ILF Project Open for Comments

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District (Corps) is considering a proposal to modify the In-lieu Fee Program Instrument to establish a 47.3-acre wetland mitigation project, known as the Clear Lake In-lieu Fee (ILF) Project.

The proposed ILF Project will generate wetland credits by preserving existing high quality wetlands, re-establishing wetland areas that were filled by construction of access roads, creating additional wetland areas within the dune ridge ring by lowering adjacent uplands 1-3 feet to the water table, and enhancing some existing forested wetlands by plugging drainage ditches.

Upon receiving the comments, the team will work with the ILF Project sponsor, the Oregon Department of State Lands (DSL), to create a detailed ILF Project Mitigation Plan that will specify the ecological goals of the project, grading and planting plans, monitoring, maintenance, and the number and schedule of wetland credits to be made available when performance standards have been met.

 

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3rd International Congress Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging

Russia’s leading maritime industry Media Group PortNews (www.portnews.ru) holds a traditional annual Congress “Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging” in Moscow. 

The two-day Congress includes the 7th International Forum of Dredging Companies and the 3rd Technical Conference “Modern Solutions for Hydraulic Engineering”.

Infrastructure development is among the real sources of Russia’s economy growth. Construction of port facilities and new hydraulic engineering structures on the country’s inland waterways constitute an essential part of all infrastructure projects. It is important to take into account the best international practices to implement these projects effectively.

The program of the Congress will be devoted to the latest technologies for dredging and hydraulic engineering works. Speakers and delegates will refer to real projects to discuss specifics features of dredging works, as well as dedicated fleet and equipment involved.

To learn more about event, please, contact the organizing committee: snitko@portnews.ru

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