE SHALLOW SANDY ECOLOGICAL SITES – VEGETATION STUDY AREA STARK COUNTY, ND, 2006-2007
SHALLOW LOAMY PLOT SwLy-15 NATIVE PERENNIAL GRASS (Cool Season) Agropyron dasystachyum Agropyron smithii Calamagrostis montanensis Carex eleocharis Carex filifolia Carex heliophila Koeleria pyramidata Poa sandbergii Stipa comata Stipa viridula Total NPG(c) NATIVE PERENNIAL GRASS (Warm Season) Andropogon scoparius Bouteloua gracilis Buchloe dactyloides Calamovilfa longifolia Muhlenbergia cuspidata Total NPG(w) NATIVE PERENNIAL GRASS (Total) INTRODUCED PERENNIAL GRASS TOTAL PERENNIAL GRASS NATIVE ANNUAL GRASS INTRODUCED ANNUAL GRASS TOTAL ANNUAL GRASS NATIVE PERENNIAL FORBS INTRODUCED PERENNIAL FORBS TOTAL PERENNIAL FORBS NATIVE ANNUAL/BIENNIAL FORBS INTRODUCED ANNUAL/BIENNIAL FORBS TOTAL ANNUAL/BIENNIAL FORBS TOTAL HERBACEOUS SHRUBS Rosa arkansana Rosa woodsii TOTAL SHRUBS TOTAL Footnotes given on index page C-i. 0.00 147.56 0.00 141.96 0.00 5.48 5.48 0.00 10.28 10.28 SwLy-16 Mean n=14 SHALLOW SANDY PLOT SwSy-1 SwSy-2 Mean n=2

5.24 2.16 48.52

2.48 2.24

18.24 61.16 117.08 24.28 47.24

3.24 17.89 0.75 0.90 16.91 4.40 7.41 0.03 19.38 3.66 74.59

7.36 1.84 4.80 27.76 3.36 13.28 0.48 19.76 7.00 40.76 60.76 105.64

3.68 13.88 2.60 9.04 0.24 9.88 33.88 73.20

0.72 24.28 25.00 142.08 142.08

55.12 9.68

19.64 84.44 131.68 131.68

5.37 13.07 2.08 3.45 2.99 26.95 101.54 0.13 101.67 0.06 0.06 10.95 0.01 10.96 0.60 0.01 0.61 113.30

20.48 27.52 48.00 88.76 88.76

11.44 9.92 21.36 127.00 127.00

15.96 18.72 34.68 107.88 107.88

0.00 7.20 7.20

0.00 4.08 4.08

0.00 5.64 5.64

0.00 147.56

0.00 141.96

0.00 95.96

0.00 131.08

0.00 113.52

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TABLE C5 ANNUAL ABOVE-GROUND PRODUCTION (GRAMS/M2) FOR 1 PLOT IN THE CLAYPAN AND 14 PLOTS IN THE THIN CLAYPAN ECOLOGICAL SITES – VEGETATION STUDY AREA STARK COUNTY, NORTH DAKOTA, 2006-2007
CLAYPAN PLOT Cp-1 NATIVE PERENNIAL GRASS (Cool Season) Agropyron dasystachyum Agropyron smithii Agropyron trachycaulum Calamagrostis montanensis Carex eleocharis Hordeum jubatum Koeleria pyramidata Poa glaucifolia Poa sandbergii Puccinellia nuttalliana Stipa comata Stipa viridula Total NPG(c) NATIVE PERENNIAL GRASS (Warm Season) Bouteloua gracilis Buchloe dactyloides Distichlis spicata Muhlenbergia cuspidata Schedonnardus paniculatus Total NPG(w) NATIVE PERENNIAL GRASS (Total) INTRODUCED PERENNIAL GRASS TOTAL PERENNIAL GRASS NATIVE ANNUAL GRASS INTRODUCED ANNUAL GRASS TOTAL ANNUAL GRASS NATIVE PERENNIAL FORBS INTRODUCED PERENNIAL FORBS TOTAL PERENNIAL FORBS NATIVE ANNUAL/BIENNIAL FORBS INTRODUCED ANNUAL/BIENNIAL FORBS TOTAL ANNUAL/BIENNIAL FORBS TOTAL HERBACEOUS SHRUBS Artemisia cana TOTAL SHRUBS TOTAL Footnotes given on index page C-i. 0.00 209.76 0.00 0.00 5.52 0.00 5.52 0.00 0.00 0.00 4.88 4.88 0.00 14.04 14.04 0.00 26.52 2.32 28.84 6.72 4.44 11.16 116.48 0.00 14.64 10.40 25.04 4.28 8.40 12.68 213.72 0.00 8.32 1.12 9.44 12.20 12.20 119.48 0.00 15.16 2.28 17.44 6.76 9.80 16.56 245.80 TCp-1 TCp-2 TCp-3 TCp-4 TCp-5 TCp-6 THIN CLAYPAN PLOT NUMBER TCp-7 TCp-9 TCp-10 TCp-11 TCp-12 TCp-13 TCp-15 TCp-16 Mean n=14

0.76 9.40 17.16

23.08 1.52

16.52 38.56

3.08 122.72

30.80

55.76

0.88 73.32

43.40

52.28

23.36 0.32 16.60 24.96 1.64 4.08 30.60 101.56

3.04

56.60

1.04 99.20 0.36 50.68 0.20 13.44 5.36

0.20 11.48

2.92 4.44 1.92

3.52 0.88 32.80

12.72 0.72 107.96 36.36

1.56

11.08 4.28

1.92 0.36 2.64

1.52 38.02 1.23 0.13 3.68 3.58 13.09 0.38 0.29 7.11 69.04

0.60

1.84

163.32

11.76

22.52

0.60 0.80

3.20 39.28

64.36

162.12

43.60 75.28

177.16

110.56

45.56

21.56 91.04

3.40

61.16

2.32 66.88 46.44

0.20 36.36

9.16

7.56

10.56 2.96

18.60

0.40 31.76

0.80

20.28 5.96

3.16 23.00

14.88

1.32 26.44 37.52

18.52 46.44 209.76 209.76 69.20 80.96 80.96 0.00 22.52 22.52 0.28 36.84 37.64 28.04 65.68 27.68 66.96 66.96 7.56 71.92 4.56 76.48 13.52 175.64 0.36 176.00 18.60 93.88 3.96 97.84 32.16 209.32 2.48 211.80 0.80 111.36 25.08 136.44 26.24 71.80 3.16 74.96 26.16 117.20 117.20 14.88 116.44 116.44 38.84 42.24 42.24 26.44 87.60 87.60

