- Durham County
- Wetlands: 92.7 AC
- Streams: 17,628 LF
- Wetlands, Streams or Nutrients: Neuse 01
The Bucher Mitigation project is in Durham County approximately seven miles northeast of Durham, NC in Neuse River HUC 03020201 within the Upper Falls Lake Watershed. This project provides a unique opportunity to protect 92.7 acres of riparian habitat (with the potential to protect an additional 5.9 acres in Phase II). The project will restore, enhance and preserve 17,628 linear feet of stream to generate stream credits and improve water quality, habitat, and hydrology within a water supply watershed. Water quality stressors currently affecting the Project streams include impoundment, historic forestry activities, floodplain disconnection and increasing impervious surfaces. Many of the project design goals and objectives will reduce future degradation of water quality and increases in nutrient inputs associated with anticipated suburban development. Construction began in May 2020.