Lake Long (Coastal) Wetland Mitigation Bank
Project TypeMitigation Bank
LocationLouisiana | Lafourche Parish
Service AreaLRAM-Terrebonne Basin
Project SizeWetland: 295 AC
- Bottomland Hardwood Forest
Brittany LanconD: 337.443.6929
The goal of the bank is to establish, maintain, and protect a freshwater marsh, bottomland hardwood, and bald cypress-tupelo swamp wetland communities as a species-diverse, sustainable ecosystem by restoring unique functions, values, and services. Work required to accomplish these goals includes the restoration of approximately 26.6 acres of bottomland hardwoods, 24.2 acres of swamp, and 200.2 acres of fresh marsh through surface hydrology restoration and vegetation restoration. These actions increase the habitat value for those fishery and wildlife resources utilizing these habitats. The restoration and protection associated with this project will further enhance the longevity of this landmass.