HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--MSUSA, an innovator in providing environmental offsets nationwide, released more details about Aransas Lago, a new project in San Patricio County, adjacent to Aransas Bay. Aransas Lago is a wetland mitigation site providing offsets for impacts to local habitat such as estuarine, freshwater marsh and emergent wetlands.
Experts estimate that the construction boom along the gulf coast is expected to generate approximately $100 billion in projects by 2018 to accommodate increased transportation and storage demands from the petrochemical industry, as well as the expansion of the Panama Canal.
“We are very excited about the growth along the Texas coast and will continue to execute our long-term strategies with the goal of becoming a premier supplier of environmental offsets nationwide,” said Terry McKenzie, President, Founder and Owner of MSUSA.
Gulf Coast towns such as Beaumont, Galveston and Brownsville have been bracing for the impact for quite some time. In response to this trend, MSUSA added a satellite office in Corpus Christi to increase awareness of their experience in providing coastal mitigation solutions. The firm has three successful PRM projects in the area: Gum Island in Port Arthur, South Padre Island in South Padre Island and Ridge Slough in Freeport.
“As we developed our existing PRM sites, we anticipated greater market demand. With the addition of Aransas Lago, we now have the ability to supply a variety of custom mitigation solutions for growth in the Corpus Christi region,” said Troy Madrigal, Vice President and Owner of MSUSA.
Aransas Lago will be developed to service Nueces, San Patricio, Aransas, Refugio, Bee, Goliad, and Karnes counties. It is home to various habitat including coastal prairie, high marsh, brackish and scrub-shrub wetlands. MSUSA will enhance the site to restore the area's ecological balance.
Mitigation Solutions USA (MSUSA) was founded in 2007, as an affiliate of Advanced Ecology Ltd. (AEL). MSUSA is a leader in marketing and selling environmental offsets—and has a history of successfully representing more than 20 mitigation banks and approximately 35 permittee-responsible mitigation (PRM) sites across the United States. MSUSA has expertise in navigating through the complexities of the mitigation industry and the challenges of brokering environmental credits to many markets. AEL was established in 1994 as an environmental firm of scientists who work on proprietary projects.