The Draft Compensation Site Plan (CSP) &

The Draft Mitigation Bank Instrument (MBI)

were submitted for review on 10/27/2016.

Starting in late February 2016, the first phase of the woody invasive non-native (INN) species control was initiated.  This was performed while the ground was frozen by using a Skid Steer Forestry Head by Diamond Mower attached to a skid steer with rubber tracks.  The most common INN woody species present on site are:  common & glossy buckthorn, and honeysuckle.

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The Final Prospectus was submitted on February 15, 2016. 

The public comment period for the Final Prospectus ended on May 6, 2016.

On December 17, 2015, 8 monitoring wells were installed on the site to be used to obtain initial field data on the existing floodplain hydrology.  One well was placed in the upland area and will be used to obtain the control atmospheric pressure.  Three wells were placed on the west side of Council Creek and 4 were placed on the east side of Council Creek.  All 7 wells were placed within the existing floodplain forest.  They were installed according to US ACOE guidelines for shallow monitoring wells.  Automatic data loggers will be used to record the hydrology starting in the spring of 2016.

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A cross-section survey was conducted on all the existing surface drainage ditches on the site from November 2 - 20, 2015.  This data was used to determine the degree of lateral effect of the ditches, the amount of available fill on-site from the existing spoil piles, and the amount of fill that would be necessary to completely fill all the surface drainage ditches.

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The Wetland Boundary Delineation was conducted from September 19 to October 5, 2015.  It was determined that there are 16.48 acres of Floodplain Forest, 8.42 acres of Shrub Swamps, 10.33 acres of Sedge Meadows, 3.20 acres of Fresh (Wet) Meadows, 9.65 acres of Farmed Wetlands, and 29.26 acres of Uplands.  The site has existing surface drainage ditches that primarily intercept and divert most of the surface water away from the site directly into Council Creek.

On October 19, 2015, Sam Woboril, US ACOE, and Pam Schense, WDNR, 2 members of the IRT, made a site visit after the submittal of the Draft Prospectus.  Others present for this site visit included Todd Torkelson, owner, Brad Leis, Sponsor, Maria Scholze, Agent, Wisconsin Wetland Specialists and John Scholze, Plant Specialist, Wisconsin Wetland Specialists.

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