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Edgecliff Nutrient Bank


Project Type
Nutrient Bank
Virginia | Fauquier County
Service Area
Potomac River Basin
Project Size
Nutrient: 673.87 IBS
Stormwater Management & Water Quality
Habitat Types
  • Nitrogen
  • Nutrient
  • Phosphorus

The goal of this 673.87-acre nutrient bank located in Fauquier County is to reduce nutrient (phosphorus) and sediment loading into the Chesapeake Bay watershed via the conversion of active agricultural land into forest; and generate non-point nutrient credits for transfer under existing and future federal, state and local law, programs, regulations and guidance. The site currently consists of agricultural land in hay production with the remainder comprised of either non-agricultural forested land, wooded buffer and/or right-of-way for an active homesite. Conversion activities began in 2016.