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Qualen Woods Nutrient Bank

  • Virginia
  • Accomack County
Service Territory
  • Wetlands, Streams or Nutrients: Eastern Shore River Basin

The goal of this 28.0 acre nutrient bank located in Accomack County is to reduce nutrient (phosphorus) and sediment loading into the Eastern Shore 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 crop production. The land use conversion will generate 576.29 pounds of nitrogen reduction and 54.57 pounds of phosphorus reduction.