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The State of Compensatory Mitigation


May 18, 2017


Washington, DC (and webcast)

An ELI Public Seminar held in conjunction with the 2017 National Wetlands Awards

Compensatory mitigation has been a rapidly growing industry among states, nonprofits, and the private sector ever since EPA and the Corps released the 2008 Mitigation Rule, providing clarification to aid agencies, states, permittees, consultants, and other involved in mitigation process. Since then, further efforts have been made to provide guidance through various rules and memorandum, however, with the Trump Administration’s plans for change, some of which have already occurred and others on the horizon, what can the many facets of the mitigation industry expect moving forward? From state in lieu fee programs to private and nonprofit mitigation banks, panelists discussed the future prospects and challenges that face the many aspects of this industry and what it means for wetlands protection.

Kathryn Campbell
, Staff Attorney, Environmental Law Institute (moderator)
Collis G. Adams
(2017 National Wetlands Awardee), Administrator, NH Dept. of Environmental Services Wetlands Bureau
Karen Bennett,
Partner, Clark Hill PLC
Donna Collier, Chair, National Environmental Banking Association & Manager, Valencia Wetlands Trust
Vince Messerly, President, Stream and Wetlands Foundation

Collis Adams presentation
Karen Bennett presentation
Donna Collier presentation

Vince Messerly presentation