Future of the Baker Wetlands
The Future Can Have Two Versions: Immediate & Long Range
Growth in and around Lawrence is inevitable. Like it or not, it seems to be a part of our society to promote it and encourage it. How can a wildlife refuge on the edge of a bustling city survive as potential development occurs on all sides?
In the immediate future, Baker University has agreed to begin a restoration project that fulfills a component of the mitigation required by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers because of the construction of the South Lawrence Trafficway destroying 56 acres of wetlands. Wetland Resoration Project
The long-range planning for the Wetlands is greatly influenced by the pending completion of the South Lawrence Trafficway. Rational & Benefits of Mitigation