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20201095 Ver 1_Buffer Mitigation Plan for PN_20220822BUFFER MITIGATION PLAN June 2022 DOUBLE ROCK MITIGATION BANK PARCEL Alexander County, NC DWR Project Number 2020-1095(v1) Catawba River Basin HUC 03050101 PREPARED BY: WILDLANDS ENGINEERING Wildlands Engineering, Inc. 1430 South Mint Street, Suite 104 Charlotte, NC 28203 Phone: (704) 332-7754 Fax: (704) 332-3306 BUFFER MITIGATION PLAN Double Rock Mitigation Bank Parcel Catawba River Basin TABLE OF CONTENTS 1.0 Project Introduction 1 1.1 Parcel Description 1 2.0 Mitigation Project Summary 2 2.1 Project Goals 2 2.2 Existing Parcel Conditions 2 2.3 Site Viability for Buffer Mitigation 3 2.4 Watershed Characterization 4 2.5 Soils 4 2.6 Existing Vegetative Communities 5 2.7 Threatened and Endangered Species 5 2.8 Cultural Resources 6 2.9 FEMA Floodplain Compliance 6 2.10 Parcel Location, Parcel Constraints, and Access 6 2.11 Other Environmental Conditions 7 3.0 Site Protection Instrument 7 4.0 Mitigation Work Plan 7 4.1 Parcel Preparation 7 4.2 Riparian Area Restoration Activities 8 4.3 Riparian Area Preservation Activities 9 4.4 NCDWR As -Built Evaluation 9 5.0 Monitoring and Maintenance Plan 9 5.1 Monitoring Protocol 9 5.2 Parcel Maintenance 9 5.3 Easement Boundaries 10 6.0 Financial Assurance and Long -Term Management 10 6.1 Financial Assurances 10 6.2 Long-term Management 10 7.0 Project Credit Potential 11 8.0 References 13 Double Rock Mitigation Bank Parcel Buffer Mitigation Plan HUC 03050101 Page i June 2022 Tables Table 1 Table 2 Table 3 Table 4 Table 5 Table 6 Table 7 Table 8 Table 9 Table 10 FIGURES Figure 1 Figure 2 Figure 3 Figure 4 Figure 5 Figure 6 Figure 7 Figure 8 Figure 9 APPENDICES Appendix A Appendix B Appendix C Appendix D Appendix E Ecological and Water Quality Goals Buffer Project Attributes Project Features Drainage Areas and Associated Land Use Project Soil Types and Descriptions Listed Threatened and Endangered Species in Alexander County, NC Site Protection Instrument Selected Tree Species Double Rock Mitigation Bank — Project Credits Double Rock — Total Area of Buffer Mitigation Vicinity Map Service Area Map Site Map USGS Topographic Map Watershed Map NRCS 1995 Soil Survey Map Buffer Credits Map Riparian Buffer Zones Map Monitoring Components Map Current Land Use Photographs Historical Aerials On Site Determination of Applicability to Catawba Riparian Buffer Rules Site Viability for Buffer Mitigation Letter Regulatory Correspondence EDR Radius Map Report, Executive Summary Double Rock Mitigation Site Planting Tables and Plans W HUC 03050101 Double Rock Mitigation Bank Parcel Buffer Mitigation Plan Page ii June 2022 BUFFER MITIGATION PLAN Double Rock Mitigation Bank Parcel Catawba River Basin Wildlands Holdings VI, LLC 1.0 Project Introduction The Double Rock Mitigation Bank Parcel ("Parcel") is proposed under the terms and conditions of the proposed Double Rock and Firestone Buffer Umbrella Mitigation Banking Instrument ("UMBI"), made and entered into by Wildlands Holdings VI, LLC acting as Bank Sponsor ("Sponsor") and the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality ("NCDEQ") Division of Water Resources ("NCDWR"). The Parcel shall be planned and designed according to the MBI and the Consolidated Buffer Mitigation Rule 15A NCAC 02B .0295 which became effective November 1, 2015. The Buffer Mitigation Plan has also been designed in concurrence with the Wildlands Catawba Umbrella Mitigation Bank, Double Rock Stream Mitigation Site (SAW #2020-01532, DWR ID# 2020-1095) The Parcel is located in Alexander County in the township of Hiddenite approximately six miles southeast of Taylorsville (Figure 1). Directions are included on Figure 1. The Parcel creates a protected riparian area from top of bank out to 100 feet along Elk Shoals Creek and two unnamed tributaries. The primary purpose of the project is to provide riparian buffer mitigation credits to compensate for unavoidable impacts in the Catawba River Basin 03050101 Hydrologic Unit Code ("HUC") (Figure 2). The Parcel is located within the Catawba River Basin HUC 03050101130010 (Elk Shoals Creek) and NCDWR Subbasin 03-08-32. 1.1 Parcel Description The Parcel is being proposed to provide riparian buffer mitigation through riparian restoration and riparian preservation. The Parcel is comprised of two parcels: one that is maintained as an active cattle farm, and one that is currently wooded but has been managed for both timber and agriculture in the past. See the Appendix A for photographs of the current site conditions. The Catawba 01 Basin, as described in the NCDEQ RBRP (September 2010) and the NCDWR Plan (July 2018) watershed planning documents, is mostly forested (62%) with significant areas of agriculture (17%) and developed land (16%). The benthic community is considered stable, but the lack of habitat prevents re-establishment of more sensitive benthic communities. The Parcel's receiving watershed, Elk Shoal Creek, is listed as a priority watershed for protection due to their contribution to the chain of lakes on the Catawba River and their cumulative downstream effect. The Parcel lies within the Elk Shoals Creek sub -watershed, largest sub -watershed within the HU, and eventually drains into the Catawba River, a 303d listed stream approximately 6 miles downstream. The riparian buffer mitigation project will directly and indirectly address stressors identified in the watershed planning documents by excluding livestock, creating stable stream banks, restoring a forest in agriculturally maintained buffer areas, and implementing stormwater BMPs. These actions will reduce fecal, nutrient, and sediment inputs to Elk Shoal Creek, ultimately to Lookout Shoal Lake and the Catawba River, as well as reconnect instream and terrestrial habitats on the Site. WDouble Rock Mitigation Bank Parcel Buffer Mitigation Plan HUC 03050101 Page 1 June 2022 2.0 Mitigation Project Summary 2.1 Project Goals The major goals of the proposed buffer mitigation project are to provide ecological and water quality enhancements to the Catawba River Basin by restoring the riparian area to create a functional riparian corridor. Specific enhancements to water quality and ecological processes are outlined below in Table 1. Table 1: Ecological and Water Quality Goals Goals Objectives Decrease nutrient levels. Nutrient input will be decreased by filtering runoff from the agricultural fields through restored native vegetation. The off -site nutrient input will also be absorbed on -site by filtering flood flows through restored floodplain areas, where flood flows can disperse through native vegetation. Decrease sediment input. Sediment from off -site sources will be captured by deposition on restored floodplain areas where native vegetation will slow overland flow velocities. Reduce fecal coliform inputs. Fecal coliform input will be reduced by restricting cattle from the project streams. Decrease water temperature and increase dissolved oxygen concentrations. Planted riparian trees will shade the project features as they mature, reducing thermal pollution. Create appropriate terrestrial habitat. Riparian areas will be restored by treating invasive vegetation and planting native vegetation. Permanently protect the project Parcel from harmful uses. A conservation easement will be recorded on the Parcel. 2.2 Existing Parcel Conditions The proposed buffer mitigation project includes approximately 19.3 acres of cattle pasture and forested land on Elk Shoals Creek and two unnamed tributaries (Randall Tributary and Stikeleather Tributary). The stream mitigation bank also includes three additional unnamed tributaries (Matheson Tributary, Matheson Tributary A, and Matheson Tributary B) which are not proposed for riparian buffer credit. The Parcel easement boundary will extend from top of bank to no more than 100 feet. (Figure 3). Elk Shoals Creek starts offsite and flows southeast, with an established forested buffer for approximately 900 feet, before transitioning to an active cattle pasture for an additional 1,275 feet until the confluence with Randell Tributary. Randell Tributary starts offsite and flows south through an active cattle pasture until the confluence with Elk Shoals Creek. Stikeleather Tributary, also starts offsite and flows northeast WDouble Rock Mitigation Bank Parcel Buffer Mitigation Plan HUC 03050101 Page 2 June 2022 through an established forested buffer for approximately 870 feet until the confluence with Elk Shoals Creek (Figure 2). A review of historical aerials shows, this area has maintained its rural, farming characteristic over the last 60 years with only minor changes in land cover (see Appendix B). This consistency in land use within the project watershed indicates that watershed processes affecting hydrology, sediment supply, and nutrient and pollutant delivery have not varied widely over time. With a lack of developmental pressure, watershed processes and stressors from outside the project limits are likely to remain consistent throughout the implementation, monitoring, and closeout of this project. Table 2: Buffer Project Attributes Project Name Double Rock Mitigation Bank Parcel Hydrologic Unit Code 03050101130010 River Basin Catawba River Basin Geographic Location (Lat, Long) 35.86303 N,-81.10109 W Site Protection Instrument (DB, PG) To be recorded Total Credits 340,352.000 buffer mitigation credits Types of Credits Riparian Buffer Buffer Mitigation Plan Date June 2022 Initial Planting Date February 2023 Baseline Report Date April 2023 MY1 Report Date December 2023 MY2 Report Date December 2024 MY3 Report Date December 2025 MY4 Report Date December 2026 MY5 Report Date December 2027 2.3 Site Viability for Buffer Mitigation On October 14, 2021, NCDWR assessed the stream origin. The official Stream Origin Determination Letter was issued by NCDWR on October 15, 2021. NCDWR also performed an onsite visit of the project area to determine viability for buffer mitigation and nutrient offset on December 7, 2021 and issued a site viability letter on January 5, 2022. All three features assessed were deemed viable by NCDWR to generate buffer mitigation. There have been no changes to land use in the project area since NCDWR's 2021 site visit. A copy of both the "On -Site Stream Origin Determination for Applicability to Neuse Riparian Buffer Rules" and the "Site Viability for Buffer Mitigation" letters from NCDWR are included in Appendix C. A summary is included in Table 3. Table 3: Project Features Feature Name Classification Buffer Credit Viable Elk Shoals Creek Stream Yes StikeleatherTributary Stream Yes Randell Tributary Stream Yes W HUC 03050101 Double Rock Mitigation Bank Parcel Buffer Mitigation Plan Page 3 June 2022 2.4 Watershed Characterization The Parcel is located within the HUC 03050101130010. The Catawba 01 Basin, as described in the NCDEQ RBRP (September 2010) and the NCDWR Plan (July 2018) watershed planning documents, is mostly forested (62%) with significant areas of agriculture (17%), and developed land (16%). The Site lies within the Elk Shoals Creek sub -watershed, largest sub -watershed within the HU, and eventually drains into the Catawba River, a 303d listed stream approximately 6 miles downstream. Elk Shoals Creek is listed as a priority watershed for protection due to its contribution to the chain of lakes on the Catawba River and the cumulative downstream effect, making it highly desirable for implementing stream restoration and agricultural BMPs. The Site topography, as indicated on the Stony Point USGS 7.5-minute topographic quadrangle, shows a moderately sloped valley of Elk Shoals Creek and Randell Tributary to more steeply sloped valleys of Stikeleather and Matheson Tributaries (Figure 4). Drainage areas for the project reaches (Figure 5) were delineated using 20-foot contour intervals derived from the North Carolina Floodplain Mapping Program's 2017 Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) data. Land uses draining to the project reaches are primarily a mix of active crop and hay fields, woodlands, development, and some herbaceous cover. The watershed areas and current land use are summarized in Table 4, below. Table 4: Drainage Areas and Associated Land Use Reach Name Mitigation Area (acres) Watershed Area (acres) Land Use Randell Trib, Elk Shoals Creek, Stikeleather Trib, Matheson Trib, Matheson Trib A, & Matheson Trib B 19.33 1,379 forested (38%), agricultural (41%), grassland (5%), shrubland (4%), and some development (12%) 2.5 Soils The proposed Parcel is mapped by the Catawba County Soil Survey. Project area soils are described below in Table 5. Randell Trib, Elk Shoals Creek, Stikeleather Trib, Matheson Trib, Matheson Trib A, and Matheson Trib B are all depicted as streams on the 1995 NRCS Soil Survey provided in Figure 6. Table 5: Project Soil Types and Descriptions Soil Name Description ChA —Chewacla loam — 0 2%slopes Chewacla loam consists of very deep, nearly level soil located on the Piedmont flood plains. Permeability is moderate and surface runoff is slow. These soils are frequently flooded and somewhat poorly drained. PaD —Pacolet sandy loam —15 25% slopes Pacolet sandy loam consists of very deep, well drained, moderately steep soil located on Piedmont side slopes. Permeability is moderate, and surface runoff is rapid. PcC2 —Pacolet sandy clay loam — 8 15%slopes Pacolet sandy clay loam consists of very deep, well drained, strongly sloping soil located on side slopes and ridgetops in the Piedmont. Permeability is moderate, and surface runoff is medium or rapid. Source: Alexander County Soil Survey, 1995, USDA-NRCS, https://www.nres.usda.gov/Internet/FSE MANUSCRIPTS/north_carolina/alexanderNC1995/map04.pdf https://www.nres.usda.gov/Internet/FSE MANUSCRIPTS/north_carolina/alexanderNC1995/alexanderNC1995.pdf WDouble Rock Mitigation Bank Parcel HUC 03050101 Page 4 Buffer Mitigation Plan June 2022 2.6 Existing Vegetative Communities The project streams on this site flow through both an existing pasture as well as a mature canopied forest. The two riparian areas differ slightly in their existing vegetation profile. First, the existing pasture riparian area which encompasses Randell Tributary and the majority of Elk Shoals Creek, is made up of a mixture of native and invasive streambank shrubs and scattered mature trees. The main native shrubs include black willow (Salix nigra), tag alder (Alnus serrulata) and blackhaw viburnum (Viburnum prunifolium). Invasive shrubs include scattered mature populations of Chinese privet (Ligustrum sinese) and multiflora rose (Rosa muliflora). Scattered mature trees along these reaches include tulip poplar (Liriodendron tulipifera), honey locust (Gleditsia triacanthos), white oak (Quercus alba), red oak (Quercus rubra), black walnut (Juglans nigra), persimmon (Diospyros virginiana), sycamore (Platanus occidentalis), sugarberry (Celtis laevigata), and river birch (Betula nigra). Additionally, the subcanopy layer in the more forested sections near the confluence of Randell and Elk Shoals Creeks consists of mainly ironwood (Carpinus caroliniana) and dogwood (Cornus florida). The herbaceous layer for this area is dominated by common rush (Juncus effucus), yellow root (Xanthorhiza simplicissima), dogfennel (Eupatorium capillifolium) and a mixture of pasture grasses. Second, the existing mature canopy riparian area which includes Matheson Tributary, Stikeleather Tributary and the upper section of Elk Shoals Creek. This canopy is dominated by oaks, including red oak (Quercus rubra), white oak (Quercus alba), and willow oak (Quercus phellos), as well as tulip poplar (Liriodendron tulipifera), river birch (Betula nigra), American beech (Fagus grandifolia), sycamore (Platanus occidentalis), sweetgum (Liquidambarstyraciflua), and sourwood (Oxydendron arboreum). The subcanopy is dominated by ironwood (Carpinus caroliniana), dogwood (Cornus florida), and mulberry (Morus rubra). The native shrubs in this section include northern spicebush (Lindera benzoin), swamp azalea (Rhododendron viscosum), elderberry (Sambucus canadensis), and blackhaw viburnum (Viburnum prunifolium). Less mature Chinese