Mitigation to Help Restore & Protect Louisiana’s Wetlands

Need to offset unavoidable wetland impacts through high-quality mitigation? Credits from the Mossy Hill Mitigation Bank are your ideal solution.

The Mossy Hill Mitigation Bank is owned and operated by Ecosystem Investment Partners (EIP)—the country’s leading provider of environmental credits. Mitigation credits from EIP enable you to satisfy the requirements of your environmental permit quickly and cost-effectively while eliminating liability exposure. Credit purchases also promote the conservation and restoration of the rare, imperiled, and difficult to replace pine savanna wetland habitat.

The Mossy Hill Mitigation Bank is approved by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to fulfill mitigation requirements of Section 404 Clean Water Act permits.(1)

LOCATION:
St. Tammany Parish, LA
Restoration Overview:
2,262 acres of wet longleaf pine habitat
SERVICE AREA:
Ascension, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Livingston, St. Helena, St. John the Baptist, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, and Washington Parishes, LA
CREDITS AVAILABLE:

Pine flatwoods/savanna credits (compensatory mitigation for impacts to bayhead swamp, flatwood ponds, pine flatwoods, and pine savanna wetlands)

To purchase mitigation credits contact:
Katherine Birnie
(443) 921-9441
SUB-BASINS SERVED:

The Mossy Hill Mitigation Bank serves the Lake Pontchartrain Basin, which is comprised of the following watersheds (USGS HUCs):

  • Amite River (08070202)
  • Tickfaw River (08070203)
  • Lake Maurepas (08070204)
  • Tangipahoa River (08070205)
  • Liberty Bayou – Tchefuncta River (08090201)
  • Lake Pontchartrain (08090202)
  • Eastern Louisiana Coastal (08090203)

Credits may also be used to mitigate wetland impacts in adjacent watersheds at the discretion of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

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SERVICE AREA INFO

Restoration Initiative

Pine savannas, rich in in biodiversity, once blanketed most of the Gulf South. Decimated by logging, development, and fire suppression, less than 2% of this original habitat now remains. This habitat is so important—and rare—that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the state’s Natural Heritage program have classified it in the highest-importance category, “Rare, Imperiled, and Difficult to Replace.” At the Mossy Hill Mitigation Bank, EIP has restored and permanently protected over 2,700 acres of this vital habitat through there-introduction of fire, hydrology restoration and planting of over 350,000 native longleaf pine trees.

After Restoration: Once gone, native plants have reestablished their presence at the Mossy Hill Mitigaiton Bank
During Restoration: Controlled burns were a critical element of the restoration process
Before Restoration: The site of the Mossy Hill Mitigation Bank was formerly used for intensive agriculture

Purchase Credits

To purchase mitigation credits or learn more, contact:
Katherine Birnie
(443) 921-9441

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