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Musket Bay Mitigation Bank

Musket Bay Mitigation Bank has restored 1,300 acres of exceptional wetland and upland habitat in the Satilla River watershed. The Bank is an approved U.S. Army Corps of Engineers mitigation bank offering wetland mitigation credits for all types of freshwater wetland impacts the Satilla River Service Area. The site is located along Cedar Creek, a tributary to the Satilla River. The project consists of 336 acres of wetland restoration, 377 acres of wetland enhancement, 23 acres of wetland preservation, and 330 acres of upland buffer preservation and enhancement.

In Georgia’s coastal plain, many wetland systems have been drained for agriculture and flood control. Musket Bay was drained by an extensive drainage network to maximize timber production, altering wetland hydrology and vegetation composition. Restoring the natural hydrologic regime and planting of native vegetation has returned the site to a diverse and functioning wetland system with coastal plain bottomland hardwood, cypress-gum swamps, and wet hardwood and pine flats. The Bank also provides permanent protection of wetland and upland habitat for sensitive species found in this region. In addition to the many localized rare and sensitive species, the Bank offers valuable refuge for migratory species.

 

Bank Info

Size

1,300 +/- acres

Mitigation:

Wetland

Location:

Ware County, Georgia
31°12’55” N 82°26’21” W

Service Area:

Satilla

 

Primary

Satilla River (03070203) and Little Satilla River (03070202) 

 

Secondary

Lower Ocmulgee River (03070104), Altamaha River (03070106), and Cumberland-St. Simons (03070203)