Greens Bayou Wetland Mitigation Bank Site Development Plan, Harris County Flood Control District

In coordination with the Harris County Flood Control District (HCFCD), Crouch Environmental Services, Inc. prepared a master Site Development Plan (SDP) for improvements and enhancements to 669 acres of the Greens Bayou Wetland Mitigation Bank (GBWMB), a 1,450 acre mitigation bank and wildlife refuge located in northeastern Harris County, Texas. Preparation of the SDP required data and impact analysis for wetland species, ground and surface water quality, cultural resources, and other environmental issues.

Both branches of Crouch Environmental Services, Inc. participated in creation of the highly illustrative and technical SDP, which incorporated numerous environmental surveys and assessments. Crouch Communications designed the SDP document to synthesize technical information while concurrently making it accessible and easy to understand for a variety of audiences. The SDP provided guidance for development of the GBWMB including philosophies, goals and objectives, estimated development phases, and anticipated ecological improvements.

The development of the SDP included the following:

  • Managing brainstorming meetings between HCFCD, Crouch Environmental Services biologists, and various stakeholders
  • A study of the undeveloped acreage in the GBWMB to determine enhanced wetland mitigation opportunities
  • Creation of implementation and maintenance strategies in the GBWMB
  • Coordination with the US Army Corps of Engineers, HCFCD, hydraulic and hydrologic specialists, and other stakeholders in creation of the SDP
  • Creation of the highly illustrative SDP document with graphics that visually communicate the development of 669 acres of the GBWMB