Point Farm

(Anticipated mid 2020)

Point Farm Salt Marsh Mitigation Bank is a 251-acre mitigation bank that is located on a 2,027 -acre tract adjacent to the Ledenwah 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 will protect approximately 169.3 acres of jurisdictional aquatic resources (streams and wetlands). The Bank will also protect approximately 81.8 acres of non-jurisdictional lands (uplands) occurring adjacent to the marsh that will be preserved, enhanced and restored. that 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 will include the restoration of a 24-acre brackish water impoundment and a 15-acre freshwater impoundment. Approximately 7 acres of lands that are currently in agricultural production will also be restored. Additionally, over 122 acres of saltmarsh will be preserved to remove the threat of docks that could be constructed through the marsh.

It is anticipated that the Final MBI will be submitted and the bank will be approved in 2020.

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
Waccamaw03040206
Lower Pee Dee03040207
Coastal South Carolina Drainage03040208
Calibogue Sound/Wright River03060110
Lower Savannah River03060109
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