“Because the mitigation bank retains liability for the restoration or preservation of the bank, the purchasers can simply buy credits and move on their project in a more streamlined fashion than with other options.”
Located in northwest Louisiana, with a service area that includes parts of DeSoto, Caddo, and Sabine Parishes, Bushneck Bayou is actually within the Ft. Worth United States Army Corps of Engineers District. The service area’s watersheds include the Middle Sabine (12010002) and Toledo Bend Reservoir (10210004).
“Bushneck Bayou Mitigation Bank’s wetland credits will help offset unavoidable impacts to wetlands in the area,” explains MSUSA President Terry McKenzie. “The bank is located within the Haynesville Shale Play, an active natural gas drilling area.”
Why purchase credits?
Purchasing credits from an approved mitigation bank is the preferred means of offsetting unavoidable impacts to wetlands and streams.
"Purchasing credits from an approved mitigation bank offers the developer peace of mind," explains MSUSA Vice President Troy Madrigal. "Because the mitigation bank retains liability for the restoration or preservation of the bank, the purchasers can simply buy credits and move on their project in a more streamlined fashion than with other options."
And as the bank's progress is approved and the Corps monitors required milestones, this option is the best one for the healthy restoration of the environment too, which is why mitigation banking is the Gold Standard for offsetting impacts.
Curious about the history of mitigation banking?
MSUSA's new Mitigation Banking Timeline provides more comprehensive information about how and why mitigation banking became the Gold Standard for offsetting unavoidable impacts to the nation's wetlands and streams.
The timeline covers important milestones in the nation's perception of environmental issues and legislation that followed--from the 1960s until today.
The timeline is also available in downloadable .pdf form.
MSUSA understands the environmental mitigation process from concept and development through the sale and transfer of environmental credits, adhering strictly to regulatory requirements. The company’s longstanding relationship with the team of environmental scientists at Advanced Ecology means that it also has their ecological knowledge and experience on hand to assist with mitigation solutions.