privet (Ligustrum sinese) populations are also found among the shrub layer in these sections along with scattered population of multiflora rose (Rosa muliflora). Of note for the canopy areas, particularly around Mathewson and Stikeleather tributaries, is the presence of dwarf -flowered heartleaf (Hexastylis naniflora) which is listed as a federally threatened species. Additional information regarding this species can be found in Section 2.7 and Appendix D. 2.7 Threatened and Endangered Species Wildlands searched the US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) Information for Planning and Consultation (IPaC) and the NC Natural Heritage Program (NHP) databases for federally listed threatened and endangered plant and animal species in Alexander County, NC. Currently, there are three species federally listed for the project area (Table 6). A pedestrian survey conducted on April 14, 2021, identified suitable summer roosting habitat for the northern long-eared bat (NLEB) and suitable habitat for the dwarf -flowered heartleaf (Hexastylis naniflora). No individual NLEB species individuals were located at the time of the survey; however, several individuals of dwarf -flowered heartleaf (HENA) were observed along the existing wooded areas of Stikeleather Tributary and Matheson Tributary. USACE initiated Section 7 consultation for the HENA on May 5, 2021. A pedestrian field survey was conducted by Wildlands and USFWS on May 13, 2021 to located and flag individual HENA plants within the project parcels and delineated the HENA population boundary using a Trimble handheld GPS with sub -meter accuracy. Upon completion of the 60% site design, a map of the proposed HENA population impacts was provided to the USFWS on October 18, 2021. No response was received from USFWS within the 30-day response window; thereby, all ESA Section 7 consultation has been met and USFWS concurs with the activities described below. WDouble Rock Mitigation Bank Parcel Buffer Mitigation Plan HUC 03050101 Page 5 June 2022 Per our design plans, Wildlands has determined that no individual species within the delineated HENA populations will be impacted as a result of the Double Rock Mitigation project. Additional information regarding this species and the USFWS Self -Certification Table can be found in Appendix D. Table 1: Listed Threatened and Endangered Species in Alexander County, NC Species Federal Status Habitat Vertebrate Bog turtle (Glyptemys muhlenbergii) Threatened (Similarity of Appearance) Inhabit open -canopy, herbaceous sedge meadows and fens, wet cow pastures, and shrub swamps bordered by wooded areas. Depend on wetland microhabitats for foraging, nesting, basking, hibernation, and shelter. Northern long-eared bat (Myotis septentrionalis) Threatened Roost in 3" dbh dead and alive trees with exfoliating bark, crevices or hollows during summer months. Caves or mines during winter months. Vascular Plan Dwarf flowered heartleaf (Hexastylis naniflora) Threatened Acidic soils along bluffs and adjacent slopes, in boggy areas next to streams and creek heads, and along the slopes of nearby hillsides and ravines. 2.8 Cultural Resources One site listed by the North Carolina State Historic Preservation office is located within five miles of the Site: the Lucas Mansion (SHPO Site ID: AX0001). The NHP Managed Areas reference one area for the Land Trust for Central North Carolina Easement within five miles of the Site. In addition, there are two Significant Natural Heritage Areas and three DMS conservations easements within five miles of the Site According to the research and based on the response from SHPO, no historic resources or natural heritage areas will be affected by this project. All regulatory communication is in Appendix D. 2.9 FEMA Floodplain Compliance The Site is represented on the Alexander County Flood Map 3710377700J. Elk Shoals Creek is mapped in a Zone AE Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) within the project limits and Randell Tributary is included in Elk Shoals Creek mapped floodplain. Wildlands has coordinated with the Alexander County floodplain administrator and has obtained hydraulic modeling for these from the NC Floodplain Mapping Program. Wildlands is preparing a CLOMR to permit slight onsite rises. A LOMR will be completed after construction using as -built survey data. The site has been designed so that hydrologic trespass does not occur. 2.10 Parcel Location, Parcel Constraints, and Access The Parcel is accessible via Stikeleather Road. Livestock will be fenced out from the conservation easement and only allowed in pasture area to the east of the fenceline as shown on Figures 7 and 9. There are two 50' internal easement crossings necessary for maintaining landowner access. These are not intended to be used for cattle crossings at this time, but per the proposed conservation easement document, livestock would only permitted within the internal breaks during crossing events if landuse of the property changes in the future. There is one additional external break that extends only partially across the easement corridor, so a continuous easement is maintained, and exists only for well maintenance and will be gated. There are no other parcel constraints. The Parcel can be accessed for construction, monitoring, and long-term stewardship from Stikeleather Road. WDouble Rock Mitigation Bank Parcel Buffer Mitigation Plan HUC 03050101 Page 6 June 2022 2.11 Other Environmental Conditions An EDR Radius Map Report with Geocheck was ordered for the Parcel through Environmental Data Resources, Inc. on July 17, 2019. Neither the target property nor the adjacent properties were listed in any of the Federal, State, or Tribal environmental databases searched by EDR. There were no known or potentially hazardous waste sites identified within or immediately adjacent to the project area. The Executive Summary of the EDR report is included in Appendix D. 3.0 Site Protection Instrument The land required for construction, management, and stewardship of this mitigation project includes portions of the parcels listed in Table 7. This area totals 19.33 acres. The deed book and page number listed are for the agreements on an option to purchase a conservation easement. A conservation easement will be recorded on the parcels and includes streams being restored along with their corresponding riparian buffers. Table 7: Site Protection Instrument Site Deed Book Acreage Landowner PIN County Protection Instrument and Page Number to be Protected Glenn M. Matheson and Vickie S. Matheson 3777 85 1606 D.B. 517, PG. 683 9.528 Alexander Conservation Easement David H. Randell, Trustee of the D.B. 335, David H. Randell Declaration of 3777-95-2860 9.805 PG. 1981 Trust 4.0 Mitigation Work Plan The project will restore agriculturally impacted land along Elk Shoals Creek and Randell Trib and preserve land along Elk Shoals Creek, Randell Trib and Stikeleather Trib on the parcel to a protected riparian corridor, improving the ecological function of the area. Figure 7 illustrates the conceptual design for the Parcel. Figure 8 further depicts the riparian buffer zones for the Parcel. 4.1 Parcel Preparation A good portion of the land within 200 feet from top of bank of Elk Shoals Creek and Randell Trib has been cleared and maintained for active cattle pastures. Areas slated for riparian restoration that are not impacted by the construction of the stream mitigation project will require little site preparation including select herbicide treatments or limited mechanical clearing to removed undesirable underbrush, invasive species, and fescue (Festuca spp.). Other areas of the easement will be graded in accordance with the IRT approved stream mitigation plan. Any haul roads or other areas of compacted soil including areas compacted by cattle within the easement boundary will be ripped prior to planting. The specifics of the stream restoration project including the grading plan, are included in the Double Rock Stream Mitigation Plan. A 401 permit will be required for all stream restoration work and will be obtained before any work in the waters begins. WDouble Rock Mitigation Bank Parcel Buffer Mitigation Plan HUC 03050101 Page 7 June 2022 4.2 Riparian Area Restoration Activities Riparian area restoration will involve planting appropriate native tree and shrub species along the riparian corridor. Vegetation management and herbicide applications may be needed over the first few years of tree establishment in the riparian restoration areas to prevent undesirable species from out - competing planted native vegetation. Tree species planted across the riparian areas of the Parcel will include a mixture of the species listed in the Double Rock Mitigation Site Planting Tables, located in Appendix E. The primary species will include the species listed in Table 8. There are small areas of existing wetlands that have a slightly different planting list. The planting plan included in Appendix E depicts the wetland areas and the associated species list as well. All activities associated with generating riparian buffer credit will occur at the same time as the stream mitigation activities and not before. Table 8: Selected Tree Species Species Common Name Density Forest Strata Platanus occidentalis American Sycamore 15% Canopy Betula nigra River Birch 15% Canopy Diospyros virginiana Persimmon 10% Canopy Quercus phellos Willow Oak 10% Canopy Viburnmum prunifolium Blackhaw Viburnum 5% Shrub Cornus florida Flowering Dogwood 5% Sub -canopy Carpinus caroliniana Ironwood 5% Sub -canopy Celtis laevigata Sugarberry 5% Canopy Quercus michauxii Swamp Chestnut Oak 5% Canopy Ulmus rubra Slippery Elm 10% Canopy Xanthorhiza simplicissima Yellow Root 5% Shrub Quercus rubra Northern Red Oak 5% Canopy Lindera benzoin Spicebush 5% Shrub Trees and shrubs will be spaced at 6'X12' upon planting, which is equivalent to a stem density of 521 stems per acre and is sufficient to meet the performance standards outlined in the Rule 15A NCAC 02B .0295 of 260 planted trees and shrubs per acre at the end of five years. Stems will be well mixed prior to planting to ensure diversity of bare root species across the Parcel. Due to the nature of random mixing, some stems of the same species might be planted together in some areas. No one species will be greater than 50% of the established stems. The final performance standard shall include a minimum of four native hardwood tree and native shrub species. A regionally appropriate seed mix included in Appendix D will also be applied to provide temporary and permanent ground cover for soil stabilization and reduction of sediment loss during rain events in areas without existing herbaceous cover. The proposed planting area for the buffer bank includes the areas identified as buffer restoration on Figure 7. The WDouble Rock Mitigation Bank Parcel Buffer Mitigation Plan HUC 03050101 Page 8 June 2022 planting area for the stream mitigation project is included in Appendix E. Planting is scheduled for February 2023. 4.3 Riparian Area Preservation Activities There will be no parcel preparation work done in the riparian preservation areas under 15A NCAC 02B .0295(o)(4) except as required in the stream mitigation plan. The area of preservation credit within the buffer mitigation site is equal to 25% of the total area of buffer mitigation, as shown in Table 8. The preservation area will be protected in perpetuity under a conservation easement. 4.4 NCDWR As -Built Evaluation Within 30 calendar days after completing the establishment of the buffer mitigation areas, the Sponsor will submit written notification to NCDWR documenting that all buffer mitigation activities have been completed. Failure to submit written notification within 30 days may result in a modified credit release schedule or a delay in the issuance of credit releases. 5.0 Monitoring and Maintenance Plan 5.1 Monitoring Protocol Vegetation monitoring plots will be installed and evaluated within the riparian restoration areas to measure the survival of the planted trees and shrubs. The plots will be randomly placed throughout the planted riparian areas. A total of 6 plots (5 permanent and 1 mobile) will be established within restoration areas and will be randomly placed such that the plots are representative of the buffer mitigation credit areas (Figure 9). The size of individual quadrants will be 100 square meters. Vegetation assessments will be conducted and follow the Carolina Vegetation Survey (CVS) Level 2 Protocol for Recording Vegetation (2008). A reference photo will be taken from the southwestern corner of each of the 5 permanent plots and looking to the north for the 1 mobile plot. Overview photos will be taken each monitoring year and provided in the annual reports. All planted stems will be marked with flagging tape and recorded. The first annual monitoring activities will commence at the end of the first growing season, at least five months after planting has been completed and no earlier than the fall season. Species composition, height, and survival rates will be evaluated on an annual basis by plot. The total number of volunteer woody stems will also be documented and reported. The measure of vegetative success for the Parcel will be the survival of at least four native hardwood tree species, where no one species is greater than 50% of the established planted stems, and an established density of at least 260 planted trees and shrubs per acre at the end of the fifth year of monitoring. The final performance standard shall include a minimum of four native hardwood tree and shrub species. Appropriate and desirable native volunteer species may be included in the Parcel's density to meet the performance standards with written NCDWR approval. The Sponsor shall submit the annual monitoring report to NCDWR by December 31st of each year for five consecutive years and will follow the terms and conditions of the MBI. 5.2 Parcel Maintenance If the Parcel or a specific component of the Parcel fails to achieve the success criteria outlined in Section 5.1, adaptive measures will be developed and/or appropriate remedial actions will be implemented. Maintenance will be performed to correct any identified problems on the Parcel that have a high likelihood of affecting project success. Such items include, but are not limited to, fire, flooding, drought, WDouble Rock Mitigation Bank Parcel Buffer Mitigation Plan HUC 03050101 Page 9 June 2022 or insects that cause excess tree mortality. Any actions implemented will be designed to achieve the success criteria and will include a work schedule and updated monitoring criteria. A rigorous herbicide schedule may need to be implemented in the first few years of tree establishment in the restoration areas to prevent establishment of invasive species that may out -compete the planted native vegetation. The only herbicides used on the Parcel will be aquatic approved herbicides that will be applied in accordance with North Carolina Department of Agriculture rules and regulations. The easement boundary will be checked annually as part of monitoring activities. Easement boundary conditions as well as any maintenance performed will be reported in the annual monitoring reports to NCDWR. 5.3 Easement Boundaries Easement boundaries will be identified in the field to ensure clear distinction between the Parcel and adjacent properties. Boundaries may be identified by marker, post, tree -blazing, or other means as allowed by site conditions and/or conservation easement prior to the NCDWR onsite As -Built evaluation for Task 2 credit release. Boundary markers that have been disturbed, damaged, or destroyed will be repaired and/or replaced on an as needed basis. Contact information for the conservation easement holder will be included on easement markers. 