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Zachary Mitigation Bank, LA

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Location East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana
USACE District New Orleans
Total Acreage for all Umbrella MBI Sites: 568.3
Restoration Site Acreage Permitted under Umbrella MBI

Copper Mill Bayou: 72
Comite Flats I: 101
Comite Flats II: 104.7
Redwood Creek: 290.6

Watersheds Serviced (HUC Cataloging Units) Amite (08070202)
Tickpaw (08070203)
Lake Maurepas (08070204)
Tangipahoa (08070205)
EPA Ecoregions Serviced Mississippi Alluvial Plain
Parishes or Portions of Parishes Serviced Ascension, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Iberville, Livingston, Saint Helena, Saint-James, Saint John the Baptist, Tangipahoa
Available Wetland Habitat Types Bottomland Hardwood, Cypress-Tupelo
Available Mitigation Types Restoration, Enhancement
Total Mitigation Acres Copper Mill Bayou: 67.4
Comite Flats I: 95
Comite Flats II: 107.4
Redwood Creek: 235.7
Current Mitigation Acres Available for Sale Copper Mill Bayou: 13.5
Comite Flats I: 14.3
Comite Flats II: 48.4
Redwood Creek: Under Evaluation
Functional Assessment Method & Credit Value  
MCM (Modified Charleston Method) Copper Mill Bayou: 3.2 credits/acre
Comite Flats I: 4.2 credits/acre
Comite Flats II: 4.1 credits/acre
Redwood Creek: Under Evaluation

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zachary mitigation bank, LAThe Copper Mill Bayou Restoration site is located off of Port Hudson-Pride Road in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana. The site historically supported floodplain forested wetland bordering Copper Mill Bayou, and was converted to improved pasture prior to the 1970s. This as well as the other restoration sites that will be restored under the Zachary Mitigation Bank umbrella banking instrument, is located within a rapidly developing part of Louisiana, and are all within 5 miles or less of the Comite River, a state designated Natural and Scenic Waterway.

Floodplain forested bottomland hardwood wetlands are an impacted and declining habitat type in East Baton Rouge Parish, thus restoration of this site is key in helping to maintain and protect remaining BLH wetlands within the Parish, Comite River Basin, and greater Amite River Watershed. Additionally, restoration of the site will result in increased water quality discharging directly into Copper Mill Bayou, as the site receives direct roadway runoff from U.S. 19 and from Port Hudson-Pride Road.

The restoration of the site restored overland flow hydrology and disabled the existing ditch network throughout the site, and re-establishes a variety of bottomland hardwood community associations such as elm-ash-sugarberry, overcup oak-bitter pecan, mixed red and white oaks, and sweetgum-red oaks.