Sugarite Gob Reclamation Project - Phase VI

Sugarite Visitor Center and old wagon Sugarite Winding House

The Sugarite Gob Reclamation Project – Phase VI is located about six miles northeast of Raton in Colfax County, NM. The project area (see Sheet 1) is on unplatted public and private land within the Maxwell Land Grant.

The focus of this project is to provide remedial reclamation to control erosion and sedimentation at a previously reclaimed gob (coal mine waste) pile in Sugarite Canyon State Park. This phase of the project includes the following work:

This phase of the project included the following work:

  • Construction of straw bale terraces, coir roll terraces, diverter and spreader coir rolls, sediment barrier dams and coir bag gully packing at Gob Site A2N.
  • Incorporation of wood waste, gypsum, lime, organic fertilizer, compost, and mycorrhizal inoculum into the indicated areas of Gob Site A2N.
  • Grading required to access the site along designated access roads and trails and closure of these roads and trails as specified, including installation of waterbars and rolling dips.
  • Planting of seedlings at Gob Site A2N, including planting hole amendments, seedling protection tubes and Kraft mailing tubes where required, and maintenance and protection of plantings for six months.
  • Reclamation of specified access roads by ripping, amending where indicated, reconstructing and installing waterbars, and installing rolling dips.
  • Hydroseeding using an extended-term flexible growth medium and broadcast seeding at designated areas and areas disturbed by construction.
You can view the project manual by clicking on the links below:
Contract Information
General Requirements and Sitework
Drawings and Figures  
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Post Construction Photos  
Gob A2N 2006_05_24_No 4 Gob A2N 2006_05_24_No 10
Gob A2N 2006_05_24_No 14 Gob A2N 2006_05_24_No 20
Gob A2N 2006_05_24_No 29 Gob A2N 2006_05_24_No 32
Gob A2N 2006_05_24_No 51 Gob A2N 2006_05_24_No 83
2006_06_28 Gob Pile A2N  

Year Completed: 2009
Cost: $861,745.61
Project Engineer: John Kretzmann, P.E.
Project Manager: Randall Armijo

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