Baton Rouge, Louisiana, December 19, 2011: First Texas Resource, L.L.C. (FTR) a subsidiary of Resource Environmental Solutions, L.L.C. (RES), announces the approval by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Fort Worth District of a new wetland mitigation bank serving northeast Texas. The Brooks Creek Mitigation Bank will restore and protect approximately 327.2 acres of hardwood flatwood habitat and associated upland buffer in the Sulphur River Basin in Bowie County, Texas.
The project site presents a unique opportunity for wetland conservation as it was forested wetland converted to pasture between the 1960s and 1990s. This project will restore a substantial portion of the forests near a tributary of Brooks Creek, a tributary of Anderson Creek which empties into the Sulphur River and eventually into the Wright Patman Reservoir.
Wetland restoration activities include application of a conservation easement on the property that insures that the site will be preserved in perpetuity.
The mitigation bank is used to supply ecological offsets for unavoidable project-related impacts within specific service areas. Current escalating demographic trends and expanding oil and gas activities in East Texas, are anticipated to constitute the majority of the impacts authorized. The primary service area falls within Hydrologic Cataloguing Unit (HUC) 11140302, the Lower Sulphur watershed and a secondary service area encompasses HUCs 11140303 (White Oak Bayou), and 11140306 (Caddo Lake), as well as portions of 11140301 (Sulphur Headwaters) and 1110304 (Cross Bayou). A tertiary service area serves HUC 11140305 (Lake O’ The Pines) as well as portions of HUCs 11140301 and 11140303.
“With nearly 20,000 acres of wetlands, streams and habitats now restored, established, conserved and preserved, RES is extending its strong track record of ecological stewardship into Texas. A ready supply of ecological offsets for unavoidable project-related impacts enables prompt permit processing by regulatory agencies, thus reducing timing risk, and proactive compliance by the developer seeking a project permit. RES is delighted to be well-positioned to support development in northeast Texas going forward,” said Elliott Bouillion, RES CEO.
For additional information, please contact Frankie Savoy at firstname.lastname@example.org or 225-372-6106.
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Resource Environmental Solutions supplies wetland, stream and habitat solutions, including ecological restoration services, to clients throughout the U.S. Learn more about RES at www.res.us.