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Lake Gentry, Hart & Kissimmee Basins (SFWMD)

St Johns River Basin (SJRWMD, 18) and Econ River Nested Basin (SJRWMD, 19)

Permitted by SFWMD

State: UMAM

Forested and Herbaceous Credits Available

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PROJECT FEATURES

The Lake X Mitigation Bank (LXMB), a 5,499-acre Bank in Osceola County, is located within the Lake Gentry basin (SFWMD) and provides State Freshwater Herbaceous and Forested UMAM credits. As part of the site restoration, hydrologic improvements performed at Lake X uniquely benefit basins within both South Florida (SFWMD) and St. Johns River (SJRWMD). Unavoidable wetland impacts in the following basins can be mitigated by credits from Lake X: Lake Gentry, Lake Hart, Lake Kissimmee (SFWMD), St Johns River (Canaveral Marshes to Wekiva: Basin 18), and the Econlockhatchee River Nested Basin (Basin 19). When needed, State credits can be paired with Federal credits from banks within the service area including Crosby Island Mitigation Bank (WRAP) and Colbert Cameron Mitigation Bank (WRAP).

Lake X surrounds Lake Conlin, which is the highest water body within two regionally significant drainage basins (Northern Everglades Kissimmee River Watershed & Upper St Johns River Watershed). LXMB includes approximately 3,970 acres of wetlands, 1,500 acres of uplands and 16 acres of surface waters. LXMB will preserve environmentally sensitive lands through a conservation easement and implementation of hydrological improvements to enhance hydroperiods.

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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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