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Title: Biologic surveys for the Sandia National Laboratories, Coyote Canyon Test Complex, Kirtland Air Force Base, Albuquerque, New Mexico

This report provides results of a comprehensive biologic survey performed in Coyote Canyon Test Complex (CCTC), Sandia National Laboratories (SNL), Bernalillo County, New Mexico, which was conducted during the spring and summer of 1992 and 1993. CCTC is sited on land owned by the Department of Energy (DOE) and Kirtland Air Force Base and managed by SNL. The survey covered 3,760 acres of land, most of which is rarely disturbed by CCTC operations. Absence of grazing by livestock and possibly native ungulates, and relative to the general condition of private range lands throughout New Mexico, and relative to other grazing lands in central New Mexico. Widely dispersed, low intensity use by SNL as well as prohibition of grazing has probably contributed to abundance of special status species such as grama grass cactus within the CCTC area. This report evaluates threatened and endangered species found in the area, as well as comprehensive assessment of biologic habitats. Included are analyses of potential impacts and mitigative measures designed to reduce or eliminate potential impacts. Included is a summary of CCTC program and testing activities.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2]
  1. 4115 Allen Dr., Kingsville, TX (United States)
  2. Marron and Associates, Inc., Corrales, NM (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
555401
Report Number(s):
SAND--93-7089
ON: DE98001830; BR: GB0103012
DOE Contract Number:
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 25 May 1994
Research Org:
Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Assistant Secretary for Environment, Safety, and Health, Washington, DC (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; 45 MILITARY TECHNOLOGY, WEAPONRY, AND NATIONAL DEFENSE; SANDIA NATIONAL LABORATORIES; ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS; HABITAT; SURVEYS; CHEMICAL EXPLOSIVES; TESTING; TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS; ANIMALS; PLANTS; ENDANGERED SPECIES