Mitigation & Conservation News

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9
Jul
2009

How the Recession is Altering the Mitigation Banking Landscape

San Francisco, Calif. — The economic crisis has stifled real estate development and provided a respite to swamps, prairies, and other habitat for endangered species. In the long run, however, it’s also hurt green entrepreneurs who are proactively preserving and restoring these habitats to earn offsets for wetland and biodiversity impacts. Ecosystem Marketplace examines the

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23
Apr
2009

Streams and wetlands preserved through mitigation credits in Alabama

Tuscaloosa, Ala. — A successful collaborative project in Shelby County has been repeated in Tuscaloosa County, bringing the first mitigation bank to the Black Warrior – Tombigbee River Basin. Big Sandy Mitigation Bank, a 1,060-acre property located in South Tuscaloosa County adjacent to the Talladega National Forest, Oakmulgee District, is the result of Freshwater Land

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23
Apr
2009

Mitigation Bank Preserves Historic Cattle Ranch

Sacramento, Calif. — Stan Van Vleck, owner and operator of 150 year-old Van Vleck Ranch, has spent years struggling to maintain a historic cattle operation in the face of modern economic pressures. Inheritance and transfer taxes, rising property taxes, and encroachment by urban development has threatened the ranch’s operational outlook. As opposed to selling his

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