Located in Williamsburg along the James River, the Smokehouse Lane Nutrient Bank was approved for a Nutrient Reduction Implementation Plan (NRIP) in the spring of 2020. Over 15 acres of land on the site was converted to forest to produce nutrient water quality credits in the Lower James River Watershed.
- Site Assessment
- Nutrient Reduction Implementation
- Outreach and mentorship for CNU Graduate students during monitoring periods
- Invasive removal and native planting coordination
BCE assessed the site and prepared the Nutrient Reduction Implementation Plan, associated load reduction calculations and summary graphics. In addition, BCE coordinated with the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) during review and approval. BCE provided invasive vegetation and tree inventory tracking, soil testing, planting coordination services and a feasibility assessment for attaining credit release for the Smokehouse Lane Nutrient Bank. In accordance with the approved nutrient reduction implementation plan, BCE developed and is assisting with a 10-year annual monitoring and reporting plan.