Development and water management issues are a hot topic in Georgia today. Environmental sustainability has become the responsibility of every developer and builder, and all levels of government. Inherent in this philosophy is the compelling need to respect, and even augment, natural resources.
|Description||The Legacy Farms Stream Mitigation Bank site is located in Jones County, Georgia. The miti-gation bank incorporates approximately 206.79 acres of riparian forest and approximately 23,416 linear feet of stream channel/riparian buffer.|
|Type of Credits available||Stream mitigation|
|Federal Credit Availability||Click here.|
|State Credit Availability||N/A|
|Point of Contact||Mark Morgan
About Legacy Farms Mitigation Bank
Inherent in this philosophy is the compelling need to respect, and even augment, natural resources. Legacy Farms provides stream mitigation credits to those whose projects impact streams in the Upper Ocmulgee and Upper Oconee Basins.
The Legacy Farms Stream Mitigation Bank site is located in Jones County, Georgia. The miti-gation bank incorporates approximately 206.79 acres of riparian forest and approximately 23,416 linear feet of stream channel/riparian buffer.
The project is predominately comprised of stream restoration, enhancement and preservation (23,416 feet) in the Upper Ocmulgee River Basin (Hydrologic Unit Code 03070103). The natural landform features within the property, extensive past alterations through agriculture and channel dredging, and the current agriculture and grazing land use provide a unique opportuni-ty to restore a major watershed directly linked to the Ocmulgee River.
The primary service area of the mitigation bank will be the Upper Ocmulgee watershed, de-fined by Hydrologic Unit Code (HUC) 03070103 (See map on reverse). The secondary service area will be the Upper Oconee, HUC 03070101. The project is located with the Piedmont Physio-graphic Province eco-region.
The Wetlandsbank Company (TWC), a nationally recognized team, is responsible for Legacy Farm’s design and implementation which will fully restore the functionality of the stream bank’s area. As one of the leading mitigation bankers in the country, the TWC team significantly increases the probability of a fast, hassle-free mitigation transfer procedure with less cost and “red tape.” Permit applicants with projects that have wetland impacts have the opportunity to embrace the advantages of purchasing credits from our bank. By transferring their project’s mitigation obligations to BCMB clients benefit by:
- Being provided one fixed predetermined fee with no cost overruns.
- The prevention of assets being tied up.
- Optimizing the full potential of the proposed site.
- Reducing permitting time.
- Providing regulatory certainty with no hidden surprises.
- Streamlining the development process.
- Enhancing project value.
- Working with a team who understands your concerns.
- Contributing to an environmentally significant restoration.