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IDOT Seeks Land in Southern Counties for Wetland Creation and Restoration

The Illinois Department of Transportation is seeking to purchase land from willing sellers for wetland mitigation in Hamilton, White, Saline, Gallatin, Hardin, Pope, Johnson and Massac counties as well as the eastern portion of Jefferson, Williamson and Union counties.

Desired property characteristics include:

• Located in floodplain or frequently flooded
• In crop production since 1984 or categorized by the Natural Resource Conservation Service as PC (Prior Converted)
• Hydric soil

Many construction projects can affect nearby ecosystems. Wetland mitigation offsets expected adverse effects through preservation, enhancement, restoration or creation of a wetland, stream or habitat. IDOT is in need of a large tract of land within these identified southern counties.

If interested, please contact:

Julie Klamm
Environmental Studies Manager

IDOT Region 5, District 9
P.O. Box 100
Carbondale, IL  62901
Phone: (618) 549-2171 ext. 286
Fax: (618) 457-8622
TTY: (618) 549-3507