Baileyton Mitigation Bank
- Greene County
- Streams: 12,000 LF
- Holston, Lower French Broad, Nolichucky, Pigeon, South Fork Holston, Upper French Broad, and Watuaga Watersheds
The Baileyton Mitigation Bank is located on 231 acres of a former golf course and agricultural pasture land. Due to these land use practices, onsite streams have experienced severe degradation, loss of riparian buffers, and direct livestock access to stream channels. Streams chosen for restoration are characterized by bank erosion, loss of floodplain connection, and general instability caused by ongoing channel evolution.
RES is incorporating natural channel design and construction techniques to restore 2.3 miles of degraded and piped headwater intermittent and perennial streams and riparian habitat. The mitigation and restoration activities will generate 9,265 stream credits in the Nolichucky Watershed of Eastern Tennessee. The service areas will also include Holston, Lower French Broad, Nolichucky, Pigeon, South Fork Holston, Upper French Broad, and Watuaga watersheds