Mitigation & Conservation News

1
Nov
2010

First Approved Red-Legged Frog Conservation Bank in Sierra Nevada a Success for Westervelt Ecological Services

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Travis Hemmen, Vice President (916) 646-3644; themmen@westervelt.com FIRST APPROVED RED-LEGGED FROG CONSERVATION BANK IN SIERRA NEVADA A SUCCESS FOR WESTERVELT ECOLOGICAL SERVICES Sacramento, Calif. – November 1, 2010 — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has approved Big Gun Conservation Bank in Michigan Bluff, Placer County, California, to provide mitigation for

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14
Jan
2010

Wetlands Restoration at Garcon Point Enhanced by Mitigation Bank

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: John McGuire, (334) 821-1999 or jmcguire@westervelt.com (restoration) Kelly Sands, (850) 661-4292 or ksands@westervelt.com (credit sales) WETLANDS RESTORATION AT GARCON POINT ENHANCED BY MITIGATION BANK Pensacola, Fla. – With restoration of plant and animal habitat – mostly wetlands, pine flatwoods, and native prairie – on 1205 acres in Santa Rosa County underway

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9
Oct
2009

Wetland Habitat to be Created in Southern Sacramento County

Riparian forests will be planted and a habitat for salmon created as part of a wetland mitigation bank approved along the Cosumnes River in southern Sacramento County. Westervelt Ecological Services received federal and state approval Sept. 30 to create the 472-acre Cosumnes Floodplain Mitigation Bank. Credits from the bank will be sold to public and

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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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