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Civil Bend (IA)

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Size (acres):  280.87

River Mile:  573.3 to 573.7

Bank:  Left descending bank

County:  Fremont

State:  Iowa

Ownership, Management and Access

Ownership:  U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Acquisition Status:  Acquired from willing sellers in 2015, under Water Resources Development Acts 1986 and 1999 authorizations.

On-Site Management:  U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Site Access:  Limited public access - no motor vehicles are allowed on the site.

Description, Use and Regulations

Description:  This site was primarily cropland at the time of purchase, with areas of woodland mainly adjacent to the Missouri River and to Plum Creek, a tributary that flows through the site in a southwesterly fashion and drains into the Missouri River.

  • Site evaluations will help to determine restorative efforts to improve and increase habitat diversity for native fish and wildlife species.
  • The primary management objective is to develop and restore previous cropland to suitable habitat for wildlife species to have a safe place to breed, rest, and feed.

Status:  Open to the public.  Habitat plans are being evaluated.

Site Use:  The site is open to the public for a variety of outdoor activities including fishing, bird watching, hiking, and hunting when in season.

Site-use Regulations:

  • People visiting these areas must comply with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations, including hunting, fishing, etc.  In general Title 36 Part 327 of the Code of Federal Regulations governs the use of Corps property.  Other regulations may apply to properties owned by other federal agencies.
  • Special regulations and restrictions may be posted on site.

Special-use Regulations:  No target shooting, primitive camping or off-road vehicles permitted.

For More Information

Contact Information:  Contact the Missouri River Project Office at (402) 996-3761.

Story Maps Link:  http://rsgisias.crrel.usace.army.mil/story_maps/nwo/mrrp/index.html#

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