6.0 Financial Assurance and Long -Term Management 6.1 Financial Assurances Following approval of the Double Rock Mitigation Plan, the Sponsor shall provide a Performance Bond from a surety that is rated no less than an "A-" as rated by A.M. Best. The Performance Bond amount shall be 100% of the estimated cost for implementation of the project as described in the Buffer Mitigation Plan, but not less than $150,000.00. In lieu of posting the performance bond, the Sponsor may elect to construct the project prior to the first credit release. In that case no performance bond will be necessary. After completion of the restoration/construction, a separate Performance/Maintenance Bond will be secured for 100% of the estimated cost to implement the monitoring and maintenance plan but not less than $100,000.00. The Performance/Maintenance Bond shall apply at the inception of the monitoring period for a term of one year and be extended annually for a minimum of five years. Upon NCDWR approval, this may be lowered each year based on the adjusted cost to complete the monitoring. Performance bonds for monitoring shall be renewed at least annually to cover the next years monitoring period, with confirmation of renewal provided to NCDWR with each annual monitoring report when applicable. NCDWR reserves the right to alter the credit release schedule if monitoring reports are submitted without proof of bond renewals when applicable. 6.2 Long-term Management The Parcel will remain in private ownership, protected in its entirety by Unique Places to Save, an approved NCDWR long term stewardship, and will be managed under the terms detailed in an approved NCDWR conservation easement. The long-term manager will be responsible for periodic inspection of the Parcel to ensure that the restrictions documented in the recorded easement are upheld in perpetuity. WDouble Rock Mitigation Bank Parcel Buffer Mitigation Plan HUC 03050101 Page 10 June 2022 7.0 Project Credit Potential Of the 19.33 acres protected under the conservation easement, 7.3 acres are proposed for riparian restoration and 2.4 acres are proposed for preservation credits. The area of preservation credit within the buffer mitigation site equals 25% of the total area of buffer mitigation, as shown in Table 8. The mitigation credit calculations were derived from Wildlands' conceptual design for maximum ecological uplift. The management objectives, mitigation type, and proposed amount of riparian buffer credits are presented in Tables 8 and 9 below. There will be one credit ledger for the project: Riparian Buffer Credits. The riparian buffer credits on the Parcel are not convertible or transferrable to nutrient offset credits. WDouble Rock Mitigation Bank Parcel Buffer Mitigation Plan HUC 03050101 Page 11 June 2022 Table 9: Double Rock Buffer Mitigation Bank, Project Credits, DWR ID # 2020-1095(v1) Catawba Buffer Project Area N Credit Conversion Ratio (ft2/pound) P Credit Conversion Ratio (ft2/pound) N/A N/A Credit Type Location Subject? (enter NO if ephemeral or ditch 1) Feature Type Mitigation Activity Min -Max Buffer Width (ft) Feature Name Total Area (sf) Total (Creditable) Area of Buffer Mitigation (sf) Initial Credit Ratio (x:1) % Full Credit Final Credit Ratio (x:1) Convertible to Riparian Buffer? Riparian Buffer Credits Convertible to Nutrient Offset? Delivered Nutrient Offset: N (Ibs) Buffer Rural No I/P Restoration 0-100 Preservation Credits Randell Trib & Elk Shoals Creek 319,080 319,080 Total Buffer (ft2): Total Nutrient Offset (ft2): 319,080 319,080 0 N/A Total Ephemeral Area (ft2) for Credit: Total Eligible Ephemeral Area (ft2): Total Eligible for Preservation (ft2): 0 0 168,790 0.0% 106,360 25.0% Ephemeral Reaches as % TABM Preservation as % TABM Yes 319,080.000 Credit Type Location Subject? Feature Type Mitigation Activity Min -Max Buffer Width (ft) Feature Name Total Area (sf) Total (Creditable) Area for Buffer Mitigation (ft2) Initial Credit Ratio (x:1) % Full Credit Final Credit Ratio (x:1) Riparian Buffer Credits Rural No I / P 0-100 Elk Shoals Creek, Stikeleather Trib, Randell Trib 344,038 106,360 5 100% 5.00000 21,272.000 Rural No I / P 101-200 Randell Trib 12,042 0 5 33% Preservation Area Subtotals (ft2): Table 10: Double Rock - Total Area of Buffer Mitigation TOTAL AREA OF BUFFER MITIGATION (TABM) Mitigation Totals Square Feet Credits Restoration: 319,080 319,080.000 Enhancement: 0 0.000 Preservation: 106,360 21,272.00 Total Riparian Buffer: 425,440 340,352.000 TOTAL NUTRIENT OFFSET MITIGATION Mitigation Totals Square Feet Credits Nutrient Offset: Nitrogen: 0 0.000 Phosphorus: 0.000 356,080 106,360 No Upon submittal of the appropriate documentation by the Sponsor and subsequent approval by NCDWR, the mitigation credits associated with the Double Rock Mitigation Bank Parcel will be released as described in the UMBI. WDouble Rock Mitigation Bank Parcel Buffer Mitigation Plan HUC 03050101 Page 12 June 2022 8.0 References Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), 2011. Web Soil Survey of Alexander County. http://websoilsurvey.nrcs.usda.gov/app/HomePage.htm North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (NCDEQ) Upper Catawba River Basin Plan 2009 (Amended July 2018). https://files.nc.gov/ncdeq/Mitigation%20Services/Watershed_Planning/Catawba_River_Basin/20 18_Upper_Catawba_RBRP.pdf North Carolina Division of Water Quality (NCDWQ). 2011. Surface Water Classifications. http://portal.ncdenr.org/web/wq/ps/csu/classifications North Carolina Geological Survey (NCGS), 2009. Mineral Resources. http://www.geology.enr.state.nc.us/Mineral%20resources/mineralresources.html North Carolina Natural Heritage Program (NHP), 2019. Natural Heritage Element Occurrence Database, Alexander County, NC. https://ncnhde.natureserve.org United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). 2016. Federal Public Notice: Notification of Issuance of Guidance for Compensatory Stream and Wetland Mitigation Conducted for Wilmington District. October 24, 2016. United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), 2006. Natural Resources Conservation Service, Soil Survey Geographic (SSURGO) database for Alexander County, North Carolina. https://websoilsurvey.sc.egov.usda.gov/ United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), Information for Planning and Consultation (IPaC). Endangered Species, Threatened Species, Federal Species of Concern and Candidate Species for project site. https://ecos.fws.gov/ipac. WDouble Rock Mitigation Bank Parcel Buffer Mitigation Plan HUC 03050101 Page 13 June 2022 Figures 2 7 br rpe Mid Rd GthpiRp¢ 2 R Nark/end * Project Location i Conservation Easement {v °WI Cr oak 1 t,r k 1 1 D 9r arrch .° Lacey Mounfmn bp�� 0 ` v fir. ! ArnI IIC 1. 4Ud9c c: Gcty. R Y -! Q U Sa y4y11;urriam Rd ! e a $ 3 � 11 ro ivice Crftk 1 NC rrrq r M1Y b� f pa r261 nc l� THY S 14,7 P7 O'" Gs.d'. fddenile �D 1 ti Hy 'y0e !f wiles No` SlOriy Point Dania5Cw Cn4rch9.7 yyl p r 1 �Oh amRa 1 'pa •an< r t Directions: From Charlotte, take I-77 North. Take exit 51 onto I-40 East. In 0.4 miles keep left toward I-40 West. Take exit 144 and turn right onto Old Mountain Rd. In around 6 miles turn left onto Drumstand Rd. Turn right onto Mt Wesley Church Rd and in 2 miles make another right onto Stikeleather Rd. Go about 0.6 miles and take a right. The project is located down the driveway on the right. WILDLANDS ENGINEERING 0 1.5 3 Miles I l I l I Figure 1 Vicinity Map Catawba Umbrella Mitigation Bank Double Rock Mitigation Site Catawba River Basin (03050101) Alexander County, NC • 421 •1rr. al , 4i#e4 AK, 1 italor,4„Awitifro traMilt Double Rock Mitigation Site Rulherfordor $mdi•: 00 n. li nii •,;O IJT7r CAROLIA/A — — — Sh &o►d+4�n'a , 1111, HORTk CAROLI m S err IL. L. .11 1•� &96 .. �L+oortnik N1ri it ij .1: L®. Service Area - HUC 03050101 14 Digit HUC - 03050101130010 Municipalities * Project Location r.L..4 ill Chu1.r .r L ,.I I.l . 61 1 . Efaba rrf 693R oike 1.. Alt, Ill .K1. 14WILDLANDS ENGINEERING 0 10 20 Miles Figure 2 Service Area Map Catawba Umbrella Mitigation Bank Double Rock Mitigation Site Catawba River Basin (03050101) Alexander County, NC Project Location ! Conservation Easement Internal Crossings Existing Streams Non -Project Streams Topographic Contours (2') WILDLANDS ENGINEERING 0 200 400 Feet Figure 3 Site Map Catawba Umbrella Mitigation Bank Double Rock Mitigation Site Catawba River Basin (03050101) Alexander County, NC Stony Point USGS 7.5 Minute Topographic Quadrangle i - ! Conservation Easement Nbn WILDLANDS ENGINEERING 0 200 400 Feet 1 1 1 1 1 1 i Figure 4 USGS Topographic Map Catawba Umbrella Mitigation Bank Double Rock Mitigation Site Catawba River Basin (03050101) Alexander County, NC Matheson Trib A 13 ac kWILDLANDS ENGINEERING 0 250 500 Feet 1 1 1 1 1 Conservation Easement Q Project Location O Elk Shoals Creek Watershed Su bwatershed Existing Streams Non -Project Streams Figure 5 Watershed Map Catawba Umbrella Mitigation Bank Double Rock Mitigation Site Catawba River Basin (03050101) Alexander County, NC 1 !' i Conservation Easement II-. Pap .racf: 1995 NRCS Soil Survey of Alexander County - Sheet 4 I- L U r _ WILDLANDS ENGINEERING 0 200 400 Feet 1 1 1 1 1 Jr". Pee -- Figure 6 1995 Soil Survey Map Catawba Umbrella Mitigation Bank Double Rock Mitigation Site Catawba River Basin (03050101) Alexander County, NC WT TD|[ A ND S swca/wssx/mo 0 200 4ODFeet U U Project Location ' ----/ Conservation Easement -'---~ Riparian Restoration for Buffer Credits Riparian Preservation for Buffer Credits Not For Credit Internal Crossings « —» Proposed Fencing Proposed Stream Restoration Proposed Stream Enhancement || Proposed Stream Preservation Nnn'Pnoject3treams ~�~ PropospdBMP Figure 7Buffer Credits Map Catawba Umbrella Mitigation Bank Double Rock Mitigation Site Catawba River Basin (O3O5OlD1) Alexander County, NC ‘401g/'WILDLANDS ENGINEERING Riparian Restoration for Buffer Credits Riparian Preservation for Buffer Credits 0 200 400 Feet Figure 8 Riparian Buffer Zones Map Catawba Umbrella Mitigation Bank Double Rock Mitigation Site Catawba River Basin (03050101) Alexander County, NC LJ Project Location Proposed Stream Restoration Conservation Easement Proposed Stream Enhancement II Riparian Restoration for Buffer Credits Proposed Stream Preservation Riparian Preservation for Buffer Credits Non -Project Streams Not For Credit Permanent Vegetation Plots Internal Crossings CD Mobile Vegetation Plots x -- x Proposed Fencing 4,4111, WILDLANDS ENGINEERING 0 200 400 Feet I 1 I Figure 9 Monitoring Components Map Catawba Umbrella Mitigation Bank Double Rock Mitigation Site Catawba River Basin (03050101) Alexander County, NC Appendix A CURRENT LAND USE PHOTOGRAPHS Double Rock Mitigation Site EIk Shoals Creek EIk Shoals Creek (5/24/2022) EIk Shoals Creek (5/24/2022) Randell Trib Randell Trib (5/24/2022) Randell Trib (5/24/2022) Stikeleather Trib Stikeleather Trib / EIk Shoals Confluence (05/24/2022) Stikeleather Trib (5/24/2022) `R. 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All other trademarks used herein are the property of their respective owners. 5719068 - 5 page 2 INQUIRY #: 5719068.5 N YEAR: 2016 = 5uu• FOR 7 fNQU1RY #: 5719068.5 YEAR: 2012 500' N eEDR 4P, • • . d d'' , y .. r ?, • . 4E, • tr 1-1 t • }NQU1RY #: 5719068.5 YEAR: 2009 = 500' N%.t eEDR ,ttf ," " INQUERY #: 5719068.5 YEAR: 2006 N eEDR 500' N �E� 1.• •. }NQU RY #: 5719068.5 YEAR: 1983 500' N �E� Appendix C ROY COOPER Governor ELIZABETH S. BISER Secretary S. DANIEL SMITH Director Andrea Eckardt Wildlands Engineering Inc. aeckardt@wildlandseng.com Subject: Project Name: Address: Location: NORTH CAROLINA Environmental Quality October 15, 2021 Project 20-1095 Alexander County Determination for Applicability to the Catawba Riparian Buffer Rule 15A NCAC 02B .0614 Double Rock Mitigation Site Stikeleather Rd., Hiddenite, Alexander County Lat., Long: 35.865093, -81.094311 Dear Ms. Eckardt: On October 14, 2021, staff of the Division of Water Resources (DWR) conducted an on -site review of features located on the Double Rock Bank Parcel at the request of Wildlands Engineering Inc. to determine the applicability of features on the site to the Catawba Riparian Buffer Rule. The enclosed map(s) depict the feature(s) evaluated and this information is also summarized in the table below. Streams were evaluated for being ephemeral, at least intermittent, and for subjectivity to the Catawba Riparian Buffer Rule. Streams that are considered "Subject" have been located on the most recently published NRCS Soil Survey of Catawba County and/or the most recent copy of the USGS Topographic (at 1:24,000 scale) map(s), have been located on the ground at the site, and possess characteristics that qualify them to be at least intermittent streams. Features that are considered "Not Subject" have been determined to not be at least intermittent, not present on the property, or not depicted on the required maps. This determination only addresses the applicability to the buffer rules within the proposed easement and does not approve any activity within buffers or within waters of the state. There may be other streams or features located on the property that appear or do not appear on the maps referenced above. Any of the features on the site may be considered jurisdictional according to the US Army Corps of Engineers and subject to the Clean Water Act. The following table addresses the features observed and rated during the DWR site visit. D_E NCRDN CAIapLiNA appa,pnenl of Fnrirenmenyi OUNIry North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality I Division of Water Resources Mooresville Regional Office 1610 East Center Avenue, Suite 301 I Mooresville, North Carolina 28115 704.663.1699 Feature ID Feature Stream type, ditch, swale, wetland, other Subject to Buffer Rules Start @ Stop @ Depicted on Soil Survey Depicted on USGS Topo Elk Shoals Creek Main Channel na Prior to site boundary Exiting site boundary Yes Yes StikeLeather Trib stream na Prior to site boundary Elk Shoals No No Randell Trib stream na Prior to site boundary Elk Shoals Yes Yes Matheson Trib stream (excluded) na excluded excluded No No * E: Ephemeral, I: Intermittent, P: Perennial This on -site determination shall expire five (5) years from the date of this letter. Landowners or affected parties that dispute this determination made by the DWR may request an appeal determination by the Director of Water Resources. An appeal request must be made within sixty (60) calendar days of the date of this letter to the Director in writing. If sending via U.S. Postal Service: Paul Wojoski - DWR 401 & Buffer Permitting Branch Supervisor 1617 Mail Service Center Raleigh, NC 27699-1617 If sending via delivery service (UPS, FedEx, etc.) Paul Wojoski - DWR 401 & Buffer Permitting Branch Supervisor 512 N Salisbury St. Raleigh, NC 27604 This determination is final and binding as detailed above unless an appeal is requested within sixty (60) calendar days of the date of this letter. If you have any additional questions or require additional information, please contact Alan Johnson at alan.johnson@ncdenr.gove or 704-235-2200. This determination is subject to review as provided in G.S. 150B. Attachments: Site Map with labels Sincerely, DocuSigned by: for �F161FB69A2D84A3... W. Corey Basinger, Regional Supervisor Water Quality Regional Operations Section Mooresville Regional Office, DEQ cc: Katie Merritt, 401/Buffer Permitting Branch, email D_E Naan+caaOUNn newtrbentOt vI,nmenai Wally North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality j Division of Water Resources Mooresville Regional Office 1610 East Center Avenue, Suite 301 I Mooresville, North Carolina 28115 704.663.1699 D_E NORTH CAROLINA fepaMwnl or FnrimnmenaI Wally North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality j Division of Water Resources Mooresville Regional Office 1610 East Center Avenue, Suite 301 I Mooresville, North Carolina 28115 704.663.1699 DocuSign Envelope ID: 82C7A346-752E-477D-A9EB-ADC1191AFBOB ROY COOPER Governor ELIZABETH 5. BISER Secretary S. DANIEL SMITH Director NORTH CAROLINA Environmental Quality January 5, 2022 Andrea Eckardt Wildlands Engineering, Inc (via electronic mail: aeckardt@wildlandseng.com ) Re: Site Viability for Buffer Mitigation — Double Rock Site Near 35.8602878, -81.1006649 in Hiddenite, NC Catawba Watershed Alexander County Dear Ms. Eckardt, On October 18, 2021, Katie Merritt, with the Division of Water Resources (DWR), received a request from you on behalf of Wildlands Engineering, Inc (Wildlands) for a site visit near the above - referenced site in the Catawba Watershed. The site visit was to determine the potential for riparian buffer mitigation within a proposed conservation easement boundary, which is more accurately depicted in the attached map labeled "Figure 8-Concept Design Map" (Figure 8") prepared by Wildlands. The proposed easement boundary in Figure 8, includes all riparian areas intended to be proposed as part of the mitigation site. This site is also being proposed as a stream mitigation site and therefore stream bank instability or presence of erosional rills within riparian areas were not addressed. On December 7, 2021, Ms. Merritt performed a site assessment of the subject site. Staff with Wildlands were also present. Ms. Merritt's evaluation of the features onsite and their associated mitigation determination for the riparian areas are provided in the table below. This evaluation was made from Top of Bank (TOB) and landward 200' from each feature for buffer mitigation pursuant to 15A NCAC 02B .0295 (effective November 1, 2015). Feature Classification 1Subiect Riparian Land uses Buffer 'Nutrient 4'5Mitigation Type Determination w/in onsite to Buffer adjacent to Feature Credit Offset riparian areas (0-200') Viable Viable at Rule 2,249.36 lbs-N/acre Randell Stream No non -forested pasture grazed by cattle. Yes N/A Non -forested pasture - Restoration Site per 15A NCAC 02B .0295 (o)(3) 1:1E Qs) N,,,„cA„„,N, North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality I Division of Water Resources 512 North Salisbury Street 11617 Mail Service Center I Raleigh, North Carolina 27699-1617 919.707.9000 DocuSign Envelope ID: 82C7A346-752E-477D-A9EB-ADC1191AFBOB Double Rock Site Wildlands January 5, 2022 Feature Classification 1Subiect Riparian Land uses Buffer 3Nutrient 4,5Mitigation Type Determination w/in onsite to Buffer adjacent to Feature Credit Offset riparian areas (0-200') Viable Viable at Rule 2,249.36 lbs-N/acre Elk Shoals Stream No Mostly non -forested pasture grazed by cattle. Some areas are fully dlforested and not grazed by cattle (see Figure 8) 2Yes N/A Non -forested pasture - Restoration Site per 15A NCAC 02B .0295 (o)(3) Forested Areas — Preservation Site per 15A NCAC 02B .0295 (o)(4) Strikeleather Stream No Forested and not grazed by cattle. 