Bayou Fisher Mitigation Bank I & II

Location

Point Coupee Parish, LA

Resource

Wetland

Solution

Mitigation Bank

Status

Approved

BAYOU FISHER MITIGATION BANK I & II are flourishing cypress swamps and bottomland hardwood habitats seated in the Atchafalaya watershed in Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana. Named after the bayou that runs through the site, these archetypal cypress swamps were restored in 2015 by EIP’s partner, Delta Land Services. Delta restored the sites from former rice paddies and, in Upper Atchafalaya, soybean farms, to the lush, picture-perfect image of Louisiana bayous they are today. Together with other adjacent wetland restoration sites, the banks create a regionally significant wetland complex that provides high-quality habitat for black bears as well as numerous fish species in central Louisiana.

EIP owns and sponsors Bayou Fisher Mitigation Bank I & II, and Delta continues to work with permittees and consultants to sell the credits. Our credits meet the needs of diverse development projects in the Atchafalaya watershed, from roads to oil and gas to industrial development.

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

SERVICE AREA
Atchafalaya LRAM basin
— Atchafalaya River (08080101) subbasin

Bayou Fisher Mitigation Bank

Native seedlings are planted immediately following restoration, and over time, will flourish.

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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