5.05 12.54 5.28 1.32 0.02 24.21 93.25 4.83 98.08

6.76 6.76 19.32 3.64 22.96 9.96 7.92 17.88 184.04

0.00 10.92 10.92 0.48 0.48 86.36

0.00 9.64 9.64 0.36 0.36 127.20

0.00 11.68 11.68

0.00

0.00 17.32

0.48 0.48 11.28 1.41 12.69 3.53 2.43 5.97 117.22

0.00 3.24

17.32 5.44 5.44 110.36

0.00 209.76

0.00 86.48

3.52 3.52 26.04

0.00 70.56

0.00 81.00

0.00 128.12

3.24 45.48

11.92 11.92 98.40

0.00 26.04

0.00 70.56

0.00 81.00

0.00 116.48

0.00 213.72

0.00 119.48

0.00 245.80

7.52 7.52 191.56

0.00 86.36

0.00 127.20

0.00 128.12

0.00 45.48

0.00 110.36

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TABLE C6 ANNUAL ABOVE-GROUND PRODUCTION (GRAMS/M2) FOR 5 PLOTS IN THE SANDY ECOLOGICAL SITE – VEGETATION STUDY AREA STARK COUNTY, NORTH DAKOTA, 2006-2007

SANDY PLOT NUMBER Sy-1 NATIVE PERENNIAL GRASS (Cool Season) Agropyron dasystachyum Agropyron smithii Calamagrostis montanensis Carex eleocharis Carex filifolia Carex heliophila Koeleria pyramidata Stipa comata Stipa viridula Total NPG(c) NATIVE PERENNIAL GRASS (Warm Season) Bouteloua gracilis Buchloe dactyloides Calamovilfa longifolia Total NPG(w) NATIVE PERENNIAL GRASS (Total) INTRODUCED PERENNIAL GRASS TOTAL PERENNIAL GRASS NATIVE ANNUAL GRASS INTRODUCED ANNUAL GRASS TOTAL ANNUAL GRASS NATIVE PERENNIAL FORBS INTRODUCED PERENNIAL FORBS TOTAL PERENNIAL FORBS NATIVE ANNUAL/BIENNIAL FORBS INTRODUCED ANNUAL/BIENNIAL FORBS TOTAL ANNUAL/BIENNIAL FORBS TOTAL HERBACEOUS SHRUBS TOTAL SHRUBS TOTAL Footnotes given on index page C-i. 0.00 107.24 0.00 95.24 0.00 181.68 0.00 92.48 0.00 161.08 0.00 127.54 0.00 0.00 42.32 0.00 42.32 0.00 68.12 68.12 0.00 5.12 2.16 7.28 0.00 11.96 11.96 0.00 25.50 0.43 25.94 Sy-2 Sy-3 Sy-4 Sy-5 Mean n=5

10.44 1.60

0.56 3.08 8.52 1.64

3.12 2.72 8.04 3.40 17.64 66.64 0.16 101.72

0.96 6.00 0.64 25.36

22.36

66.28 8.48 28.32 69.76 2.56 91.20

12.36 12.04 6.12 42.56

8.24 22.04

4.66 4.02 1.16 2.06 7.46 17.11 4.17 23.56 1.26 65.46

8.72 41.48 41.48 84.04 23.20 107.24 22.16 30.88 52.92 52.92

3.52 8.32 11.84 113.56 113.56

14.52 32.12 32.12 123.32 25.80 149.12

14.52 84.28 0.48 84.76

5.35 8.30 12.52 26.17 91.62 9.90 101.52

0.00 107.24

0.00 95.24

0.00 181.68

0.44 0.44 92.48

0.00 161.08

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TABLE C7 ANNUAL ABOVE-GROUND PRODUCTION (GRAMS/M2) FOR EIGHT PLOTS IN THE CLAYEY ECOLOGICAL SITE – VEGETATION STUDY AREA STARK COUNTY, NORTH DAKOTA, 2006-2007

CLAYEY PLOT NUMBER Cy-1 NATIVE PERENNIAL GRASS (Cool Season) Agropyron smithii Calamagrostis montanensis Carex eleocharis Koeleria pyramidata Poa sandbergii Stipa comata Stipa viridula Total NPG(c) NATIVE PERENNIAL GRASS (Warm Season) Bouteloua gracilis Buchloe dactyloides Distichlis spicata Schedonnardus paniculatus Spartina pectinata Total NPG(w) NATIVE PERENNIAL GRASS (Total) INTRODUCED PERENNIAL GRASS TOTAL PERENNIAL GRASS NATIVE ANNUAL GRASS INTRODUCED ANNUAL GRASS TOTAL ANNUAL GRASS NATIVE PERENNIAL FORBS INTRODUCED PERENNIAL FORBS TOTAL PERENNIAL FORBS NATIVE ANNUAL/BIENNIAL FORBS INTRODUCED ANNUAL/BIENNIAL FORBS TOTAL ANNUAL/BIENNIAL FORBS TOTAL HERBACEOUS SHRUBS Artemisia cana TOTAL SHRUBS TOTAL Footnotes given on index page C-i. 0.00 114.04 0.00 177.48 0.00 123.48 0.00 33.96 33.96 1.64 1.64 114.04 0.20 0.20 0.20 0.20 177.48 0.00 0.00 20.04 0.60 20.64 1.48 1.88 3.36 123.48 0.00 0.00 2.12 0.00 0.16 0.16 169.36 2.12 22.64 22.64 119.32 Cy-2 Cy-3 Cy-4 Cy-5 Cy-6 Cy-7 Cy-8 Mean n=8

51.48 5.60 0.96 3.56 3.72 65.32

173.76

34.08 0.96 6.72 3.88 12.72 27.36 85.72

151.48

38.88 0.64 4.92 0.76 0.76 45.96

39.36 1.32 0.52 2.52

87.20 0.84

74.12

10.52 18.68

0.72 1.04 175.52

0.16

151.64

43.72

88.04

103.32

81.30 0.12 1.89 2.60 0.97 4.02 4.02 94.91

3.76 9.36 1.56 13.12 78.44 78.44 1.56 177.08 177.08 0.80 0.80 86.52 12.96 99.48

8.60 8.96

5.20 31.44

57.52 54.52

0.56

18.60

17.56 169.20 169.20

36.64 82.60 11.96 94.56

112.04 155.76 155.76 0.20 0.20 0.96 0.96 2.88 2.88 159.80

0.56 88.60 62.56 151.16

0.20 18.80 122.12 122.12 1.40

11.78 6.22 6.82 0.30 0.03 25.14 120.04 10.94 130.98 0.20 0.20 8.68 0.10 8.78 4.59 0.24 4.83 144.78

