The Lakey Creek Mitigation Site is in Macon County, approximately eight miles northwest of the Town of Franklin, and is within the Little Tennessee River Basin. The project will include the restoration and enhancement of sixstream channels in the Cowee Creek watershed and restoration of wetland areas. The project will result in both ecological and water quality benefits within the Little Tennessee River Basin. The project will include buffers restoration, removal of invasive species, cattle exclusion from streams and buffer areas, reduction of nutrient, sediment, and fecal coliform to the tributaries and their receiving waters, and enhancement of riparian corridors for wildlife passage.
This project site was included in Eco Terra's 2022 planting season and is currently under development. Further construction and more planting are expected in the winter of 2022/2023.
Seedlings planted in 2022:
|Location:||Macon County, North Carolina|
|Type:||Stream and Riparian Wetland Mitigation|
|HUC:||Little Tennessee River Basin - 06010202|
|Credit Types:||Stream and Riparian Wetland|
|Credit Amount:||3,500 SMU & 4.11 WMU|