Turtle Bayou Mitigation Bank, Project Manager

Ms. Fetterman provided project management and permitting oversight for establishing a 277 acre, multi-phase bottomland hardwood and cypress-tupelo mitigation bank near Alexandria, Louisiana.  This site in 1952 was bottomland hardwood floodplain forest within the alluvial plain of the Red River.  This now prior-converted rice farm will be re-established as floodplain forested wetland over a series of successive phases.  The hydrologic design will result in re-establishment and restoration of two perennial streams and sloughs that previously drained through the site before the site was converted.  The project will provide valuable, additional stepping-stone habitat along Bayou Beouf for the movement of the endangered Louisiana Black Bear between areas of designated critical habitat within the proposed service area of the bank to the east, west, north and south.  Ms. Fetterman to date has provided feasibility and preliminary credit analysis, site data collection, and oversight of permitting products services. A draft MBI is currently under USACE and IRT agency review and comment.