offers environmental credits that represent a variety of ecosystems
including wetland communities (such as forested, scrub/shrub or
emergent pools), streams with riparian buffers, and mature forested
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mitigation bank is managed wetland area that has received regulatory
authorization at the federal, state, and local levels. Characterized
by restoration, creation, enhancement, and preservation, this
land is set aside under regulatory guidelines to compensate for
present and future development impacts. Regulations require that
the landowner or developer "mitigate" or compensate
for authorized impacts in the developed area. The purchase of
credits from an approved mitigation bank is a preferable regulatory
alternative to the restoration or creation of wetlands on or near
the development site.
term "Waters of the United States" prescribes the policy,
practice, and procedures used in Section 404 of the Clean Water
Act which includes "navigable waters." Subcategorizes
include coastal and inland waters, lakes, rivers, perennial and
intermittent streams, wetlands and other aquatic habitats.
addition to wetland credits, ESS provides credits for U.S. Waters
and associated buffers, which are transferred on a linear-foot
basis and are typically combined with a 50 to 100 foot adjacent
riparian buffer. This buffer provides improvements to water quality
by impeding the addition of pollutants, nutrients and sediments
into the water body, provides green space, and creates wildlife
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