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The Baker University Wetlands

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
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.