Friday, April 18 , 2014

Mitigation Banks

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Wetland mitigation banks are permanently protected lands that contain natural resource values (wetlands and associated uplands). These lands have been restored and managed for wildlife habitat, water quality, flood amelioration, and ecological diversity. Stream banks are streams and/or stream riparian zones that are restored and enhanced to create stable stream corridors that result in improved, water quality, wildlife habitat, and watershed integrity.

Both wetland and stream mitigation banks are used to compensate for adverse impacts generally occurring within a specified service area, or designated watershed. The US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), along with other state and federal agencies, approves a specified number of wetland/stream credits available to be sold by the bank sponsor. Permittees needing to compensate for project-related unavoidable adverse impacts to streams may purchase credits from bank sponsors, upon approval by the USACE, to compensate for those impacts. Each state and USACE District, however, continues to quantify wetland and stream credits uniquely; therefore, understanding the credit generation and impact assessment process for each individual District is critical.

In the late 1980s the Army Corps and USEPA began approving mitigation banks for use as mitigation options. As of January 2010, more than 950 wetland and stream mitigation banks have been approved by the Army Corps and USEPA, restoring and protecting over 960,000 acres of wetlands, streams, and associated upland habitat.

In April 2008, the Army Corps and USEPA jointly published the Final Rule for Compensatory Mitigation for Losses of Aquatic Resources, laying the ground work for national consistency in the establishment, use, and operational criteria for all forms of compensatory mitigation, including mitigation banks. A copy of the Final Rule may be found at http://www.epa.gov/wetlandsmitigation/.

Wetland and stream mitigation banks are a viable and cost effective tool for providing compensatory mitigation throughout the US, as well as meeting the goals of the Clean Water Act to restore the physical, biological, and chemical integrity of the nation's waters.


ALABAMA

Alabama Port
Alabama Port Mitigation Bank, Mobile County

 

Westervelt Ecological Services
Big Sandy Mitigation Bank

 

Westervelt Ecological Services
Yellowleaf Mitigation Bank, Shelby County

CALIFORNIA

Westervelt Ecological Services
Consumnes Floodplain Mitigation Bank, Sacramento County

 

Wildlands, Inc.
Kimball Island Mitigation Bank, Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta

 

Westervelt Ecological Services
Meridian Ranch Mitigation Bank, Butte County

 

Wildlands, Inc.
North Suisun Mitigation Bank, Solano County

 

Wildlands, Inc.
Pajaro River Mitigation Bank, San Benito County

 

Wildlands, Inc.
Rancho Jamul Mitigation Bank, San Diego County

 

Westervelt Ecological Services
Van Vleck Mitigation Bank, Sacramento County

 

Wildlands, Inc.
Wildlands Mitigation Bank at Sheridan, Placer County

COLORADO

Finger Rock Preserve, LLC
Finger Rock Preserve, Routt County

FLORIDA

The Wetlandsbank™ Group, LLC
Blackwater Creek Mitigation Bank, Lake County

 

Earth Balance
Boran Ranch Mitigation Bank; Peace River Basin

 

 
Colbert Cameron Mitigation Bank, Volusia County

 

Florida Power & Light
Everglades Mitigation Bank, Miami-Dade County

 

The Wetlandsbank™ Group, LLC
Florida Wetlandsbank Pembroke Pines, SW Broward County

 

Mariner Properties
The Little Pine Island Wetland Restoration & Mitigation Bank, Lee County

 

Timbervest, LLC
Longleaf Mitigation Bank; Nassau County

 

Earth Balance
Myakka Mitigation Bank; Myakka River Basin

 

The Wetlandsbank™ Group, LLC
Panther Island Mitigation Bank, Collier County

 

Earth Balance
Peace River Mitigation Bank; Peace River Basin

 

Westervelt Ecological Services
Pensacola Bay Mitigation Bank, Santa Rosa County

 

 
Reedy Creek Mitigation Bank, Osceola County

 

Westervelt Ecological Services
St. Marks Mitigation Bank, Wakulla, Jefferson and Leon Counties

 

Earth Balance
Upper Coastal Mitigation Bank; Upper Coastal Basin

 

GEORGIA

The Wetlandsbank™ Group, LLC
Broxton Rocks Mitigation Bank, Jeff-Davis and Coffee County

 

IDAHO

Valencia Wetlands Trust
Valencia Wetland Mitigation Bank

INDIANA

New Forests, Inc.
Central Indiana Mitigation Bank


LOUISIANA

Delta Land Services, LLC
Bayou Conway Mitigation Bank, Ascension Parish

 

Resource Environmental Solutions LLC
Bayou Manchac Mitigation Bank, Iberville Parish

 

Resource Environmental Solutions LLC
Bayou Paul Mitigation Bank, Iberville and Ascension Parishes

 

Resource Environmental Solutions
Black Bayou Mitigation Bank, Catahoula Parish

 

Resource Environmental Solutions
Black Bayou Mitigation Bank - Phase II (Stream Mitigation), Catahoula Parish

 

Ecosystem Investment Partners
Calcasieu Wetland Mitigation Bank

 

Ecosystem Investment Partners
Chef Menteur Pass Wetland Mitigation Bank

 

Resource Environmental Solutions
Comite Mitigation Bank, East Baton Rouge Parish

 

Resource Environmental Solutions
Grand Canard Mitigation Bank, Jefferson Davis and Calcasieu Parishes

