March 1, 2000
ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEWS COMPLETED
Project reviews completed from January 15 to February 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 the projects 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.
38626 - This project entails the construction of a 13.2 mile oil & chip/limestone screened bike trail along the tow path of the canal. The south embankment will be raised approximately 2' above the 100 year flood of Bureau Creek, the prism cross section will be restored, guard rails will be added to several bridges, and various sections of the embankment exterior will be stabilized with rip rap. Project was submitted for review on 2-10-97.
0000781 - This project will include the removal of encroaching brush and hanging limbs along the edge of agricultural fields at the site to restore the original size of the fields farmed by the tenants. The limbs and brush will be placed along the fence rows or wood edges to provide wildlife escape cover. Project was submitted for review on 2-8-00.
Questions and Comments
All questions and comments about the environmental review process or this newsletter should be directed to:
Illinois Department of Natural Resources
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