Wetlands mitigation banking concepts
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This paper provides general background information pertaining to wetlands mitigation banking. It is one of the initial products of a Wetlands Mitigation Banking Demonstration Study being conducted by the U.S. Army Engineer Institute for Water Resources. The purpose of the study is to comprehensively review and evaluate wetlands mitigation banking, to determine its potential for achieving established national wetland goals, to determine its applicability to Corps of Engineers programs, to develop general guidance on the establishment and operation of wetland mitigation banks, and to formulate a demonstration program for potential implementation by the Corps of Engineers.