Archives: Mitigation Banks

Webster Creek Mitigation Bank

Webster Creek Mitigation Bank is located within the Mosquito Lagoon, which is classified as an Outstand-ing Florida Water (OFW) within the jurisdiction of the SJRWMD and USACE. Much of the open water within the site occurs within the FDEP Mosquito Lagoon Aquatic Pre-serve and is an area of regional ecological significance. The Bank will be a significant ecological contribution to the regional watershed.

Tippen Bay Wetland Mitigation Bank

The Tippen Bay Wetland Mitigation Bank contains 627.10 acres of wetland mitigation, 102 acres of upland mitigation, and 186.30 acres of an upland buffer including preservation of uplands; preservation and restoration of forested wetlands; and preservation, restoration, enhancement, and creation of herbaceous wetlands. The total amount of 224.75 credits to be awarded to the mitigation bank include 38.97 freshwater forested credits and 185.78 freshwater herbaceous wetland credits.

Shingle Creek Mitigation Bank

Project Features The Shingle Creek property encompasses approximately 619 acres and is located Southwest of Kissimmee, in Osceola County. The Shingle Creek Bank is a component of an ecologically significant corridor that runs from Orlando south to Lake Tohopekaliga. Although there have been many historical impacts to the natural creek system, the Shingle Creek Corridor … Continue reading Shingle Creek Mitigation Bank

Farmton Mitigation Bank

The Farmton Mitigation Bank covers a total of 23,922 acres, and is located at three sites (North, South, and West) in Volusia County. The North site covers 16,289 acres and includes Crane Swamp and a portion of the headwaters of Spruce Creek. The South site covers 4052 acres at Buck Lake. The West site covers 3,581 acres that include Cow Creek and Deep Creek.

Wekiva River Mitigation Bank

Wekiva River Mitigation Bank is located in the southeastern portion of Lake County, Florida. The bank site is approximately 1,643 acres and is regionally significant as demonstrated by its ranking in the highest priority group on the Florida Forever acquisition list of sites.

Tampa Bay Mitigation Bank

Tampa Bay Mitigation Bank is located in the southern portion of Hillsborough County, Florida. The bank site is approximately 161 acres and provides both saltwater and freshwater mitigation credits in the Tampa Bay Basin. The TBMB site consists of 161.2 acres surrounding the headwaters of Andrews Creek, on the southeast portion of the peninsula between Little Cockroach Bay and Cockroach Bay, east of the southern portion of the Southwest Florida Water Management District’s (SWFWMD) Cockroach Bay Habitat Restoration Project in southeastern Hillsborough County, Florida

Southport Ranch Mitigation Bank

Southport Mitigation Bank is located in the south-central portion of Osceola County, Florida. The 3,280 acre bank has a service area that encompasses portions of Orange, Osceola, and Polk Counties. The project site includes an extensive variety of habitat communities that are of regional significance, with its location adjacent to South Florida Water Management District lands, Disney Wilderness Preserve, Reedy Creek Swamp, and the Kissimmee Chain of Lakes.

Lake Swamp Mitigation Bank

Lake Swamp Mitigation Bank is located in Flagler County, Florida. The bank site is approximately 1,890 acres and is located within the Halifax River Drainage Basin. Significant habitat within the project site is suitable for: the Florida black bear, Sherman’s fox squirrel, Eastern indigo snake, Bald Eagle, Wood stork, American alligator, as well as an extensive wading bird population and other various mammals and reptiles.

Lake Louisa Mitigation Bank

Lake Louisa Mitigation Bank is located within the Palatakaha River and Southern Ocklawaha Drainage Basin. The bank is permitted by SJRWMD and USACOE. The mitigation bank has forested and herbaceous credits available for both USACOE (WRAP) and SJRWMD (RATIO).

Hillsborough River Mitigation Bank

Hillsborough River Mitigation Bank is located in the central portion of Pasco County, Florida. The bank site is approximately 793 acres and is hydrologically and ecologically connected to the Hillsborough River through Big Cypress Swamp and Cypress Creek. Big Cypress Swamp is a tributary to the Hillsborough River, which is classified by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection as a “Special Water” under their Outstanding Florida Waters classification system.

Hilochee Mitigation Bank

Hilochee Mitigation Bank is located within the Withlacoochee River Basin in Polk County. The bank is permitted by SWFWMD and USACOE. The mitigation bank has state and federal Forested & Herbaceous credits available for both USACOE and SWFWMD.

Devils Swamp Mitigation Bank

Devils Swamp Mitigation Bank is located within the Choctawatchee River & St. Andrews Bay Basin in Bay & Walton County. The bank is permitted by FDEP and USACOE. The mitigation
bank has state and federal Forested & Herbaceous credits available for both USACOE and FDEP.