Avoca Island Mitigation Bank

Part of the Avoca Island Restoration Initiative
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Avoca has begun it’s Restoration Initiative to include Coastal and Non-Coastal Mitigation Banks
— Our Mission is to bring back the Island to it’s original state while preserving it’s History, Ecology & Strategic Importance to Wetlands Preservation in Louisiana

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Avoca Island Mitigation Bank and Restoration Initiative

Avoca Island has a rich history dating back to the early 1800’s where it was known as Cowpen Island under the original landowner Samuel Rice. It was also the location of the first Tarzan movie in 1918.

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Avoca LLC has owned the vast majority of Avoca Island since 1931. Until recently activity on the Island has been primarily farming, cattle, and oil and gas operations. With the construction of the Corps of Engineers East Guide Levee to the west of the Island and land use activities on the Island, significant wetlands have been lost over the last 100 years.

Avoca has now started its Avoca Island Restoration Initiative which will restore over 5,000 acres of wetlands over the next 30 years through the creation of mitigation banks across the Island to include bottomland hardwood forest and cypress swamp habitats. Our mitigation banks will encompass both Coastal and Non-Coastal zones and will service the Terrebonne River Basin (HUC #s 08070300 and 08090302) as the primary service area, and the Barataria Basin (HUC #08090301) as the secondary service area.

The Avoca Island Phase I Mitigation Bank has now been approval by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and is open for business. The bank will incorporate over 550 acres of mitigation including Coastal and Non Coastal Bottomland Hardwood Forest and Coastal Cypress Swamp. Avoca is currently accepting commitments from interested permittees.

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– Phase I Mitigation Bank –

 

As part of the Avoca Island Restoration Initiative, Avoca LLC is pleased to announce the first phase of what will be several mitigation banks on the Island.  The bank will provide for over 500 acres of Coastal and Non-Coastal Bottomland Hardwood Forest and Coastal Cypress Swamp credits.  Phase I has been approved by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and is now open for business.  Avoca is currently working with interested parties to secure mitigation credits for their projects.

Primary Service Area: Terrebone River Basin (HUC #s 08070300 and 08090302)

Secondary Service Area: Barataria Basin (HUC #08090301)

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For more information on our restoration initiative, phase I bank, or future banks, please contact Heritage Land Management.

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Avoca Island
Louisiana

info@avocabank.com
+1 (225) 287-2874