Hammock Lake Mitigation Bank
The Hammock Lake Mitigation Bank provides state and federal credits within the Palatlakaha River (Basin 13) and Southern Ocklawaha River (Basin 12) which is within the St. Johns River Water Management District, and in the Ocklawaha River Basins which is within Southwest Florida Water Management District.
Mitigation Bank credits are available to offset wetland impacts that are located within the Palatlakaha River, Southern Ocklawaha River and Ocklawaha River Basins with UMAM credits (State & Federal).
The Hammock Lake Mitigation Bank is 818-acre mitigation bank that is located in Polk County, Florida.
The bank was permitted by both the Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (ACOE) and can be utilized as mitigation for impacts within the service area.
Restoration activities include eradication of invasive exotic/nuisance vegetation and the establishment of a prescribed fire management program.