Nanticoke Headwaters

Nanticoke Headwaters

Nanticoke Headwaters was purchased by Lyme in ...

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Nanticoke Headwaters was purchased by Lyme in December 2007 with partners Ecosystem Investment Partners and another investor.Swamp in Nanticoke Headwaters It consists of 1,206 acres of land in southern Delaware and will be established as a wetland and endangered species mitigation bank with credits available for sale on the open market. The property lies within the Cypress Swamp Forest Legacy Area, a conservation priority for the State of Delaware, and contains habitat for the federally listed Delmarva fox squirrel. Over the past two hundred years, the properties have been extensively ditched and drained, resulting in significant alteration of the natural wooded wetlands. Restoration work will return the lands to a natural functioning wetland. Lyme expects to sell a working forest conservation easement on the property. Important conservation partners include The Conservation Fund and the Delaware Department of Parks and Recreation.

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