Maple Swamp Wetland
The Maple Swamp Wetland Mitigation Site in Edgecombe County, approximately 2.0 miles northeast of the Town of Leggett, and is located within the Tar-Pamlico River Basin. The project will include the restoration of a forested non-riparian wetland corridor within the Maple Swamp watershed and greater Fishing Creek watershed, and within Habitat, Hydrology, and Water Quality Targeted Resource Areas (TRA). The Maple Swamp Wetland project will provide both ecological and water quality benefits within the Tar-Pamlico River Basin. The Project’s goals are to reduce nutrient inputs, sediment inputs, restore wetlands, protect, augment, and connect Natural Heritage and conservation lands to projects. The Maple Swamp Wetland Mitigation project will result in substantial ecological improvements including reduced nutrient levels and sediment levels, terrestrial and aquatic habitat improvements, and overall protection of a forested wetland corridor in perpetuity adjacent to protected NC Wildlife Resources Commission Game Lands and Natural Heritage areas.
The project is currently under development and contracted with the North Carolina Department of Mitigation Services.
Seedlings planted in 2022:
|Location:||Edgecombe County, North Carolina|
|Type:||Non-Riparian Wetland Mitigation|
|HUC:||Tar-Pamlico River Basin - 03020102|
|Credit Type:||Non-Riparian Wetland Mitigation|
|Credit Amount:||8.0 WMU|