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Public Meeting Scheduled for Indian Cave Shallow Water Habitat Project

Published April 4, 2013

OMAHA, Neb. — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Nebraska Game and Parks Commission will hold a public scoping meeting on Monday, Apr. 15, at the Shubert Community Building, located on the corner of 5th and Main Streets, in Shubert, Neb. The purpose of the meeting is to seek public input on the development of potential restoration and mitigation measures for a proposed shallow water habitat project at Indian Cave State Park.

The public meeting will run from 5 to 7 p.m. with a brief opening presentation followed by an open house session. During the open house session, the project team will be available at information stations to answer questions and gather public input on the project.

"The purpose of site-specific Missouri River Recovery Program projects such as the Indian Cave State Park Project is to restore habitat for federally endangered pallid sturgeon and to mitigate the loss of fish and wildlife habitat that occurred due to construction of the Missouri River Bank Stabilization and Navigation Project," said Luke Wallace, biologist with the Corps of Engineers.

Input may be submitted during the public meeting or mailed to:
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District
ATTN: CENWO-PM-AC (Luke Wallace)
1616 Capitol Avenue; Omaha, NE 68102-4901

BACKGROUND: The proposed project area, located on land owned by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, is approximately one mile downstream of the boat ramp within the boundaries of Indian Cave State Park, Richardson County, Neb. 

Maggie Oldham

Release no. 20130404-001