Olympic Peninsula Conservation Programs

Wetlands Mitigation Banking Program

Program level:

National

Land use:

Agriculture, Forest

Provider:

NRCS

Benefits provided: 

Financial

Water-focused program: 

Yes

Purchase credits if a wetland needs to be removed.

Overview

Description:

Producers can buy credits from wetlands mitigation banks to compensate for the impact of lost wetlands. Wetland mitigation banks are established through the restoration, creation or enhancement of wetlands. When a mitigation bank is established, the landowner retains ownership and use of the property, while a conservation easement protects the wetlands from incompatible degrading activities.

Eligibility:

Have wetlands on property.

Financial benefit: 

Price dependent upon buyer and seller of wetland development rights

Contact information

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Information last updated on December 1, 2020.

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