2Yes N/A Forested Areas — Preservation Site per 15A NCAC 02B .0295 (o)(4) Matheson, Matheson A, & Matheson B Streams No Forested and not grazed by cattle. 2Yes N/A Forested Areas — Preservation Site per 15A NCAC 02B .0295 (o)(4) 'Subjectivity calls for the features were determined by DWR in correspondence dated October 15, 202 (DWR# - 2020-1095) using the 1:24,000 scale quadrangle topographic map prepared by USGS and the most recent printed version of the soil survey map prepared by the NRCS . 2The area of preservation credit within a buffer mitigation site shall comprise of no more than 25 percent (25%) of the total area of buffer mitigation per 15A NCAC 0295 (o)(5) and 15A NCAC 0295 (o)(4). Site cannot be a Preservation Only site to comply with this rule. 3NC Division of Water Resources - Methodology and Calculations for determining Nutrient Reductions associated with Riparian Buffer Establishment. Credits are calculated differently in the Jordan Lake Watershed. Phosphorus may be calculated separately. 4 Determinations made for this Site are determined based on the proposal provided in maps and figures submitted with the request. 5 All features proposed for buffer mitigation or nutrient offset, must have a planted conservation easement established that includes the tops of channel banks when being measured perpendicular and landward from the banks, even if no credit is viable within that riparian area. Easement breaks that disconnect the continuity of riparian restoration/enhancement/preservation result in no credit viable beyond the break. 6The area of the mitigation site on ephemeral channels shall comprise no more than 25 percent (25%) of the total area of buffer mitigation per 15A NCAC 02B .0295 (o)(7). 7The area described as an Enhancement Site was assessed and determined to comply with all of 15A NCAC 02B .0295(o)(6). Cattle exclusion fencing is required to be installed around the mitigation area to get buffer credit under this part of the rule. Determinations provided in the table above were made using a proposed easement boundary showing proposed mitigation areas shown in Figure 8. The map representing the proposal for the site is attached to this letter and initialed by Ms. Merritt on January 5, 2022. Substantial changes to the proposed easement boundary as well as any site constraints identified in this letter, could affect the Site's potential to generate buffer mitigation for credits. This letter does not constitute an approval of this Site to generate buffer and nutrient offset credits. Pursuant to 15A NCAC 02B .0295, a mitigation proposal and a mitigation plan shall be submitted to DWR for written approval prior to conducting any mitigation activities in riparian areas and/or surface waters for buffer mitigation credit. Pursuant to 15A NCAC 02B .0703, a proposal regarding a proposed nutrient load -reducing measure for nutrient offset credit shall be submitted to DWR for approval prior to any mitigation activities in riparian areas and/or surface waters. All vegetative plantings, performance criteria and other mitigation requirements for riparian restoration, enhancement and preservation must follow the requirements in 15A NCAC 02B .0295 to be eligible for buffer and/or nutrient offset mitigation credits. For any areas depicted as not being viable for nutrient offset credit above, one could propose a different measure, along with supporting Page 2 of 3 DocuSign Envelope ID: 82C7A346-752E-477D-A9EB-ADC1191AFBOB Double Rock Site Wildlands January 5, 2022 calculations and sufficient detail to support estimates of load reduction, for review by the DWR to determine viability for nutrient offset in accordance with 15A NCAC 02B .0703. This viability assessment will expire on January 5, 2024 or upon approval of a mitigation plan by the DWR, whichever comes first. This letter should be provided in any nutrient offset, buffer, stream or wetland mitigation plan for this Site. Please contact Katie Merritt at (919) 707-3637 if you have any questions regarding this correspondence. PW/kym Attachments: Figure 8: Concept Design Map cc: File Copy (Katie Merritt) Erin Davis (IRT, DWR) Sincerely, —DocuSignee�d/by: PaSiW01O ' 949D91 BA53EF4E0... Paul Wojoski, Supervisor 401 and Buffer Permitting Branch Page 3 of 3 DocuSign Envelope ID: 82C7A346-752E-477D-A9EB-ADC1191AFBOB External Break for Existing Well House Wetland C /1 Internal Crossings Existing Wetlands Proposed Stream Restoration Proposed Enhancement II Proposed Stream Preservation Non -Project Streams Topographic Contours (2') Reach Break Proposed BMP Surveyed Project Boundary _� Proposed Conservation Ease e t I/5/A 2 'WILDLANDS ENGINEERING 0 200 400 Feet I 1 1 i I Figure 8 Concept Design Map With Topo Catawba Umbrella Mitigation Bank Double Rock Mitigation Site Catawba River Basin (03050101) Alexander County, NC Appendix D DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WILMINGTON DISTRICT, CORPS OF ENGINEERS 151 PATTON AVENUE ROOM 208 ASHEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA 28801-5006 April 30, 2021 Regulatory Division SUBJECT: Initial Evaluation of the proposed Wildlands Catawba Umbrella Mitigation Bank: Double Rock (SAW-202001532) and Firestone (SAW-2020-01534) Mitigation Sites Wildlands Engineering, Inc. Attention: Mr. Shawn Wilkerson swilkerson@wildlandseng.com Dear Mr. Wilkerson: This letter is in regard to your prospectus document dated October 1, 2020, for the proposed Wildlands Catawba Umbrella Mitigation Bank including the Double Rock and Firestone Mitigation Sites. The proposal consists of the establishment and operation of a commercial umbrella mitigation bank in the Upper Catawba Watershed, Hydrologic Unit Code (HUC) 03050101 of the Santee River Basin. The Double Rock Mitigation Site is an 18.4-acre stream mitigation site located approximately six miles southeast of Taylorsville in Alexander County, North Carolina (35.8629, -81.0967). The Firestone Mitigation Site is a 15-acre stream mitigation site located approximately 12 miles northeast of Conover in Catawba County, North Carolina (35.7637, -81.1661). The Corps determined the prospectus was complete and issued a public notice (P/N # SAW- 2020-01532) on November 2, 2020. The purpose of this notice was to solicit the views of interested State and Federal agencies and other parties either interested in or affected by the proposed work. Attached are the comments received in response to the public notice from the Cherokee Nation and the NC State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO). The Corps has considered the information provided in the prospectus document, comments received in response to the public notice and information that was discussed during on -site reviews conducted on September 28, 2020. The meeting minutes from the field review and follow-up IRT comments are attached We have determined that the proposed umbrella mitigation bank appears to have the potential to restore, enhance and preserve aquatic resources within the Upper Catawba Watershed, HUC 03050101 of the Santee River Basin. Therefore, the bank sponsor may proceed with preparation of a draft Umbrella Mitigation Banking Instrument (UMBI). Please address all comments included in the attached memo with your draft UMBI submittal. If you have questions concerning the path forward for the proposed mitigation bank, please do not hesitate to contact me at 828-271-7980 x4234. Sincerely, Steve Kichefski Regulatory Project Manager Digital Copies Furnished: Todd Tugwell, USACE Casey Haywood, USACE Kim Browning, USACE Erin Davis, NCDWR Olivia Munzer, NCWRC Travis Wilson, NCWRC Todd Bowers, USEPA Holland Youngman, USFWS Renee Gledhill -Early, NCSHPO Scott Jones, USACE DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WILMINGTON DISTRICT, CORPS OF ENGINEERS 151 PATTON AVENUE ROOM 208 ASHEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA 28801-5006 CESAW-RG/Kichefski MEMORANDUM FOR RECORD April 30, 2021 SUBJECT: Proposed Wildlands Catawba Umbrella Mitigation Bank- Double Rock Mitigation Site (SAW-2020-01532) and Firestone Site (SAW-2020-01534) Comments Received in Response to the Public Notice and during the September 28, 2020 site visit reflected in the meeting minutes provided via email on October 1, 2020. Project Name: Wildlands Catawba Umbrella Mitigation Bank- Double Rock (SAW-202001532) and Firestone (SAW-2020-01534) Mitigation Sites, Alexander and Catawba Counties, NC Elizabeth Toombs, Cherokee Nation, November 30, 2020: SEE ATTACHED COMMENTS Renee Gledhill -Earley, NCSHPO, March 25, 2021: SEE ATTACHED COMMENTS Olivia Munzer, NCWRC: SEE ATTACHED MEETING MINUTES AND FOLLOW-UP EMAIL COMMENT Erin Davis, NCDWR: SEE ATTACHED MEETING MINUTES Steve Kichefski & Todd Tugwell, USACE, April 29, 2021 SEE ATTACHED MEETING MINUTES AND COMMENTS BELOW 1. All final credit ratios will be determined at the draft plan stage when a more comprehensive proposal of all project details is available. 2. In the Prospectus, the service area for the Firestone Mitigation Site is proposed as both the Catawba 01 and the Catawba 03 based on its location within the Catawba 03 extended service area. Final agreement of appropriate service area will be determined by the IRT during the draft plan review considering the current service areas established within current District Guidance. 3. Efforts to maximize the buffer width between the restored channel of Firestone Tributary and the existing sewer line should be utilized. 4. In the field a small portion of higher quality buffer was identified along Elk Shoals Reach 1, mainly the downstream right bank within the area of more stable stream channel. Field discussions included trying to preserve those areas if possible while utilizing the blended El approach. Steve Kichefski Regulatory Project Manager cwY.9 D3e CHEROKEE NATION® P.Q. Box 948 • Tahlequah, OK 74465-0948 918-453-5000 • www.chcrakcc.org November 30, 2020 Steve Kichefski United States Army Corps of Engineers 151 Patton Avenue, Room 208 Asheville, NC 28801 Re: SAW-2020-01532, Wildlands Catawba Umbrella Mitigation Bank Mr. Steve Kichefski: Office of the Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. Principal Chief Bryan Warner Deputy Principal Chief The Cherokee Nation (Nation) is in receipt of your correspondence about SAW-2020-01532, and appreciates the opportunity to provide comment upon this project. Please allow this letter to serve as the Nation's interest in acting as a consulting party to this proposed project. The Nation maintains databases and records of cultural, historic, and pre -historic resources in this area. Our Historic Preservation Office reviewed this project, cross referenced the project's legal description against our information, and found no instances where this project intersects or adjoins such resources. Thus, the Nation does not foresee this project imparting impacts to Cherokee cultural resources at this time. However, the Nation requests that the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) halt all project activities immediately and re -contact our Offices for further consultation if items of cultural significance are discovered during the course of this project. Additionally, the Nation requests that USACE conduct appropriate inquiries with other pertinent Tribal and Historic Preservation Offices regarding historic and prehistoric resources not included in the Nation's databases or records. If you require additional information or have any questions, please contact me at your convenience. Thank you for your time and attention to this matter. Wado, Elizabeth Toombs, Tribal Historic Preservation Officer Cherokee Nation Tribal Historic Preservation Office elizabeth-toombs@cherokee.org 918.453.5389 North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources State Historic Preservation Office Ramona M. Bartos, Administrator Governor Roy Cooper Secretary D. Reid Wilson March 25, 2021 Steve Kichefski U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Wilmington District - Asheville Regulatory Field Office 151 Patton Avenue, Suite 208 Asheville, NC 28801 Steven.L.Kichefski@usace.army.mil Re: Double Rock mitigation site, 35.8629, -81.0967, & Firestone mitigation site, 35.7637, -81.1661 Alexander County, ER 21-0644 Dear Mr. Kichefski: Thank you for your email of March 4, 2021, regarding the above -referenced undertaking. We have reviewed the submittal and offer the following comments. We have conducted a review of the project and are aware of no historic resources which would be affected by the project. Therefore, we have no comment on the project as proposed. The above comments are made pursuant to Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act and the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation's Regulations for Compliance with Section 106 codified at 36 CFR Part 800. Thank you for your cooperation and consideration. If you have questions concerning the above comment, contact Renee Gledhill -Earley, environmental review coordinator, at 919-814-6579 or environmental.review@ncdcr.gov. In all future communication concerning this project, please cite the above referenced tracking number. ncerel k„r Ramona Bartos, Deputy {j State Historic Preservation Officer Location: 109 East Jones Street, Raleigh NC 27601 Mailing Address: 4617 Mail Service Center, Raleigh NC 27699-4617 Telephone/Fax: (919) 814-6570/814-6898 Meeting: Date: Location: Attendees WILDLANDS MEETING MINUTES Prospectus Field Review with IRT Catawba Umbrella Mitigation Bank Wildlands Project No. W45024 September 28, 2020, 11 am Double Rock Mitigation Site—Stikeleather Road, Hiddenite, NC Firestone Mitigation Site — Riverbend Road, Clines, NC Shawn Wilkerson, Wildlands Engineering Principal Andrea Eckardt, Wildlands Engineering Project Manager Christine Blackwelder, Wildlands Engineering Designer (Double Rock) Eric Neuhaus, Wildlands Engineering