0.00 11.80 11.80 7.36 7.36 170.32

1.40 0.52 0.52 0.36 0.36 124.40

5.04 5.04 174.40

0.00 119.32

1.88 1.88 161.68

16.84 16.84 187.16

0.00 124.40

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TABLE C8 ANNUAL ABOVE-GROUND PRODUCTION (GRAMS/M2) FOR 2 PLOTS IN THE LOAMY AND 1 PLOT IN THE LOAMY OVERFLOW ECOLOGICAL SITES – VEGETATION STUDY AREA STARK COUNTY, NORTH DAKOTA, 2006-2007
LOAMY PLOT NUMBER Ly-1 NATIVE PERENNIAL GRASS (Cool Season) Agropyron smithii Carex eleocharis Carex filifolia Poa sandbergii Stipa comata Total NPG(c) NATIVE PERENNIAL GRASS (Warm Season) Bouteloua gracilis Muhlenbergia cuspidata Total NPG(w) NATIVE PERENNIAL GRASS (Total) INTRODUCED PERENNIAL GRASS TOTAL PERENNIAL GRASS NATIVE ANNUAL GRASS INTRODUCED ANNUAL GRASS TOTAL ANNUAL GRASS NATIVE PERENNIAL FORBS INTRODUCED PERENNIAL FORBS TOTAL PERENNIAL FORBS NATIVE ANNUAL/BIENNIAL FORBS INTRODUCED ANNUAL/BIENNIAL FORBS TOTAL ANNUAL/BIENNIAL FORBS TOTAL HERBACEOUS SHRUBS Symphoricarpos occidentalis TOTAL SHRUBS TOTAL Footnotes given on index page C-i. 0.00 296.52 0.00 148.08 0.00 222.30 0.00 0.00 1.32 0.00 0.24 3.52 3.76 296.52 1.32 0.60 0.60 148.08 0.00 0.66 0.66 0.42 1.76 2.18 222.30 26.84 26.84 0.00 Ly-2 LOAMY OVERFLOW PLOT LyOv-1

Mean n=2

117.32 13.96

80.60 13.44 0.96 1.64 96.64

131.28

98.96 6.98 6.72 0.48 0.82 113.96

0.00

57.40 57.40 188.68 104.08 292.76

47.56 1.96 49.52 146.16 146.16

52.48 0.98 53.46 167.42 52.04 219.46

0.00 0.00 506.72 506.72

0.00 533.56

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TABLE C9 ANNUAL ABOVE-GROUND PRODUCTION (GRAMS/M2) FOR 12 PLOTS IN THE LOAMY TERRACE AND 2 PLOTS IN THE LOAMY TERRACE (OCCASIONALLY CLAYEY TERRACE) ECOLOGICAL SITES – VEGETATION STUDY AREA STARK COUNTY, ND, 2006-2007
LOAMY TERRACE (occasionally CLAYEY TERRACE) Mean LyT-15 LyT-16 LyT-18 LyT-19 LyT-21 n=12 PLOT LyT-24 LyT-25 Mean n=2

LOAMY TERRACE PLOT NUMBER LyT-5 NATIVE PERENNIAL GRASS (Cool Season) Agropyron dasystachyum Agropyron smithii Agropyron trachycaulum Calamagrostis montanensis Carex eleocharis Carex filifolia Carex laeviconica Koeleria pyramidata Poa sandbergii Stipa comata Stipa viridula Total NPG(c) NATIVE PERENNIAL GRASS (Warm Season) Bouteloua gracilis Calamovilfa longifolia Distichlis spicata Spartina pectinata Total NPG(w) NATIVE PERENNIAL GRASS (Total) INTRODUCED PERENNIAL GRASS TOTAL PERENNIAL GRASS NATIVE ANNUAL GRASS INTRODUCED ANNUAL GRASS TOTAL ANNUAL GRASS NATIVE PERENNIAL FORBS INTRODUCED PERENNIAL FORBS TOTAL PERENNIAL FORBS NATIVE ANNUAL/BIENNIAL FORBS INTRODUCED ANNUAL/BIENNIAL FORBS TOTAL ANNUAL/BIENNIAL FORBS TOTAL HERBACEOUS SHRUBS Artemisia cana Rosa woodsii Symphoricarpos occidentalis TOTAL SHRUBS TOTAL Footnotes given on index page C-i. 0.00 7.00 7.00 0.00 0.24 0.40 0.64 170.64 LyT-7 LyT-8 LyT-9 LyT-12 LyT-13 LyT-14

4.64 1.96 4.36

37.04 54.28

44.80

252.24

335.08

74.08

138.68

75.52 0.76 11.04

38.96 19.28

21.60 12.68

13.76

44.40

0.48

14.36

0.68

0.44

2.44

6.92

1.00 0.28

4.89 90.76 1.61 0.23 3.48 0.02 273.12 3.82 1.73 3.79 14.80 125.12

4.64

2.32

136.56

2.68 5.12 25.20 50.76 86.92 13.72 99.60 72.88 4.00 256.92 335.52

3.12 0.88 3.08 83.60

11.52 1.68 4.44 151.72 54.36 153.20 15.00 73.24

1.52 12.88 2.08 50.76

24.80 0.20 1.36 40.40

2.24 0.72 48.32 96.68

273.12

4.64

138.88

1.00 7.04

67.92

12.96

15.24

41.92

27.64

0.48

0.56

23.92 19.12

15.97 0.59 1.59 0.00 96.68 19.80 116.48 18.15 143.27 17.56 160.83 0.03 209.56 209.56 482.68 0.48 483.16

