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 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|