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Press Release:

Neosho River Wetland And Stream Mitigation Bank Approved


January 31, 2019

David Flick, Principal and Founder of Terra Technologies, is proud to announce that the Kansas City District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has approved the Neosho River Wetland and Stream Mitigation Bank for use as centralized mitigation for activities authorized under Sections 404 and 401 of the Clean Water Act. With a service area that encompasses the majority of the Neosho River and Spring River watersheds in Kansas, this mitigation bank will compensate for impacts to wetlands and streams throughout much of the southeastern part of the state, including the towns of Iola, Parsons, and Pittsburg.

 

This 157-acre mitigation bank is located along the left descending bank of the Neosho River, approximately ½ mile west of the town of Strauss. Historically, this land has been primarily utilized for pasture and hay production, with some row crop production as well. In addition an existing pecan orchard is present in the northeastern portion of the property. The pecan orchard, like much of the rest of the property, contains numerous farmed wetlands. The site will receive occasional flood flows from the Neosho River; however, the primary hydrologic source for wetlands restoration will be from overland flows. Water quality will be enhanced by filtering pollutants from the local watershed through these floodplain wetlands. The mitigation bank will also produce a substantial ecological lift with the restoration and enhancement of over 150 acres of native habitat for the numerous regional upland and semi-aquatic wildlife that utilize wetland and riparian ecosystems.

 

Many ecological improvements will be made to the property while developing the mitigation bank, including: stabilizing nearly 1,500 feet of eroding bank along the Neosho River, breaching an existing berm to enhance floodplain connectivity, restoring 3,000 linear feet of ephemeral channel, restoring and enhancing over 94 acres of wetlands, and restoring over 50 acres of riparian and wetland buffers.

 

For more information about mitigation services, contact your local office of Terra Technologies.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

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