Economic Feasibility Analysis and Service Areas

July 23, 2013 12:27 pm — 12:27 pm

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.

Economic Feasibility Analysis and Service Areas

Developing an ILF program is time and resource intensive, and it can involve significant risk for program sponsors if no market ultimately exists for ILF program credits in designated service areas. For this webinar, Bill Stanley (The Nature Conservancy), Hal Holland (Westervelt Ecological Services), and Tim Dicintio (National Fish and Wildlife Foundation) discussed how prospective programs might undertake an assessment of the economic feasibility of a new program, including the key factors that need to be considered in such an analysis. In addition, Palmer Hough (US Environmental Protection Agency) discussed the mitigation rule requirements for service areas and different approaches to service area determination.


  • Bill Stanley, The Nature Conservancy
  • Hal Holland, Westervelt Ecological Services
  • Tim Dicintio, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
  • Palmer Hough, US Environmental Protection Agency


Webinar recording of event.