The Wellington Reservoir mitigation site is located in Lorain County, Ohio, approximately 12 miles southwest of Carlisle Reservation. The site is approximately 220 acres, of which ±50 acres are proposed for wetland restoration. The wetland restoration area will be initially be comprised of emergent herbaceous communities with selected shrub and tree plantings to encourage development of woody habitat. Over time scrub-shrub and forested wetland habitats will evolve throughout the site.
The Wellington Reservoir mitigation wetlands will be bordered by parklands on all sides that will be maintained as buffer. All restored wetlands will be category 2 or 3 wetlands and managed and maintained as wetlands in perpetuity. The restored wetlands will be used for environmental education facilitated by interpretive staff and signs. To increase recreational and educational use of the mitigation banking site, and with the input of the public, LCMP will eventually link the Wellington Reservoir mitigation site with other parkland and trails in the region.
Subject to the approval of the regulatory agencies, this site is an appropriate location for mitigation for wetlands impacts to category 2 or 3 wetlands in the same (HUC#04110001, Black-Rocky River) or adjacent watersheds (HUC#04100012, Huron-Vermilion River, HUC #04110002, Cuyahoga River) and for impacts to category 1 wetlands and for impacts to 3 acres or less of category 2 isolated wetlands anywhere within the boundaries of the Buffalo District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
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