The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Walla Walla District (Corps), invites public comments on the draft Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) and Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Lower Snake River Fish and Wildlife Compensation Plan Wildlife Riparian Habitat Planting. The Corps is proposing to plant up to 200 additional acres of high-quality, self-sustaining riparian habitat within Habitat Management Units (HMU) and other sites located along the lower Snake River on Corps-managed federal lands to create or enhance wildlife habitat. The intent of this action is to help meet wildlife mitigation requirements in the Lower Snake River Fish and Wildlife Compensation Plan. Proposed planting could be done in Asotin, Columbia, Franklin, Garfield, Whitman and Walla Walla counties, along the banks of the lower Snake River.
The Corps has produced an Environmental Assessment (EA) to address potential effects associated with implementation of this planting plan. As part of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and other applicable laws, the Corps is inviting public comment on the EA and draft Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI). The Corps is required to consider all comments received. The EA and draft FONSI are available on the Corps website (see links at right).
Comments must be postmarked or e-mailed no later than Aug. 28, 2014, to be included as part of the public record.
Comments may be mailed to:
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Walla Walla District
CENWW-PD-EC, ATTN: Environmental Compliance LSR Planting EA
201 North 3rd Avenue
Walla Walla, WA 99362-1876
Comments may be e-mailed to NEPANWW@usace.army.mil.
If you have questions or need additional information, please contact Environmental Compliance at 509-527-7269.