We are pleased to announce that on July 8, the Pittsburgh Corps District approved the Final Instrument for our stream mitigation in-lieu fee program. This encompasses the four 8-digit HUC’s
The Stream + Wetlands Foundation specializes in providing compensatory mitigation for impacts to aquatic resources, in large part through the establishment of mitigation banks, completing permittee responsible mitigation and serving as an in-lie fee sponsor in order to provide high quality compensatory mitigation by protecting, enhancing, and restoring aquatic resources. Since our inception in 1992 as Ohio Wetlands Foundation, the Stream + Wetlands Foundation has successfully completed many stream and wetlands restoration projects. These projects have included 11 mitigation banks totaling nearly 3,000 acres of wetlands; numerous “full delivery” permittee responsible mitigation projects and recently was authorized as an in-lieu fee sponsor in the Huntington and Pittsburgh Corps Districts (2014). Since its inception, the Stream + Wetlands Foundation has restored, enhance and protected more than 3,000 acres of wetlands and nearly 110,000 feet of stream.
Stream + Wetlands Foundation provides:
- Aquatic Resource Mitigation Credits
Stream + Wetland Mitigation credits are available through our in-lieu fee and mitigation banks in Ohio and North Carolina.
- Permittee-Responsible Aquatic Resource Mitigation Projects
The Foundation can provide a complete on-site or off-site mitigation solution when a mitigation bank or in-lieu fee program is unavailable or incompatible with the impacted aquatic resource. The Foundation can assist with every step of the mitigation process from planning to construction to monitoring and long term protection/management.
- Partnerships with Public Entities and Conservation Based Non-Government Organizations (NGO)
Every project completed by the Foundation has a public or NGO partner. Involvement can exist as a third-party easement holder, long-term land steward, or mitigation bank partner. See our list of partners for examples.
- Endangered Species Habitat Mitigation
The Stream + Wetlands Foundation can help entities required to provide mitigation for loss of habitat for endangered or threatened species. Currently, we are seeking approval of a bat habitat mitigation bank in Ohio. If approved, this mitigation bank would provide credits for Indiana and Northern Long Eared Bats.
Aaron Van Ostran presented at the 2015 Ohio Stormwater Conference. He presented with Jackie Haynal from Jobes Henderson and Denise Crews with the City of Lancaster. The title of the
Stream + Wetlands Foundation’s project, Trumbull Creek wetlands mitigation bank, was featured in Greg Snowden’s presentation at the National Mitigation & Ecosystem Banking Conference in Orlando. The presentation, “Wetland Restoration
The Ohio Wetlands Foundation was one of the first mitigation banking companies in the country and for more than 20 years, we have focused most of our efforts on developing