Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan

CR Minerals - New Mexico

The project action area is located approximately 5.5 miles west of Espanola, New Mexico in Rio Arriba County. The project area lies on the north and south side of 31-Mile Road about 6 miles west of the intersection of FS 144 with US 84/285. Elevations within the project area range from approximately 6,630 to 6,775 feet.

There are two major plant communities in the action area: pinon-juniper/blue grama woodland alliance (Pinus edulis-Juniperus monosperma/Bouteloua gracilis) and semi-arid savanna grassland of the Juniperus monosperma/bouteloua series (according to the National Vegetation Classification System 2015).

In both communities, the predominant shrubs and subshrubs are rubber rabbitbrush (Chrysothamnus nauseosus) and broom snakeweed (Gutierrezia sarothrae).

In addition to blue grama, the predominant grasses are ring muhly (Muhlenbergia torreyi) and alkali sacaton (Sporobolus airoides).


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