Final Results for the Morenci Tailings Experimental Reclamation Plots
Experimental monolayer evapotranspiration cover systems were installed in 1997-98 over mine tailings at the Morenci mine in the semi-arid southwestern United States. Test plots were constructed on the tailings dam sideslope to examine effects of cover treatments on vegetation and net infiltration flux into the tailings.
Milczarek, M.A., F.M. Steward, W.B. Word, M.M. Buchanan, and J.M. Keller. 2011. Final results for the Morenci tailings experimental reclamation plots. Paper presented at the Conference: VI International Seminar on Mine Closure, Lake Louise, Canada.
Email Address Created for Land Exchange Questions
The Southwestern Region Office of Lands and Minerals Management is overseeing and administering the land exchange and appraisal process which includes the 2,422-acre Oak Flat Federal Parcel. All questions about the land exchange and appraisal process should be emailed to SM.FS.firstname.lastname@example.org
Programmatic Agreement Info
To comply with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act, the Tonto National Forest developed a Programmatic Agreement (PA) and included it in Volume 5, Appendix O of the final EIS. The PA was created in cooperation with the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, the State Historic Preservation Office, tribes and other consulting parties. The PA contains an agreed upon process for identifying, evaluating and addressing adverse effects to historic properties associated with this undertaking.
To review Volume 5 and the PA, Download Vol 5 PDF, 27 MB.