Trout Brook Mitigation Site
Project Summary: GreenVest was commissioned by our client to secure mitigation for vernal habitat impacts to compensate for conversion or clearing related impacts to forested vernal habitat. Specific mitigation requirements included providing mitigation for impacts to the New Jersey state endangered Blue Spotted Salamander (Ambystama latarale). Greenvest located and preserved in perpetuity, on behalf of our client, 24 acres of high quality, forested, vernal habitat in Allamuchy Township that contains known breeding habitat for obligate species, including wood frog and various mole salamanders (Ambystomids). The site, known as the Trout Brook Mitigation Site, will also preserve documented habitat for New Jersey State Endangered Bobcat (Lynx rufus), Wood Turtle (Glyptemys insculpta), and Barred Owl (Strix varia).
Furthermore, the Trout Brook Mitigation Site is 75 acres in total, and only 24 acres have been preserved and allocated as mitigation for Kinder Morgan’s permitting requirements. As such, over 55 acres of the following types of habitat are still available at the Trout Brook Mitigation Site and can be purchased by entities needing mitigation: riparian zone mitigation, vernal pool habitat, and T&E species habitat [blue spotted salamander (state endangered), wood turtle (state threatened), and barred owl (state threatened)].