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    National Mitigation Bankers Association update

    Across the country there are more than 1500 mitigation bank projects covering more than 700,000 acres.  At present, there are more than 370 new projects pending agency approval on more than 95,000 acres.  Each of these mitigation banks resides within a congressional district, of course, and each probably has a person or persons “sweating bullets” that there will be sufficient demand to sustain their investment.

    The NMBA represents an industry with investments spread across the country. While there could easily be mitigation banks in the majority of the 435 House districts, many of these mitigation bankers are not talking to their U.S. House and Senate Members, and if they are, they may not be properly informed to effectively advocate for their needs or the needs of the industry.

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    Mitigation Marketing Adds Farmton Mitigation Bank to Growing List of Partners

    Mitigation Marketing, the first and largest firm specializing in marketing support for mitigation banks in Florida, announced that it is now representing Farmton Mitigation Bank. Through the partnership, Mitigation Marketing will leverage its proven, full-service approach to assist Farmton with its marketing and services needs.

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    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Proposed Rule Recognizes Important Role for Mitigation Banking

    Late in 2015, the Obama Administration issued a Presidential Memorandum directing various federal agencies to incorporate resource mitigation banking into the programs administered by these agencies. On Tuesday, March 8, 2016, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (the “Service”) issued a proposed revision to its mitigation policy applicable to all Service programs related to wildlife and other resources. Once effective, it will serve as an umbrella policy under which the Service may issue more detailed guidance covering specific programs provided they are consistent with the overall policy.

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    Presidential Memorandum Promotes Pre-Project Mitigation and Restoration Banking

    U.S. President Barack Obama issued a Presidential Memorandum (Memorandum) that potentially opens the door to agency attempts to expand mitigation obligations beyond what is required under law while also having the potential to have significant and positive net benefits for the development of energy projects.

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    Benbow Featured in Orlando Business Journal

    When he was growing up in the countryside near Fort Wayne, Indiana, Dennis Benbow was fascinated with the outdoors.

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    Finding Genes That Fit

    Desperate to break up the genetic monotony that cripples endangered species, researchers are outfitting populations with borrowed genes. The payoff is survival. The price is uniqueness. The Florida panther was in a desperate state. Its habitat was shrinking, and highway deaths were commonplace.

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    The Society of Wetland Scientists Supports Wetland Mitigation Banking

    The Society of Wetland Scientists (SWS), whose mission is to, “promote understanding, scientifically based management, and sustainable use of wetlands,” recently issued a position paper supporting wetland mitigation banking.

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    Dennis Benbow Receives the Defenders of the Environment Award

    On March 5, 2011, Dennis Benbow was awarded the Defenders of the Environment Award from Nature Wise in Orlando, Florida. He was one of the twelve recipients that were honored for the achievement of Environmental Protection, Defense, Advocacy and Education.

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    The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service proposes upgrade of the wood stork’s status

    The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service is proposing to upgrade the status of the wood stork from “endangered” to “threatened” under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The proposal is based on a comprehensive agency review that determined there has been a substantial improvement in the wood stork?s breeding population and an expansion of its breeding range which extends from Florida north to North Carolina and west to Mississippi.

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    Bear and Cub at Wekiva River Mitigation Bank

    Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission is researching the Florida black bear’s range. Wekiva River Mitigation Bank was able to submit these photos of a mother and cub photographed on the mitigation bank site on September 18, 2013. These photos will improve FFWCC’s knowledge of the Florida black bear’s range. Enter your bear sightings here.

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    Sebring Scrub Conservation Bank is now approved and currently providing sand skink credits!

    We currently have 170 sand skink and 80 scrub jay credits available at both Hatchineha Ranch Conservation Bank and Sebring Scrub Conservation Bank. Another 200 sand skink and 160 scrub jay credits are pending future credit releases in Fall 2014!

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    New Waters of the U.S. Rule Proposed March 25, 2014 by EPA and Corps of Engineers

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Army Corps) today jointly released a proposed rule to clarify protection under the Clean Water Act for streams and wetlands that form the foundation of the nation’s water resources. The proposed rule will benefit businesses by increasing efficiency in determining coverage of the Clean Water Act.

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    Inaugural NMBA Executive Director Named

    The National Mitigation Banking Association (NMBA), announced today Barton James has been named Executive Director for the association.

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    County Says Bill Would Endanger Local Wetlands

    House Bill 703, a wide-ranging, controversial piece of environmental regulation legislation, has drawn opposition from Alachua County government in part because it would nullify a portion of the county’s long-held wetlands protection policy, forcing the county to abide by less-protective state policies.

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    New Rule Proposes Greater Protections for Streams and Wetlands under the Clean Water Act

    Last March, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps. of Engineers jointly released a proposed rule that would give the federal government regulatory authority over millions of acres of wetlands and about 2 million miles of streams

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    Construction at Withlacoochee Wetland Mitigation Bank

    Withlacoochee Wetland Mitigation Bank has been under construction over the past year. Over 49,000 trees were planted throughout the site. 12.7 acres were converted from pasture with historical wetland signatures to reestablished wetlands.

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    Manatee County Benefits from Payments to Tampa Bay Wetlands Mitigation Bank

    The Bradenton Herald recently published an editorial by Sia Mollanazar, Deputy Director, Manatee County Public Works Manatee County, on the benefits of mitigation banking.

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    Mitigation Marketing Announces New Vice President

    Florida’s largest broker of mitigation credits appointed a prominent environmental professional to the role of vice president. Alexis M. Preisser brings more than a decade of experience in project management and ecological conservation to the firm.

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