Hilcorp West Ranch Terracing Project
The Hilcorp West Ranch Terracing Project was performed in 2011 as a mitigation project to offset the impacts associated with permitted activities. SWS provided a turnkey service for Hilcorp that included permitting assistance, project design, construction, vegetation, and monitoring services. A total of 4,284 linear feet of terraces were constructed resulting in 2.95 acres of emergent marsh. SWS utilized vegetative stock from the local area, as per USACE guidelines, to transplant the required vegetation as per project specifications. After two years of growth, the terraces have exceeded monitoring requirements and have provided synergistic benefits to the surrounding wetlands.