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Tombigbee River: CERCLA Compliance

Habitat restoration strategy for an industrial client

CERCLA habitat restoration of Tombigee River

Project Details

As part of the Integral Team, Great Ecology produced biological surveys and a habitat restoration strategy for a chemical manufacturing company in McIntosh, Alabama, so that it could remain compliant with CERCLA and NRD liability. Great Ecology’s biologists mapped bottomland hardwood forests in the watershed of the Tombigbee River, a 400 mile tributary of the Mobile River, and delineated approximately 130 acres of habitat. Biologists identified plants and wildlife using plant communities as indicators of habitat type, and presented their findings to the USEPA and Natural Resource Trustees of Alabama as part of a CERCLA action and Natural Resource Damages (NRD) claims resolution. The biological inventory and restoration strategy were used as the basis for the determination of the best strategy to balance both remedial actions and the protection and restoration of existing ecological communities.


Biological Assessment, Natural Resource Damages, River, Stream, and Riparian Restoration,


Large Industrial Corporation




McIntosh, Alabama