Resource Environmental Solutions completes Louisiana stream bank restoration project

Second Louisiana Resource, a subsidiary of Resource Environmental Solutions, has completed the restoration of 3.74 miles of stream and associated riparian buffer in Catahoula Parish. The site, Black Bayou Mitigation Bank Phase II, will provide 105.1 acres of stream restoration credits providing a mitigation solution to oil and gas companies, developers and municipalities to offset their unavoidable impacts to streams in the Vicksburg District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers...

BATON ROUGE, LA, Apr. 2, 2009 -- Second Louisiana Resource, LLC (SLR), a subsidiary of Resource Environmental Solutions (RES), has completed the restoration of 3.74 miles of stream and associated riparian buffer in Catahoula Parish. The site, Black Bayou Mitigation Bank Phase II, will provide 105.1 acres of stream restoration credits providing a mitigation solution to oil and gas companies, developers and municipalities to offset their unavoidable impacts to streams in the Vicksburg District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Stream and riparian buffer restoration will enhance retention of stormwater and minimize erosion and sedimentation of neighboring waters. Removal of floodplain areas from agriculture use will eliminate application of fertilizers and reduce nitrogen and phosphorus runoff to the restored streams. The restoration will also provide shading, keeping water temperatures cooler and reducing high velocity sheet flow across the soil surface while increasing bio-filtration.

Elliott Bouillion, President and CEO of RES, said, "The work will restore native habitat that is diverse in species composition by planting vegetation and enhancing overall habitat for wildlife. RES is committed to providing 'green infrastructure' that adds to the restoration of area wetlands. All of RES's properties have conservation servitudes held by third parties so that long-term maintenance and monitoring of the wetlands are in place in perpetuity."

Resource Environmental Solutions, LLC balances responsible stewardship of America's ecosystems with generating attractive returns for our partners by investing human and financial capital in the restoration and preservation of environmentally sensitive lands to facilitate sustainable economic growth.

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