National Park Service Issues Finding of No Significant Impact on Cowles Bog Wetland Restoration
Contact: Bruce Rowe, 219-395-1609
INDIANA DUNES NATIONAL LAKESHORE: The National Park Service (NPS) has issued a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the Preferred Alternative in the Environmental Assessment of the"Restoration of Cowles Bog Wetland Complex's Lake Plain Wet-Mesic Prairie for Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore". The FONSI and the NPS's response to public comments can be found online at http://parkplanning.nps.gov/indu.
The restoration project includes vegetation management and hydrological modifications aimed at restoring the Cowles Bog wetland complex. Project work described in the Environmental Assessment will begin immediately.
Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore is part of the National Park Service. More than 20,000 National Park Service employees care for America's 398 national parks and work with communities across the nation to help preserve local history and create close-to-home recreational opportunities. Learn more at www.nps.gov.
Did You Know?
Without fire, there could be no prairie at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. Non-prairie plant species would crowd out native prairie grasses. These rare grasslands are maintained through periodic controlled burns.