Mississippi Group Plans Mitigation Bank
The Vicksburg Engineer District announces that Wildlife Mississippi has submitted a Department of the Army permit to establish a 513-acre stream and wetland mitigation bank. The proposed site is located in sections 16, 17, 19, 20, and 30, Township 3 South, Range 6 West, Desoto County, Mississippi. The proposed tract is approximately 513.20 acres. The bank sponsor proposes to restore and enhance 272.77 acres to bottomland hardwood forested wetlands, preserve 68.93 acres of bottomland hardwood wetlands, and enhance and establish 101.89 acres of riparian buffer along approximately 35,245.85 linear feet of existing stream. Restoration and enhancement of the wetlands and riparian areas would improve existing wetland and stream functions and increase species diversity along the Coldwater River.