The Yellowleaf Mitigation Bank is a compensatory mitigation alternative for stream and wetland impacts within the mitigation service area that has been authorized by a Department of the Army permit pursuant to Section 404 of the Clean Water Act. The 547-acre site is located between Birmingham and Childersburg, Alabama in eastern Shelby County along a portion of Yellowleaf Creek.
The project site provides ecological and mitigation value because of its proximity to Birmingham, one of the fastest growing areas in the state. Currently, there are no mitigation banks near the Birmingham metropolitan area. Two extremely rare and endangered mussel species (the triangular kidneyshell and southern clubshell) are found in the area along with the state protected mussel species (the Alabama spike), and one plant species of special concern (the Cahaba lily).
The 547-acre Yellowleaf Mitigation Bank provides wetland credits and stream credits for sale for compensatory mitigation within the approved service area (portions of Bullock, Calhoun, Chambers, Clay, Cherokee, Chilton, Cleburne, Coosa, DeKalb, Elmore, Etowah, Lee, Macon, Montgomery, Randolph, Shelby, St. Clair, Talladega, and Tallapoosa Counties).
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Bullock, Calhoun, Chambers, Clay, Cherokee, Chilton, Cleburne, Coosa, DeKalb, Elmore, Etowah, Lee, Macon, Montgomery, Randolph, Shelby, St. Clair, Talladega, and Tallapoosa Counties.Enlarge Map