Point Farm


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 Area8-digit HUC #
Bulls Bay03050209
Cooper River03050201
Stono River03050202
Edisto River03050206
Secondary Service Area8-digit HUC #
St. Helena Island Drainage03050210
Santee River03050112
Salkehatchie River/Combahee River03050207
Broad River03050208
Tertiary Service Area8-digit HUC #
Black River03040205
Lower Pee Dee03040207
Coastal South Carolina Drainage03040208
Calibogue Sound/Wright River03060110
Lower Savannah River03060109
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