Expiration date: 6/30/2016
As described in the attached Public Notice, the Missouri Conservation Heritage Foundation (MCHF) - Stream Stewardship Trust Fund has requested approval for an in-lieu-fee (ILF) mitigation project in Bollinger County, Missouri. The project occurs on Little Whitewater Creek. The MCHF has designated this project as SSTF-1009. The project generally includes the restoration and preservation of 24 acres of forested riparian corridor, along approximately 3,900 linear feet of Little Whitewater Creek. The project also includes the stabilization of over 500 linear feet of severely eroded streambank, through the installation of seven bendway weirs. If approved by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (the Corps), SSTF-1009 will create a total potential mitigation credit release of 8,027 stream credits. The MCHF would make the stream credit available to Department of the Army permittees seeking to fulfill requirements to purchase compensatory mitigation credit, to offset losses of aquatic functions and services. The Corps solicits your comment on the proposed mitigation project. Responses are due to this office no later than June 30, 2016.