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Title: Mitigation Guidelines for Nebraska's Eastern Saline Wetlands
Authors: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Omaha District
Nebraska Game and Parks Commission
Nebraska. Department of Environmental Quality
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
United States. Environmental Protection Agency. Region VII
Keywords: Wetland conservation
Wetland mitigation banking
Publisher: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Omaha District.
Abstract: The eastern Nebraska saline wetlands (saline wetlands) form a regionally unique wetlands complex located in floodplain swales and depressions within the Salt Creek, Little Salt Creek, and Rock Creek drainages in Lancaster and southern Saunders counties. This complex has been subject to extensive losses due to the expansion of the City of Lincoln and agricultural activities. An interagency team, comprised of the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality (NDEQ), Nebraska Game and Parks Commission (NGPC), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) developed guidance for mitigating saline wetlands, including the establishment of mitigation banks. These guidelines represent one approach to aid in the protection of a dwindling natural resource by assisting landowners, developers and organizations in the wetlands mitigation process. Because it is beyond the scope of this document to address the overall conservation needs of saline wetlands, it is recommended that those interested in such conservation join with local, state, and federal agencies to develop additional strategies and programs. Such cooperative effort within the Lincoln area is needed to explore options for further protecting saline wetlands both within and outside of the regulatory arena.
Description: Technical Report
Rights: Approved for Public Release; Distribution is Unlimited
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