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St. Marks Mitigation Bank

St. Marks Mitigation Bank

Jefferson and Wakulla County, FL

Wetland Mitigation

The 1450-acre wetland site straddles the Jefferson and Wakulla County lines in an ideal location adjacent to a vast assemblage of conservation lands alongside the St. Marks and Aucilla River drainages. This bank serves as compensatory mitigation for projects which impact mixed hardwood and pine flatwood wetlands.

Substantial portions of the mitigation bank site include areas identified as potential rare species habitat. Specifically, documented plant and animal occurrences within a 6-mile radius of the bank include: Florida Black Bear, Suwannee Cooter, Alligator Snapping Turtle, Spotted Turtle, Bald Eagle, One-toed Amphiuma, Eastern Indigo Snake, White-flowered Wild Petunia, Incised Groove-bur, Chapman’s Sedge, Curtiss’ Sandgrass, Corkwood, Beaked Spikerush, Godfrey’s Spider lily, and Thorne’s Beakrush. In addition, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has recently listed the area as critical habitat for the flatwoods salamander. Several areas of known breeding ponds or observed adults have been documented within a 5-mile radius of the bank location.

St. Marks landscape

Service Area

WES wants to answer all your questions related to compensatory mitigation. Whether you have issues related to service areas, credit types, ratios, or agency approvals- we are here to help.

The service area for the St. Marks Mitigation Bank includes St. Marks River Basin, including portions of Wakulla, Jefferson, and Leon Counties.

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