Cumblerland 01 Wetland Reseve Program (WRP) Easement Restoration

Cumberland County, North Carolina

The Cumberland #01 WRP Easement, was enrolled in the Wetland Reserve Program (WRP) in 2009.  The tract is located in Cumberland County, approximately 12 miles from Fayetteville, North Carolina.  The easement is approximately 3,400 acres and located within the Harrison Creek USGS Hydrologic Unit Code (HUC) 030300050103 which lies within the Cape Fear River Basin.  The drainage area of the project is approximately 18 sq. miles with significant Carolina Bay components.  The purpose of this project is to restore, protect, and enhance wetlands while maximizing wildlife habitat benefits.

Project objectives include:  habitat for migratory birds and other wetland-dependent wildlife, including threatened and endangered species and species of concern; protection and improvement of water quality; attenuation of floodwater; recharge of groundwater; protection and enhancement of open space and aesthetic quality; protection of native flora and fauna contributing to the Nation’s natural heritage; contribution to educational and scientific scholarship.  The natural channel design project includes channel relocation and reconfiguration to create stable morphology and floodplain connection, wood toe revetments, streambank bioengineering, riparian buffer establishment, invasive plant control, and in-stream log structures for hydraulic energy management and aquatic habitat enhancement.  The project included flood attenuation structures to restore groundwater recharge functions and values of the drained wetland complex.  The project was completed in 2017.

Project Dates:

  • 2012 - 2017

Services Provided:

  • Construction Survey

Team:

  • Jonathan Hinkle
  • David Boyles
  • Seth Martin