Where Monarch Conservation Meets the Road: A Mobile App for Highway Departments

  March 1, 2018      Erik Anderson  

Roadside vegetation managers around the country are making big changes to curb the decline of monarch butterflies seen in recent decades. By reducing the frequency of mowing, and including key species in revegetation, transportation departments can promote the growth of milkweed and wildflowers—critical species that support monarchs as they migrate north from Mexico to the... Read more » Continue Reading

Early Industry Adoption Signals New Wave of Landscape-Scale Mitigation

  November 13, 2017      Eoin Doherty  

The first sage-grouse credit transaction is a defining point in history for landscape-scale mitigation – fulfilling mitigation obligations by Bald Mountain gold mine and conserving 10,000 acres of habitat.  Kinross Gold Corporation is the first BLM permittee to use sage-grouse credits through the Nevada Conservation Credit System, an innovative model for offsetting land use habitat disturbances… 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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Monarch HQT developed by EI tested at TX ranch

  June 15, 2016

A monarch caterpillar eats antelope horn milkweed growing at Shield Ranch. (Originally Published on Environmental Defense Fund’s Growing Returns Blog) By David Wolfe A few weeks ago, I visited Shield Ranch, a 6,000-acre property devoted to responsible cattle management and wildlife conservation. I made the visit to the ranch – less than 20 …

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