This projectis located in White County, Tennessee and was developed to provide mitigation for unavoidable wetland losses within the Caney Fork Watershed. Historically this site comprised the upper portion of a large forested slope wetland complex, but had been cleared, drained, and converted to improved pasture with no wetland function. The hydrology was restored to approximately 22.5 acres. These acres, plus 1.57 acres of adjacent upland habitat were planted with native species appropriate for the various hydrologic regimes. Two vernal pools were constructed within the primary drainageways to provide habitat diversity and to serve as breeding areas for amphibians. The site now supports a diverse early successional hardwood community and many of the trees exceed 10 feet in height. It currently provides valuable early successional habitat that is very uncommon in this portion of Central Tennessee.
Client: Tennessee Department of Transportation
Service Area: Caney Fork Watershed
Year Initiated: 2012
Project Status: Year 3 of monitoring
Report Link: Final Report under development