Outdoor learning and access to nature provides positive benefits for children of all ages. Beyond reduction of stress and enhanced concentration, outdoor learning is a popular activity that can be
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, S+W has successfully completed many stream and wetlands restoration projects. These projects have included 12 mitigation banks, numerous “full delivery” permittee responsible mitigation projects and in-lieu fee projects. Since its inception, S+W has restored, enhance and protected more than 3,000 acres of wetlands and more than 150,000 feet of stream.
- 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
S+W can help entities required to provide mitigation for loss of habitat for endangered or threatened species. Such species would include the Indiana and Northern Long-Eared Bat and Massasauga rattlesnakes, as well as other state and federally listed species.
Nationwide Permits (NWPs) are necessary for work in streams, wetlands and other waters of the United States under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act and Section 10 of the
The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) and the Lake Erie and Aquatic Research Network (LEARN) have partnered on the H2Ohio’s wetland monitoring plan to assess the effectiveness and future
The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) reinstated the use of Nationwide Permit (NWP) 12 – used to authorize certain actions during utility line construction – in a ruling