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Activities conducted at the former Fort Ord Fritzsche Army Airfield Fire Drill Area between 1962 and 1985 resulted in the release of contaminants to soils and groundwater. A groundwater remediation project is being conducted at Operable Unit (OU1) at the former Fort Ord U.S. Army Base located in Monterey County, California.  Rare plant surveys are required by the Habitat Management Plan for the Former Fort Ord, in areas that are disturbed during construction activities associated with remediation efforts.  Project activities undertaken to achieve the OU-1 cleanup must protect and maintain the special-status species found within the UC Fort Ord Natural Reserve, specifically two federally listed plant species: Monterey spineflower (Chorizanthe pungens var. pungens) and sand gilia (Gilia tenuiflora).  As part of the current remediation project, DD&A has conducted rare plant surveys and provided summary reports from 2007 to 2013, to meet the overall objective of protecting these two special-status plant species in areas affected by construction activities.

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