Equivalency and High Ecological Standards – Real Mitigation

Officials from U.S. Agencies – including DOI, USACE, USFWS, BLM, and USFS – focused their comments on ‘consistency’ and ‘equivalency’ for all forms of mitigation today at the National Mitigation and Ecosystem Banking Conference in Fort Worth, TX. Representatives from across the country highlighted sound mitigation principles including ‘durability’ and…

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Ecosystem Pros Discover Power of Mitigation Analyst3.0

Savvy ecosystem market pros looking to master the power of environmental big data attended the “Game Change – Mitigation Analyst 3.0” workshop” today at the National Mitigation & Ecosystem Banking Conference in Ft. Worth, Texas. Mitigation and conservation bankers, regulators, and NGO representatives all got a glimpse of how easy…

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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Releases New Mitigation Policy

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Signs of Spring – Conservation Investment Returns

This beautiful and bio-diverse wetland site in Idaho began in 2002 as 291 acres of degraded industrial property.  Private conservation investment in restoration here at the Valencia Wetland Mitigation Bank has created habitats for Tundra Swans, Bald Eagles, Hooded Mergansers, and nesting Great Blue Herons (like this one) along with many other species…

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Environmental Big Data Workshop – Fort Worth, TX

Trout Headwaters’ Senior Vice President for Information Systems, Lisa Marr and CEO Michael Sprague will conduct a 90-minute workshop to kick-off the 2016 National Mitigation & Ecosystem Banking Conference on Tuesday, May 10 at the Omni Convention Center in Fort Worth, Texas. The live demonstration will highlight the latest version…

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Ag Mitigation Program – Voices of Concern

From the heart of the Prairie Pothole Region, writers Chuck Clayton and Jim Madsen, of the Izaak Walton League warn: ‘Be wary of ag wetland mitigation banks.’  In response to a much-publicized recent release of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s $9 million grant program for the development of agricultural mitigation…

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