Mitigation banking is the preservation, enhancement, restoration, or creation of a wetland, stream, or habitat conservation area which offsets, or compensates for, expected adverse impacts to similar nearby ecosystems. Freshwater Land Trust has conservation easements on the below properties.

Locust Fork in Blount County (111.4 acres)

The Locust Fork River is known for its richness of aquatic invertebrates including several endangered mussel, fish, and snail species.

Yellowleaf in Shelby County (547.2 acres)

This mitigation bank is particularly valuable because of its proximity to Birmingham. Two extremely rare and endangered mussel species (the triangular kidneyshell and southern clubshell) are found in the area along with the state-protected mussel species (the Alabama spike) and one plant species of special concern (the Cahaba lily).

Big Sandy I (1,060 acres) and Big Sandy II (72.87 acres) in Tuscaloosa County

Enhancing the Big Sandy Creek ecosystem will increase the likelihood of long-term survival and species richness for a diversity of aquatic biota and wetland wildlife

Selma Dixon in Dallas County (93 acres)

This mitigation bank will rehabilitate over 5,000 linear feet of stream, resulting in improved water quality and wildlife habitat along the Cahaba River and downstream where the Cahaba meets the Alabama River.