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After analyzing the eight pits on the 16.19 hectare Hubbard property in Pepin County, we are able to make some future land use recommendations. First of all, since the eight pits were clustered together in the southwest corner of the property, an analysis of the soils from other parts of the property would be needed to make any recommendations for future use. Secondly, since some of the lower elevation pits flooded during the evaluation process, a soil depth analysis would be necessary to determine where the water table begins before anything is built on the property. To better understand the physical makeup of the property, we also recommend that GPS, GIS, and other sources be used in order to create a highly detailed topographic map of the area. Also, a more in depth soil analysis of the area would be necessary to determine organic content, particle size, makeup, and other characteristics such as sustainability if future agricultural use is possible in the area. Since soil is just one of the many variables in land use, a survey of the biological and hydrological aspects of the property must also be completed before any further recommendations can be made. At this time, we recommend that the land be used, as previously, for agricultural use until a more elaborate and detailed analysis of the land is completed.
Contributed by Group 9: Kyle Oberg, Brian Toivonen, and Todd Whalen