Upper Susquehanna River – Phase II Stream Mitigation Bank
- Tioga and Potter County
- Wetlands: 8.12 AC
- Streams: 7,857.89 LF
- State Water Plan Watershed Subbasin 4
The USRMB2 encompasses 134.43 total acres of land to be protected in perpetuity. The goal of the USRMB2 is to restore and preserve self-sustaining, functional stream, wetland, and riparian corridors to replace the functions and services lost from adverse impacts to streams and wetlands due to various permitted development projects within the Upper Susquehanna River Subbasin (State Water Plan Watershed Subbasin 4). The USRMB2 development efforts will provide an in-kind replacement for the direct loss or functional degradation of the stream, wetland, and riparian resources that result from unavoidable aquatic resource impacts. Also, the structural establishment of these functional improvements in advance of the compensated functional impacts will serve to eliminate the temporal loss of function that may result from alternative mitigation approaches. USRMB2 provides a great opportunity for ecological uplift, as areas currently existing as managed timber area monoculture replaced what was once hardwood forest habitat.