Bald eagle habitat along the Middle Mississippi River is jeopardized by ongoing mismanagement of the river by the Army Corps, including construction of enormous structures in the river that are designed to push the river into a narrower and deeper channel for the sole purpose of reducing the costs of dredging the river for navigation.
The Army Corps has already constructed more than 380 enormous structures in just the last 30 years—harming the fisheries and habitat essential to bald eagles and many other wildlife species. The Corps now wants to put another 4.4 million tons of rock structures in the river, destroying a minimum of 1,100 additional acres of critical border channel habitat.
Currently, the Corps is seeking public input on a Draft environmental impact statement that is supposed to look at the environmental and human impacts of this project and then determine alternative actions to minimize or mitigate those impacts.
Please urge the Corps to take a thorough, scientific look at the impacts of their river construction projects and urge alternative methods that are wildlife-friendly.
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Protect Mississippi River wildlife and communities (Regulating Works Draft SEIS)
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