On Friday, October 9, a federal appeals court halted a high-profile rule defining the scope of the Clean Water Act, marking the latest legal maneuver for the controversial rule. Judges
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.
On October 6, Vince Messerly, president of the Stream + Wetlands Foundation, was guest speaker at a breakfast meeting for the Home Builders Association of Greater Cincinnati. Messerly’s presentation “Compensatory
Stream + Wetlands president Vince Messerly will be a featured speaker at the Ohio Surface Water: Regulatory and Permitting Conference to be held Oct. 20 at the Renaissance Downtown Hotel in
On Aug. 27, a United States District Court for the District of North Dakota issued an order blocking the controversial Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule hours before it was