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Big Sandy Mitigation Bank

Big Sandy Mitigation Bank

Tuscaloosa County, AL

Stream and Wetland Mitigation

The Westervelt Company, WES’s parent company, had owned and managed this 1,060-acre site in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama, for pine harvesting. Areas managed for pine production become ecologically impaired, especially during timber harvest and for many years following harvest.

This project will ultimately protect a stretch of approximately 4.0 miles on both sides of Big Sandy Creek and South Sandy Creek, a major tributary to the Black Warrior River and one of the most scenic rivers in Alabama. WES is restoring, enhancing, and permanently protecting this land adjacent to the Talladega National Forest. Re-establishing the fullest ecological potential of this segment of the Big Sandy Creek ecosystem will increase the likelihood of long-term survival and/or species richness for a diversity of aquatic biota and wetland wildlife.


Service Area

WES wants to answer all your questions related to compensatory mitigation. Whether you have issues related to service areas, credit types, ratios, or agency approvals- we are here to help.

Adjacent to Talladega National Forest, Big Sandy Mitigation Bank is approved to sell wetland and stream credits in portions of Bibb, Blount, Cullman, Fayette, Franklin, Greene, Hale, Jefferson, Lamar, Lawrence, Marengo, Marion, Marshall, Perry, Pickens, Sumter, Tuscaloosa, Walker, and Winston Counties.

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