Cheniere LNG Vegetative Planting Project
The Cheniere LNG Vegetative Planting Project was created to offset the wetland impacts associated with the new LNG facility. The project is located in Cameron Parish adjacent to Sabine Pass within an old spoil disposal area. Utilizing heavy equipment and water control structures, the 70 acre site was degraded to marsh elevation allowing the natural hydrology to be restored. Stream Wetland Services (SWS) provided and installed over 270,000 bare root plugs of Spartina alterniflora cv. vermilion (Smooth Cordgrass) plants. At the time of the planting this was the largest single planting of Smooth Cordgrass that had ever been performed in the state. Despite the overwhelming task of supplying and installing such a large number of plants, SWS was able to complete the planting within 4 weeks.
This project achieved great success from the partnership established by Cheniere LNG and SWS. Success criteria for the three year growout period were achieved within the first year and the site continues to thrive today.
There is no project too large or too small that SWS can’t perform.
- Wetland Consulting
- Vegetation Production and Installation
- Hydrologic Control and Monitoring