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Compensatory mitigation
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For more information regarding wetland compensatory mitigation, contact:
DNR wetland mitigation

Mitigation guidelines

New mitigation guidelines were approved in 2013 to provide clear and consistent guidance to agency personnel, mitigation bank sponsors, permits applicants and others in establishing successful mitigation projects and providing a coherent approach to compensatory mitigation. These guidelines are meant to provide consistency to the wetland compensatory mitigation process, but do not supersede established agency rule or law. Final decisions are made on a case-by-case basis at the discretion of the permitting agencies having authority over a given wetland activity.

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One of many important topics these guidelines discuss is Credit Ratios, including both how to calculate the required amount of compensatory mitigation and how many credits a mitigation site may generate, detailed in Chapter 3.

Suggested science-based criteria for site selection, design, and evaluation of Wisconsin wetland mitigation banks

The department developed a document that gives suggestions, based on regulatory reports and peer–reviewed scientific literature, to assist in the process of establishing a wetland mitigation bank. Recommendations for selecting a good bank project site, preparing a site plan and developing quantifiable performance standards to assess the project’s progress are addressed.

Last revised: Thursday July 19 2018