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Encampment Area Watershed Study

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E
NCAMPMENT
A
REA
W
ATERSHED
S
TUDY
 
A
 
R
EVIEW OF THE
R
AWLINS
BLM
 
RMP
AND
FEIS
Prepared forSaratoga-Encampment-Rawlins Conservation District
December 10, 2008
Ecosystem Research Group121 Hickory StreetMissoula, MT 59801(406) 721-9420www.ecosystemrg.com
 
S
ARATOGA
-E
NCAMPMENT
-R
AWLINS
C
ONSERVATION
D
ISTRICT
 Watershed StudyDecember 2008 E
COSYSTEM
R
ESEARCH
G
ROUP
 
TOC-1
TABLE OF CONTENTS
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY..........................................................................................................................1
 
1. INTRODUCTION....................................................................................................................................7
 
1.1
 
Purpose of this Study.................................................................................................................7
 
1.2
 
Study Background.....................................................................................................................8
 
1.3
 
Local Government and Public Concerns...................................................................................9
 
2. REGULATORY SETTING....................................................................................................................11
 
3. ENERGY DEVELOPMENT SETTING................................................................................................13
 
3.1
 
Rawlins Reasonably Foreseeable Development (RFD) scenario............................................13
 
3.2
 
A Revised Reasonably Foreseeable Development Scenario (RFD2)......................................15
 
4. REVIEW OF RMP/FEIS BY RESOURCE............................................................................................23
 
4.1
 
Air Resources..........................................................................................................................23
 
4.2
 
Livestock Grazing...................................................................................................................31
 
4.3
 
Off Highway Vehicles (OHV).................................................................................................41
 
4.4
 
Recreation and Visitor Services..............................................................................................44
 
4.5
 
Socioeconomics.......................................................................................................................46
 
4.6
 
Vegetation...............................................................................................................................75
 
4.7
 
Visual Resources.....................................................................................................................81
 
4.8
 
Water Quality..........................................................................................................................84
 
4.9
 
Wildlife....................................................................................................................................96
 
4.10
 
Climate Change.....................................................................................................................115
 
5. ACRONYMS AND ABREVIATIONS................................................................................................117
 
6. REFERENCES.....................................................................................................................................119
 
7. LIST OF PREPARERS.........................................................................................................................124
 
 
S
ARATOGA
-E
NCAMPMENT
-R
AWLINS
C
ONSERVATION
D
ISTRICT
 Watershed StudyDecember 2008 E
COSYSTEM
R
ESEARCH
G
ROUP
 
TOC-2
APPENDICES
A
PPENDIX
A
 
 – 
 
EGULATORY
S
ETTING FOR THE
AWLINS
RMP/FEISA
PPENDIX
B
 
 – 
 
W
ATERSHED
S
TUDY
S
URVEY
ESULT
EPORT
 A
PPENDIX
C
 
 – 
 
IMPLAN
 
M
ODEL
O
UTPUT FOR 
C
ARBON
C
OUNTY
 
TABLE OF TABLES
Table 4.1-1 Recommended Additional Mitigations for Air Resources......................................................30
 
Table 4.2-1 Recommended Additional Mitigation for Livestock Grazing.................................................37
 
Table 4.4-1 Recommended Additional Mitigations for Recreation and Visitor Services Resources.........46
 
Table 4.5-1 Carbon County Employment - Full and Part-Time Employment by Industry.........................49
 
Table 4.5-2 Top Ten Major Employers in Carbon County.........................................................................49
 
Table 4.5-3 Annual Unemployment Rate...................................................................................................50
 
Table 4.5-4 Carbon County Regional Economic Profile............................................................................50
 
Table 4.5-5 Carbon County Average Annual Wages..................................................................................51
 
Table 4.5-6 Carbon County Total Labor and Non-labor Income................................................................51
 
Table 4.5-7 Federal Mineral Royalty (FMR) Distributions 2000-2007.....................................................53
 
Table 4.5-8 Assessed Valuation for Carbon County Mineral Production...................................................53
 
Table 4.5-9 Severance Tax Revenue 2000–2007........................................................................................54
 
Table 4.5-10 Payment In Lieu of Taxes (PILT) Revenue for Carbon County, 1998–2007........................54
 
Table 4.5-11 Carbon County Taxes Assessed on Mineral Production 2000–2008....................................55
 
Table 4.5-12 Comparison of Annual Population Change vs. Rental Vacancy vs. Total Housing Units....55
 
Table 4.5-13 Comparison of Annual Average Sales Prices for Carbon County, Wyoming, and the U.S.56
 
Table 4.5-14 Average Rental Rates for Carbon County and Wyoming, 2001–2007..................................56
 
Table 4.5-15 Carbon County Schools Student/Teacher Ratios..................................................................58
 
Table 4.5-16 Carbon County Schools Expenditures/Pupil 2000–2007......................................................59
 
Table 4.5-17 Carbon County Violent and Property Crime Statistics 1980–2005.......................................60
 
Table 4.5-18 Carbon County Drug and Alcohol Crime Statistics 2000–2007............................................60
 
Table 4.5-19 Carbon County Total Vehicle Miles 2000–2007...................................................................61
 
Table 4.5-20 Truck Miles...........................................................................................................................61
 
Table 4.5-21 Potential Study Area Drilling Schedules (wells drilled per year)..........................................63
 
Table 4.5-22 Potential Study Area Employment Projections.....................................................................63
 
Table 4.5-23 Recommended Additional Mitigations for Housing..............................................................66
 
Table 4.5-24 Recommended Additional Mitigations for Schools..............................................................67
 
Table 4.5-25 Recommended Additional Mitigations for Roads/Transportation.........................................68
 
Table 4.5-26 Recommended Additional Mitigations for Police/Crime/Fire/EMS.....................................68
 
Table 4.5-27 Recommended Additional Mitigations for Medical Services and Facilities.........................69
 
Table 4.5-28 Recommended Additional Mitigations for Water, Sanitary Waste, Solid Waste Services andFacilities...............................................................................................................................................69
 
Table 4.5-29 Recommended Additional Mitigations for all Socioeconomic Departments........................70
 
Table 4.5-30 Reproduced from the Pinedale Monitoring Plan...................................................................72
 
Table 4.6-1 Land Cover by Ownership.......................................................................................................76
 

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