Commercial Mitigation Banking Services
the Clean Water Act, development that results in the permanent destruction
of wetlands must, in most cases, be mitigated by the creation of
a new wetland or the restoration of a degraded one.
In recent years, the concept of "mitigation banking"
Rather than require developers to create and maintain
wetlands on their own on a quid pro quo basis, mitigation banking
allows them to pay for wetlands that have been created and maintained
properly by others to compensate for their damage.