On Tuesday, Oct. 22, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published the final rule repealing the Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule, returning the law to provisions in place prior to
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.
On Thursday, Sept. 12, the EPA and the US Army Corps of Engineers signed a pre-publication version of the repeal of the 2015 Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) Definition. The
“Managing our Water in a Changing World: from Social, Environmental, and Policy Perspectives” is the theme of Ohio University’s Ohio River Basin Consortium for Research and Education – Ohio River
The Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs is accepting applications for a graduate student assistantship funded by the Stream and Wetlands Foundation that will support students engaged in interdisciplinary