Richards Mitigation Bank
Project TypeMitigation Bank
LocationKentucky | Scott County
Service AreaService Area 6
SolutionEnvironmental Mitigation, Stream Mitigation
The Richards Mitigation Bank is located on 348 acres on South Dividing Ridge Road, approximately a mile south of the intersection of South Dividing Ridge Road and Kentucky Highway 32 (Davis Road) near Sadieville, Kentucky. Currently, the site consists primarily of young to mature forest habitats with several large, maintained open fields containing groups of mature trees. The streams within the project site have been historically impacted by past agricultural practices such as channelization, stream relocation, riparian corridor deforestation, filling of channels, open water impoundments, and pasture grazing, as well as the installation and maintenance of internal access trails.
RES is incorporating natural channel design and construction techniques to restore 1.5 miles of degraded and headwater intermittent and perennial streams and riparian habitat. The mitigation and restoration activities will generate 25,107 stream credits in Service Area 6 of Northern Kentucky. The site is in the Level 3 Ecoregion-Interior Plateau and the Inner Bluegrass physiographic region, which is part of Service Area 6.