Rock Island District Public Notices

Barber Creek Wetland Mitigation Bank (CEMVR-OD-P-2019-1198)

Rock Island District
Published March 19, 2024
Expiration date: 4/22/2024

Project Location: The proposed site is located within Section 34, Township 81 North, Range 3 West, Clinton County, Iowa. See attached location maps. Latitude: 41.780377 Longitude: -90.599763.

Bank Objectives: The fundamental objective of compensatory mitigation is to offset environmental losses resulting from unavoidable impacts to waters of the United States authorized by Department of Army Permits. Other Objectives include: Provide economical mitigation options, support no net-loss of wetlands, restore/enhance low quality farmed wetlands to their natural state, provide flood retention for the watershed and provide natural areas for the watershed.

Project Description/Bank Establishment: The bank sponsor proposes to complete activities on 74.35 acres of privately owned property that would result in the restoration and enhancement of both forested and emergent wetland mitigation credits. The goal of the bank is to enhance/restore wetlands and upland buffer to generate 33.5 credits. Wetland enhancement/restoration construction would include minor grading, disabling subsurface tile, small berms, wetland seeding, tree plantings, and invasive species management to introduce and enhance species diversity. A wetland delineation was completed to help determine current conditions and the determination of credits. Success criteria would be developed and required to be met in order to generate credit for the proposed activities. Please see the detailed project description and drawings located within the bank Draft Mitigation Banking Instrument on RIBITS (link in #14, below).

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