7.64

3.82

8.04 94.96 61.68 156.64

67.92 167.52 2.08 169.60 0.40 0.40

12.96 85.84 1.92 87.76

0.00 256.92 7.80 264.72

0.00 335.52 17.88 353.40

15.24 98.84 98.84

41.92 193.64 1.80 195.44

27.64 180.84 10.56 191.40

0.48 73.72 87.16 160.88

0.56 51.32 51.32

43.04 83.44 83.44

7.64 12.28 114.40 126.68

104.78 108.60 247.48 57.44 304.92

0.00 8.16 8.16

0.00 3.60 3.60 0.68

0.00

0.00

0.00 0.60

0.00

0.00 75.68 0.20 75.88 2.44 4.92 7.36 244.12

0.00 0.84 0.84 34.00 0.44 34.44 86.60

0.00 38.40 38.40 1.12 1.12 122.96

0.00 9.88 9.88

0.03 12.01 0.02 12.03 3.22 0.50 3.72 176.61

0.00

0.00 11.08 1.36 12.44

0.00 5.54 0.68 6.22

0.00

0.00

0.60 0.16

0.00

0.00

0.00 163.64

0.00 95.92

0.68 269.00

0.00 353.40

0.20 0.20 99.04

0.16 196.20

0.00 191.40

0.00 126.36

0.00 483.16

2.84 2.84 141.96

1.42 1.42 312.56

29.60

38.28

39.60

13.68 3.48 9.48 12.96 257.08

5.44

24.72 6.68 31.40 157.76

29.60 193.24

38.28 208.92

39.60 135.52

0.00 269.00

0.00 353.40

0.00 99.04

0.00 196.20

13.68 205.08

5.44 92.04

0.00 122.96

12.61 0.29 1.35 14.25 190.85

5.04 67.16 72.20 214.16

2.52 33.58 36.10 348.66

0.00 483.16

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TABLE C10 ANNUAL ABOVE-GROUND PRODUCTION (GRAMS/M2) FOR 34 PLOTS IN THE TAME PASTURE VEGETATION TYPE – VEGETATION STUDY AREA STARK COUNTY, NORTH DAKOTA, 2006-2007

TAME PASTURE PLOT NUMBER TP-1 NATIVE PERENNIAL GRASS (Cool Season) Agropyron dasystachyum Agropyron smithii Agropyron trachycaulum Carex eleocharis Koeleria pyramidata Poa sandbergii Stipa comata Stipa viridula Total NPG(c) NATIVE PERENNIAL GRASS (Warm Season) Bouteloua gracilis Buchloe dactyloides Distichlis spicata Schedonnardus paniculatus Sporobolus cryptandrus Total NPG(w) NATIVE PERENNIAL GRASS (Total) INTRODUCED PERENNIAL GRASS TOTAL PERENNIAL GRASS NATIVE ANNUAL GRASS INTRODUCED ANNUAL GRASS TOTAL ANNUAL GRASS NATIVE PERENNIAL FORBS INTRODUCED PERENNIAL FORBS TOTAL PERENNIAL FORBS NATIVE ANNUAL/BIENNIAL FORBS INTRODUCED ANNUAL/BIENNIAL FORBS TOTAL ANNUAL/BIENNIAL FORBS TOTAL HERBACEOUS SHRUBS Rosa woodsii Symphoricarpos occidentalis TOTAL SHRUBS TOTAL Footnotes given on index page C-i. 0.00 112.76 0.00 134.44 0.00 154.04 0.00 145.44 0.00 117.36 0.00 165.04 0.00 344.24 TP-2 TP-3 TP-4 TP-5 TP-6 TP-7 TP-9 TP-10 TP-11 TP-12 TP-13 TP-20 TP-21 TP-22 TP-23 TP-24 TP-25

31.84 5.36

11.60 6.20 0.76

1.00 276.00 21.68

16.96 32.12

0.84 5.72 18.08

0.00

38.04

0.00

0.00

6.20

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

298.68

0.00

0.00

49.08

0.00

0.00

24.24 10.96 2.28 2.28 2.28 102.60 104.88 24.24 62.28 72.16 134.44 10.96 10.96 142.36 153.32 0.00 0.00 133.12 133.12

20.64

1.64 8.72

8.56

20.64 38.72 78.00 116.72

10.36 16.56 148.32 164.88

0.00 0.00 344.24 344.24

0.00 0.00 474.40 474.40

0.00 0.00 25.28 25.28

0.00 0.00 130.88 130.88

0.00 0.00 157.64 157.64

0.00 0.00 167.48 167.48

0.00 298.68 228.40 527.08

0.00 0.00 330.72 330.72

0.00 0.00 352.96 352.96

8.56 57.64 154.24 211.88

0.00 0.00 87.00 87.00

0.00 0.00 358.00 358.00

0.00 3.92 3.92 3.96 3.96 112.76

0.00

0.00 0.52 0.20 0.72

0.00 12.12 0.20 12.32

0.00 0.64 0.64

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00 114.24

0.00 2.84 2.96 5.80 0.24 0.24 136.92

0.00

0.00 0.72

0.00 20.44 0.32 20.76

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00 0.56

0.00

0.00

0.00 0.16

0.00

0.00

114.24 18.48 1.80 20.28 159.80

2.32 2.32

0.72

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.56

0.00

0.00 134.44

0.00 154.04

0.00 145.44

0.00 117.36

0.16 165.04

0.00 344.24

0.20 0.20 474.60

0.72 0.72 160.68

0.00 168.20

0.00 547.84

0.00 330.72

0.00 352.96

0.00 211.88

0.00 87.56

0.00 358.00

1.56 46.32 47.88 522.48

349.92 349.92 509.72

0.00 136.92

0.00 160.68

0.00 168.20

0.00 547.84

1.52 1.52 332.24

0.00 352.96

0.00 211.88

0.00 87.56

8.84 8.84 366.84

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TABLE C10 ANNUAL ABOVE-GROUND PRODUCTION (GRAMS/M2) FOR 34 PLOTS IN THE TAME PASTURE VEGETATION TYPE – VEGETATION STUDY AREA STARK COUNTY, NORTH DAKOTA, 2006-2007

TAME PASTURE PLOT NUMBER TP-26 NATIVE PERENNIAL GRASS (Cool Season) Agropyron dasystachyum Agropyron smithii Agropyron trachycaulum Carex eleocharis Koeleria pyramidata Poa sandbergii Stipa comata Stipa viridula Total NPG(c) NATIVE PERENNIAL GRASS (Warm Season) Bouteloua gracilis Buchloe dactyloides Distichlis spicata Schedonnardus paniculatus Sporobolus cryptandrus Total NPG(w) NATIVE PERENNIAL GRASS (Total) INTRODUCED PERENNIAL GRASS TOTAL PERENNIAL GRASS NATIVE ANNUAL GRASS INTRODUCED ANNUAL GRASS TOTAL ANNUAL GRASS NATIVE PERENNIAL FORBS INTRODUCED PERENNIAL FORBS TOTAL PERENNIAL FORBS NATIVE ANNUAL/BIENNIAL FORBS INTRODUCED ANNUAL/BIENNIAL FORBS TOTAL ANNUAL/BIENNIAL FORBS TOTAL HERBACEOUS SHRUBS Rosa woodsii Symphoricarpos occidentalis TOTAL SHRUBS TOTAL Footnotes given on index page C-i. 0.00 154.44 0.00 190.20 0.00 158.40 0.00 326.16 0.00 334.00 0.00 316.84 0.00 172.36 0.00 148.84 0.00 158.48 0.00 203.08 0.00 395.08 0.00 159.72 0.00 150.68 0.00 121.48 0.00 169.24 0.00 40.84 TP-27 TP-28 TP-30 TP-31 TP-34 TP-35 TP-36 TP-37 TP-38 TP-39 TP-40 TP-41 TP-42 TP-45 TP-47 Mean n=34

