Red Barn Mitigation Bank
EPR strongly believes natural approaches are the most appropriate solutions to restoring ecosystem functions. The Red Barn project is no exception! This Mitigation Bank Site is located in the Stewarts Creek watershed of the Yadkin-Pee Dee Basin in Surry County, NC where EPR restored healthy headwater stream-wetland complexes in recently active cattle pastures. EPR’s stream restoration design utilized existing wetlands along the fall of the valley and restored woody vegetation along all stream reaches to provide improvement to the connectivity and function within the riparian buffer. The restoration and enhancement of the streams ensure the system will reduce sediment, nutrients, and fecal coliform contributions from active farming operations, improving the overall hydrologic regime and water quality of Stewarts Creek and the Yadkin-Pee Dee basin.