BATON ROUGE, La.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Resource Environmental Solutions, L.L.C. (RES), announces the approval by the New Orleans District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers of a new wetland mitigation bank serving south-central Louisiana. The Caney Creek Mitigation Bank, located approximately 8 miles west of Mamou, Louisiana, will reestablish over 492 acres of bottomland hardwood and baldcypress-tupelo forest. The resulting credits will be used to compensate for unavoidable wetland impacts from permitted project activity in the Mermentau Headwaters watersheds.
The Bank’s primary service area, which covers portions of Evangeline, Acadia, Jefferson Davis and Allen Parishes, is also the location of a significant migratory bird flyway. Conversion of the Bank site to a forested ecosystem will restore a wetland community as a species-diverse, sustainable ecosystem by increasing the quantity of bottomland hardwood and bald cypress-tupelo wetland habitat for resident and migratory wildlife. The watershed itself benefits from site restoration by retention of surface water runoff, stream flow maintenance, nutrient cycling, aquatic productivity, and the reduction of non-point source pollution (nutrients and suspended solids) originating from agricultural activities.
As new commercial development and pipeline corridor projects will occur in the regions within, surrounding and traversing the Bank’s service areas, the Mermentau Headwaters drainage basins designated with USGS hydrologic unit numbers 08080201 and 08080202, the Caney Creek Mitigation Bank is centrally located to supply the mitigation needs of developers requiring permits for their projects’ compliance.
About Resource Environmental Solutions, L.L.C.
Resource Environmental Solutions develops and supplies ecological offsets to help companies obtain required permits for unavoidable project-related impacts to wetlands, streams and habitats. Learn more about RES at http://res.us.
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