03050205, 03050206, 03050203, 03050204
The Beidler Forest Mitigation Bank (BFMB) is located in Dorchester County on a portion of the 18,000-acre Audubon Frances Beidler Forest preserve. The mitigation bank, approved in August of 2019, aims to restore the forested wetlands to a diverse vegetative wetland system.
Uniquely positioned within the Four Holes Swamp Watershed, the BFMB provides compensatory mitigation to offset impacts from development along the I-26 and I-95 corridors. Discontinuing silviculture activities the on-site wetlands systems will begin the process of succession to a natural, undisturbed state. Replanting native hardwoods expedites vegetative succession within these ecosystems.
Four Holes Swamp HUC 03050205 (primary)
Edisto River HUC 03050206 (Secondary)
North Fork Edisto HUC 03050203 (Secondary)
South Fork Edisto HUC 03050204 (Secondary)
Available Credit Type(s):
Acres of Wetland:
Wetland Enhancement/Restoration: 78 acres of forested wetlands previously impacted by historic and ongoing silviculture activities will be removed from silviculture management and restored to a diverse wetland system dominated by native hardwoods protected in perpetuity.
Wetland Preservation: 95 acres of wetlands that remain in an essentially natural state will be preserved in perpetuity.
Stream Preservation: 4,660 LF of Perennial Streams will be preserved in perpetuity.
Upland Buffer: 52 acres (95.16 acres of restoration and 26.36 acres of preservation) of upland buffer will be established and protected in perpetuity.