Point Farm Salt Marsh Mitigation Bank is a 1,313-acre mitigation bank that is located on a 2,027 -acre tract adjacent to the Leadenwah Creek and the North Edisto River in Charleston County, SC. The Bank is in the Edisto watershed, 8-digit Hydrologic Unit Code 03050206. The Bank is located within the Southern Coastal Plain Level III Ecoregion.
Overall, the Bank protects approximately 1,166 acres of jurisdictional aquatic resources (tidal salt marsh wetlands). The Bank also protects approximately 147 acres of non-jurisdictional lands (uplands) occurring adjacent to the marsh. The buffer includes mature maritime forest that will be preserved and areas that cleared agriculture fields that will be re-established as maritime forest. These areas contribute to the ecological functioning of jurisdictional aquatic resources within the Bank. An average 125-foot upland buffer will be placed around all salt marsh wetlands included within the bank.
The mitigation bank includes the restoration of a 23-acre brackish water impoundment and a 15-acre freshwater impoundment. Approximately 15 acres of lands that are currently in agricultural production will also be restored. Additionally, over 1,107 acres of saltmarsh will be preserved to remove the threat of docks that could be constructed through the marsh.
The Bank was approved in June 2021.
|Primary Service Area||8-digit HUC #|
|Secondary Service Area||8-digit HUC #|
|St. Helena Island Drainage||03050210|
|Salkehatchie River/Combahee River||03050207|
|Tertiary Service Area||8-digit HUC #|
|Lower Pee Dee||03040207|
|Coastal South Carolina Drainage||03040208|
|Calibogue Sound/Wright River||03060110|
|Lower Savannah River||03060109|