Monday, 18 March 2013 00:00
Contacts: Curt Hart and Patricia Graesser – Washington State Department of Ecology – March 18, 2013
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps), Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology) and Pacific County have certified the operation of a wetland mitigation bank on 76 acres of privately owned land north of the city of Long Beach in Pacific County. LBMB of Longview, the company that will build and operate the bank, will permanently protect the bank site through a conservation easement. Wetland mitigation banking creates an economic incentive for restoring, creating, enhancing and preserving wetlands. Wetland mitigation banks are an important strategy for engaging the private sector and power of the marketplace to sustain Washington’s remaining wetlands. For full story, click here.
Monday, 04 March 2013 00:00
By Lori Ryan – Roundup Web – February 27, 2013
The Montana Department of Transportation is searching for wetlands that have been drained and/or partially drained that could be restored as mitigation for transportation projects. Former wetlands in the Watershed #12 – Lower Missouri River basin associated with the Big Muddy, Little Muddy, Redwater and Poplar River drainages in Northeastern Montana that could potentially be restored to wetlands are being sought by the Montana Department of Transportation (MDT). If you own drained or partially drained wetlands and would be willing to sell or provide a perpetual conservation easement, a representative would like to hear from you by March 8, 2013. For full story, click here.