Golden Knoll Nutrient Bank

  • Virginia
  • Smyth County
  • Holston Watershed

The goal of this 50.59 acre Nutrient Bank located in Smyth County, Virginia is to reduce nutrient (phosphorus) and sediment loading into the Chesapeake Bay watershed through 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, including the DEQ Guidance. This bank consists primarily of pasture with areas of forest along the northern and western boundaries. This bank site is located within the twelve-digit hydrologic unit code (HUC) 060101020305 (Middle Fork Holston River-Walker Creek) and eight digit HUC 06010102 (South Fork Holston).