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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EI Leads Stormwater Cost-Benefit Analysis for City of San Diego

October 3, 2016

San Diego’s coastline and water resources are crucial to its attractiveness and economic vitality. Yet, the initial estimate to meet beach and stream water quality standards for bacteria exceeded $3 billion. Environmental Incentives is leading the team to evaluate the economic benefits from improving water quality, including recreation, increased property values and reduced health care… Read more »

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