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 Hyde Pond Dam Removal Project in Stonington and Groton, Connecticut

August 28, 2015 - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announces the availability of an Environmental Assessment (EA) with a Finding of No Significant Impact for the Hyde Pond Dam Removal Project located on Whitford Brook in Stonington and Groton, Connecticut. The Proposed Action involves full depth and partial width removal of the spillway as well as the creation of a pilot stream channel via limited excavation of impounded sediment upstream of the existing Dam. The purpose of the proposed Project is to restore passage for migratory fish in Whitford Brook, eliminate the danger of dam failure, reduce local flooding, restore natural river flows that transport sediment to nourish marshes and beaches, and improve water quality.

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 three alternatives on the human environment. These alternatives include a No Action Alternative, the Proposed Action (preferred alternative), and one additional action alternative.

Comments will be accepted now through September 12, 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.

Hyde Pond EA with Appendix A
Hyde Pond EA Appendices B-E
Hyde Pond FONSI


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

July 17, 2015 - 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


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Last updated: August 28, 2015

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