The Gunnell Farms Wetland Mitigation Bank site consists of approximately 80 acres of forested wetland located in the Grand River Watershed and Lansing Ecoregion VI.4.1. In 2017, 45 of the 80 acres were restored by removing tiles and plugging ditches on site. By blocking the ditches and storing water, the bank site will provide flood and storm control for an adjacent county drain. The permeable muck soils on site should also provide protection of subsurface water resources and groundwater recharge and discharge functions. Removing the agricultural use of the property will also help reduce sediment and pollutants. The restoration will also provide wildlife habitat, including cover, breeding, nesting and feeding areas for migratory and non-migratory birds/waterfowl, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, and invertebrates. Lastly, the bank site will provide aesthetic value to adjacent landowners and passers-by, providing opportunity to enjoy the restored natural features and associated wildlife usage. Crandell Environmental intends to construct the remaining acres of the bank in the spring of 2018. Bank credits derived from the previously restored areas are anticipated in the fall of 2018.