Dragonfly and Damselfly Survey and Evaluation - Mile 68-184.5
The National Park Service, Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park, will issue a Research Permit for survey and evaluation of the dragonflies and damselflies, Mile 68-184.5 of the Park.
The Mid-Atlantic Invertebrate Field Studies will undertake a two-year study of the dragonflies and damselflies of the western section of the Park. The survey will provide information on the distribution and abundance of the dragonflies and damselflies (odonates) including rare, threatened, and endangered species within the park. The baseline information will be used during future ecological monitoring of various park environs, especially wetland habitats.
The park's Interdisciplinary Team reviewed the project for impacts to natural and cultural resources. The project does not pose any serious or long-term effects to the environmental, historical, cultural, archeological, or visual resources. It meets categorical exclusion # E.5 Nondestructive data collection, inventory (including field, aerial, and satellite surveying and mapping), study, research, and monitoring activities.
Upon review under the National Historic Preservation Act/Section 106 Programmatic Agreement, no historic properties will be affected.
For further information regarding this project, please contact;
Natural Resource Program Manager
Chesapeake and Ohio Canal NHP
1850 Dual Highway,
Hagerstown, MD 21740