South Fork Coastal Mitigation Bank

Location

Calcasieu and Cameron Parishes, LA

Resource

Wetland

Solution

Mitigation Bank

Status

Approved

SOUTH FORK COASTAL MITIGATION BANK, named after the South Fork of Black Bayou, was constructed by Delta Land Services in 2016 to return natural wetland benefits such as water quality, habitat, and flood storage by restoring water levels and native vegetation on this former rice farm. The site hosts a rich juxtaposition of freshwater marsh, coastal prairie, and bottomland hardwoods. Since its restoration, waterfowl have flocked in large numbers.

EIP owns and sponsors South Fork Coastal Mitigation Bank, while Delta continues to work with permittees and consultants to sell the credits. Our credits meet the needs of diverse development projects in southwest Louisiana, from roads to oil and gas to industrial development.

CREDITS AVAILABLE
Wetland
– Bottomland Hardwoods
– Coastal Prairie (certified by Louisiana Department of Natural Resources)
– Fresh-Intermediate Marsh (certified by Louisiana Department of Natural Resources)

SERVICE AREA
Calcasieu, Coastal Prairie, and Chenier Plain LRAM Basins, including
– Bayou Teche (08080102) subbasin
– Mermentau (08080202) subbasin
– Mermentau Headwaters (08080201) subbasin
– Upper Calcasieu (08080203) subbasin
– Vermillion (08080102) subbasin
– West Fork Calcasieu (08080205) subbasin
– Whisky Chitto (08080204) subbasin
– Lower Calcasieu (08080206) subbasin

South Fork Coastal Mitigation Bank

This freshwater marsh is characteristic of coastal 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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