In-Lieu Fee Mitigation Workshop 2017
The Environmental Law Institute and The Nature Conservancy
May 9, 2017
National Mitigation and Ecosystem Banking Conference
National Wetlands Awards Ceremony (2017)
The State of Stream Compensatory Mitigation: Science, Policy, and Practice
In 2008, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released regulations on compensatory mitigation under § 404 of the Clean Water Act.
National Wetlands Awards Ceremony (2016)
Water Resources in the United States: Science Briefing
ELI/TNC Watershed Approach Handbook
2015 National Wetlands Awards Ceremony
Ecological Effectiveness of Compensatory Mitigation
Each year more than 40,000 acres of wetlands are restored, established, enhanced, and preserved to compensate for the approximately 20,000 acres of losses permitted through the federal wetlands regulatory program. Nationwide, an estimated $2.9 billion is spent annually on these compensatory mitigation projects. However, it is not clear whether this significant investment in compensation yields projects that are effectively replacing lost wetlands.
Success of Wetland Mitigation Projects