4.64 2.44 2.08

1.04 1.08

18.72 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 23.36

49.56 52.00

3.96 18.04 22.00

126.56 20.56 20.56 126.56

5.04 2.96 8.00

12.48 12.48 2.08 0.00 4.52 5.56 1.08

0.03 10.06 1.58 0.50 0.02 0.02 6.36 1.52 20.11

9.00 1.88

7.08

4.12 1.12 1.84 0.56

0.00 0.00 150.80 150.80

9.00 9.00 181.00 190.00

0.00 0.00 140.96 140.96

0.00 0.00 325.72 325.72

1.88 1.88 331.44 333.32

0.00 23.36 285.52 308.88

0.00 52.00 116.24 168.24

0.00 22.00 126.40 148.40

4.12 4.12 24.68 133.80 158.48

0.52 0.52 127.08 75.80 202.88

0.00 8.00 386.12 394.12

0.00 12.48 147.24 159.72

7.08 9.16 141.52 150.68

4.12 4.12 117.36 121.48

2.96 8.52 145.92 154.44

0.56 1.64 39.20 40.84

0.89 1.68 0.32 0.12 0.14 3.16 23.27 186.26 209.53

0.00

0.00

0.00 16.52

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00 2.20 1.92 4.12

0.00 0.44 0.44

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00 5.15 0.72 5.87 0.81 0.33 1.14 216.54

0.00 3.64 3.64 154.44

0.00 0.20 0.20 190.20

16.52 0.92 0.92 158.40

0.00

0.68 0.68

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.96 0.96

0.00

0.00

0.00

14.80 14.80

0.00

0.44 0.44 326.16

0.00 334.00

7.96 7.96 316.84

0.00 172.36

0.00 148.84

0.00 158.48

0.20 0.20 203.08

0.00 395.08

0.00 159.72

0.00 150.68

0.00 121.48

0.00 169.24

0.00 40.84

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TABLE C11 SUMMARY OF ANNUAL ABOVE-GROUND PRODUCTION (POUNDS/ACRE) FOR ECOLOGICAL SITES, RIPARIAN WOODLAND, AND TAME PASTURE SAMPLED VEGETATION STUDY AREA STARK COUNTY, NORTH DAKOTA, 2006-2007
ECOLOGICAL SITE / VEGETATION TYPE Saline Lowland - Loamy Overflow - Wet Land Subirrigated Wet Wet Land Wet Land Meadow Subirrigated n=9 NATIVE PERENNIAL GRASS (Cool Season) Agropyron dasystachyum Agropyron smithii Agropyron trachycaulum Calamagrostis montanensis Carex aquatilis Carex eleocharis Carex filifolia Carex heliophila Carex laeviconica Carex lanuginosa Carex praegracilis Eleocharis xyridiformis Hordeum jubatum Koeleria pyramidata Poa glaucifolia Poa sandbergii Puccinellia cusickii Puccinellia nuttalliana Stipa comata Stipa viridula Total NPG(c) NATIVE PERENNIAL GRASS (Warm Season) Andropogon scoparius Bouteloua gracilis Buchloe dactyloides Calamovilfa longifolia Distichlis spicata Muhlenbergia cuspidata Schedonnardus paniculatus Spartina pectinata Sporobolus cryptandrus Total NPG(w) NATIVE PERENNIAL GRASS (Tota INTRODUCED PERENNIAL GRASS TOTAL PERENNIAL GRASS NATIVE ANNUAL GRASS INTRODUCED ANNUAL GRASS TOTAL ANNUAL GRASS NATIVE PERENNIAL FORBS INTRODUCED PERENNIAL FORBS TOTAL PERENNIAL FORBS NATIVE ANNUAL/BIENNIAL FORBS INTRODUCED ANNUAL/BIENNIAL FORBS TOTAL ANNUAL/BIENNIAL FORBS TOTAL HERBACEOUS SHRUBS Artemisia cana Rosa arkansana Rosa woodsii Symphoricarpos occidentalis TOTAL SHRUBS TOTAL n = number of sample sites NPG (c) = native Perennial Grass (cool season). NPG (w) = native Perennial Graminoid (warm). 168.5 21.7 190.2 63.2 91.1 154.4 2357.7 3109.3 1175.7 1175.7 3.2 63.0 66.2 11.0 22.1 33.1 3605.3 918.2 22.5 22.5 n=1 n=4 Riparian Woodland n=10 Shallow Clayey n=2 24.1 Shallow Loamy n=14 28.9 159.7 6.7 3109.3 172.9 1736.2 87.4 96.3 7.5 8.1 38.9 0.3 308.3 247.1 98.7 706.3 3109.3 2310.6 302.9 173.0 32.7 665.6 302.3 653.2 1457.4 119.9 422.0 65.0 7.1 66.1 88.2 452.2 116.8 3.4 2.6 63.5 616.1 8.6 4.3 15.4 13.2 0.2 8.1 150.9 39.2 80.7 2.1 32.9 18.3 66.5 152.7 16.9 62.3 60.0 31.0 0.2 1218.6 26.6 0.2 174.1 4.5 Shallow Sandy n=2 32.8 123.9 23.2 Claypan n=1 Thin Claypan n=14 13.5 339.3 10.9 1.2 Sandy n=5 41.6 35.9 10.4 Clayey n=8 Loamy n=2 Loamy Overflow n=1 Loamy Terrace n=12 43.6 809.9 14.3 2.0 Loamy Terrace Loamy Terrace (occ. CyT) Composite n=2 n=14 37.4 697.2 12.3 1.7 Tame Pasture n=34 0.3 89.8 14.1

725.4 1.1

883.1

20.7

885.2 31.9 37.2 23.2 34.1 29.2 0.2

210.2 11.2 584.1

35.9 35.8 846.9

7.3 1016.9

33.8 132.1 1116.5

1239.3

29.0 113.2 1134.0

56.8 13.6 179.5

41.9 364.3 321.4 1.2 707.1 1028.5 1734.8 278.3 2013.1 3109.3 3109.3 1244.4 1244.4 3554.9 3554.9 3505.9 3505.9 407.4 710.3 185.4 895.7

