Dead Oak Mitigation Bank
Project TypeMitigation Bank
LocationNorth Carolina | Buncombe County
Service AreaFrench Broad River Basin | HUC 06010105
Project SizeStreams: 12,563 LF LF
SolutionEnvironmental Mitigation, Stream Mitigation
The Dead Oak Mitigation Project, located in Buncombe County, is approximately two miles northwest of Alexander, NC, within the French Broad River Basin HUC 06010105. The Project is comprised of a 33.41-acre conservation easement that abuts the 2,767-acre Sandy Mush Game Land, a DMS preservation project. The Project is comprised of 11 unnamed tributaries, three that drain to Turkey Creek and eight that drain to the French Broad River, totaling 12,563 LF of stream, generating over 6,000 Cool Stream Mitigation Units.
The streams proposed for restoration have been significantly impacted by agricultural practices, livestock, and a lack of riparian buffer. Proposed improvements to the Project include establishing riparian buffers, stabilizing banks, installing in-stream structures, preserving direct tributaries to the French Broad River, and excluding livestock from headwater streams.