THE ENVIRONMENTAL REPORTER
Vol. 11, No. 9
ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEWS COMPLETED
Project reviews completed from February 15 to March 15 are listed below.
These projects have been screened through the internal environmental review
process for potential impacts on wetlands, threatened and endangered species,
and cultural and archaeological resources etc. Through the review process
it was determined that environmental impacts have been kept to a minimum
and mitigated as necessary and that they do not meet the criteria for
significant actions as defined in the environmental review process and
may proceed. All of these projects are in compliance with the Endangered
Species Protection Act, Natural Areas Preservation Act, Interagency Wetlands
Policy Act and cultural resource statutes.
Weinberg King State Park
0200452 - This project involves upgrading the existing road system at
the site. Work items include the resurfacing of all existing roads, the
construction of a new one-way roadway in the equestrian campground area,
the addition of 16 new aggregate camp pads, providing curbing and sidewalks,
shoulder, ditch and culvert improvements, and signs. Project was submitted
for review on 1-31-02.
Rockton Bog Nature Preserve
0200450 - This project involves the clearing of two acres of tree lines
on the recently acquired agricultural property adjacent to the Nature
Preserve and the burning of the heavy debris and stumps with the use of
an air curtain incinerator. Project was submitted for review on 1-31-02.
Eldon Hazlet State Park
0108366 - This project provides for the replacement of the existing
8" waterline at the park. In addition, a 6" waterline will be
added to complete a loop system. Project was submitted for review on 12-11-01.
Kaskaskia River SF&WA
0005066 - This project involves the expansion of an existing shallow
water area by approximately 2 acres. A small scraper will be used to remove
12" to 18" of soil to create the area that will be used by dabbling
ducks, shorebirds, and wading birds. Project was submitted for review
Kankakee River State Park
0200861 - This project involves the installation of approximately 218'
of new underground electric line from the concession building to the concession
area picnic shelter and the riverwalk shelter. The new line will be installed
in an open cut trench 3" - 4" wide and up to 24" deep.
Project was submitted for review on 2-11-02.
Coffeen Lake SF&WA
0201110 - This project involves the stabilization of approximately
100' of shoreline adjacent to the boat launch at the Main Access. The
protection will consist of the placement of 3" to 8" sized stones
throughout the eroded area. Project was submitted for review on 2-21-02.
Stephen A. Forbes State Park
0108602 - This project consists of the relocation of approximately
1.5 miles of equestrian trail that is causing erosion away from the lake's
western shoreline and a section of trail near Rocky Branch will be rerouted
to higher ground to avoid wet areas that cannot be maintained. The new
sections of trail will be approximately 8' wide. Project was submitted
for review on 12-10-01.
Questions and Comments
All questions and comments about the environmental review
process or this newsletter should be directed to:
Illinois Department of Natural Resources
Div. of Natural Resource Review & Coordination
524 S. Second Street,
Springfield, IL 62701
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laws. In compliance with the Illinois Human Rights Act, the Illinois Constitution,
Title VI of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation
Act of 1973 as amended, and the U.S. Constitution, the Illinois Department
of Natural Resources does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion,
color, sex, national origin, age or disability. If you believe you have
been discriminated against in any program, activity or facility please
contact the Equal Employment Opportunity Officer, Department of Natural
Resources, One Natural Resource Way, Springfield, IL 62702-1271, (217) 782-7616,
or the Office of Human Resources, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Washington,
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