Hello, folks, I’m back for a rare blog post but it’s never too late to share the unique rewards of mitigation banking. Below I have posted video and here are some photos of the Jesuit Bend Mitigation Bank in Louisiana as it completes Year One monitoring. As the ecology matures, Jesuit Bend has a lot […]
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I was sorry to hear that Fred Danforth, the guiding light behind mitigation industry leader Ecosystems Investment Partners, died from a long standing illness last week. I did not know Fred well but remember a particularly enjoyable Orioles game I spent with him. I have also long recognized the contribution his leadership and financial insight […]
Gulf Coast writer Quin Hillyer did an incredible job making Jesuit Bend’s complex story interesting and readable in an op-ed last week. Ecological facts, policy insight, local perspective and technical specs all wrapped up with a bow. We are thrilled and grateful at RS to be a good news item in America’s largest newspaper on Christmas […]
Tegan Wendland of WWNO, the New Orleans public radio station, and Amy Wold of the Baton Rogue and New Orleans Advocate, did nice work with recent stories concerning Jesuit Bend and the mitigation industry. I sometimes feel for reporters covering mitigation banking. By necessity, they must explain the regulatory and policy background of banking, which, […]
If you are interested in following developments at Jesuit Bend, we recommend you immediately follow RS at our company Facebook page — or, if FB ain’t your thang — visit the Jesuit Bend feature page on our brand new company website. We are populating Facebook with current and recent photos of the dredge-and-fill work from […]
Worth Creech sent around this very well done article last night concerning sediment utilization in coastal Louisiana. We generally try to stay out of this fight — diversion versus dredging — since it seems this truly is an “all of the above” choice. However, I would have to agree that dredging at times seems to […]
Full text and video from the Fox 8 website By Rob Masson — It’s a first of it’s kind project, just below Belle Chasse. Dozens of acres of new wetlands are being created in an area, that was once thriving, thanks to a unique new approach that could be implemented in other damaged coastal areas. […]
For 24 hours a day, seven days a week, thick coffee-with-cream colored sludge will be pumped directly from a mammoth dredge on the river to an expanse of marshy lake behind Jesuit Bend.To take a tour from the dredge operation sucking up the Mississippi mud to a pipe spouting the material into the marsh, it appears to be land building at its most efﬁcient.
See article here at News and Observer By Rose Rimler email@example.com When developers build on or divert a stream in North Carolina, they typically have to compensate for that environmental loss by restoring or conserving a similar site elsewhere. It’s a process called “mitigation,” and the federal Clean Water Act requires it for damaged or […]