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SWG-2016-00616 - Tranquility Ranch - wetlands adjacent to Lake Creek - Montgomery County, Texas

Published July 3, 2019
Expiration date: 8/5/2019

Full Public Notice          Mitigation Bank Prospectus          Project Plan Summary

PROJECT DESCRIPTION:  The applicant proposes to establish and operate the West Montgomery Mitigation Bank (WMMB), on a 1,211-acre property known as Tranquility Ranch.  This notice is intended to provide information concerning potential modifications of the proposed West Montgomery Mitigation Bank (WMMB), and the prospectus released on public notice in August 2016.  The following supplements the projects August 2016 prospectus.  This site consists of bottomland hardwood forest and cleared pasture.  The WMMB would encompass 1,002.31 acres, in the largely forested western portion of the property, adjacent to Lake Creek.  The WMMB is located in the South Central Plains Level III Ecoregion.  The goal of the WMMB is to improve chemical, physical, and biological functions within the West Fork San Jacinto River watershed by implementing a mitigation work plan (MWP) that focuses on managing previously impacted forested areas (enhancement/restoration), preserving those areas that are currently functioning as native riparian zones adjacent to Lake Creek, and re-establishing a relic stream channel that will outfall to Lake Creek within the WMMB easement.  Functional increases will be quantified and used to replace functions lost or degraded through permitted impacts to waters of the U.S. within the service area.

The objectives of WMMB are to:

1) preserve 331.36 acres of high-functioning palustrine forested (PFO) wetlands,

2) preserve 15.18 acres of palustrine scrub-shrub (PSS) wetlands,

3) preserve 4.26 acres of palustrine herbaceous wetlands,

4) enhance 57.77 acres of partially degraded wetlands,

5) restore 274.80 acres which were historically PFO wetlands converted to ag use,

6) preserve 257.21 acres of adjacent upland buffer area, and

7) re-establish 9,050 linear feet of stream with buffers; totaling approximately 41.48 acres.