The Baker University
The Baker Wetlands was a key consideration in this study.
Formerly used as farmland by the Haskell Institute, the area was restored to
wetlands starting in the late 1960s. Today, the Wetlands comprise 573 acres.
Through careful management by Baker University, the Baker Wetlands offer a high
degree of bio-diversity and a rich research and recreational environment.
What Are Wetlands?
The Army Corps of Engineers Wetlands
Delineation Manual defines wetlands as "those areas
that are inundated or saturated by surface or groundwater
at frequency and duration to support and that under normal
circumstances do support, a prevalence of vegetation typically
adapted for life in saturated soil conditions. Wetlands
generally include swamps, marshes, bogs, and similar areas."
Mitigation means that if a project
impacts the natural or cultural environment, steps are taken
to minimize or offset those impacts. To view potential wetland
mitigation areas, see the
conceptual map. Map will appear in a new window.
The mitigation that will occur as part of this project is set
forth in the 404 Permit issued by the Corps of Engineers. The mitigation is
also set forth in the FEIS.