Miller Creek, running under a road
In-Lieu Fee (ILF) Stream Mitigation Program

The Iowa DNR is working with the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to establish a statewide In-Lieu Fee (ILF) Mitigation Program for stream impacts. The ILF Program will fill a niche in the USACE hierarchy, providing an efficient means of meeting permit requirements for permit holders while providing a process to create more ecological lift on the landscape. The process to create the program contains many steps over a long period of time. This page will serve as a repository for publicly available information useful to understanding this process.


Feasibility Analysis - Iowa DNR

Timeline of ILF Program Development - USACE

ILF Public Meeting Presentation (9/20/17)

The DNR River Restoration Website shows how we blend many tools from a variety of internal and external stakeholders. 

More information about the ILF method can be found: USACE's Iowa Stream Mitigation Method.

Meeting Information

Presentation from 9/20/2017 ILF public meeting:
ILF Public Meeting Presentation

The DNR hosted a public meeting to discuss plans to develop a Stream In-Lieu Fee (ILF) Compensatory Mitigation program on September 20, 2017 at the Urbandale Public Library.

Contact Information

Jeff Berckes -
In-Lieu Fee Mitigation Program Manager
Phone: 515-725-8391 Fax: 515-725-8201