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01/15/90

OPERATIONAL MANAGEMENT PLAN - PART I

NATURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

1. INTRODUCTION

1.01 Purpose - The Operational Management Plan Part I replaces the former Master Plan Appendices B (Forest Management) and D (Fish and Wildlife Management) for the Mississippi River Project. The purpose of this OMP is to update management prescriptions for the Project’s natural resources as outlined in the previously approved appendices. This document will serve as a guide in outlining specific operation and administration policies, objectives, and implementation plans for natural resource management consistent with the B and D Appendices dated 1982, which are appendices to the 1969 Master Plan revision.

1.02 Administrative Authority - The Operation Management Plan is required and authorized by ER 1130-2-400, Management of Natural Resources and outdoor Recreation of Civil Works Water Resource Projects, dated 1 June 1986. The plan explains the Natural Resource Management Policy and Goals of the Corps of Engineers on Mississippi River Project lands.

The following are consolidated Public Laws that describe existing legislation authorizing natural resource management of Federal lands. Copies of all Public Laws and amendments may be obtained from the Rock Island District Office of Counsel. Copies of Engineer Pamphlets, Engineer Regulations, and Army Regulations may be obtained from the Rock Island District, Administrative Services Office.

  • Public Law 79-624, The Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act of 1954. This law, amended in 1958, provides that fish and wildlife conservation hall receive equal considerations with other project purposes, and that such consideration be included in other aspects of water resources development programs.
  • Public Law 86-717, Conservation of Forest Land Act of 1960. This act requires that where applicable, timber resource management be carried out on Corps lands to increase the value of forest areas for conservation, recreation, and other beneficial uses.
  • Public Law 89-669, Protection of Rare and Endangered Species Act of 1966. This act provides for the conservation, protection, and propagation of the native species of fish and wildlife, including migratory birds, that are threatened by extinction.
  • Public Law 93-205, Endangered Species Act of 1973. This act provides for Federal agencies to use their authority to administer programs for the conservation of endangered and threatened species. Federal agencies are to insure that actions authorized by them do not jeopardize the continued existence of such endangered or threatened species to result in the destruction or modification of their habitat.
  • Public Law 93-251, The Water Resources Development Act of 1974. Section 77 of this act provides a 75-25 percent cost sharing between the Federal Government as State and local governments to enhance fish and wildlife on project lands as amendment to P.L. 89-72 authority.

OTHER REFERENCES: 16 U.S.C.S 661 as amended - Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act and 16 U.S.C.S. 663 - Impoundment or Diversion of Waters; ER 405-1-12, Chapter 11, Disposal. (Real Estate Handbook)

04/01/93

PART 1 - TABLE OF CONTENTS

1. INTRODUCTION
1.01 Purpose
1.02 Administrative Authority

2. PROJECT DESCRIPTION
2.01 Introduction
2.02 Location
2.03 Climate and Hydrology
2.04 Soils and Geology
2.05 Topography
2.06 Land Ownership and Outgrants
2.07 Forest Resources
2.08 Open Land Areas and Wetland Vegetation Resources
2.09 Wildlife and Fish Resources

3. PLAN MANAGEMENT
3.01 Introduction
3.02 Policy
3.03 Long Term Objectives in Resource Management
3.031 Introduction
3.032 District Established Objectives
3.033 Project Established Objectives
3.034 Management Problems of the Upper Mississippi River
3.04 Inventory of Project Lands
3.041 Introduction
3.042 Resources Available
3.043 Natural Resource Inventory System - NRIS
3.044 Inventory Updates
3.05 Outgrant Areas
3.06 Agricultural and Grazing Leases
3.07 Roadways and Access Management
3.071 Recreation Area Roadways
3.072 Cottage Site Roadways
3.073 Unimproved Access Trails

4. IMPLEMENTATION OF MANAGEMENT PLANS
4.01 Introduction
4.02 Natural Resources Management Plans
4.021 Annual Management Meetings With Other Agencies
4.022 Coordination in House
4.023 Coordination With Other Agencies
4.024 Reports
4.025 Monitoring and Special Studies
4.03 Special Administrative Tools
4.031 Timber Sales
4.032 Firewood Sale Program
4.033 Agricultural Food Plot Permits
4.034 Volunteer Labor
4.035 Firebreak Permit
4.036 Agricultural Leases
4.037 Contracts

5. RESOURCE PROTECTION
5.01 Fire Plan
5.011 Purpose and Authorization
5.012 Policy and Responsibilities
5.013 Fire Prevention
5.014 Presuppression Procedures
5.015 Fire Suppression Procedures
5.016 Prescribed Burning
5.017 Safety
5.018 Fire Reports: Inspections and Revegetation
5.02 Integrated Pest Management
5.021 Pesticides
5.022 Insects and Diseases
5.023 Wildlife Problems
5.024 Noxious Weeds
5.03 Timber Trespass

6. FIVE YEAR PLAN
6.01 Introduction
6.02 Priority List and Cost of Implementation
6.03 Equipment and Tools
6.04 Updates and Reviews

7. COMPLETED TASKS
7.01 Introduction
7.02 Completed and/or Cancelled Task Package List

8. COORDINATION - AGENCY PERSONNEL LISTING

9. ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW

10. LETTERS OF COORDINATION

11. GLOSSARY OF TERMS

12. BIBLIOGRAPHY OF REFERENCE MATERIALS

13. ADDENDUMS