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Marion Ecological Services Office Staff Coordinates Several Navigation and Ecosystem Sustainability Program Projects
Midwest Region, November 1, 2011
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During fiscal year 2011, the Marion, Illinois Ecological Services Office (MISO) coordinated with the St. Louis District Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District Army Corps of Engineers, Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC), and Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) on several Navigation and Ecosystem Sustainability Program projects.

The Upper Mississippi River and Illinois River Navigation and Ecosystem Sustainability Program (NESP) was authorized by the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2007 and Section 8004 authorized the implementation of ecosystem restoration projects to attain and maintain the sustainability of the ecosystem of the Upper Mississippi River and Illinois River.

 

MISO staff completed a final coordination act report for the proposed Herculaneum Side Channel Project and completed a draft coordination act report for the proposed systemic mitigation project at Moore’s Island on the Illinois River. In addition, Coordination by MISO staff involved attendance at project development team meetings for proposed Fish Passage Projects at Lock and Dam 22 and 26 on the Upper Mississippi River.

Contact Info: Matthew Mangan, 618-997-3344 ext 345, matthew_mangan@fws.gov



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