Designer (Firestone) Todd Tugwell, US Army Corps of Engineers Steve Kichefski, US Army Corps of Engineers Olivia Munzer, NC Wildlife Resource Commission Materials • Wildlands Engineering Catawba Umbrella Mitigation Bank Draft Prospectus dated September 1, 2020 Minutes The group met at the Double Rock Mitigation Site at 11 am. Christine provided an overview of the site at the cars. From there, the group walked the site in the following order: Randall Tributary, Elk Shoals Reach 2, Elk Shoals Reach 1, Stikeleather Tributary to Matheson confluence, Matheson Tributary, Matheson Tributary A, Matheson Tributary B, and Stikeleather from the Matheson confluence to the Elk Shoals confluence. The Double Rock portion of the site visit concluded at 1:30 pm. The group then traveled to the Firestone Mitigation Site. Eric provided an overview of the site and the group entered the site along UT1, walked downstream along Firestone Tributary crossed and continued up UT3, walked back upstream Firestone Creek, and finished by walking up UT2. At the end of the meeting, the group discussed whether the prospectus can be put out on public notice as previously submitted or if a revision is needed. A decision was made for Wildlands to revise the Prospectus to include the additional information the IRT needs to support Enhancement 1 crediting and to accurately reflect design decisions made during the walk. Double Rock Mitigation Site a) Randall Tributary This stream is incised and eroded and flows through an active cattle pasture. Wildlands secured a temporary construction access agreement to begin the project at the bedrock knickpoint on the upstream landowner's property, allowing for a priority 1 restoration. • The group agreed restoration at 1:1 ratio is appropriate for Randall Tributary. • The BMP proposed in the left floodplain will eliminated, as the group felt it may not be necessary given the gentle terrain and small drainage area. The group agreed the BMP proposed in the right floodplain is warranted. • Todd and Steve pulled soil cores near the proposed right floodplain BMP and noted bright soils with no wetland potential. • Todd asked Wildlands if the Randall stream crossing could be moved to the upstream property boundary. Wildlands will review this. b) Elk Shoals Reach 1 This stream has areas of incision, erosion, and tortuous meanders, but also has areas of well -formed bankfull benches, stable stream banks, and bedform diversity. Invasive Chinese privet is dense along this entire reach and will require mechanical removal, which will destabilize much of the reach. • The group agreed that enhancement 1 represents the blended approach that will be necessary to achieve uplift on this stream while preserving what is functioning. However; the IRT felt, since the level of work will change across the reach with some areas of full restoration, some areas of benching and structures, and some with minor bank repair, that they currently do not have enough data to approve a credit ratio. • Wildlands will revise the Prospectus to break down the level of work throughout the reach into zones so the IRT may gain a level of comfort with the proposed ratio. This will help the IRT evaluate the true level of effort across the stream reach. c) Elk Shoals Reach 2 This stream is incised and eroded and flows through active cattle pasture. A short portion of the downstream end of this stream is fenced from cattle. • The group agreed restoration at 1:1 ratio is appropriate for Elk Shoals Reach 2, and that restoration will extend to the confluence with Stikeleather. • The well house near the stream will remain within an internal easement break; this is the well for the landowner's house. • Black walnuts line the left bank of this reach, and Olivia and Steve noted IRT concerns over the allelopathic properties of the plant. Todd noted that these trees are likely near the end of their lifespan and Shawn noted that, due to the location of these trees along the existing top of bank and within the active channel, they will likely be impacted by construction anyway. Olivia noted she would prefer to save a grove or group as opposed to single trees. Wildlands will survey black walnuts trees with a minimum diameter of 12" as part of the existing conditions survey. • Steve and Olivia discussed the importance of tuning the planting plans to the local communities. Steve noted that more species with lower percentages may be a way to increase diversity, and that he would like to see more understory and shrub species proposed. Both noted the importance of communication during planting when substitutions must occur and making sure these are documented on the as -built plans. Shawn discussed some of the challenges with planting from inefficiencies with holding plants at nurseries to planting contractors making last minute substitutions. Christine noted that Wildlands' internal land stewardship team is now actively researching plant communities for new planting plans and working with our planting contractors more to try to get ahead of these issues. d) Stikeleather Tributary Like Elk Shoals Reach 1, Stikeleather Tributary has areas of incision and erosion, but also has areas with moderate bedform, bank stability, and bankfull benches. The riparian area is not as dominated with invasive species streamside as Elk Shoals Reach 1, and Olivia noted the terrestrial community on the right bank is desirable and should be preserved. Christine noted that the old Stikeleather Road alignment paralleled the right bank of Stikeleather and the vegetative community in that area is less desirable. • Based on WRC and USACE's recommendations, Wildlands will seek to preserve as much of the right bank vegetation as possible, concentrating benching and enhancement 1 activities on the left bank. • Steve asked if Stikeleather would be raised with priority 1 restoration in areas. Christine responded that it may be a possibility in areas that require full restoration, but further existing conditions assessment and preliminary design is necessary. • As with Elk Shoals Reach 1, the IRT did not feel they have enough information to approve credit ratios for the enhancement 1 approach at this time, so Wildlands will revise the Prospectus to break down the level of work throughout the reach into zones. e) Matheson Tributary, Matheson Tributary A, and Matheson Tributary B Matheson Tributary, Matheson Tributary A, and Matheson Tributary B are proposed for preservation with the construction of a BMP at the top of Matheson Tributary A to address the unstable headcut. • The IRT felt that the streams on this portion of the project do not reflect the true intent of preservation due to an early successional and thus lower quality riparian buffer. The IRT asked when the buffer was last logged and a field review of aerials placed logging over 10 years ago. • At a 10:1 ratio, these streams will generate approximately 107 credits, which is 2.5% of the overall proposed credit for the site. • The IRT stated they will think more on this section of the project as they need to consider this in the context of other projects in similar situations. • Shawn reiterated Wildlands' desire to capture and protect headwaters whenever possible, and that a lower credit ratio may potentially impact the financial viability of including these streams in the project. Firestone Mitigation Site a) UT2 UT2 was identified in the field as being incised with areas of active erosion and headcutting. The stream has numerous locations where tires have been dumped in the stream. Wildlands noted that UT1 will be restored using a priority 1.5 restoration approach and will be credited at a 1:1 credit ratio. The stream bed will be raised from existing, but not all the way up to the relic floodplain. A floodplain will be excavated along the stream based on the new bed elevation to provide adequate floodplain connection. • Wildlands noted that they would stop the conservation easement short of crossing 5 shown in Figure 9b of the prospectus to eliminate the crossing as part of the project and reduce the overall number of crossings. • Olivia/Steve asked about the potential wetland/seep area along the right bank near the upstream extents of UT2. Wildlands noted that this area will be included within the conservation easement. No credit is being requested for this area. b) UT3 UT3 is incised and historically straightened for approximately the last 300 linear feet as it enters the floodplain of Firestone Tributary. Upstream of this area, the stream goes through a series of headcuts and is in moderate condition before another section of active incision and erosion related to a perched culvert along the reach. Moving upstream, the reach becomes less incised with some floodplain benching starting to form but is still generally impacted by adjacent agriculture. • UT3 was proposed with an enhancement I approach at a 1.5:1 credit ratio within the draft prospectus. Steve and Todd requested Wildlands break the reach into alternating approaches of Enhancement 11 and Restoration within the final prospectus to clarify crediting, approach, and future monitoring protocol. • Steve asked about the agricultural area in the far -right floodplain of UT3 and if there was potential to expand the buffer along this area. There was concern based on aerial imagery within the mapping provided in the prospectus that this area was heavily impacted by agricultural activity and could be a potential sediment source and risk for the project. Based on field observations during the meeting, it did not appear that area was a risk for the project. c) Firestone Tributary Firestone Tributary was observed in the field as being severely incised and historically straightened, with multiple areas of actively eroding channel banks and mass wasting. Firestone Tributary is proposed for priority 1 stream restoration at a 1:1 credit ratio. • Wildlands noted that, given the depth of the existing channel, the upstream section of Firestone Tributary between River Bend Road and the UT1 confluence will likely be a transition zone to raise the channel to the relic floodplain and will need to be restored using a priority 2 approach. • The section of Firestone Tributary within the overhead utility easement will be restored but for no credit as part of the project. • Firestone Tributary will be realigned to the left of the existing channel to provide distance between the exiting sewer line and the stream channel. • The downstream portion of Firestone Tributary will be transitioned with priority 2 restoration approach and will be tied to a seam of existing bedrock downstream. d) UT1 UT1 was observed in the field as being severely incised with some moderate bedform. Like UT2, UT1 will be restored using a priority 1.5 restoration approach and will be credited at a 1:1 credit ratio. The stream bed will be raised from existing, but not all the way up to the relic floodplain. A floodplain will be excavated along the stream based on the new bed elevation to provide adequate floodplain connection. • Steve and Todd asked about the overall earthwork at the site and noted that fill material would be needed given the size and depth of the existing stream channels. Wildlands noted that the floodplain excavation along UT1 and UT2, as well as the priority 2 transition zones will be used to generate earth to fill the old channels. After initial design, if fill material is still needed, Wildlands will discuss potential alternatives with property owners to generate fill such as excavating and reshaping a hill slope on site • The upstream extent of UT1 is overrun with invasive bamboo. It was difficult to tell in the field how much of the bamboo was within the proposed project and how much was upstream off the project property. Todd noted that if the bamboo continues off property upstream, the IRT would prefer Wildlands obtain permission from the upstream property owner to remove/excavate the bamboo to the greatest extent possible to prevent maintenance issues on the project in the future. Action Items Based on the Prospectus Site Walk • Wildlands will revise Figure 9A, Figure 9B, and Table 4 based on discussions regarding approach, crediting, and logistics along the following reaches at the sites: o Double Rock: ■ Stikeleather ■ Elk Shoals Reach 1 o Firestone ■ UT3 ■ UT1 (Remove Crossing #5) • Wildlands will provide a list of adjacent property owners for both sites along with the Final Prospectus to be posted to Public Notice. From: Munzer, Olivia To: Andrea Eckardt; Kichefski Steven L CIV USARMY CESAW (USA) Cc: Tugwell, Todd J CIV USARMY CESAW (USA); Davis, Erin B; Browning, Kimberly D CIV USARMY CESAW (USA) Subject: [Non-DoD Source] RE: [External] Wildlands Catawba 01 Umbrella Mitigation Bank - Final Prospectus Submittal - Double Rock and Firestone Mitigation Sites Date: Monday, October 19, 2020 3:15:09 PM Good afternoon, My apologies that I now just reviewed the notes. I don't remember exactly what I said about the black walnuts, but I would prefer not having large stands of walnut. We definitely do not want them on the plant list. I believe I had mentioned that it is always hard for me to justify removing mature, healthy trees, especially if they provide good stream shading. However, their toxicity will prevent from many plants from growing around them so we like to avoid or minimize them at a site. In general, I suggest removing any large stands of walnut and unhealthy individuals. If there is one or two that are mature, healthy, and provide good shading, then I think it is ok to keep it. The link below has a list of species that are tolerant to walnut toxicity, including boxelder, persimmon, pawpaw, and others. Blockedhttps://www.mortonarb.org/trees-plants/tree-and-plant-advice/horticulture-care/plants- tolerant-black-walnut-toxicity My apologies for any confusion. Feel free to contact me if you want clarification. Olivia Munzer Western Piedmont Habitat Conservation Coordinator NC Wildlife Resources Commission From: Andrea Eckardt <aeckardt@wildlandseng.com> Sent: Thursday, October 1, 2020 9:01 AM To: Steve Kichefski <Steven.l.kichefski@usace.army.mil> Cc: Tugwell, Todd J CIV USARMY CESAW (US)<Todd.J.Tugwell@usace.army.mil>; Davis, Erin B <erin.davis@ncdenr.gov>; Munzer, Olivia <olivia.munzer@ncwildlife.org>; Kim Browning <Kimberly.D.Browning@usace.army.mil> Subject: [External] Wildlands Catawba 01 Umbrella Mitigation Bank - Final Prospectus Submittal - Double Rock and Firestone Mitigation Sites External email. Do not click links or open attachments unless you verify. Send all suspicious email as an achment to reaort.soamPnc.gov Steve Attached is a copy of the final Prospectus for the Wildlands Catawba 01 Umbrella Mitigation Bank. I have also attached minutes from the 9/28/2020 IRT site visit and the addresses for the adjacent property owners. Please let me know if you need anything else for the public notice or have any additional information you'd like added to the minutes. Andrea Andrea S. Eckardt Ecological Assessment Team Leader 0: 704.332.7754 x101 M: 704.560.2997 Wildlands Engineering, Inc. 1430 S. Mint St, Suite 104 Charlotte, NC 28203 Email correspondence to and from this sender is subject to the N.C. Public Records Law and may be disclosed to third parties. Species Conclusions Table Project Name: Double Rock Mitigation Site Date: May 2021 Species / Resource Name Conclusion ESA Section 7 / Eagle Act Determination Notes / Documentation Northern Long-eared Bat (Myotis septentrionalis) Suitable habitat present May affect While no individual bats were observed, suitable habitat (trees larger than 4-6") was observed over portions of the project area. No critical habitat has been designated by USFWS for this species. Per NCNHP data explorer, no known element occurrences exist within the proposed project area. Bog Turtle (Clemmys muhlenbergii) No Suitable habitat present No effect Field Survey conducted in May 2021 found there is no suitable habitat present and no individual species were found. USFWS will be notified immediately if any species are found. No critical habitat has been designated by USFWS for this species. Per NCNHP data