47.9 116.6 18.6 30.7 26.6

142.4 167.0 414.4

45.0 111.9 47.1 11.8 0.2

47.8 74.0 111.7

105.1 55.5 60.8

468.3

142.5 5.2 14.2

34.1

127.0 4.5 12.2

8.0 15.0 2.9 1.1

8.7 2.6 0.2 233.5 817.6 88.3 905.9 224.3 1071.2 97.6 1168.8 1.8 477.1 1494.0 464.4 1958.4 162.0 1278.5 156.7 1435.1 0.3 0.3 5.9 5.9 3.7 15.7 19.5 1983.7 4761.2 239.5 239.5 107.2 0.1 107.3 28.7 4.4 33.2 1575.9 49.4 6.1 55.5 935.0 969.1 2208.4 512.6 2721.0 133.6 277.3 1411.3 207.5 1618.8 0.3 0.3 98.9 1.0 99.9 46.0 6.4 52.4 7.2 3.0 10.2 1932.3 1.2 28.2 207.6 1662.1 1869.7

240.5 906.1 1.1 907.2 0.6 0.6 97.7 0.1 97.8 5.3 0.1 5.5 1011.1

309.5 962.7 962.7

414.4 1871.8 1871.8

216.0 832.1 43.1 875.2

4521.7 4521.7

4.3 4.3 50.3 50.3 100.7 12.6 113.3 31.5 21.7 53.2 1013.0 1871.8 1046.0 227.6 3.9 231.4

1.8 77.4 0.9 78.3 41.0 2.1 43.1 1291.9

1.7 1.7 4732.3

0.8 0.8 1138.1

12.7 12.7 2789.1

5.6 30.2 1749.3

12.4 5.8 39.4 82.7 82.7 2440.4 3109.3 4732.3 33.3 33.3 3638.5 39.4 957.7 5.8 1016.8 1013.0 1871.8 12.4 1058.4 1138.1

26.5

112.5 2.6 12.0 127.1 1703.1

22.5

99.7 2.2 53.1 155.0 1904.2 0.4 106.7 107.1 2039.4

26.5 1318.4 1983.7

1280.0 1280.0 6041.2

299.7 322.1 3111.3

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TABLE C12 RELATIVE PRODUCTION (PERCENT) FOR ECOLOGICAL SITES, RIPARIAN WOODLAND AND TAME PASTURE SAMPLED – VEGETATION STUDY AREA STARK COUNTY, NORTH DAKOTA, 2006-2007
ECOLOGICAL SITE / VEGETATION TYPE Saline Lowland Loamy Overflow Wet Land Wet - Wet Land -Subirrigated Meadow Subirrigated Wet Land n=9 n=1 n=4 NATIVE PERENNIAL GRASS (Cool Season) Agropyron dasystachyum Agropyron smithii Agropyron trachycaulum Calamagrostis montanensis Carex aquatilis Carex eleocharis Carex filifolia Carex heliophila Carex laeviconica Carex lanuginosa Carex praegracilis Eleocharis xyridiformis Hordeum jubatum Koeleria pyramidata Poa glaucifolia Poa sandbergii Puccinellia cusickii Puccinellia nuttalliana Stipa comata Stipa viridula Total NPG(c) NATIVE PERENNIAL GRASS (Warm Season) Andropogon scoparius Bouteloua gracilis Buchloe dactyloides Calamovilfa longifolia Distichlis spicata Muhlenbergia cuspidata Schedonnardus paniculatus Spartina pectinata Sporobolus cryptandrus Total NPG(w) NATIVE PERENNIAL GRASS (Total) INTRODUCED PERENNIAL GRASS TOTAL PERENNIAL GRASS NATIVE ANNUAL GRASS INTRODUCED ANNUAL GRASS TOTAL ANNUAL GRASS NATIVE PERENNIAL FORBS INTRODUCED PERENNIAL FORBS TOTAL PERENNIAL FORBS NATIVE ANNUAL/BIENNIAL FORBS INTRODUCED ANNUAL/BIENNIAL FORBS TOTAL ANNUAL/BIENNIAL FORBS TOTAL HERBACEOUS SHRUBS Artemisia cana Rosa arkansana Rosa woodsii Symphoricarpos occidentalis TOTAL SHRUBS TOTAL n = number of sample sites NPG (c) = native Perennial Grass (cool season). NPG (w) = native Perennial Graminoid (warm). 6.9 0.9 7.8 2.6 3.7 6.3 96.6 100.0 24.8 24.8 0.1 1.7 1.8 0.3 0.6 0.9 99.1 95.9 2.3 2.3 Loamy Terrace Composite n=14 2.2 40.9 0.7 0.1 1.6 0.01 39.2 5.6

Riparian Woodland n=10

Shallow Clayey n=2 2.5

Shallow Loamy n=14 2.8 15.7 0.7

Shallow Sandy n=2 3.2 12.2 2.3 8.0 0.2

Claypan n=1

Thin Claypan n=14 1.3 32.1 1.0 0.1 3.1

Sandy n=5 3.7 3.2 0.9 1.6 5.8 13.4

Clayey n=8

Loamy n=2

Loamy Overflow n=1

Loamy Terrace n=12 2.6 47.6 0.8 0.1 1.8 0.01

Loamy Terrace (occ. CyT) n=2

Tame Pasture n=34 0.01 4.4 0.7

55.0 0.1 1.3

44.5

0.7

100.0 18.1 36.7 1.8 3.9 0.3 0.3 1.6 0.03 12.6 10.1 10.3 28.9 100.0 48.8 31.6 17.0 3.2 65.5 29.8 64.5 77.9 6.4 8.9 1.4 0.7 6.5 8.7 24.2 11.0 0.3 0.2 6.0 58.2 0.7 0.2 0.9 0.8 0.01 0.8 14.8 3.9 3.1 3.0 0.2

47.3 3.0 3.3 1.8 2.0 1.7 0.01

18.5 1.0 51.3

2.7 2.7 64.2

0.4 51.3

2.0 7.8 65.6

39.8

1.7 6.6 61.9

2.8 0.7 8.8

4.4 38.0 13.2 0.1 29.0 42.1 71.1 11.4 82.5 100.0 100.0 26.3 26.3 75.1 75.1 96.4 96.4 42.5 74.2 19.4 93.5

4.7 11.5 1.8 3.0 2.6

14.1 16.5 22.1

4.3 10.6 4.4 1.1 0.02

4.2 6.5 9.8

8.0 4.2 4.6

23.6

8.4 0.3 0.8

1.1

7.3 0.3 0.7

0.4 0.7 0.1 0.1

0.4 0.2 0.02 20.5 71.8 7.8 79.6 17.0 81.2 7.4 88.6 0.1 24.0 75.3 23.4 98.7 9.5 75.1 9.2 84.3 0.02 0.02 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.8 1.0 100.0 78.8 4.0 4.0 6.3 0.01 6.3 1.7 0.3 1.9 92.5 1.6 0.2 1.8 30.1 31.1 71.0 16.5 87.5 4.3 12.6 74.5 10.2 84.7 0.01 0.01 5.6 0.04 5.7 1.4 0.3 1.7 92.1 2.3 0.3 2.6 0.4 0.1 0.5 94.8 0.1 1.4 10.2 81.5 91.7

