Mullica River Mitigation Bank
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- Freshwater Wetland Credits
- Riparian Zone Credits
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Project Summary: The Mullica River Mitigation Bank was created to provide compensation for permitted impacts to wetlands, transition area, riparian zone, and/or critical wildlife habitat. Freshwater wetland credits can be purchased to satisfy State/Federal mitigation requirements as well as enforcement related impacts within the entire Barnegat Bay Watershed (WMA 13) and portions of the Mullica Watershed (WMA 14). Riparian zone credits can purchased to satisfy State mitigation requirements within the Mullica Watershed Basin (WMA 14).
GreenVest restored a 33.89 acre parcel of land in the New Jersey Pinelands Region that was heavily impaired by historic and intensive site manipulation to facilitate cranberry production, and yet still contained no less than four (4) state listed species, one of which is endangered (timber rattle snake). The project involved innovative restoration techniques that required building consensus among local watershed protection groups and state and regional regulators, including New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and the New Jersey Pinelands Commission. Restoration efforts included the removal of dams/dikes and the recreation of the historic stream valley, without constructing a heavily engineered channel, by connecting the upgradient and downgradient ends of the site to Kettle Run. In the end the project restored 34 acres of a highly functioning forested wetland/upland complex and reestablished 1,600+ linear feet of historic headwater stream channels. The entire restored stream reach has fully formed and has been stable since the end of the 2014 growing season.