St. Marks Mitigation Bank Receives Credit Release


Additional credits are now available at Westervelt’s St. Marks Mitigation Bank in Florida.

The recent release includes:

  • 8.3 credits of Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) approved freshwater wet prairie/wet flatwood
  • 7.4 credits of FDEP approved Cypress/Mixed forest
  • 23.73 credits of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers approved Palustrine Forested

Low density longleaf was planted across the site, within the Mesic Flatwoods and Wet Prairie/Wet Flatwoods communities, as well as within retired roadbeds. Wiregrass was also planted across the site, excluding cypress-hardwood areas.

The purpose of St. Marks Mitigation Bank is to offer wetland compensatory mitigation for private and public projects involving impacts to federal and state jurisdictional waters within the Mitigation Service Area (MSA). The MSA encompasses the St. Marks River 8-digit Hydrologic Unit Code. The bank credits generated by these management activities are available for use for all palustrine impacts permitted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Department of Environmental Protection, and/or Northwest Florida Water Management District, including, but not limited to, the following communities: wetland hardwood forests, bay and gum swamps, mixed wetland hardwoods, cypress, hydric, pine flatwoods, hydric pine savanna, wetland forested mixed, and freshwater marshes.

Contact Kelly Sands at (850) 661-4292 or Casey Rigsby at (334) 821-1999 to learn more about the site and available credits.