NATURAL RESOURCE INFORMATION REPORT (NRI)
NRI Application available HERE
The K3SWCD completes and provides Natural Resource Information (NRI) Reports for local landowners. The purpose of the report is to provide the applicant, officials of the local governing body and other decision-makers with natural resource information. This information may be useful when undertaking land use decision concerning variations, amendments or relief of local zoning ordinances, proposed subdivision of vacant or agricultural lands and the subsequent development of these lands. This report is a requirement under Section 22.02a of the Illinois Soil and Water Conservation District's Act.
The intent of an NRI is to present the most current natural resource information available in a readily understandable manner. It contains a description of the present site conditions, the present resources, and the potential impacts that the proposed change may have on the site and its resources. The natural resource information was gathered from standardized data, on-site investigations and information furnished by the petitioner.
The NRI will provide the basis for proper land use change decisions and development while protecting the natural resource base of the county. It should not be used in place of detailed environmental and/or engineering studies that are warranted under most circumstances, but in conjunction with those studies.