explorer, no known element occurrences exist within the proposed project area. Dwarf -flowered Heartleaf (Hexastylis naniflora) Suitable habitat present May affect, not likely to adversely affect* Field Survey conducted in May 2021 identified and delineated several areas where the HENA population exists on site. Per Wildlands design plans, Wildlands has determined that no individual species within the delineated HENA populations will be impacted as a result of the Double Rock Mitigation project. No critical habitat has been designated by USFWS for this species. Critical Habitat No critical habitat has been designated for the species in this table * Pending USFWS concurrence in response to email correspondence dated 10/4/2021. Acknowledgement: I agree that the above information about my proposed project is true. I used all of the provided resources to make an informed decision about impacts in the immediate and surrounding areas. Environmental Scientist Signature /Title 5/13/2021 Date Northern Long -Eared Bat 4(d) Rule Streamlined Consultation Form Federal agencies should use this form for the optional streamlined consultation framework for the northern long- eared bat (NLEB). This framework allows federal agencies to rely upon the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's (USFWS) January 5, 2016, intra-Service Programmatic Biological Opinion (BO) on the final 4(d) rule for the NLEB for section 7(a)(2) compliance by: (1) notifying the USFWS that an action agency will use the streamlined framework; (2) describing the project with sufficient detail to support the required determination; and (3) enabling the USFWS to track effects and determine if reinitiation of consultation is required per 50 CFR 402.16. This form is not necessary if an agency determines that a proposed action will have no effect to the NLEB or if the USFWS has concurred in writing with an agency's determination that a proposed action may affect, but is not likely to adversely affect the NLEB (i.e., the standard informal consultation process). Actions that may cause prohibited incidental take require separate formal consultation. Providing this information does not address section 7(a)(2) compliance for any other listed species. Information to Determine 4(d) Rule Compliance: YES NO 1. Does the project occur wholly outside of the WNS Zone'? • 2. Have you contacted the appropriate agency2 to determine if your project is near known hibernacula or maternity roost trees? © • 3. Could the project disturb hibernating NLEBs in a known hibernaculum? • io 4. Could the project alter the entrance or interior environment of a known hibernaculum? ■ 5. Does the project remove any trees within 0.25 miles of a known hibernaculum at any time of year? • ml 6. Would the project cut or destroy known occupied maternity roost trees, or any other trees within a 150-foot radius from the maternity roost tree from June 1 through July 31. • 11 You are eligible to use this form if you have answered yes to question #1 or yes to question #2 and no to questions 3, 4, 5 and 6. The remainder of the form will be used by the USFWS to track our assumptions in the BO. Agency and Applicant3 (Name, Email, Phone No.): Wildlands Engineering, Kirsten Gimbert, kgimbert@wildlandseng.com, 704-941-9093 Project Name: Double Rock Mitigation Site Project Location (include coordinates if known): latitude 35.8630419942, longitude -81.0959046823 Basic Project Description (provide narrative below or attach additional information): The Double Rock Mitigation Site is being developed to provide stream mitigation in the Catawba River Basin. The project will include stream restoration, enhancement, and preservation along Elk Shoals Creek, as well as five unnamed tributaries. All streams proposed for restoration and enhancement are channelized, incised, eroded, and exhibit embedded instream habitats. The existing wooded buffer is thick with invasive species with an actively grazed cattle pasture along both Randall Tributary and Elk Shoals Reach 2. The overall goal of the project is to improve stream and riparian wetland function through stream restoration and riparian buffer re -vegetation. This will be accomplished by excluding livestock from stream channels, restoring and enhancing native floodplain vegetation, improving the stability of stream channels, improving instream habitat, and permanently protecting and preserving the project site through establishing a conservation easement. 1 http://www.fws.gov/midwest/endangered/mammals/nleb/pdf/WNSZone.pdf 2 See http://www.fws.gov/midwest/endangered/mammals/nleb/nhisites.html 3 If applicable - only needed for federal actions with applicants (e.g., for a permit, etc.) who are party to the consultation. General Proiect Information YES NO Does the project occur within 0.25 miles of a known hibernaculum? (38 miles) • • Does the project occur within 150 feet of a known maternity roost tree? • • Does the project include forest conversion? (if yes, report acreage below) © • Estimated total acres of forest conversion 4.65 ac If known, estimated acres5 of forest conversion from April 1 to October 31 If known, estimated acres of forest conversion from June 1 to July 316 Does the project include timber harvest? (if yes, report acreage below) ❑x • Estimated total acres of timber harvest If known, estimated acres of timber harvest from April 1 to October 31 If known, estimated acres of timber harvest from June 1 to July 31 Does the project include prescribed fire? (if yes, report acreage below) • Estimated total acres of prescribed fire If known, estimated acres of prescribed fire from April 1 to October 31 If known, estimated acres of prescribed fire from June 1 to July 31 Does the project install new wind turbines? (if yes, report capacity in MW below) • • Estimated wind capacity (MW) Agency Determination: By signing this form, the action agency determines that this project may affect the NLEB, but that any resulting incidental take of the NLEB is not prohibited by the final 4(d) rule. If the USFWS does not respond within 30 days from submittal of this form, the action agency may presume that its determination is informed by the best available information and that its project responsibilities under 7(a)(2) with respect to the NLEB are fulfilled through the USFWS January 5, 2016, Programmatic BO. The action agency will update this determination annually for multi -year activities. The action agency understands that the USFWS presumes that all activities are implemented as described herein. The action agency will promptly report any departures from the described activities to the appropriate USFWS Field Office. The action agency will provide the appropriate USFWS Field Office with the results of any surveys conducted for the NLEB. Involved parties will promptly notify the appropriate USFWS Field Office upon finding a dead, injured, or sick NLEB. Signature: Date Submitted: 01/12/2022 4 Any activity that temporarily or permanently removes suitable forested habitat, including, but not limited to, tree removal from development, energy production and transmission, mining, agriculture, etc. (see page 48 of the BO). 5 If the project removes less than 10 trees and the acreage is unknown, report the acreage as less than 0.1 acre. 6 If the activity includes tree clearing in June and July, also include those acreage in April to October. United States Department of the Interior FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE Asheville Ecological Services Field Office 160 Zillicoa Street Asheville, NC 28801-1082 Phone: (828) 258-3939 Fax: (828) 258-5330 http://www.fws.gov/nc-es/es/countyfr.html In Reply Refer To: Consultation Code: 04EN1000-2020-SLI-0677 Event Code: 04EN1000-2020-E-01580 Project Name: Double Rock June 11, 2020 Subject: List of threatened and endangered species that may occur in your proposed project location, and/or may be affected by your proposed project To Whom It May Concern: The attached species list identifies threatened, endangered, proposed and candidate species, as well as proposed and final designated critical habitat, that may occur within the boundary of your proposed project and/or may be affected by your proposed project. Although not required by section 7, many agencies request species lists to start the informal consultation process and begin their fulfillment of the requirements under section 7(c) of the Endangered Species Act (Act) of 1973, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.). This list, along with other helpful resources, is also available on the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) Asheville Field Office's (AFO) website: https://www.fws.gov/raleigh/species/ cntylist/nc counties.html. The AFO website list includes "species of concern" species that could potentially be placed on the federal list of threatened and endangered species in the future. Also available are: Design and Construction Recommendations https://www.fws.gov/asheville/htmis/project review/Recommendations.html Optimal Survey Times for Federally Listed Plants https://www.fws.gov/nc-es/plant/plant survey.html Northern long-eared bat Guidance https://www.fws.gov/asheville/htmis/project review/NLEB in WNC.html Predictive Habitat Model for Aquatic Species https://www.fws.gov/asheville/htmls/Maxent/Maxent.html 06/11/2020 Event Code: 04EN1000-2020-E-01580 2 New information based on updated surveys, changes in the abundance and distribution of species, changed habitat conditions, or other factors could require modifications of these lists. Please note that under 50 CFR 402.12(e) of the regulations implementing section 7 of the Act, the accuracy of the species lists should be verified after 90 days. This verification can be completed formally or informally as desired. The Service recommends that verification be completed by visiting the ECOS-IPaC website or the AFO website (the AFO website dates each county list with the day of the most recent update/change) at regular intervals during project planning and implementation for updates to species lists and information. An updated list may be requested through the ECOS-IPaC system by completing the same process used to receive the enclosed list or by going to the AFO website. The purpose of the Act is to provide a means whereby threatened and endangered species and the ecosystems upon which they depend may be conserved. Under sections 7(a)(1) and 7(a)(2) of the Act and its implementing regulations (50 CFR 402 et seq.), Federal agencies are required to utilize their authorities to carry out programs for the conservation of threatened and endangered species and to determine whether projects may affect threatened and endangered species and/or designated critical habitat. A Biological Assessment is required for construction projects (or other undertakings having similar physical impacts) that are major Federal actions significantly affecting the quality of the human environment as defined in the National Environmental Policy Act (42 U.S.C. 4332(2) (c)). For projects other than major construction activities, the Service suggests that a Biological Evaluation similar to a Biological Assessment be prepared to determine whether the project may affect listed or proposed species and/or designated or proposed critical habitat. Recommended contents of a Biological Assessment are described at 50 CFR 402.12 and on our office's website at https://www.fws.gov/asheville/htmis/project_review/assessmentguidance.html. If a Federal agency (or their non-federal representative) determines, based on the Biological Assessment or Biological Evaluation, that listed species and/or designated critical habitat may be affected by the proposed project, the agency is required to consult with the Service pursuant to 50 CFR 402. In addition, the Service recommends that candidate species, proposed species, and proposed critical habitat be addressed within the consultation. More information on the regulations and procedures for section 7 consultation, including the role of permit or license applicants, can be found in the "Endangered Species Consultation Handbook" at: http:// www.fws.gov/endangered/esa-library/pdf/TOC-GLOS.PDF. Though the bald eagle is no longer protected under the Endangered Species Act, please be aware that bald and golden eagles are protected under the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act (16 U.S.C. 668 et seq.), and projects affecting these species may require additional consultation (see https://www.fws.gov/southeast/our-services/permits/eagles/). Wind energy projects should follow the wind energy guidelines (http://www.fws.gov/windenergy/) for minimizing impacts to migratory birds (including bald and golden eagles) and bats. Guidance for minimizing impacts to migratory birds for projects including communications towers (e.g., cellular, digital television, radio, and emergency broadcast) can be found at: http:// www. fws. gov/migratorybirds/CurrentBirdls sue s/Hazards/towers/towers.htm; 06/11/2020 Event Code: 04EN1000-2020-E-01580 3 http://www.towerkill.com; and http://www.fws.gov/migratorybirds/CurrentBirdlssues/Hazards/ towers/comtow.html. We appreciate your concern for threatened and endangered species. The Service encourages Federal agencies to include conservation of threatened and endangered species into their project planning to further the purposes of the Act. Please include the Consultation Tracking Number in the header of this letter with any request for consultation or correspondence about your project that you submit to our office. Attachment(s): ■ Official Species List ■ Migratory Birds ■ Wetlands 06/11/2020 Event Code: 04EN1000-2020-E-01580 1 Official Species List This list is provided pursuant to Section 7 of the Endangered Species Act, and fulfills the requirement for Federal agencies to "request of the Secretary of the Interior information whether any species which is listed or proposed to be listed may be present in the area of a proposed action". This species list is provided by: Asheville Ecological Services Field Office 160 Zillicoa Street Asheville, NC 28801-1082 (828) 258-3939 06/11/2020 Event Code: 04EN1000-2020-E-01580 2 Project Summary Consultation Code: 04EN1000-2020-SLI-0677 Event Code: 04EN1000-2020-E-01580 Project Name: Double Rock Project Type: LAND - RESTORATION / ENHANCEMENT Project Description: Stream mitigation project Project Location: Approximate location of the project can be viewed in Google Maps: https:// www.google.com/maps/place/35.862777467274N81.09441889066875W Counties: Alexander, NC 06/11/2020 Event Code: 04EN1000-2020-E-01580 3 Endangered Species Act Species There is a total of 3 threatened, endangered, or candidate species on this species list. Species on this list should be considered in an effects analysis for your project and could include species that exist in another geographic area. For example, certain fish may appear on the species list because a project could affect downstream species. IPaC does not display listed species or critical habitats under the sole jurisdiction of NOAA Fisheries', as USFWS does not have the authority to speak on behalf of NOAA and the Department of Commerce. See the "Critical habitats" section below for those critical habitats that lie wholly or partially within your project area under this office's jurisdiction. Please contact the designated FWS office if you have questions. 1. NOAA Fisheries, also known as the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), is an office of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration within the Department of Commerce. Mammals NAME STATUS Northern Long-eared Bat Myotis septentrionalis Threatened No critical habitat has been designated for this species. Species profile: https://ecos.fws.gov/ecp/species/9045 Reptiles NAME STATUS Bog Turtle Clemmys muhlenbergii Population: U.S.A. (GA, NC, SC, TN, VA) No critical habitat has been designated for this species. Species profile: https://ecos.fws.gov/ecp/species/6962 Flowering Plants Similarity of Appearance (Threatened) NAME STATUS Dwarf -flowered Heartleaf Hexastylis naniflora No critical habitat has been designated for this species. Species profile: https://ecos.fws.gov/ecp/species/2458 Threatened 06/11/2020 Event Code: 04EN1000-2020-E-01580 4 Critical habitats THERE ARE NO CRITICAL HABITATS WITHIN YOUR PROJECT AREA UNDER THIS OFFICE'S JURISDICTION. 