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Corps seeks public comment on changes to Caspian Tern nesting proposed actions

Published June 28, 2017

PORTLAND, Ore. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is seeking public comment on a draft supplemental environmental assessment (SEA) for the Caspian Tern Nesting Island Construction Project, which includes a draft Amended Finding of No Significant Impact and a Clean Water Act Section 404 Alternatives Analysis.

The draft SEA evaluates the environmental effects of demolishing a floating island on Sheepy Lake within the Lower Klamath National Wildlife Refuge and constructing a permanent rock island in its place. The Corps prepared the documents pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act because it is changing the proposed action described in a 2009 environmental assessment.

The draft SEA and public notice for the proposed action is available for review at

Questions or comments regarding the draft document should be directed to Mr. Paul Schmidt by phone at 503-808-4772, via email at, or by mail to:
District Engineer
U.S. Army Corps of Engineer District, Portland
Attn:  CENWP-PM-E/Paul Schmidt
P.O. Box 2946, Portland, Oregon  97208-2946

The Corps will consider all comments received or postmarked by July 27, 2017, and make a determination regarding the significance of impacts resulting from the proposed action. In your response, please reference public notice number CENWP-PM-E-17-02.

Karim Delgado

Release no. 17-020