THE ENVIRONMENTAL REPORTER
October 1, 2002
Vol. 12, No. 3
ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEWS COMPLETED
Project reviews completed from August 15 to September 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.
0202153 - This project involves the removal of an 85 acre field
from crop production and the planting of tree in an effort to reforest
the area. Project was submitted for review on 4-8-02.
- Sam Dale State Park
0300841 - This project involves the construction of a new playground
west of the picnic shelter and parking area. The area impacted will
be approximately 35' x 65' in size and will have a concrete sidewalk
connecting it with the adjacent parking lot. Project was submitted for
review on 8-16-02.
- Red Hills State Park
0300842 - This project involves the development of a new one lane
concrete boat ramp with parking for approximately 12 cars and trailers
immediately south of the dam. The equestrian campground will have the
campsites electrified, additional water hydrants installed, lighting
improvements, and a new restroom installed. The existing service building
will have a 20' x 22' addition built that will house new public restrooms
and a site office. Project was submitted for review on 8-8-02.
- I & M Canal
0301282 - This project involves the construction of an interchange
track crossing the canal between the Canadian National/Illinois Central
Railroad and CSX lines at the town of Summit Illinois. Project was submitted
for review on 9-17-02.
- Wildcat Hollow Habitat Area
0301140 - This project involves the clean out of approximately 300'
of ditch that drains water from an agricultural field at the site. The
existing ditch will be routed to better align with an existing culvert
under the field lane. Project was submitted for review on 9-4-02.
- Sam Parr State Fish & Wildlife Area
0301017 - This project involves the removal of autumn olive that
has invaded a former crop field at the site. The area will be planted
to warm or cool season grassed depending on the availability and timing
of seeding. Project was submitted for review on 8-21-02.
- LaSalle Lake
0301134 - This project involves the installation of a new power
distribution system within the existing hatchery including an emergency
backup generator. In addition, a new 30' x x48' storage building will
be located to the west of the existing hatchery building. Project was
submitted for review on 8-29-02.
- Donnelley / DePue SF&WA
0201099 - This project involves the construction of a new 7,400'
levee that will be 3' in height for the enhancement of 80 acres of wetland
habitat at the site. A water control structure would be included to
afford management of the new moist soil management unit. Project was
submitted for review on 2-22-02.
- Rice Lake / Banner Marsh, Lake Le-Aqua-Na State Park, Jubilee
College State Park, Johnson Sauk Trail State Park
0301132, 0301133, 0301135, 0301136 - The projects at the sites referenced
above are all ADA improvements at the sites. Various work items that
will provide a better means of accessability for the disabled visitors
will be undertaken at the park offices, boating facilities, campgrounds,
trails, picnic areas, and recreation areas at the individual sites.
Projects were submitted for review on 8-29-02.
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
One Natural Resources Way,
Springfield, IL 62702-1271
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782-7616, or the Office of Human Resources, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service,
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