The Mosaic Company’s phosphate reclamation areas shown at the South Pasture Mine in Hardee County, Florida are isolated or connected within the Doe Branch drainage area and was constructed after phosphate mining between 1998-2007 with sand tailings backfill.  The mitigation wetlands received muck application within the wetland footprint and the uplands were topsoiled, spaded with mature upland trees, and also used as a permitted gopher tortoise relocation site. The complex consists of deep and shallow marsh, wet prairie, and mixed hardwood forest communities surrounded by an upland buffer and adjacent preserve to the North providing high quality habitat replacement after mining.