Lignite Mine Eco-Restoration – Big Brown Station – Texas Utilities

Texas Utilities had a history of restoring lignite mine land in East Texas to high quality pasture.  This project at Big Brown Generation Station studied the value-add of replanting pine forests for carbon sequestration, developing wetlands and stream-side nutrient buffers as compensatory mitigation, and reintroducing rare species native to eastern Texas.  Results demonstrated high eco-value opportunities in every category helping TXU diversify land use practices.