Client: NC Division of Mitigation Services
Location: Rockingham County, NC
Wildlands has restored this stream and wetland site that is surrounded by forested land and was previously used for corn production. A large shopping center is located immediately north of the site, with an active railroad running along the eastern edge of the project boundary. The project will provide 4,902 stream mitigation units and 13.4 wetland mitigation units in the Cape Fear River basin. The project includes categorical exclusion documentation, existing conditions assessment, landowner coordination, conservation easement acquisition, stream and wetland restoration design, permitting, construction, and five years of post-construction monitoring. Because Little Troublesome Creek is located in a mapped floodplain, Wildlands performed detailed hydraulic modeling of the proposed restoration design for a CLOMR to satisfy FEMA requirements. Construction of the project was completed in the spring of 2012. The project is currently in the monitoring phase.