CF Industries had completed a forested wetland mitigation project near their Claremore, Oklahoma facility, but found that over time, the site wasn’t performing to the standards required by the USACE.
AES field staff conducted an ecological assessment of the project to determine soil and hydrology condition. This analysis found that watershed conditions and in-stream restrictions were preventing the quantity and timing of surface water flows to sustain wetland hydrology and support vegetation.
Ecologists developed a new mitigation plan to address these issues, and AES restoration crews installed a variety of wetland herbaceous species as well as 3,200 forested wetland trees on slightly elevated tree islands. Once planting is complete, hydrological and vegetation monitoring will occur to evaluate progress and inform adaptive management strategies.
- Ecological Site Assessment
- Wetland Mitigation Planning
- Permit Assistance
- Ecological Restoration Design/Build
- Wetland Seeding + Large-Scale Tree Planting
- Hydrology + Vegetation Monitoring
Mossy Creek Wetland Mitigation