Duck Creek Mitigation BankApril 24, 2021
Tomlinson Run Mitigation BankSeptember 22, 2022
Hodgson Mitigation Bank project is in the HUC 8 Licking River Watershed (05040006). The bank will restore or re-establish approximately 13,873 linear feet of stream channel and the restoration will help offset the aquatic impacts from economic growth within the greater Columbus area. The restoration will return the degraded streams to stable systems and will improve and protect water quality and aquatic resource habitats within the Licking Watershed.
The bank is set to improve in-stream habitat by providing a more diverse bedform with riffles and pools, creating deeper pools and areas of water re-aeration, and reducing bank erosion. Another objective will establish native stream bank and floodplain vegetation to increase agricultural runoff filtering capacity, improve bank stability, shade the stream to decrease water temperature, and provide improved wildlife habitat quality.
Primary Service Area:
Licking HUC 8
Linear Feet of Stream:
- Create geomorphically stable conditions along the stream reaches through the bank area.
- Improve water quality within the project area through riparian plantings, channel stabilization and subsequent reductions in nutrients and sediment loads.
- Stream bank stabilization through installation of in-stream structures and establishing a riparian buffer consisting of native plant species.
Unique Places to Save is a conservation non-profit that works with mitigation company partners, landowners and regulators to hold perpetual conservation easements over stream, wetland and species mitigation projects. We have worked with WLS on numerous mitigation banks in North Carolina. We enjoy working with WLS due to their superior level of professionalism and high standards of quality work on all their projects. WLS not only understands the science and economics of mitigation work, but also understands the needs and concerns of landowners, partners and local communities when conducting their mitigation practice.
Michael SciscoUnique Places to Save
North State Environmental had the opportunity to work with WLS on two great projects in 2020 that had tight timelines, as many mitigation projects do. Our staff worked closely together to expedite construction, ensuring that both were completed in time to be planted during the dormant season. Even though the weather and field adjustments attempted to slow down the construction, the NSE crews and WLS staff worked to overcome these issues and build successful projects.
Darrell T WestmorelandNorth State Environmental, Inc.
WLS has responded to, and been selected for, multiple private bank contracts with NCDOT across the state through a competitive bid process. They have delivered stream and wetland bank credits that will be used for compensatory mitigation for NCDOT roadway projects over the next several years.
LeiLani PaughNorth Carolina Department of Transportation
Working with Water and Land Solutions has been a great way to help improve aquatic habitat on our properties while stabilizing the streambanks and creating an overall better ecosystem and a multitude educational opportunities for visitors. The diversity and complexity built into the enhancements designed by Water and Land Solutions and their staff are only surpassed by the sustainability of the final stream system once it has been restored.
Roger C. WolfeWest Virginia Department of Natural Resources
Knowing WLS understands the ever-evolving regulations and the technical site conditions makes a huge difference in our interest level of working with the team at WLS. As new relationships need fostering in land owners, developers, homeowner associations and local municipalities, it’s even more important to us that who we partner with can meander the mine fields of the process delicately and diligently.
Ken HolbrooksThe Bayard Group
I met Nate in 2010 while working on the Crabapple stream and wetland mitigation project. We have worked together on several successful projects throughout the Appalachian Region since then. If I had to choose one word to best describe Nate, it’s trustworthy. I trust him as a friend, a colleague, and a stream designer, and would recommend him to anyone.
Bob RossRosscapes Inc.