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Environmental Assessment for the Ni-les’tun Unit of the Bandon Marsh National Wildlife Refuge Wetland Restoration and North Bank Lane Improvement Project

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) are pleased to provide you with a copy of the Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Ni-les'tun Unit of the Bandon Marsh National Wildlife Refuge Wetland Restoration and North Bank Lane Improvement Project. The project has two main parts. The first involves the restoration of over 400 acres of tidal marsh at the Ni-les'tun Unit of the Bandon Marsh National Wildlife Refuge (Refuge). The restoration project will be accomplished by removing dikes, filling drainage ditches, and reconstructing tidal channels. The second part of the project is improvements to North Bank Lane between US Highway 101 and Randolph Road that will include raising the road and installing fish-friendly culverts at Fahys Creek and Redd Creek.

The purpose of this web site is to announce the availability of the final EA, Section 4(f) de minimis evaluation, addendum for response to comments, and Decision and Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI). The Section 4(f) de minimis evaluation pertains to the North Bank Lane improvements, which would impact Refuge lands, a Section 4(f) resource under the Department of Transportation Act of 1966. 

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Download the complete Environmental Assessment for the Ni-les’tun Unit of the Bandon Marsh National Wildlife Refuge Wetland Restoration and North Bank Lane Improvement Project (PDF - 2.8 MB).

Download the Addendum for Response to Comment for the Ni-les’tun Unit of the Bandon Marsh National Wildlife Refuge Wetland Restoration and North Bank Lane Improvement Project Environmental Assessment (PDF - 72 KB).

Download the Decision and Finding of No Significant Impact for the Ni-les’tun Unit of the Bandon Marsh National Wildlife Refuge Wetland Restoration and North Bank Lane Improvement Project (PDF - 276 KB).

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