Tuesday, March 31 , 2015

NEW! Winter 2015 Newsletter

Download the Winter 2015 Newsletter and keep up on all the happenings of the National Mitigation Banking Association. Click here to download.

2015 NMBA Member Benefits

Learn about what the benefits of your membership in the NMBA bring you, in our new presentation "Game Change: Your NMBA Membership Benefits." Click here to read all about it.

Complete the USACE District Performance Survey

The intention of this survey is to aggregate information from mitigation practitioners, identifying both the areas of high performance as well as those where attention might be warranted. Here are the links for each district:
  • South Atlantic Division
  • North Atlantic Division
  • Great Lakes & Ohio River Division
  • Mississippi Valley Division
  • Southwestern Division
  • Northwestern Division
  • South Pacific Division
  • Pacific Ocean Division

  • 2014 DC Fly In

    32 Meetings in 3 Days-Just another DC Fly-In for NMBA. To the uninitiated, the Annual NMBA "DC Fly-in" would really seem more a "DC Ballet" with our members jumping from meeting to meeting each day across a wide DC metro area. Click here to read the full release.

    America's Wetlands

    Read a brief history of mitigation banking and regulatory recognition of the need to protect wetlands. Click here for the full article.

    Emerging Markets Committee

    The NMBA through its Emerging Markets Committee is pursuing an effort to secure EPA consensus that utilizing ILF funds to purchase wetland credits is an allowed means of achieving efficiency in the use of funds and securing "no net loss" of wetlands. We are looking for examples nationally where there has been the historical collection of unspent ILF monies and your firsthand knowledge of delayed investment in mitigation projects or the use of the funds for purposes other than trying to mitigate for the actual impact that occurred. Any input or data including any local reports or annual programmatic type reports that you can provide would be of significant help in aiding the Association to advance this concept. Key info if available would include: (a) State and Corps District; (b) Identity and amount of wetland impact; (c) Date and amount collected; (d) Mitigation relief successfully undertaken, and if none, please state "none to date".

    Join NMBA

    See all the rewards that membership has! Download the NMBA Member Benefits fact sheet here (Revised May 2012.)

    Conservation Banking

    Conservation banks are permanently protected lands that contain natural resource values. These lands are conserved and permanently managed for species that are endangered, threatened, candidates for listing, or are species-at-risk...  Click here to view the entire pamphlet.

    Calendar of Upcoming Events

    Stay on top of all of NMBA's upcoming events and meetings. Click here for the NMBA Google Calendar.

    New Draft Guidance on Identifying Waters Protected by the Clean Water Act - "Draft Clean Water Act Guidance Request for Comments" has been posted by the EPA and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for public comment. Get your copy and supporting materials at: http://water.epa.gov/
    RIBITS has a new web site address: https://rsgis.crrel.usace.army.mil/
    The National Mitigation Banking Association brings together leaders who are committed to a unique concept for restoring and conserving America's wetlands, streams, and other habitat resources - a concept that unites sound economic and environmental practices.

    Established in 1998, we promote federal legislation and regulatory policy that encourages mitigation banking as a means of compensating for adverse impacts to our nation's environment.

    This commitment is fulfilled through a variety of research, education, and outreach programs sponsored by the NMBA and available exclusively to its members.