Bibb County, Alabama
Cahaba River Mitigation Bank
GMC created a private wetland and stream mitigation bank to serve compensatory mitigation needs in the Cahaba River watershed for U.S. Army Corps of Engineer permits.
The property had been used for farming and cattle operations for 50 years, which severely impacted the streams and wetlands on-site. Across the 800-acre site, GMC removed culverts, replaced bridges, restored perennial streams using natural channel design, performed exotic species control, and planted native tree species within wetland areas and riparian buffers.
These restoration activities re-established natural stream and wetland hydrology, enhanced wetland function, increased native species density and diversity, and restored proper pattern, profile, and dimension to the streams.
As part of the Cahaba River Mitigation Bank establishment, the multiple streams on-site, Haysop Creek, and 51,000-linear-feet of the Cahaba River were placed in a conservation easement in order to protect the public benefits of high water quality and wildlife habitat.
“One thing that stands out in my mind concerning GMC is the effort they go to satisfy the customer. They truly understand the team aspect of the job and are always trying to make situations work for the customer. They put others before themselves and that goes a long way in business and building relationships.”
Eric Mann – Cahaba River Mitigation, LLC