06/11/2020 Event Code: 04EN1000-2020-E-01580 Migratory Birds Certain birds are protected under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act' and the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act2. Any person or organization who plans or conducts activities that may result in impacts to migratory birds, eagles, and their habitats should follow appropriate regulations and consider implementing appropriate conservation measures, as described below. 1. The Migratory Birds Treaty Act of 1918. 2. The Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act of 1940. 3. 50 C.F.R. Sec. 10.12 and 16 U.S.C. Sec. 668(a) The birds listed below are birds of particular concern either because they occur on the USFWS Birds of Conservation Concern (BCC) list or warrant special attention in your project location. To learn more about the levels of concern for birds on your list and how this list is generated, see the FAQ below. This is not a list of every bird you may find in this location, nor a guarantee that every bird on this list will be found in your project area. To see exact locations of where birders and the general public have sighted birds in and around your project area, visit the E-bird data mapping tool (Tip: enter your location, desired date range and a species on your list). For projects that occur off the Atlantic Coast, additional maps and models detailing the relative occurrence and abundance of bird species on your list are available. Links to additional information about Atlantic Coast birds, and other important information about your migratory bird list, including how to properly interpret and use your migratory bird report, can be found below. For guidance on when to schedule activities or implement avoidance and minimization measures to reduce impacts to migratory birds on your list, click on the PROBABILITY OF PRESENCE SUMMARY at the top of your list to see when these birds are most likely to be present and breeding in your project area. NAME BREEDING SEASON Prairie Warbler Dendroica discolor This is a Bird of Conservation Concern (BCC) throughout its range in the continental USA and Alaska. Wood Thrush Hylocichla mustelina This is a Bird of Conservation Concern (BCC) throughout its range in the continental USA and Alaska. Breeds May 1 to Jul 31 Breeds May 10 to Aug 31 06/11/2020 Event Code: 04EN1000-2020-E-01580 2 Probability Of Presence Summary The graphs below provide our best understanding of when birds of concern are most likely to be present in your project area. This information can be used to tailor and schedule your project activities to avoid or minimize impacts to birds. Please make sure you read and understand the FAQ "Proper Interpretation and Use of Your Migratory Bird Report" before using or attempting to interpret this report. Probability of Presence (■) Each green bar represents the bird's relative probability of presence in the 10km grid cell(s) your project overlaps during a particular week of the year. (A year is represented as 12 4-week months.) A taller bar indicates a higher probability of species presence. The survey effort (see below) can be used to establish a level of confidence in the presence score. One can have higher confidence in the presence score if the corresponding survey effort is also high. How is the probability of presence score calculated? The calculation is done in three steps: 1. The probability of presence for each week is calculated as the number of survey events in the week where the species was detected divided by the total number of survey events for that week. For example, if in week 12 there were 20 survey events and the Spotted Towhee was found in 5 of them, the probability of presence of the Spotted Towhee in week 12 is 0.25. 2. To properly present the pattern of presence across the year, the relative probability of presence is calculated. This is the probability of presence divided by the maximum probability of presence across all weeks. For example, imagine the probability of presence in week 20 for the Spotted Towhee is 0.05, and that the probability of presence at week 12 (0.25) is the maximum of any week of the year. The relative probability of presence on week 12 is 0.25/0.25 = 1; at week 20 it is 0.05/0.25 = 0.2. 3. The relative probability of presence calculated in the previous step undergoes a statistical conversion so that all possible values fall between 0 and 10, inclusive. This is the probability of presence score. Breeding Season ( ) Yellow bars denote a very liberal estimate of the time -frame inside which the bird breeds across its entire range. If there are no yellow bars shown for a bird, it does not breed in your project area. Survey Effort (I) Vertical black lines superimposed on probability of presence bars indicate the number of surveys performed for that species in the 10km grid cell(s) your project area overlaps. The number of surveys is expressed as a range, for example, 33 to 64 surveys. No Data (—) A week is marked as having no data if there were no survey events for that week. Survey Timeframe 06/11/2020 Event Code: 04EN1000-2020-E-01580 3 Surveys from only the last 10 years are used in order to ensure delivery of currently relevant information. The exception to this is areas off the Atlantic coast, where bird returns are based on all years of available data, since data in these areas is currently much more sparse. • probability of presence breeding season 1 survey effort — no data SPECIES JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC Prairie Warbler BCC Rangewide (CON) Wood Thrush ---- ---- ---- ---- — BCC Rangewide (CON) T--- Additional information can be found using the following links: • Birds of Conservation Concern http://www.fws.gov/birds/management/managed-species/ birds-of-conservation-concern.php • Measures for avoiding and minimizing impacts to birds http://www.fws.gov/birds/ management/proj ect-assessment-tools-and-guidance/ conservation-measures.php • Nationwide conservation measures for birds http://www.fws.gov/migratorybirds/pdf/ management/nationwidestandardconservationmeasures.pdf Migratory Birds FAQ Tell me more about conservation measures I can implement to avoid or minimize impacts to migratory birds. Nationwide Conservation Measures describes measures that can help avoid and minimize impacts to all birds at any location year round. Implementation of these measures is particularly important when birds are most likely to occur in the project area. When birds may be breeding in the area, identifying the locations of any active nests and avoiding their destruction is a very helpful impact minimization measure. To see when birds are most likely to occur and be breeding in your project area, view the Probability of Presence Summary. Additional measures and/or permits may be advisable depending on the type of activity you are conducting and the type of infrastructure or bird species present on your project site. What does IPaC use to generate the migratory birds potentially occurring in my specified location? The Migratory Bird Resource List is comprised of USFWS Birds of Conservation Concern (BCC) and other species that may warrant special attention in your project location. 06/11/2020 Event Code: 04EN1000-2020-E-01580 4 The migratory bird list generated for your project is derived from data provided by the Avian Knowledge Network (AKN). The AKN data is based on a growing collection of survey, banding, and citizen science datasets and is queried and filtered to return a list of those birds reported as occurring in the 10km grid cell(s) which your project intersects, and that have been identified as warranting special attention because they are a BCC species in that area, an eagle (Eagle Act requirements may apply), or a species that has a particular vulnerability to offshore activities or development. Again, the Migratory Bird Resource list includes only a subset of birds that may occur in your project area. It is not representative of all birds that may occur in your project area. To get a list of all birds potentially present in your project area, please visit the AKN Phenology Tool. What does IPaC use to generate the probability of presence graphs for the migratory birds potentially occurring in my specified location? The probability of presence graphs associated with your migratory bird list are based on data provided by the Avian Knowledge Network (AKN). This data is derived from a growing collection of survey, banding, and citizen science datasets . Probability of presence data is continuously being updated as new and better information becomes available. To learn more about how the probability of presence graphs are produced and how to interpret them, go the Probability of Presence Summary and then click on the "Tell me about these graphs" link. How do I know if a bird is breeding, wintering, migrating or present year-round in my project area? To see what part of a particular bird's range your project area falls within (i.e. breeding, wintering, migrating or year-round), you may refer to the following resources: The Cornell Lab of Ornithology All About Birds Bird Guide, or (if you are unsuccessful in locating the bird of interest there), the Cornell Lab of Ornithology Neotropical Birds guide. If a bird on your migratory bird species list has a breeding season associated with it, if that bird does occur in your project area, there may be nests present at some point within the timeframe specified. If "Breeds elsewhere" is indicated, then the bird likely does not breed in your project area. What are the levels of concern for migratory birds? Migratory birds delivered through IPaC fall into the following distinct categories of concern: 1. "BCC Rangewide" birds are Birds of Conservation Concern (BCC) that are of concern throughout their range anywhere within the USA (including Hawaii, the Pacific Islands, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands); 2. "BCC - BCR" birds are BCCs that are of concern only in particular Bird Conservation Regions (BCRs) in the continental USA; and 3. "Non -BCC - Vulnerable" birds are not BCC species in your project area, but appear on your list either because of the Eagle Act requirements (for eagles) or (for non -eagles) potential susceptibilities in offshore areas from certain types of development or activities (e.g. offshore energy development or longline fishing). 06/11/2020 Event Code: 04EN1000-2020-E-01580 5 Although it is important to try to avoid and minimize impacts to all birds, efforts should be made, in particular, to avoid and minimize impacts to the birds on this list, especially eagles and BCC species of rangewide concern. For more information on conservation measures you can implement to help avoid and minimize migratory bird impacts and requirements for eagles, please see the FAQs for these topics. Details about birds that are potentially affected by offshore projects For additional details about the relative occurrence and abundance of both individual bird species and groups of bird species within your project area off the Atlantic Coast, please visit the Northeast Ocean Data Portal. The Portal also offers data and information about other taxa besides birds that may be helpful to you in your project review. Alternately, you may download the bird model results files underlying the portal maps through the NOAA NCCOS Integrative Statistical Modeling and Predictive Mapping of Marine Bird Distributions and Abundance on the Atlantic Outer Continental Shelf project webpage. Bird tracking data can also provide additional details about occurrence and habitat use throughout the year, including migration. Models relying on survey data may not include this information. For additional information on marine bird tracking data, see the Diving Bird Study and the nanotag studies or contact Caleb Spiegel or Pam Loring. What if I have eagles on my list? If your project has the potential to disturb or kill eagles, you may need to obtain a permit to avoid violating the Eagle Act should such impacts occur. Proper Interpretation and Use of Your Migratory Bird Report The migratory bird list generated is not a list of all birds in your project area, only a subset of birds of priority concern. To learn more about how your list is generated, and see options for identifying what other birds may be in your project area, please see the FAQ "What does IPaC use to generate the migratory birds potentially occurring in my specified location". Please be aware this report provides the "probability of presence" of birds within the 10 km grid cell(s) that overlap your project; not your exact project footprint. On the graphs provided, please also look carefully at the survey effort (indicated by the black vertical bar) and for the existence of the "no data" indicator (a red horizontal bar). A high survey effort is the key component. If the survey effort is high, then the probability of presence score can be viewed as more dependable. In contrast, a low survey effort bar or no data bar means a lack of data and, therefore, a lack of certainty about presence of the species. This list is not perfect; it is simply a starting point for identifying what birds of concern have the potential to be in your project area, when they might be there, and if they might be breeding (which means nests might be present). The list helps you know what to look for to confirm presence, and helps guide you in knowing when to implement conservation measures to avoid or minimize potential impacts from your project activities, should presence be confirmed. To learn more about conservation measures, visit the FAQ "Tell me about conservation measures I can implement to avoid or minimize impacts to migratory birds" at the bottom of your migratory bird trust resources page. 06/11/2020 Event Code: 04EN1000-2020-E-01580 1 Wetlands Impacts to NWI wetlands and other aquatic habitats may be subject to regulation under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act, or other State/Federal statutes. For more information please contact the Regulatory Program of the local U.S. Army Corps of Engineers District. Please note that the NWI data being shown may be out of date. We are currently working to update our NWI data set. We recommend you verify these results with a site visit to determine the actual extent of wetlands on site. FRESHWATER FORESTED/SHRUB WETLAND ■ PFO1A RIVERINE ■ R5UBH From: Kirsten Gimbert To: "nleb notifications asheville(fws.gov" Subject: Double Rock Mitigation Site - NLEB 4(d) Rule Streamlined Consultation Form Date: Wednesday, January 12, 2022 9:04:22 AM Attachments: Double Rock - NLEB Consultation Form.pdf Good Morning, Please find attached to this email, the NLEB 4(d) Rule streamlined consultation form for the Double Rock Mitigation Site located in Alexander County, NC. Please let me know if you have any questions or need additional information on this site. If we have not heard from you in 30 days, we will assume that you do not have any comments regarding associated laws or information relevant to this project in regard to the NLEB. Sincerely, Kirsten Gimbert Senior Environmental Scientist M: 704.941.9093 Wildlands Engineering, Inc. 1430 S. Mint St, Suite 104 Charlotte, NC 28203 Double Rock Stikeleather Road Hiddenite, NC 28636 Inquiry Number: 5719068.2s July 17, 2019 The EDR Radius Map TM Report with GeoCheck® CE DR` 6 Armstrong Road, 4th floor Shelton, CT 06484 Toll Free: 800.352.0050 www.edrnet.com FORM-LBD-CCA TABLE OF CONTENTS SECTION PAGE Executive Summary _ ES1 Overview Map 2 Detail Map 3 Map Findings Summary _ 4 Map Findings 8 Orphan Summary 9 Government Records Searched/Data Currency Tracking GR-1 GEOCHECK ADDENDUM Physical Setting Source Addendum A-1 Physical Setting Source Summary A-2 Physical Setting Source Map_ A-7 Physical Setting Source Map Findings_ A-8 Physical Setting Source Records Searched PSGR-1 Thank you for your business. Please contact EDR at 1-800-352-0050 with any questions or comments. Disclaimer - Copyright and Trademark Notice This Report contains certain information obtained from a variety of public and other sources reasonably available to Environmental Data Resources, Inc. 