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Title:Condition of Natural Resources Conservation Service Wetland Easements in Illinois Final Progress Report Period: 31 August 2016 – 30 September 2017
Author(s):Klimas, Samuel T.; Yetter, Aaron P.; Hagy, Heath M.; Osborn, Joshua M.
Subject(s):Conservation Easement
Lawrence County
Wayne County
Geographic Coverage:Lawrence County, Illinois
Wayne County, Illinois
Abstract:During the 2017 fiscal year(1 October2016–30 September 2017), the Illinois Natural History Survey (INHS) conducted wetland monitoring and wetland quality evaluations for the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) on Agriculture Conservation Easement Program -Wetland Reserve Easements (ACEP-WRE; n= 30). We visited each wetland easement twice; once in autumn/winter (November–January) and again during spring (February–March) totaling 60 easement visits. Easements were located in Lawrence (n=29) and Wayne counties(n=1). Monitored easements comprised eight Emergency Watershed Protection Program-Floodplain Easements (EWPP-FPE) and 22 Wetland Reserve Program (WRP) Easements. The WRP and EWPP-FPE easements were enrolled in NRCS programs prior to 2014 Farm Bill restructuring of wetland easements that now fall into the ACEP-WRE program.We previously submitted easement monitoring worksheets, detailed photographs of easement conditions, and descriptive management plans(Appendix 1) that detailed conditionsof the easements and gave recommendations for improvements to vegetation communities and easement infrastructure for all 30 easements.
Issue Date:2017-09-29
Publisher:Illinois Natural History Survey
Series/Report:Technical Report INHS 2017 (31)
Genre:Technical Report
Publication Status:unpublished
Peer Reviewed:not peer reviewed
Sponsor:U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service Agreement Number: 68-5A12-16-509
Rights Information:This document is a product of the Illinois Natural History Survey, and has been selected and made available by the Illinois Natural History Survey and the University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. It is intended solely for noncommercial research and educational use, and proper attribution is requested.
Date Available in IDEALS:2017-09-29

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