Bayou Choupique Mitigation Bank

Location

Avoyelles Parish, LA

Resource

Wetland

Solution

Mitigation Bank

Status

Approved

BAYOU CHOUPIQUE MITIGATION BANK is named “choupique” after the local Louisiana term for bowfin fish. This narrow river is part of the Vermillion-Teche watershed. Our partner, Delta Land Services, constructed the site in 2012 to restore the swamp and bottomland hardwood wetlands after its longtime use as a rice and soybean farm. Next door to another large, permittee-responsible mitigation site operated by Delta, Bayou Choupique has the potential to support a broad range of species including black bears.

EIP owns and sponsors the bank, and Delta continues to work with permittees and consultants to sell the credits. Credits from Bayou Choupique Mitigation Bank meet the needs of diverse development projects in the Vermillion-Teche watershed, from roads to oil and gas to industrial development.

CREDITS AVAILABLE
Wetland
– Bottomland Hardwoods
– Cypress/Tupelo Gum Swamp

SERVICE AREA
Vermillion-Teche LRAM Basin, including
– Bayou Teche (08090302) subbasin
– Vermilion River (08070300) subbasin

Bayou Choupique Mitigation Bank

Delta Land Services keeps boots on the ground to ensure and demonstrate project success to the Corps of Engineers.

Bayou Choupique Mitigation Bank

Trusted EIP partner Delta Land Services carefully plans and executes restoration in Louisiana.

DLS Delta Land Services

Our Partners

Since 2018, EIP and Delta Land Services have partnered to bring the breadth of EIP’s national mitigation experience together with Delta’s Gulf Coast expertise. As a team, we successfully operate a portfolio of ten mitigation banks in Texas and Louisiana. Delta’s knowledge of regional ecology, and skill in both construction and credit sales, have earned them their strong local reputation. Our regional alliance expands the availability of cost-effective mitigation solutions for Gulf South permittees.

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