Southern New England-NY Bight Coastal Program
Northeast Region
 

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Our mission is to:

SNEP boundaryDevelop partnerships to identify, restore and protect regionally important habitat in the Southern New England-New York Bight Coastal Program area.

Office address/contact:

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Southern New England - New York Bight Coastal Program
50 Bend Road
Charlestown, RI 02813
Phone: 401/364-9124 
Fax: 401/364-0170 fax

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News and Updates

The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service requests public comment on an Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact for the White Rock Dam Removal Project in Stonington, Connecticut and Westerly, Rhode Island

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announces the availability of an Environmental Assessment (EA) with a Finding of No Significant Impact for the White Rock Dam Removal Project located on the Pawcatuck River in Stonington, Connecticut and Westerly, Rhode Island. The Proposed Action involves full removal of the Dam, limited excavation of sediment downstream of the Dam, and construction of a permanent earthen berm at the upstream end of the former mill raceway. The purpose of the proposed Project is to restore unimpeded passage for migratory fish in the Pawcatuck River, mitigate flooding impacts from storms, and eliminate the danger of dam failure and associated impacts to downstream communities and infrastructure.

An EA has been prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act and the National Historic Preservation Act to evaluate the impacts of the Project on the human environment, including natural and cultural resources, and provide an opportunity for the public to review and comment on the Project. The EA analyzes the potential impacts of four alternatives on the human environment. These alternatives include a No Action Alternative, the Proposed Action (preferred alternative), and two additional action alternatives.

Comments will be accepted now through July 24, 2015 and may be sent to Thomas R. Chapman, Supervisor, New England Field Office, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 70 Commercial Street, Suite 300, Concord, New Hampshire 03301, telephone (603) 223-2541, fax (603) 223-0104, or by email to lori_benoit@fws.gov.

White Rock - EA
White Rock – FONSI


U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service requests public comment on an Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact for the Pond Lily Dam Removal Project in New Haven, Connecticut

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announces the availability of an Environmental Assessment (EA) with a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the Pond Lily Dam removal project located on the West River in New Haven, Connecticut. The Proposed Action involves removal of approximately half (100 feet) of the stone and earthen dam spillway and excavation of sediment to restore the river channel. The purpose of the Proposed Action is to restore migratory fish passage in the West River, improve water quality, enhance recreational opportunities in the Pond Lily Nature Preserve, and mitigate the danger of dam failure.

An Environmental Assessment (EA) has been prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act and the National Historic Preservation Act to evaluate the impacts of the Proposed Action on the human environment, including natural and cultural resources, and provide an opportunity for the public to review and comment on the project. The EA analyzes the potential impacts of four alternatives on the human environment. These alternatives include a No Action Alternative, the Proposed Action (preferred alternative), and two additional action alternatives.

Comments can be sent to the Supervisor, New England Field Office, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 70 Commercial Street, Concord, New Hampshire 03301. Telephone: (603) 223-2541, Fax: (603) 223-0104 or email at lori_benoit@fws.gov.

Pond Lily EA
Appendix B
Appendix C
Pond Lily FONSI


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Last updated: July 17, 2015

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