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Published June 24, 2024
Expiration date: 7/24/2024

NAME OF APPLICANT: Gulf South Research Corporation, attn: Mr. Howard Nass, 8081 Innovation Park Drive, Baton Rouge, LA 70820

LOCATION OF WORK: The 681.5-acre site is located in Section 14, Township 7 South and Range 11 East. The proposed bank is located approximately 8 miles East of the city of Baton Rouge, in West Baton Rouge Parish Louisiana, (lat. 30.456254, long. -91.316424), as shown within the attached drawings. (Hydrologic Unit Code 08070300, Lower Grand watershed).

CHARACTER OF WORK: The proposed project is to restore, enhance, and preserve approximately 653.6 acres of bottomland hardwood forested wetlands. The purpose of the project is to establish a phased umbrella mitigation bank to provide compensatory mitigation for authorized impacts within jurisdictional areas per 33 CFR 332.3(1)(a-b) and LAC 43:724. The project as proposed would restore or improve hydraulic connectivity through plugging and/or filling in existing ditches and drainage canals and cleaning and widening a northwest to southeast trending historic drainage that bisects the mitigation bank. Planting of appropriate vegetative species for the targeted wetland type will be planted during the non-growing season (December 15-March 15) after targeted site prep activities which may include chemical and/or mechanical techniques have concluded.