Case Study: Wetlands Mitigation

Wetlands Mitigation
Pine Bluff, AR

During the construction of a retail shopping center in Pine Bluff, AR, CCE replaced 2.44 acres of Bayou Bartholomew wetlands. US Army Corps of Engineers permits required CCE to rebuild at least 1.8 acres of the wetlands to offset the loss of 0.6 acres caused by the construction.

The longest bayou in the world, Bayou Bartholomew is a one-million acre watershed that flows approximately 375 miles to the Ouachita River in Louisiana. It is one of the most diverse streams in North America, hosting hundreds of plant and animal species. CCE took extra design precautions to preserve native wildlife, and the constructed wetlands successfully replaced the wetlands lost during construction while minimizing the project’s environmental impact.