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The Society of Wetland Scientists (SWS), in a position paper on the organization’s website, formally supports wetland mitigation banking to improve mitigation success and contribute to the goal of no net loss of wetlands. For more than a century, the U.S. has been losing wetlands at an alarming rate. When wetlands are impacted by development, […]

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from the National Mitigation Banking Association (NMBA) blog“There are many places where the ground is literally covered, and the whole heavens completely blackened, with innumerable flocks of countless numbers of geese, ducks, brants, cranes, and all the various noisy tribes, of all the feathered creation.”  - Lansford W. Hastings in The 1845 Pioneers Guide for […]

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“What is the value of a tree?” asks conservation capitalist Chandler Van  Voorhis. “Right now a tree does not show up on a balance sheet until it’s cut down.” Chandler Van Voorhis is Co-Founder and Managing Partner of GreenTrees, which plants, grows, and sells permanent forests. He is working to make sure people see what he […]

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from THI affiliate, Field Sport Concepts, Ltd. It’s one thing when someone from the EPA encourages you to be environmentally friendly.  It’s a whole other thing when Richard Branson (think: Virgin Group) endorses such practices. In a recent interview with an affiliate of the Wall Street Journal, Branson offered full-throated support for business practices that […]

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The University of California, Davis Extension is offering two, full-day classes this fall dealing with the ecosystem marketplace. Ecosystem Services and Markets will be held Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013, and Mitigation and Conservation Banking will be held  Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013 Both courses are taught by Craig Denisoff , owner of Craig Denisoff Consulting, a founding […]

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In Conservation Magazine, award-winning journalist David Ropeik explores why we worry too much about some environmental risks and not enough about others For Conservation Magazine David Ropeik points out an interesting phenomenon he called the “perception gap.”  It’s the gap between our fears and the facts.  He describes his how his 55-year-old friend has cut […]

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In a recent Montana Standard newspaper article, John Grant Emeigh reported that 33 ranchers along Montana’s Big Hole River are working together to limit their water usage from the river as it suffers from two years of drought. A voluntary pact has been in effect since 2006 involving about 90 percent of the ranches affecting […]

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Biodiversity Tracking Using Environmental DNA is Gaining Ground If you want to protect rare species, or confirm the presence of an invasive species, first you have to find them.  In the past few years, biologists have developed a powerful new tool– environmental DNA, also known as eDNA. At THI we are always on the lookout […]

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The Debutante, Larry and the Cynic

by Jemma Penelope Reposted with permission from Jemma Penelope, writer, researcher and scientist.  Her blog is titled Miss JP Moves Things.  First-time attendee’s of the NMBA annual conference come to learn about mitigation and conservation banking – it’s been said the three days are like taking a drink from a fire-hydrant. They come back in […]

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Raz Godelnik, the co-founder of Eco-Libris and an adjunct faculty at the University of Delaware’s Business School, wrote a blog post for Triple Pundit that explores why sustainable topics are sometimes ho-hum. “While it would be hard to guess what specifically makes you excited, it’s probably not a sustainable product, brand or culture phenomenon,” he writes. Godelnik […]

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