HOUSTON--()--The Dallas-Ft. Worth Metroplex is growing by leaps and bounds. That’s great economic news for Texas. However, the development of new roads and bridges, retail centers and housing developments also impacts the state’s diminishing wetlands.
“MSUSA is proud to help provide a sustainable solution that keeps the Texas economy robust while protecting and restoring the state’s natural habitats.”
Fortunately, purchasing credits from Big Woods Mitigation Bank provides a streamlined solution for developers who need to offset their unavoidable impacts to the area’s wetlands. Big Wood’s latest release of nearly 58 wetland credits gives companies the best option for fulfilling their 404 permitting requirement quickly, allowing them to move forward with their business.
Big Woods Mitigation Bank
The bank's service area covers portions of the Lower and Upper Trinity River watersheds. Its coverage is ideal for impacts in and near the Dallas-Ft. Worth Metroplex, expanding north through Denton and south through Corsicana. The bank also boasts a large single primary service area: None of the credits offered need a multiplier, making credits that much more affordable.
Why Wetland Mitigation Credits?
Because wetlands and streams are vital to healthy ecosystems and clean water, the United States Army Corps of Engineers requires companies whose development activities impact a wetland or stream to offset those impacts as part of compliance with the Clean Water Act.
“Mitigation banks are the gold standard for offsetting those impacts,” explains MSUSA President Terry McKenzie. “The standards for mitigation banks are high, and liability for their compliance and maintenance is retained with the bank owner, not the buyer, so companies can purchase credits, fulfill their requirements, and focus on their core business.”
Says MSUSA Vice President Troy Madrigal, “MSUSA is proud to help provide a sustainable solution that keeps the Texas economy robust while protecting and restoring the state’s natural habitats.”
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.