A Review of Compensatory Mitigation in Estuarine and Marine Habitats
We are excited to share that the report has been published on EPA’s website.
Desk statement: EPA developed “A Review of Compensatory Mitigation in Estuarine and Marine Habitats” to inform regulators, mitigation providers and the public about compensatory mitigation in estuarine and marine settings. The report explores four habitats: shallow water, seagrass, oysters, and tidal flats (mudflats); it describes each of the habitats’ importance and provides examples of mitigation and restoration projects. A comprehensive list of third-party mitigation providers (as of 2021) with estuarine and marine sites and a subset of permittee-responsible mitigation projects from five coastal states is included.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will presenting the report at the National Mitigation and Environmental Markets conference in May.