Webster Creek Mitigation Bank (WCMB), is an approximately 315-acre enhance-ment, restoration and preservation property in Volusia County, FL located within the Northern Indian River Lagoon Basin (SJRWMD 21). WCMB provides the only saltwater credits within Basin 21 and currently has State Mangrove and Saltmarsh UMAM credits available for purchase. Saltwater wetland impacts within Basin 21 … Continue reading Mitigation Marketing Is Proud to Announce Our Representation Of Webster Creek Mitigation Bank Mangrove and Saltmarsh State UMAM Credits Now Available
We had a wonderful time sponsoring and attending 40 Years of Taking Flight with Audubon! Congratulations on such a huge milestone Audubon Center for Birds of Prey and here’s to many, many more years of the meaningful work that you do. Take a glimpse at more moments from the fundraiser here.
On February 28, 2017, President Trump signed an executive order instructing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACOE) to begin a roll back of the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule. While there are many issues raised within the Order, an important component with potential far-ranging … Continue reading Redefining WOTUS Rule Threatens Industry
Mitigation Marketing is excited to announce our representation of the Tippen Bay Wetland Mitigation Bank! The Tippen Bay Wetland Mitigation Bank is a 950-acre Bank located in southeast DeSoto County, Florida. TBWMB is permitted to off-set wetland impacts within the Peace River Basin, which includes portions of Polk, Hardee, Highlands, Manatee, DeSoto, and Charlotte Counties. … Continue reading Introducing Tippen Bay Wetland Mitigation Bank
The Lake Livingston Conservation Bankwill be managed for two federally threatened species: the sand skink (Neoseps reynoldsi) and the blue-tail mole skink (Eumeces egregins lividus). Conservation Credits are currently available to offset impacts in Orange, Lake, Osceola, Polk, and Highlands Counties.
U.S. Congressional Initiative: Across the country there are more than 1500 mitigation bank projects covering more than 700,000 acres. At present, there are more than 370 new projects pending agency approval on more than 95,000 acres. Each of these mitigation banks resides within a congressional district, of course, and each probably has a person or … Continue reading National Mitigation Bankers Association update
On March 5, 2011, Dennis Benbow was awarded the Defenders of the Environment Award from Nature Wise in Orlando, Florida. He was one of the twelve recipients that were honored for the achievement of Environmental Protection, Defense, Advocacy and Education.
The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service is proposing to upgrade the status of the wood stork from “endangered” to “threatened” under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The proposal is based on a comprehensive agency review that determined there has been a substantial improvement in the wood stork?s breeding population and an expansion of its breeding range … Continue reading The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service proposes upgrade of the wood stork’s status
We currently have 170 sand skink and 80 scrub jay credits available at both Hatchineha Ranch Conservation Bank and Sebring Scrub Conservation Bank. Another 200 sand skink and 160 scrub jay credits are pending future credit releases in Fall 2014! Learn More
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Army Corps) today jointly released a proposed rule to clarify protection under the Clean Water Act for streams and wetlands that form the foundation of the nation’s water resources. The proposed rule will benefit businesses by increasing efficiency in determining coverage of the … Continue reading New Waters of the U.S. Rule Proposed March 25, 2014 by EPA and Corps of Engineers
WASHINGTON, D.C. – April 14, 2015 – The National Mitigation Banking Association (NMBA), announced today Barton James has been named Executive Director for the association. After conducting a nationwide search for an executive director beginning in 2014, James was picked for the position by Board and will begin today. “Barton has helped shape national conservation … Continue reading Inaugural NMBA Executive Director Named
House Bill 703, a wide-ranging, controversial piece of environmental regulation legislation, has drawn opposition from Alachua County government in part because it would nullify a portion of the county’s long-held wetlands protection policy, forcing the county to abide by less-protective state policies. Read the Article
Last March, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps. of Engineers jointly released a proposed rule that would give the federal government regulatory authority over millions of acres of wetlands and about 2 million miles of streams. The proposal, which is subject to a 90-day comment period before the government can consider … Continue reading New Rule Proposes Greater Protections for Streams and Wetlands under the Clean Water Act
Withlacoochee Wetland Mitigation Bank has been under construction over the past year. Over 49,000 trees were planted throughout the site. 12.7 acres were converted from pasture with historical wetland signatures to reestablished wetlands. Ditches and drainage canals that once drained the property have been filled restoring hydrology to the 734.5 acre mitigation bank site. Two … Continue reading Construction at Withlacoochee Wetland Mitigation Bank
The Bradenton Herald recently published an editorial by Sia Mollanazar, Deputy Director, Manatee County Public Works Manatee County, on the benefits of mitigation banking.