Memorandum Assessing Burnett Oil Co. Time Zero Monitoring Report, Phase I Oil Exploration in Big Cypress National Preserve

January 14, 2020

Memorandum prepared by Quest Ecology for NRDC to assess the monitoring of wetland and habitat damage associated with the Burnett Oil Company, Inc.’s Phase I of the Nobles Grade 3‐D Geophysical Seismic Survey in the Big Cypress National Preserve. Based on observations and findings stated in this memorandum and prior reports, Quest Ecology concluded that it is reasonable to assume that long‐term soil, hydrologic, and vegetation damage will persist as a result of Burnett Oil Company’s seismic survey activities and unsuccessful reclamation attempts to date.