Ayres Associates


Draft Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA)
Upham Woods Administration Building Replacement
UW-Managed Project #T-18-001
University of Wisconsin – Extension (UW-Extension)
N194 County Road N, Town of Lyndon, WI

Ayres Associates has been retained by the University of Wisconsin to prepare an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for the proposed Upham Woods Administration Building Replacement project. The EIA will be prepared in accordance with the Wisconsin Environmental Policy Act (WEPA), Wisconsin Statutes 1.11, and UWSA guidelines (Board of Regents’ Resolution 2508, November 6, 1981). The purpose of the EIA is to assess potential impacts of the project on the physical, biological, social, and economic environments.

EIA Process

Scoping Letter

A Scoping Letter to solicit input on potential environmental impacts of the project was sent to selected parties and agencies on September 19, 2018. Figures depicting the project location and the project distribution list used for the Scoping Letter are attached to the Scoping Letter report.

All comments with regard to the Scoping Letter were required to be received no later than October 3, 2018, for incorporation into the Draft EIA document.

A copy of the Scoping Letter Report can be downloaded by clicking Upham - Scoping Ltr.pdf.

Draft Environmental Impact Assessment (DEIA)

The Draft EIA is being made available on October 29, 2018, for a 15-day public review period. A public notice is being posted in the Wisconsin State Journal newspaper on October 29, 2018 and the Dells Events newspaper on November 1, 2018. Copies of this Draft EIA are being made available at the Kilbourn Public Library, and on this website.

A copy of the DEIA Report can be downloaded by clicking Upham Woods DEIA.pdf.

All comments on the Draft EIA report need to be received no later than 7:00 p.m., November 12, 2018, for incorporation into the Final EIA document. Comments may be submitted in writing at the public meeting, verbalized during the public meeting, or sent to the address below. A copy of a comment form is available from this website below. For consideration in the Final EIA, please submit your comment at the meeting or in writing by November 12, 2018 to:

Ben Peotter, PE
Ayres Associates
5201 E. Terrace Drive, Suite 200
Madison, WI 53718

DEIA Public Meeting

A Draft EIA public meeting is scheduled for November 12, 2018, from 5:00-7:00 p.m. in the Lodge building located at N194 County Road N, Town of Lyndon, Wisconsin within Upham Woods. The meeting is open to the public and will be attended by representatives of the design team, UW-Extension, UWSA, Upham Woods, and Ayres Associates. Information and comments provided during the meeting and throughout the public comment period will be included in the Final EIA report.

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Comment Form (23 Kb, Word file)
Draft EIA Report (47 Mb, PDF file)