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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Name Your Price for Conservation

September 29, 2016

At what price would you do a conservation project on your land? This is the question that ranchers from Nevada, Colorado, Idaho, Utah, Wyoming, Montana, Oregon and Canada cattlemen’s and stock growers associations answered recently at a side event to the Cattle Industry Summer Business Meeting hosted by the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association in Denver,… Read more »

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BLM and permittees want to use the Conservation Credit System to offset unavoidable impacts

July 5, 2016

On June 24, 2016, BLM released the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the proposed Bald Mountain Mine North and South Operations Area Projects (Bald Mountain Project). In the FEIS, as reported by the Elko Daily Free Press, the project proponent, Kinross Mining Inc., committed to purchasing between 5,251 …

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