Baton Rouge, Louisiana, May 4, 2012: Coastal Louisiana Resource, L.L.C. (CLR), a subsidiary of 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. Located approximately seven miles southwest of Alexandria, Louisiana, the Pecan Bayou Mitigation Bank will restore a 187.5 acre Bottomland Hardwood (BLH) wetland community as a species diverse, sustainable ecosystem by restoring natural hydrology, surface topography and vegetative communities at the Bank site.
This bank services projects across a large geographic area from Rapides Parish to the Louisiana Gulf Coast. Commercial and residential development in the expanding greater Lafayette area, cross-state midstream infrastructure projects, exploration and production activities associated with burgeoning Tuscaloosa Marine Shale activities, and central Louisiana manufacturing projects all can use this mitigation bank to supply ecological offsets for unavoidable project-related impacts.
“Projects are promptly permitted when using ecological offsets provided by RES’ mitigation banks. Through RES’ mitigation solutions, permittee clients can remain focused on their core business and have no worries about mitigation liability or regulatory exposure from mitigation of unavoidable impacts. Resource Environmental Solutions is a leader in development and supply of project offsets throughout Louisiana, and nationwide,” said Elliott Bouillion, RES CEO.
The bank is established to provide compensation for impacts to Bottomland Hardwoods in the Bayou Teche drainage basin, USGS Hydrologic Cataloging Unit (HUC) 08080102. The secondary service area will be the Vermillion and Atchafalaya Basins, HUCs 08080103 and 08080101. Through these improvements, the Bank will be capable of sustaining wetland functions, values, and services, and the functional benefit to the Bayou Teche Watershed will include an increase in the quantity and quality of forested wetland habitat for resident and migratory wildlife and the conversion of the Bank to a more natural ecosystem. Specifically, restoration of the forested habitat will benefit neotropical migrant birds and the threatened Louisiana black bear (Ursus americanus luteolus) by decreasing forest fragmentation.
For additional information, please contact Frankie Savoy at email@example.com or 225-372-6106.
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.