Feds Improve National Mitigation Standards

December 12, 2016

On November 21st, the revised and finalized US Fish & Wildlife Service Mitigation Policy went into effect. This policy includes significant improvements to the original USFWS Mitigation Policy, which was written 35 years ago. Much has changed in the last three decades, including the accelerating pace of habitat loss, new conservation science, new impacts on species… Read more »

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Nevada announces another $1,200,000 of seed-funding to generate Conservation Credit System Credits

November 15, 2016

The Nevada Conservation Credit System (“Credit System”) is heading into its third year of implementation, and on November 4th the State of Nevada announced another $1,200,000 of funding to generate anticipated credits intended to fulfill future mitigation needs. In 2015, the State announced $1,000,000 of funding, 21 applications were received, and four outstanding credit projects… Read more »

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Performance-Driven Conservation Embraced by New Federal Policies

October 21, 2016

Two draft policies recently released by the US Fish & Wildlife Service, the draft Mitigation Policy and the draft Compensatory Mitigation Policy, elevate performance-driven conservation by endorsing programmatic mitigation that use credits and debits to ensure offsets achieve net benefit. Environmental Incentives and our partners are pleased to see the Department of Interior using our innovative work on… Read more »

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The Stormwater Compliance Paradox

October 13, 2016

“Albina Triangle.” Green Streets RSS. The City of Portland, Oregon, n.d. Web. 13 Oct. 2016.  Regulatory compliance has been the goal for stormwater management since combined sewer overflows became the focus of regulation in the 1980s and Municipal Separated Storm Sewer (MS4) permits in the 1990s and 2000s. The compliance threshold has been to demonstrate… Read more »

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