Expiration date: 4/17/2022
The District Engineer has received a prospectus from Ducks Unlimited, Inc, (Sponsor) titled, “Vermillion River ILF Project – Prospectus”, hereon referred to as the Prospectus. The Sponsor is obligated to develop a compensatory mitigation site to fulfill 108.84 advance wetland credits (Functional Capacity Units) that have been sold under the Ducks Unlimited In-Lieu-Fee Program (DU ILF). The Mitigation Site is located at Latitude 42.8585°, Longitude -96.8953°; Clay County, South Dakota. Credits sold under the DU ILF have been used to satisfy the compensatory mitigation requirements of DA authorizations issued for projects impacting waters of the United States located in the Vermillion River watershed. The Sponsor has secured a 256-acre parcel of land located adjacent to the Vermillion River, hereon referred to as the Mitigation Site. The stated objective of the Sponsor is to restore approximately 80 acres of wetland (HGM Class: Riverine) within the overall Mitigation Site. If the Mitigation Site is successful and produces more released credits than the number of advance credits that must be fulfilled, the Sponsor may request that the surplus credits be made available to satisfy the mitigation requirements of future DA authorizations.