Great Dismal Swamp

Great Dismal Swamp

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Great Dismal Swamp, a 1,037 acre in-holding in the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife RefugeRestored wetlands in Great Dismal Swamp in southeastern Virginia was purchased in 2007 with Ecosystems Investment Partners. The property has been approved as a wetland and endangered species mitigation bank and the initial round of credits has been sold. Restoration work consisted of removing an old airfield, plugging and filling the ditches that had drained the wetland for agriculture, re-contouring the property and replanting nearly 300,000 native trees and shrubs. The land is protected by a conservation easement held by the Virginia Chapter of The Nature Conservancy.

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