In-Lieu Fee Mitigation Resources

ELI is a leader in research and capacity building in the area of in-lieu fee mitigation. This page contains resources from past ELI reports, webinars, and workshops on in-lieu fee mitigation. Check back for updates on upcoming webinars and reports. Click here to return to the Wetland's Program homepage.



Improving In-Lieu Fee Program Implementation Guides

In 2021, ELI developed a series of comprehensive guides on the most challenging components of ILF program implementation that we identified through extensive research and interviews with operating ILF programs.


In-Lieu Fee Mitigation: Review of Program Instruments and Implementation Across the Country

In 2019, ELI published a report outlining the range of practice in ILF mitigation and describing innovative approaches across the country. Download report here.


ILF Report July 2019


In-Lieu Fee Mitigation: Model Instrument Language and Resources

In 2009, ELI developed model language that could be incorporated into in-lieu fee program instruments being established by state agencies and nonprofit organizations. Download report here.





2015-2016 In-Lieu Fee Mitigation Training Webinar Series

Click for the list of 2015-2016 webinars.

2013-2014 In-Lieu Fee Mitigation Training Webinar Series

Click for the list of 2013-2014 webinars.


In-Lieu Fee Mitigation Workshop (July 13-14, 2016)

ELI co-hosted an ILF workshop with The Nature Conservancy at the 2017 National Mitigation and Ecosystem Banking Conference. Click to view workshop documents.

In-Lieu Fee Mitigation Workshop (July 13-14, 2016)

ELI hosted a two-day ILF workshop in West St. Paul, MN. Click to watch videos of each session and view PowerPoint presentations.

Other Resources:

Background Documents
Financial Assurances
Examples of Program Instruments
Letters of Permission for Projects in Kentucky (Louisville, Nashville, Memphis, and Huntington Districts)
Long-Term Management