Oradell Reservoir Mitigation Bank
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- Freshwater Wetland Credits
- Riparian Zone Mitigation Credits
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Project Summary: The Oradell Reservoir Mitigation Bank was created to provide compensation for permitted impacts to wetlands, transition area, riparian zone, and/or critical wildlife habitat. The bank has been approved the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and once credits are released, they can be used to satisfy State/Federal freshwater wetland mitigation requirements, as well as enforcement related impacts within the Hackensack-Hudson-Pascack Watershed (WMA 5), excluding the Hackensack Meadowlands District.
The Oradell Reservoir Mitigation Bank is a 44.37 acre site located along the eastern shore of the Oradell Reservoir. The site is a headwater wetland system serving the Oradell Reservoir and the Hackensack River, which discharges into Newark Bay. The proposed restoration will restore, create and enhance mixed hardwood forest (upland and wetland), scrub shrub and herbaceous wetlands, riparian zone and; vernal, stream and threatened and endangered species habitat. This bank will serve to protect and enhance water quality in the Hackensack and Pascack Watershed as well as the Oradell Reservoir, which provides drinking water to over 1 million NJ residents.