THE ENVIRONMENTAL REPORTER
February 1, 2001
ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEWS COMPLETED
Vol. 10, No. 7
Project reviews completed from December 15 to January 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.
0007305 - This project involves the construction of approximately 250' of lane to access a new 120 acre tract of land that was recently
acquired by the Department for upland and forest game hunting. In addition, two 4' culverts will be install under the lane. Project was submitted for review
Lake Carlyle WMA
0001943 - This project involves the construction of levees at the site for flood storage mitigation. The levees will be built in an
agricultural field using a levee plow. Two pump stations will be located along the river for water level management. A spillway will be added at elevation
452 on one of the levees. Project was submitted for review on 3-28-00.
Pyramid State Park
0008955 - The Washington County Water Company has requested permission to install approximately 6100' of 6" water main on
park property. The line will be located in a 5' wide right of way abutting the local road right of way. The area to be disturbed consists of cropland and
perennial grasses. Project was submitted for review on 10-4-00.
0008946 - This project entails the construction of 3 new hunter parking lots at the site. The lots will be approximately 45' x 80' in size and
accommodate 7 cars each. Project was submitted for review on 12-7-00.
Illinois Beach State Park
0009287 - This project involves the restoration of natural community dynamics at the North Dunes area within the park.
Activities will include the removal of exotic and invasive brush and the subsequent reintroduction of a fire regime to maintain the site's historic structure and
high quality species composition. Project was submitted for review on 12-18-00.
Mississippi River Area
0006460 - This project involves the demolition and removal of an old concession building located on the site. Upon removal, the
area will be graded and the area reseeded. Project was submitted for review on 8-28--00.
Argyle Lake State Park
0006612 - This project involves the demolition and removal of a barn, house with garage, and clear well from the site. The
foundations will be removed to 18" below grade and the area regraded and seeded. Project was submitted for review on 10-19-00.
Pere Marquette State Park
0005074 - With this proposal, a steep bank at the site will be graded down to allow the area to be safely mowed. The area
is located in front of the site residence near the park's upper maintenance area. Project was submitted for review on 6-26--00.
Beaver Dam State Park
0008419 - This Project was submitted for review on 10-31-00.
Jim Edgar/ Panther Creek SF&WA
0000778 - This project involves the construction of a hiking and mountain bike trail around the Big Lake. Additional
work item will include check dams, culverts and small bridges, retaining walls, and benches. Project was submitted for review on 2-11-00.
Dickson Mounds Museum
0005079 - The historic Canton to Liverpool toll booth located at Dickson Mounds will be relocated to an area immediately
adjacent to the museum for better use. Extensive renovation work will also take place to exterior and interior areas of the booth. Project was submitted for
review on 6-23-00.
0008280 - This work involves the eradication of two rows of autumn olive plants from the site. The plants will be bulldozed which will be
followed by mowing and chemical treatment of any sprouts. Project was submitted for review on 11-2-00.
Big River State Forest
0008261 - This project will involve the installation of a standard trailer dump station at the equestrian campgrounds at the site.
In addition to the station, treatment field and holding tank, the project will include water service and paved approaches. Project was submitted for review on
0008263 - This project is identical to the project referenced above at Big River State Forest with the addition of security lighting. Project
was submitted for review on 11-8-00.
Prairie Wind State Trail
0008497 - This work involves the IDNR providing work easements over and
on the trail as the IDOT will remove and replace the existing concrete deck beams on the I-57 overpasses
at the trail. Project was submitted for review on 12-19-00.
Beaver Dam State Park
0004315 - This project involves the construction of one centralized collection and treatment system to replace the five small
wastewater treatment systems throughout the park. The proposed 13,000 gpd aerated lagoon sewage treatment system will collect and treat wastes from all
current and proposed wastewater sources within the park. Project was submitted for review on 9-29-00.
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
The Illinois Department of Natural Resources receives federal financial assistance and therefore must comply with federal anti-discrimination 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, D.C. 20240.
All public meetings conducted by the Department of Natural Resources will be accessible to persons with disabilities in compliance with Executive Order No. 5 and pertinent state and federal laws, upon
notification of the anticipated attendance. Persons with disabilities planning to attend and needing special accommodations should inform the Department of Natural Resources at least five days prior to the
meeting by telephoning or writing the Equal Employment Opportunity Officer, Department of Natural Resources, One Natural Resource Way, Springfield, IL 62702-1271, phone (217) 782-7616.
Department of Natural Resources information is available to the hearing impaired by calling DNR's TTY: 217/782-9175. The Ameritech Relay Number is 800/526-0844. Printed by the Authority of the
State of Illinois. 362-6/97