Indiana Field Trial NEPA
Final Environmental Assessment To Allow LimitedUse of Indiana Fish and Wildlife Properties for Field Trials on Glendale, Pigeon River, Tri-County, and Winamac Wildlife Management Areas
The final Environmental Assessment (EA) for considering whether field trials should be allowed on a limited number of Wildlife Management Areas was approved on December 12, 2002. The Proposed Alternative (A) was selected which allows field trials of limited size at the four areas listed in the title for limited times (February 1 to April 15) each year. In addition, participants would be restricted to walking and no more than a 100 acre block would be available for use. The two other Alternatives considered were the "No Action" Alternative (no field trials allowed) and an Alternative where field trials would have been phased out after 10 years.
Provided below is a copy of the final Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI). Printed copies of the final EA are also available for review at the Indiana DNR, 402 W. Washington St., Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 (telephone 317 -232- 4080); Glendale Fish and Wildlife Area (FWA), RR #2 Box 300, Montgomery, IN 47558 (812-644-7711); Tri-County FWA, 8432 N. 850 E., Syracuse, IN 46567 (219-834-4461); Winamac FWA, 1493 W. 500 N., Winamac, IN 46996 (574-946-4422), and Pigeon River FWA, 8310 E. 300 N. Box 71, Mongo, IN 46771 (260-367-2164).
Appendix A - Indiana Division of Fish and Wildlife Property Locations
Appendix B - Property Maps Outlining Field Trial Areas
Appendix C - List of People Contacted
Appendix D - Copy of the Grant Amendment
Appendix E - Programmatic Review of the IDNR Field Trial Program