Quality Service

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-lieu 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 S+W 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 S+W has restored, enhance and protected more than 3,000 acres of wetlands and nearly 110,000 feet of stream. S+W provides:

  • Aquatic Resource Mitigation Credits
    Mitigation credits are available through our in-lieu fee and mitigation banks in Ohio and North Carolina.
  • Permittee-Responsible Aquatic Resource Mitigation Projects
    S+W 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. S+W 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 S+W 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 S+W 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.

Current News

WOTUS Rule Update

The EPA and Department of the Army are moving forward proposing a new definition of the Waters of the United States (WOTUS), publishing an official rule in the Federal Register

Locals search for owls at Sandy Ridge

On Jan. 6, outdoor enthusiasts took advantage of the warm weather to observe a great horned owl at Sandy Ridge Reservation in North Ridgeville, Ohio. The Stream + Wetlands Foundation

Portsmouth Bypass Opens To Traffic

On Friday, December 14, a new four-lane, divided highway around the City of Portsmouth, Ohio opened to drivers. This 16-mile stretch of highway connects U.S. 52 near Wheelersburg, West Virginia