 

Resource Environmental Solutions
Lake Long Mitigation Bank, Lafourche Parish

 

EcoSystem Renewal, LLC
Missouri Loop Mitigation Bank, Morehouse, Caldwell, Catahoula, Franklin, Ouachita, Richland, East and West Carroll Parishes

 

Ecosystem Investment Partners
Mossy Hill Mitigation Bank, St. Tammany Parish and the Bayou Liberty

 

Resource Environmental Solutions
Petit Bois Mitigation Bank, Cameron Parish

 

Resource Environmental Solutions
Pecan Bayou Mitigation Bank, Cameron Parish

 

Delta Land Services, LLC
Roseland Refuge Mitigation Bank, Concordia Parish

 

EcoSystem Renewal, LLC
Shreveport Mitigation Bank, Bossier, Bienville, Caddo, DeSoto, Red River and Webster Parishes

 

EcoSystem Renewal, LLC
Zachary Mitigation Bank, Ascension, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Livingston, St. James, St. John the Baptist, St. Helena, Tangipahoa, St. Tammany, Jefferson Orleans, St. Bernard & Plaquemines Parishes

MINNESOTA

Ecosystem Investment Partners
Mississippi and Superior Wetland Mitigation Banks

MISSISSIPPI

Berg Mitigation Banks
Big Black Mitigation Bank, Madison County

 

The Wetlandsbank Group
Delta Mitigation Bank, NW Mississippi

 

Berg Mitigation Banks
Mississippi Stream Mitigation Bank, Attala County

 

Berg Mitigation Banks
Pearl River Mitigation Bank, Leake County

MONTANA

Ecosystem Investment Partners
Upper Clark Fork Wetland and Stream Mitigation Bank

NEW JERSEY

Greenvest U.S.
Cranbury Wetland Mitigation Bank, Middlesex County

 

Greenvest U.S.
Rancocas Mitigation Bank, Burlington County

 

NORTH CAROLINA

Restoration Systems, LLC
Bear Creek Mitigation Complex, Lenior County

 

Environmental Banc and Exchange (EBX)
Cape Fear Riparian Buffer and Nutrient Umbrella Mitigation Bank, Upper New Hope Arm of the Cape Fear Basin
Phone: 919-829-9909 | Email: Mattfisher@ebxusa.com

 

Restoration Systems, LLC
Carbonton Dam Removal, Lee, Moore & Chatham Counties

 

Restoration Systems, LLC
Casey Dairy, Lenoir County

 

Greenvest U.S.
Flat Swamp Mitigation Bank, Craven County

 

Environmental Banc and Exchange (EBX)
Forrest Creek Stream Mitigation Bank, Neuse 01 River Basin
Phone: 919-829-9909 | Email: Mattfisher@ebxusa.com

 

Greenvest U.S.
Hidden Lake Wetland Mitigation Bank, Tyrrell County

 

Restoration Systems, LLC
Lowell Mill Dam, Johnston County

 

Environmental Banc and Exchange (EBX)
Neu-Con Umbrella Wetland and Stream Mitigation Bank, Neuse 01 River Basin
Phone: 919-829-9909 | Email: Martin@ebxusa.com

 

Environmental Banc and Exchange (EBX)
Neuse Riparian Buffer Mitigation Bank, Neuse 01 River Basin
Phone: 919-829-9909 | Email: Martin@ebxusa.com

 

TEXAS

Resource Environmental Solutions
Brooks Creek Mitigation Bank

 

EcoSystem Renewal, LLC
Gulf Coast Plains Mitigation Bank, Harris, Chambers, Galveston, Jefferson, Liberty. Brazoria and Fort Bend Counties

VIRGINIA

Falling Springs
Appomattox Wetland & Stream Mitigation Bank in Amelia County serving the James River Watershed

 

Falling Springs
Blackjack Wetland Bank in Culpeper County serving the Rappahannock River Watershed

 

Falling Springs
Buena Vista Wetland & Stream Bank in King George County serving the Potomac River Watershed

 

Wetland Studies & Solutions
Cedar Run Wetlands Bank, Prince William County

 

Falling Springs
Coan Mill Stream Bank in Northumberland County serving the Potomac River Watershed

 

Ecosystem Investment Partners
Dover Farm Wetland Mitigation Bank

 

Falling Springs
James River Wetland and Stream Mitigation Bank in Goochland County serving the James River Watershed

 

Wetland Studies & Solutions
Julie J. Metz Wetlands Bank, Woodbridge

 

Wetland Studies & Solutions
North Fork Wetlands Bank, Haymarket

 

Falling Springs
Pamunkey Farms Wetland and Stream Mitigation Bank in New Kent County serving the York River Watershed

WEST VIRGINIA

Environmental Banc & Exchange (EBX)
Davis Branch Stream Mitigation Bank, Raleigh County
Phone: 304-465-4300 | Email: Kristy@ebxusa.com

 

Environmental Banc & Exchange (EBX)
Meadow River Wetland Mitigation Bank, Greenbrier County
Phone: 304-465-4300 | Email: Kristy@ebxusa.com

 

Environmental Banc & Exchange (EBX)
Mud Run Stream Mitigation Bank, Jackson County

 

Environmental Banc & Exchange (EBX)
Tygart Valley Wetland & Stream Mitigation Bank, Randolph County
Phone: 304-465-4300 | Email: Kristy@ebxusa.com