Set apart by an exceptional team that brings a depth of knowledge and expertise to every project, Stream + Wetlands Foundation streamlines the permit process for applicants and regulatory agencies by providing compensatory mitigation needed when wetlands and streams are impacted as part of the construction process.
Each mitigation bank provides credits that entities can purchase to satisfy compensatory mitigation requirements. S+W identifies locations that are suitable for the development of mitigation banks and creates and implements the plan to establish the bank.
S+W sponsors four in-lieu fee (ILF) programs designed to provide wetland and stream mitigation credits through the restoration, enhancement, and protection of aquatic resources. S+W is the first entity in Ohio to be approved to operate an ILF program since the 2008 federal rule was issued.
S+W can provide a complete on- or off-site mitigation solution when a mitigation bank or ILF program is unavailable or incompatible with the impacted aquatic resource. We can also assist with every step of the mitigation process from planning to construction to monitoring and long-term protection/management.
Habitat restoration is becoming a more common requirement for permit applicants. S+W is working with regulatory agencies to develop the first habitat conservation bank in Ohio that would provide compensatory credits for the Northern Long-Eared and Indiana Bats.
acres of wetlands restored
miles of stream restored
economic development and infrastructure projects
Such species include the Indiana and Northern Long-Eared Bat and Massasauga rattlesnakes, as well as other state and federally listed species.
Every project completed by S + W has a public or NGO partner that will be the long-term owner of the mitigation bank site. Once wetlands and streams are restored, the area can be used for passive creation, such as bird watching and education opportunities for local schools.
of wetland and upland habitats
of streams and associated riparian corridors
These programs include 12 mitigation banks, numerous full-delivery permittee-responsible mitigation projects and a vast array of in-lieu fee projects.Learn More About S+W
“We selected Stream + Wetlands Foundation as our partner because of their knowledge of the region and their extensive experience with wetland mitigation. They moved quickly and adeptly, doing quality work in a timely manner to help the team complete the permitting on schedule. They managed requests from multiple state and federal agencies to arrive at a final mitigation plan that will provide significant long-term environmental benefits to the Mahoning watershed.”