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Over 40 years

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Permitted the First Mitigation Bank in the State of Florida

Oversees the permitting, design and implementation, and acts as the Managing Member of 8 mitigation banks and 1 sand skink conservation bank

Continues to create new mitigation banks in areas of demand

Founded Florida Mitigation Bankers Association

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Dennis K. Benbow has over forty years of professional marketing, land acquisition and land development experience. Mr. Benbow has a keen understanding of the issues surrounding land development and wetland mitigation in the State of Florida.

Benbow is owner of Mitigation Marketing, LLC and implemented the concept of designing organized marketing strategies for mitigation banks in 1997; Mr. Benbow became one of the first professional marketers in the country to develop a marketing and sales service for mitigation banks.

At Mitigation Marketing, his sole responsibility includes the development of marketing strategies for wetland mitigation banks. He oversees the sale of mitigation credits for Mitigation Marketing’s permitted banks, and cultivates alliances for future mitigation bank management or development opportunities.

In 1994, Benbow launched the first federally approved mitigation bank in the state of Florida, The Florida Mitigation Bank. It met full success criteria in 2004 and is highly regarded as the most successful bank in Florida.

Benbow is also Managing Member and was highly instrumental in the permitting of the Wekiva River Mitigation Bank (Wekiva River Basin), Green Swamp Mitigation Bank (Withlacoochee Basin), Hillsborough River Mitigation Bank (Hillsborough River Basin), Sebring Scrub Conservation Bank (Lake Wales Ridge), Southport Mitigation Bank (Reedy Creek Basin) and Withlacoochee Wetland Mitigation Bank (Withlacoochee Basin). Dennis also permitted Hammock Lake Mitigation Bank, which was acquired by a 3rd party after fully receiving both the state and federal permits.

He is currently in the process of permitting another mitigation bank, Hilochee Mitigation Bank (Withlacoochee Basin). Benbow is always actively seeking suitable properties for potential mitigation and conservation banking in the state of Florida.

In 2009, Benbow was the founding member of the Florida Association of Mitigation Bankers. He served as President from 2009-2011.


Audubon of Florida is pleased to count Mitigation Marketing as one of our partners in conservation in Florida. We have found Mitigation Marketing to be a true innovator in the mitigation industry. Dennis Benbow and his staff are pioneering important efforts in both the Wetlands and Conservation banking fields. Mitigation Marketing is demonstrating that carefully thought out Wetlands and Conservation mitigation banks can be an important factor in the effort to conserve and restore many thousands of acres of what is best in Florida’s wildlife habitats and natural resources.

Charles Lee
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