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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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