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National Park Service Issues Finding of No Significant Impact on Cowles Bog Wetland Restoration

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Date: December 4, 2012
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?

two horses pulling a machine use to rake hay with a farmer riding on the rake

In 1972, Chellberg Farm became part of Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. In the mid-1800s many Swedes settled in Porter County. Three generations of Chellbergs farmed this land.