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Shiitake Ridge Mitigation Bank

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Project Type
Mitigation Bank
Location
North Carolina | Henderson County
Service Area
French Broad 05 River Basin | HUC 06010105
Project Size
Wetland: 24.52 AC
Solution
Environmental Mitigation, Stream Mitigation, Wetland Mitigation
Habitat Types
  • Stream
  • Wetland
Ecological Setting
Streams, Wetlands

The Shiitake Ridge Site is located in Henderson County, approximately three miles north of Hendersonville, NC.

The Site involves the restoration and enhancement of two unnamed tributaries of Mud Creek that have been disturbed by agricultural activities and cattle grazing. The Site is contained in one parcel totaling approximately 24.52 acres of the conservation easement and is located within a lightly developed residential and commercial area. Land use within the project watershed is comprised primarily of agricultural, residential, and forested land uses.

The conceptual design presents the opportunity to provide up to 3,595.667 Cool SMUs. The Site will provide significant ecological uplift, including the reduction of nutrient inputs via livestock exclusion and the reduction of sediment inputs from eroding stream banks. Streams will be restored by constructing channel pattern, dimension, and profile to reference reach conditions.