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Civil Bend (NE)

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Size (acres):  385.78 - fee-title land only 

River Mile:  572.4 to 572.8; 572.9 to 573.6

Bank:  Right descending bank 

County:  Cass

State:  Nebraska

Ownership, Management and Access

Ownership:  U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Acquisition Status:  Acquired from willing sellers in 2014, 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. The north tract is boat access only.

Description, Use and Regulations

Description:  The site consists of a north tract and south tract. A tract of privately owned land separates the tracts so the public needs to be cautious not to trespass on adjacent private land.

  • The majority of the site is under the NRCS Wetland Reserve Program which serves to protect, restore, and expand wetlands.
  • Land management objectives will be to restore and protect the functions and values of wetlands by enhancing the original hydrology, native vegetation, and natural topography of the land. 

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 Corps' 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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