23.7 89.1 0.1 89.2 0.1

30.5 95.0 95.0

22.1 100.0 100.0

20.4 78.6 4.1 82.7

74.8 74.8

0.4 0.1 9.6 0.01 9.6 0.5 0.01 0.5 99.4 100.0 100.0 5.0 5.0 0.4 9.5 1.2 10.7 3.0 2.1 5.0 98.8 20.0 0.3 20.3 0.1 5.9 0.1 5.9 3.1 0.2 3.3 98.0

0.04 0.04 100.0

0.1 0.1 100.0

0.4 0.4 89.6

1.2 0.6 4.1 3.4 3.4 100.0 100.0 100.0 0.9 0.9 100.0 4.1 100.0 0.6 100.0 100.0 100.0 1.2 100.0 100.0

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6.6 0.2 0.7 7.5 100.0

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5.8 0.1 2.0 7.9 100.0 0.02 5.2 5.3 100.0

2.0 100.0 100.0

21.2 21.2 100.0

9.6 10.4 100.0

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APPENDIX D SHRUB AND TREE DENSITY (STEMS/ACRE) BY PLOT FOR WOODLAND SAMPLE SITES - VEGETATION STUDY AREA STARK COUNTY, NORTH DAKOTA, 2006

Ecological Group and Site WOODLAND Riparian Woodland (RW) Deciduous Tree Woodland (DTW) LOAMY Loamy Overflow (LyOv)
Footnotes for the tables in Appendix D: Binomials follow Great Plains Flora Association (1986).

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Density counts of low shrubs were made in two 2x2 meter (m) quadrats at each sample site, and converted to plants per acre using a conversion factor of 505.87. Density counts of tall shrubs were made in two 4x4 m quadrats at each sample site, and converted to plants per acre using a conversion factor of 126.47. Tree density was counted in two 10x10 m quadrats at each sample site, and converted to plants per acre using a conversion factor of 20.23. dbh = diameter at breast height class. n = number of samples

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TABLE D1 SHRUB AND TREE DENSITY (STEMS PER ACRE) FOR 4 PLOTS IN THE LOAMY OVERFLOW ECOLOGICAL SITE VEGETATION STUDY AREA STARK COUNTY, NORTH DAKOTA, 2006
RIPARIAN WOODLAND RW-1 LOW SHRUBS Artemisia cana immature mature Total live Atriplex nuttallii immature mature Total live Ribes setosum immature mature Total live Rosa arkansana immature mature Total live Rosa woodsii immature mature Total live Symphoricarpos occidentalis immature mature Total live TALL SHRUBS Cornus stolonifera immature mature Total live RW-2 RW-3 RW-4 RW-5 RW-6 RW-7 RW-8 PLOT NUMBER RW-9 RW-10 RW-11 RW-12 RW-13 RW-14 RW-15 RW-16 RW-17 RW-18

1518 1012 2529

1012 506 506 1012 506 506

506 1012 1518

506 1518 2023

6070 19223 25294

1012 7082 8094

3035 5565 8600

14164 68798 82963

2529 10623 13153

506 4047 4553

2529 15682 18211

5059 3541 8600

27317 41481 68798

1518 7082 8600

2529 31870 34399

7082 25294 32376

9612 41481 51093

16188 102692 118879

6576 32376 38952

506 506

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TABLE D1 SHRUB AND TREE DENSITY (STEMS PER ACRE) FOR 4 PLOTS IN THE LOAMY OVERFLOW ECOLOGICAL SITE VEGETATION STUDY AREA STARK COUNTY, NORTH DAKOTA, 2006
RIPARIAN WOODLAND PLOT NUMBER RW-1 Lonicera tatarica immature mature Total live Prunus americana immature mature Total live Prunus virginiana immature mature Total live Ribes odoratum immature mature Total live Salix exigua immature mature Total live Salix lutea immature mature Total live Shepherdia argentea immature mature Total live RW-2 RW-3 RW-4 RW-5 RW-6 RW-7 RW-8 RW-9 RW-10 RW-11 RW-12 RW-13 RW-14 RW-15 RW-16 RW-17 RW-18

126 379 506

379 379

379 126 506

379 379

7082 5059 12141

632 632

126 126 253

2782 2782

2150 2150

632 632

759 1897 2656

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TABLE D1 SHRUB AND TREE DENSITY (STEMS PER ACRE) FOR 4 PLOTS IN THE LOAMY OVERFLOW ECOLOGICAL SITE VEGETATION STUDY AREA STARK COUNTY, NORTH DAKOTA, 2006
RIPARIAN WOODLAND PLOT NUMBER RW-1 TREES Acer negundo <1 inch dbh 1-4 inch dbh 4-8 inch dbh 8-12 inch dbh 12-16 inch dbh 16-20 inch dbh Total live Fraxinus pennsylvanica <1 inch dbh 1-4 inch dbh 4-8 inch dbh 8-12 inch dbh 12-16 inch dbh 16-20 inch dbh Total live Populus deltoides <1 inch dbh 1-4 inch dbh 4-8 inch dbh 8-12 inch dbh 12-16 inch dbh 16-20 inch dbh 28-32 inch dbh 40-44 inch dbh Total live Salix amygdaloides <1 inch dbh 1-4 inch dbh 4-8 inch dbh 8-12 inch dbh 12-16 inch dbh 16-20 inch dbh 28-32 inch dbh 32-36 inch dbh Total live RW-2 RW-3 RW-4 RW-5 RW-6 RW-7 RW-8 RW-9 RW-10 RW-11 RW-12 RW-13 RW-14 RW-15 RW-16 RW-17 RW-18

