Ellerslie Nutrient Bank

  • Virginia
  • Clarke County
Service Territory
  • Wetlands, Streams or Nutrients: Watersheds: HUC 02070004, 02070005, 02070006, 02070007, 02070008

The goal of this 43.7 acre Nutrient Bank located in Clarke County, Virginia is to reduce nutrient (phosphorus) and sediment loading into the Potomac Watershed via the conversion of active agricultural land into forest; and generate nonpoint nutrient credits for transfer under existing and future federal, state and local law, programs, regulations and guidance. The site primarily consists of row crop and pasture land. The land use conversion will generate 367.57 pounds of nitrogen reduction and 30.05 pounds of phosphorus reduction.