See the Environmental Assessment
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Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) (578 KB)
Final Environmental Assessment (2.5 MB)
Marais des Cygnes National Wildlife Refuge Environmental Assessment for Proposed Addition
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has approved a proposal to expand the boundary of Marais des Cygnes NWR to include a 9,750-acre addition area in Bates County, Missouri.
The boundary expansion was proposed as a way to permanently conserve and restore rare habitats within the addition area, including prairie, floodplain hardwood forest, and the Marais des Cygnes River.
The Refuge completed an Environmental Assessment that evaluated four alternatives for protecting these habitats. Public involvement in the planning process began in April 2002. Details are provided in the Final Environmental Assessment.
Established in 1992, the 7,500-acre Marais des Cygnes NWR is located in Linn County in southeast Kansas. Named after the Marais des Cygnes River, the Refuge was established for the purpose of protecting and restoring bottomland floodplain forest.