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Lake Long (Coastal) Wetland Mitigation Bank


Project Type
Mitigation Bank
Louisiana | Lafourche Parish
Service Area
LRAM-Terrebonne Basin
Project Size
Wetland: 295 AC
Wetland Mitigation
Habitat Types
  • Bottomland Hardwood Forest
  • Marsh
  • Wetland


Brittany Lancon

D: 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.