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Walnut Wood Mitigation Bank


Project Type
Mitigation Bank, Nutrient Bank
North Carolina | Guilford County
Service Area
Cape Fear River Basin | HUC 03030002
Project Size
Wetland: 40.07 AC Streams: 7,417 LF
Environmental Mitigation, Nutrient Reduction (TMDL), Stormwater Management & Water Quality, Stream Mitigation
Habitat Types
  • Buffer
  • Nitrogen
  • Nutrient
  • Phosphorus
  • Stream
Ecological Setting
Riparian Systems, Streams

The Walnut Wood Mitigation Project is located within Guilford County, less than five miles east of Julian. The Project lies within the Cape Fear River Basin and Haw River Sub-Watershed. The Project is comprised of three unnamed tributaries that drain directly into Climax Creek. Located on a former golf course, the streams proposed for restoration have been significantly impacted by impoundments and two reaches have been buried and piped entirely. The goals of the project are to improve water quality, habitat, and hydrology by daylighting piped streams, removing impoundments, and restoring the riparian buffer area throughout the project. Through stream restoration and enhancement, the Project presents 7,417 LF of proposed stream, generating 5,797.000 base Warm Stream Mitigation Units. Additionally, the Project presents the opportunity to perform 1,745,337.531 ft2 (40.07 acres) of a riparian buffer planting, generating approximately 298,048 riparian buffer restoration credits, 19,494 buffer preservation credits, 13,704.379 lb delivered nitrogen, and 408.880 lb delivered phosphorus credits.