The In-Lieu Fee Mitigation Training Webinar Series was designed to help states, tribes, and local governments; conservation organizations; and other interested groups develop or refine rigorous in-lieu-fee programs that yield ecologically effective and sustainable compensatory mitigation. The series of webinars focuses on specific subjects, providing in-depth technical support on the topics of most interest to participants. The topics were chosen with the assistance of an Advisory Committee based on an assessment of the needs of states, tribes, and local governments and conservation organizations seeking approval for or overseeing the approval of statewide or regional in-lieu fee programs.
In 2009, ELI published model language that could be incorporated into in-lieu fee program instruments being developed by state agencies and non-profit organizations. The report, funded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, was designed to comply with the 2008 Compensatory Mitigation Rule. It was developed using the best available information and uses examples from the approved and draft in-lieu fee instruments that were available as of December 2009.
Range of Ways ILF Programs Can Be Structured to Guide Site Selection
For the second webinar, Jessica Wilkinson (The Nature Conservancy) discussed the range of ways an in-lieu fee program can be structured to guide site selection. Karen Johnson (Virginia Aquatic Resources Trust Fund), Alex Mas (Maine Natural Resource Conservation Program), and Michael Murphy (King County Water and Land Resources Division) discussed example program structures.
- Jessica Wilkinson, The Nature Conservancy
- Karen Johnson, Virginia Aquatic Resources Trust Fund
- Alex Mas, Maine Natural Resources Conservation Program
- Michael Murphy, King County Water and Land Resources Division
- Jessica Wilkinson's Powerpoint Presentation
- Karen Johnson's Powerpoint Presentation; more information is available here
- Alex Mas’s Powerpoint Presentation; more information about the MNRCP program is available here
- Michael Murphy’s Powerpoint Presentation
- King County Mitigation Reserves Program
- King County Mitigation Reserves Program - Selecting Mitigation Sites Using A Watershed Approach
Webinar recording of event