40 20 20 61 20

101

81 101 40

40 61 324 40

40 101 20 40

81 142 243 61

142

20 101 223 465 40 121 61 526 142

121 20 40 61 81 81 20 182 121

384 101

101 182 40 40 20

40 20 20 20 20 40 81

789 324 20

40 20

40 40 40

81 223 81 81 81 546

20

728 81 40

202 121 223 20

142

81 425 202

81 61 283 20 728

486

364

20

81

1133

61

121

20

850

566

20 61 61

142

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TABLE D1 SHRUB AND TREE DENSITY (STEMS PER ACRE) FOR 4 PLOTS IN THE LOAMY OVERFLOW ECOLOGICAL SITE VEGETATION STUDY AREA STARK COUNTY, NORTH DAKOTA, 2006
RIPARIAN WOODLAND PLOT NUMBER RW-1 Ulmus americana <1 inch dbh 1-4 inch dbh 4-8 inch dbh 8-12 inch dbh 12-16 inch dbh 16-20 inch dbh Total live TOTAL LOW SHRUBS IMMATURE MATURE TOTAL LIVE TOTAL TALL SHRUBS IMMATURE MATURE TOTAL LIVE TOTAL SHRUBS IMMATURE MATURE TOTAL LIVE TOTAL TREES <1 INCH DBH 1-4 INCH DBH 4-8 INCH DBH 8-12 INCH DBH 12-16 INCH DBH 16-20 INCH DBH 28-32 INCH DBH 32-36 INCH DBH 40-44 INCH DBH TOTAL LIVE RW-2 RW-3 RW-4 RW-5 RW-6 RW-7 RW-8 RW-9 RW-10 RW-11 RW-12 RW-13 RW-14 RW-15 RW-16 RW-17 RW-18

61 20 20 20 101 20

1537 61 20

749

344 101 40

1618

749

486

21752 89033 110786

2529 10623 13153

506 4047 4553

2529 16188 18717

6070 10623 16694

30352 47046 77398

1518 7082 8600

2529 31870 34399

8094 25294 33387

9612 41987 51599

16694 103703 120397

7082 33893 40975

506 506 1012

379 379

7082 5059 12141

3288 3288

759 1897 2656

632 632

2782 2782

506 126 632

22258 89539 111797

2529 10623 13153

506 4047 4553

2909 16188 19097

7082 5059 12141

6070 13911 19982

31111 48943 80054

1518 7715 9232

2529 34652 37182

8094 25294 33387

9612 41987 51599

16694 103703 120397

7588 34020 41608

40 20 61 101 81 20

283 20 40 61 61

465 202 40

142 243 364 81 20

81 20 20 101 40 20 40

789 324 20

40 20

40

40 40 40

20

81 223 81 81 81

20

809 223 243 101

1740 182 243 20

1032

425 526 243

20

81 61 20

121

202

465

708

829

20

121

202

1133

61

61

121

546

40

1376

2185

1173

1214

Footnotes given on index page D-i.

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TABLE D1 SHRUB AND TREE DENSITY (STEMS PER ACRE) FOR 4 PLOTS IN THE LOAMY OVERFLOW ECOLOGICAL SITE VEGETATION STUDY AREA STARK COUNTY, NORTH DAKOTA, 2006
RIPARIAN WOODLAND PLOT NUMBER RW-19 LOW SHRUBS Artemisia cana immature mature Total live Atriplex nuttallii immature mature Total live Ribes setosum immature mature Total live Rosa arkansana immature mature Total live Rosa woodsii immature mature Total live Symphoricarpos occidentalis immature mature Total live TALL SHRUBS Cornus stolonifera immature mature Total live RW-20 RW-21 RW-22 RW-23 RW-24 RW-25 RW-26 RW-27 RW-28 RW-29 RW-30 RW-31 RW-32 Mean n=32 DECIDUOUS TREE WOODLAND PLOT DTW-1 DTW-2 Mean n=2

1518 1518

47.4 47.4

2529 2529

1264.7 1264.7

1012 1518 2529

2529 2529

506 506

1012 1012

142.3 316.2 458.4

506 506

252.9 252.9

2529 2529

1264.7 1264.7

1518 2023 3541

1012 5059 6070

395.2 1217.2 1612.5

17200 123938 141138

17705 105727 123432

21247 51093 72339

3541 41987 45528

1012 1012

2529 20741 23270

4932.2 22795.8 27728.0

26305 26305

506 4553 5059

252.9 15429.0 15682.0

15.8 15.8

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TABLE D1 SHRUB AND TREE DENSITY (STEMS PER ACRE) FOR 4 PLOTS IN THE LOAMY OVERFLOW ECOLOGICAL SITE VEGETATION STUDY AREA STARK COUNTY, NORTH DAKOTA, 2006
RIPARIAN WOODLAND PLOT NUMBER RW-19 Lonicera tatarica immature mature Total live Prunus americana immature mature Total live Prunus virginiana immature mature Total live Ribes odoratum immature mature Total live Salix exigua immature mature Total live Salix lutea immature mature Total live Shepherdia argentea immature mature Total live RW-20 RW-21 RW-22 RW-23 RW-24 RW-25 RW-26 RW-27 RW-28 RW-29 RW-30 RW-31 RW-32 Mean n=32 DECIDUOUS TREE WOODLAND PLOT DTW-1 DTW-2 Mean n=2

4.0 11.9 15.8

11.9 11.9

253 253

253 253

1012 5565 6576

296.4 359.6 656.1

885 379 1265

442.6 189.7 632.4

86.9 86.9

67.2 67.2

19.8 19.8

23.7 59.3 83.0

632 632

316.2 316.2

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TABLE D1 SHRUB AND TREE DENSITY (STEMS PER ACRE) FOR 4 PLOTS IN THE LOAMY OVERFLOW ECOLOGICAL SITE VEGETATION STUDY AREA STARK COUNTY, NORTH DAKOTA, 2006
RIPARIAN WOODLAND PLOT NUMBER RW-19 TREES Acer negundo <1 inch dbh 1-4 inch dbh 4-8 inch dbh 8-12 inch dbh 12-16 inch dbh 16-20 inch dbh Total live Fraxinus pennsylvanica <1 inch dbh 1-4 inch dbh 4-8 inch dbh 8-12 inch dbh 12-16 inch dbh 16-20 inch dbh Total live Populus deltoides <1 inch dbh 1-4 inch dbh 4-8 inch dbh 8-12 inch dbh 12-16 inch dbh 16-20 inch dbh 28-32 inch dbh 40-44 inch dbh Total live Salix amygdaloides <1 inch dbh 1-4 inch dbh 4-8 inch dbh 8-12 inch dbh 12-16 inch dbh 16-20 inch dbh 28-32 inch dbh 32-36 inch dbh Total live RW-20 RW-21 RW-22 RW-23 RW-24 RW-25 RW-26 RW-27 RW-28 RW-29 RW-30 RW-31 RW-32 Mean n=32 DECIDUOUS TREE WOODLAND PLOT DTW-1 DTW-2 Mean n=2

40

81 40 61

405

40 40 40 40 121

20 20 40 182 425 61

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