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All other trademarks used herein are the property of their respective owners. TC5719068.2s Page 1 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY A search of available environmental records was conducted by Environmental Data Resources, Inc (EDR). The report was designed to assist parties seeking to meet the search requirements of EPA's Standards and Practices for All Appropriate Inquiries (40 CFR Part 312), the ASTM Standard Practice for Environmental Site Assessments (E 1527-13), the ASTM Standard Practice for Environmental Site Assessments for Forestland or Rural Property (E 2247-16), the ASTM Standard Practice for Limited Environmental Due Diligence: Transaction Screen Process (E 1528-14) or custom requirements developed for the evaluation of environmental risk associated with a parcel of real estate. TARGET PROPERTY INFORMATION ADDRESS STIKELEATHER ROAD HIDDENITE, NC 28636 COORDINATES Latitude (North): 35.8629460 - 35° 51' 46.60" Longitude (West): 81.0970860 - 81 ° 5' 49.50" Universal Tranverse Mercator: Zone 17 UTM X (Meters): 491234.5 UTM Y (Meters): 3968551.5 Elevation: 1004 ft. above sea level USGS TOPOGRAPHIC MAP ASSOCIATED WITH TARGET PROPERTY Target Property Map: 5947899 STONY POINT, NC Version Date: 2013 North Map: Version Date: AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY IN THIS REPORT Portions of Photo from: Source: 5947056 HIDDENITE, NC 2013 20140524 USDA TC5719068.2s EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 1 MAPPED SITES SUMMARY Target Property Address: STIKELEATHER ROAD HIDDENITE, NC 28636 Click on Map ID to see full detail. MAP RELATIVE DIST (ft. & mi.) ID SITE NAME ADDRESS DATABASE ACRONYMS ELEVATION DIRECTION NO MAPPED SITES FOUND 5719068.2s Page 2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY TARGET PROPERTY SEARCH RESULTS The target property was not listed in any of the databases searched by EDR. DATABASES WITH NO MAPPED SITES No mapped sites were found in EDR's search of available ("reasonably ascertainable ") government records either on the target property or within the search radius around the target property for the following databases: STANDARD ENVIRONMENTAL RECORDS Federal NPL site list NPL National Priority List Proposed NPL Proposed National Priority List Sites NPL LIENS Federal Superfund Liens Federal Delisted NPL site list Delisted NPL National Priority List Deletions Federal CERCLIS list FEDERAL FACILITY Federal Facility Site Information listing SEMS Superfund Enterprise Management System Federal CERCLIS NFRAP site list SEMS-ARCHIVE Superfund Enterprise Management System Archive Federal RCRA CORRACTS facilities list CORRACTS Corrective Action Report Federal RCRA non-CORRACTS TSD facilities list RCRA-TSDF RCRA - Treatment, Storage and Disposal Federal RCRA generators list RCRA-LQG RCRA - Large Quantity Generators RCRA-SQG RCRA - Small Quantity Generators RCRA-CESQG RCRA - Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generator Federal institutional controls / engineering controls registries LUCIS Land Use Control Information System US ENG CONTROLS Engineering Controls Sites List TC5719068.2s EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 3 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY US INST CONTROL Sites with Institutional Controls Federal ERNS list ERNS Emergency Response Notification System State- and tribal - equivalent NPL NC HSDS Hazardous Substance Disposal Site State- and tribal - equivalent CERCLIS SHWS . Inactive Hazardous Sites Inventory State and tribal landfill and/or solid waste disposal site lists SWF/LF List of Solid Waste Facilities OLI Old Landfill Inventory DEBRIS Solid Waste Active Disaster Debris Sites Listing LCID Land -Clearing and Inert Debris (LCID) Landfill Notifications State and tribal leaking storage tank lists LAST Leaking Aboveground Storage Tanks LUST Regional UST Database INDIAN LUST Leaking Underground Storage Tanks on Indian Land LUST TRUST State Trust Fund Database State and tribal registered storage tank lists FEMA UST Underground Storage Tank Listing UST Petroleum Underground Storage Tank Database AST AST Database INDIAN UST Underground Storage Tanks on Indian Land State and tribal institutional control / engineering control registries INST CONTROL No Further Action Sites With Land Use Restrictions Monitoring State and tribal voluntary cleanup sites VCP Responsible Party Voluntary Action Sites INDIAN VCP Voluntary Cleanup Priority Listing State and tribal Brownfields sites BROWNFIELDS Brownfields Projects Inventory ADDITIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL RECORDS Local Brownfield lists US BROWNFIELDS A Listing of Brownfields Sites Local Lists of Landfill / Solid Waste Disposal Sites SWRCY Recycling Center Listing TC5719068.2s EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 4 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY HIST LF Solid Waste Facility Listing INDIAN ODI Report on the Status of Open Dumps on Indian Lands DEBRIS REGION 9 . Torres Martinez Reservation Illegal Dump Site Locations ODI Open Dump Inventory IHS OPEN DUMPS Open Dumps on Indian Land Local Lists of Hazardous waste / Contaminated Sites US HIST CDL Delisted National Clandestine Laboratory Register US CDL National Clandestine Laboratory Register Local Land Records LIENS 2 CERCLA Lien Information Records of Emergency Release Reports HMIRS Hazardous Materials Information Reporting System SPILLS Spills Incident Listing IMD Incident Management Database SPILLS 90 . SPILLS 90 data from FirstSearch SPILLS 80 . SPILLS 80 data from FirstSearch Other Ascertainable Records RCRA NonGen / NLR_ RCRA - Non Generators / No Longer Regulated FUDS Formerly Used Defense Sites DOD Department of Defense Sites SCRD DRYCLEANERS State Coalition for Remediation of Drycleaners Listing US FIN ASSUR_ Financial Assurance Information EPA WATCH LIST EPA WATCH LIST 2020 COR ACTION 2020 Corrective Action Program List TSCA_ Toxic Substances Control Act TRIS Toxic Chemical Release Inventory System SSTS Section 7 Tracking Systems ROD Records Of Decision RMP Risk Management Plans RAATS RCRA Administrative Action Tracking System PRP Potentially Responsible Parties PADS PCB Activity Database System ICIS Integrated Compliance Information System FTTS FIFRA/ TSCA Tracking System - FIFRA (Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, & Rodenticide Act)/TSCA (Toxic Substances Control Act) MLTS Material Licensing Tracking System COAL ASH DOE Steam -Electric Plant Operation Data COAL ASH EPA- Coal Combustion Residues Surface Impoundments List PCB TRANSFORMER PCB Transformer Registration Database RADINFO Radiation Information Database HIST FTTS FIFRA/TSCA Tracking System Administrative Case Listing DOT OPS Incident and Accident Data CONSENT Superfund (CERCLA) Consent Decrees INDIAN RESERV Indian Reservations FUSRAP Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program UMTRA_ Uranium Mill Tailings Sites LEAD SMELTERS Lead Smelter Sites TC5719068.2s EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 5 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY US AIRS Aerometric Information Retrieval System Facility Subsystem US MINES Mines Master Index File ABANDONED MINES Abandoned Mines FINDS Facility Index System/Facility Registry System ECHO Enforcement & Compliance History Information UXO Unexploded Ordnance Sites DOCKET HWC Hazardous Waste Compliance Docket Listing FUELS PROGRAM EPA Fuels Program Registered Listing AIRS Air Quality Permit Listing ASBESTOS ASBESTOS COAL ASH Coal Ash Disposal Sites DRYCLEANERS Drycleaning Sites Financial Assurance Financial Assurance Information Listing NPDES NPDES Facility Location Listing UIC Underground Injection Wells Listing AOP Animal Operation Permits Listing PCSRP Petroleum -Contaminated Soil Remediation Permits SEPT HAULERS Permitted Septage Haulers Listing CCB Coal Ash Structural Fills (CCB) Listing EDR HIGH RISK HISTORICAL RECORDS EDR Exclusive Records EDR MGP EDR Proprietary Manufactured Gas Plants EDR Hist Auto EDR Exclusive Historical Auto Stations EDR Hist Cleaner . EDR Exclusive Historical Cleaners EDR RECOVERED GOVERNMENT ARCHIVES Exclusive Recovered Govt. Archives RGA HWS Recovered Government Archive State Hazardous Waste Facilities List RGA LF Recovered Government Archive Solid Waste Facilities List RGA LUST Recovered Government Archive Leaking Underground Storage Tank SURROUNDING SITES: SEARCH RESULTS Surrounding sites were not identified. Unmappable (orphan) sites are not considered in the foregoing analysis. TC5719068.2s EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 6 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY There were no unmapped sites in this report. TC5719068.2s EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 7 OVERVIEW MAP - 5719068.2S Target Property Sites at elevations higher than or equal to the target property Sites at elevations lower than the target property Manufactured Gas Plants National Priority List Sites Dept. Defense Sites HA 1/4 1/2 1 Miles Indian Reservations BIA 100-year flood zone 500-year flood zone National Wetland Inventory State Wetlands Hazardous Substance Disposal Sites This report includes Interactive Map Layers to display and/or hide map information. The legend includes only those icons for the default map view. SITE NAME: Double Rock ADDRESS: Stikeleather Road Hiddenite NC 28636 LAT/LONG: 35.862946 / 81.097086 CLIENT: Wildlands Eng, Inc. CONTACT: Andrea Eckardt INQUIRY #: 5719068.2s DATE: July 17, 2019 10:46 am Copyright m 2019 EDR, Inc. ic) 2015 TomTom Rel. 2015. DETAIL MAP - 5719068.2S Target Property Sites at elevations higher than or equal to the target property Sites at elevations lower than the target property Manufactured Gas Plants Sensitive Receptors National Priority List Sites Dept. Defense Sites HA 1/16 /9 1/4 Miles Indian Reservations BIA 100-year flood zone 500-year flood zone National Wetland Inventory State Wetlands Hazardous Substance Disposal Sites This report includes Interactive Map Layers to display and/or hide map information. The legend includes only those icons for the default map view. SITE NAME: Double Rock ADDRESS: Stikeleather Road Hiddenite NC 28636 LAT/LONG: 35.862946 / 81.097086 CLIENT: Wildlands Eng, Inc. CONTACT: Andrea Eckardt INQUIRY #: 5719068.2s DATE: July 17, 2019 10:48 am Copyright © 2019 EDR, Inc. © 2015 TomTom Rel. 2015. Appendix E Built Set \ AB-45024-Plan 1 2 7 1 0 1 Note: OPTIONAL TRANSPLANTS to be used at Engineer's discretion for streambank and floodplain planting. See Detail 4, Sheet 6.7 for Live Staking instructions on streambanks. Open Riparian Buffer Planting Zone Bare Root Species Common Name Indio. Spacing Caliper Size Stratum Wetland Indicator Status % of Stems Platanus occidentalis American Sycamore 6-12ft 0.25"-1.0" Canopy FACW 15% Betula nigra River Birch 6-12ft 0.25"-1.0" Canopy FACW 15% Diospyros virginiana Common Persimmon 6-12ft 0.25"-1.0" Canopy FAC 10% Quercus phellos Willow Oak 6-12ft 0.25"-1.0" Canopy FAC 10% Viburnum prunifolium Blackhaw Viburnum 6-12ft 0.25"-1.0" Shrub FACU 5% Cornusflorida Flowering Dogwood 6-12ft 0.25"-1.0" Sub -Canopy FACU 5% Carpinus caroliniana Ironwood 6-12ft 0.25"-1.0" Sub -Canopy FACU 5% Celtis laevigata Sugarberry 6-12ft 0.25"-1.0" Canopy FACW 5% Quercus michauxii Swamp Chestnut Oak 6-12ft 0.25"-1.0" Canopy FACW 5% Ulmus rubra Slippery Elm 6-12ft 0.25"-1.0" Canopy FAC 10% Xanthorhiza simplicissima Yellow Root 6-12ft 0.25"-1.0" Shrub FACW 5% Quercus rubra Northern Red Oak 6-12ft 0.25"-1.0" Canopy FACU 5% Lindera benzoin Spicebush 6-12ft 0.25"-1.0" Shrub FAC 5% 100% Note: Buffer bare roots to be planted on 6' spacing in rows spaced 12' apart. Streambank Planting Zone - Large Streams (Elk Shoals & Randell) Live Stakes Species Common Name Indiv. Spacing Size Stratum Wetland Indicator Status % of Stems Salix nigra Black Willow 6-8ft 0.5"-1.5" cal. Canopy OBL 50% Corpus amomum Silky Dogwood 6-8ft 0.5"-1.5" cal. Shrub FACW 10% Cephalanthus occidentalis Buttonbush 6-8ft 0.5"-1.5" cal. Shrub OBL 5% Salixsericea Silky Willow 6-8ft 0.5"-1.5" cal. Shrub OBL 25% Sambucus canadensis Elderberry 6-8ft 0.5"-1.5" cal. Shrub FAC 10% 100% Herbaceous Plugs Juncus effucus Common Rush 3-5ft 1.0"-2.0" plug Herb FACW 40% Carexlurida Lurid Sedge 3-5ft 1.0"-2.0" plug Herb OBL 10% Scirpus cyperinus Woolgrass 3-5ft 1.0"-2.0" plug Herb FACW 10% Carexlupulina Hop Sedge 3-5ft 1.0"-2.0" plug Herb OBL 10% Carex crinita Fringed Sedge 3-5ft 1.0"-2.0" plug Herb OBL 15% Carex vulpinoidea Fox Sedge 3-5ft 1.0"-2.0" plug Herb OBL 15% 100% Streambank Planting Zone - Small Streams (Stikeleather & Matheson) Live Stakes Species Common Name Indiv. Spacing Size Stratum Wetland Indicator Status % of Stems Corpus amomum Silky Dogwood 6-8ft 0.5"-1.5" cal. Shrub FACW 20% Salixsericea Silky Willow 6-8ft 0.5"-1.5" cal. Shrub OBL 50% Cephalanthus occidentalis Buttonbush 6-8ft 0.5"-1.5" cal. Shrub OBL 15% Sambucus canadensis Elderberry 6-8ft 0.5"-1.5" cal. Shrub FAC 15% 100% Herbaceous Plugs Juncus effucus Common Rush 3-5ft 1.0"-2.0" plug Herb FACW 25% Carexlurida Lurid Sedge 3-5ft 1.0"-2.0" plug Herb OBL 15% Scirpus cyperinus Woolgrass 3-5ft 1.0"-2.0" plug Herb FACW 20% Carexlupulina Hop Sedge 3-5ft 1.0"-2.0" plug Herb OBL 20% Carex crinita Fringed Sedge 3-5ft 1.0"-2.0" plug Herb OBL 20% 100% Wetland Planting Zone Bare Root Species Common Name Indiv. Spacing Caliper Size Stratum Wetland Indicator Status % of Stems Platanus occidentalis American Sycamore 6-12ft 0.25"-1.0" Canopy FACW 15% Betula nigra River Birch 6-12ft 0.25"-1.0" Canopy FACW 15% Ulmus americana American Elm 6-12ft 0.25"-1.0" Canopy FACW 15% Quercus michauxii SwampOCkestnut 6-12ft 0.25"-1.0" Canopy FACW 15% Alnus serrulata Tag Alder 6-12ft 0.25"-1.0" Sub -Canopy OBL 10% Rhododendron viscosum Swamp Azalea 6-12ft 0.25"-1.0" Shrub FACW 10% Cephalanthus occidentalis Buttonbush 6-12ft 0.25"-1.0" Shrub FAC 10% Salix nigra Black Willow 6-12ft 0.25"-1.0" Canopy OBL 10% 100% Pure Live Seed (20 Ibs/acre) Approved Dates Species Name common Name Stratum wetland Indicator Status Density Qbs/acre) All -Year Coleataenia anceps Beaked Panicgrass Herb FAC 3.0 All -Year Carex vulpinoidea Fox Sedge Herb OBL 2.0 All -Year Carex lurida Lurid Sedge Herb OBL 0.5 All -Year Elymus virginicus Virginia Wildrye Herb FACW 4.0 All -Year Panicum clandestinum Deertongue Herb FAC 3.0 All -Year Bidens aristosa Bur -Marigold Herb FACW 1.0 All -Year Panicum virgatum Switchgrass Herb FAC 1.0 All -Year Panicum dichotomiflorum Panicgrass Herb FACW 1.0 All -Year Tripsacum dactyloides Eastern Gamagrass Herb FACW 1.5 All -Year Helianthus angustifolius Narrowleaf Sunflower Herb FACW 1.0 All -Year Juncus effucus Common Rush Herb FACW 0.5 All -Year Chasmanthium latifolium River Oats Herb FACU 0.5 All -Year Peltandra virginica Arrow Arum Herb OBL 1.0 Note: Permanent Riparian seeding in all disturbed areas within Conservation Easement Permanent Seeding Pure Live Seed (20 Ibs/acre) Approved Dates Species Name Common Name Stratum Wetland Indicator Status Ibs/acre All -Year Schizachyrium scoparium Little Bluestem Herb FACU 3.0 All -Year Rudbeckia hirta Blackeyed Susan Herb FACU 1.0 All -Year Carex vulpinoidea Fox Sedge Herb OBL 1.0 All -Year Panicum clandestinum Deertongue Herb FAC 3.0 All -Year Elymus virginicus Virginia Wild Rye Herb FACW 3.0 All -Year Sorghastrum nutans lndiangrass Herb FACU 2.0 All -Year Coreopsis lanceolate Lanceleaf Coreopsis Herb FACU 1.0 All -Year Bidens aristosa Bur -Marigold Herb FACW 1.0 All -Year Andropogon gerardii Big Bluestem Herb FAC 1.0 All -Year Helianthus angustifolius Narrowleaf Sunflower Herb FACW 1.0 All -Year Zizia aurea Golden Alexander Herb FAC 0.5 All -Year Heliopsis helianthoides Smooth Oxeye Herb FACU 0.5 All -Year Pycnanthemum tenuifolium Narrowleaf Mountainmint Herb FACW 0.5 All -Year Panicum virgatum Swtichgrass Herb FAC 1.5 Disturbed areas outside easement. 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