Christo and Jeanne-Claude have a proven track record of avoiding and mitigating impacts associated with their works of art. The artists have repeatedly proven their ability to produce awe-inspiring works of art that leave no permanent sign of their existence and have as few minimal temporary impacts as possible.
Since 1997, Christo and Jeanne-Claude have proactively partnered with communities in the Arkansas River Valley to identify solutions to community concerns associated with Over The River. Christo and his team are committed to avoiding or minimizing impacts associated with traffic, recreation, wildlife and the environment.
Following nearly three years of analysis, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) issued its Over The River Record of Decision (ROD) on November 7, 2011. The ROD completed the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) process and gave Federal approval to the artists’ original vision for Over The River. The EIS contains a comprehensive analysis of potential impacts and benefits, as well as more than 100 mitigation measures that avoid or minimize the potential impacts related to the project.
Visit the Final EIS highlights section of the website to learn more about some of the mitigation measures identified by the BLM to address traffic, safety, wildlife and other concerns.
Click here to download a printable fact sheet about Over The River mitigation measures described in the Final EIS.
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