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Video Recaps of The Mitigation Banking Group, Inc.

December 9th, 2019

Merry Christmas from The Mitigation Banking Group

Merry Christmas to all of my family, friends and clients! It has been another fantastic year and I am wishing you and yours a wonderful holiday season and outstanding 2020! If you need anything, please contact me!
https://mitigationbankinginc.com/contact/

December 9th, 2019

What drainage basin watershed do we live in?

A drainage basin or watershed is an area of land in which all of the water that enters it, drains into a common waterbody. Known as either a drainage basin or watershed, it can be thought of as a “funnel” that collects surface water and groundwater and drains it into a single stream, lake, ocean or other reservoirs. Hills and ridges usually separate one watershed from the next. If you require mitigation on land you are developing, you must purchase mitigation banking credits from the same drainage basin.
Plot your project location to find out which drainage basin your project is located in.
https://mitigationbankinginc.com/florida-drainage-basins-watershed-map/

December 9th, 2019

What is a wetland mitigation bank?

Mitigation banking is a system of credits and debits devised to ensure that ecological loss, especially to wetlands and streams resulting from various development works, is compensated for by the preservation and restoration of wetlands, natural habitats, streams, etc. in other areas so that there is no net loss to the environment. To mitigate means to reduce the severity of something, in this case, the damage caused to the environment.
https://mitigationbankinginc.com/mitigation-credits/

December 9th, 2019

What is a habitat conservation bank?

Conservation banks are permanently protected lands that contain natural resource values. These lands are conserved and permanently managed for species that are endangered, threatened, candidates for listing, or are otherwise species-at-risk. Conservation banks function to offset adverse impacts to these species that occurred elsewhere, sometimes referred to as off-site mitigation. In exchange for permanently protecting the land and managing it for these species, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) approves a specified number of habitat or species credits that bank owners may sell. Developers or other project proponents who need to compensate for the unavoidable adverse impacts their projects have on species may purchase the credits from conservation bank owners to mitigate their impacts.
https://mitigationbankinginc.com/conservation-credits/

December 9th, 2019

What is the The Uniform Mitigation Assessment Method (UMAM)?

The Uniform Mitigation Assessment Method (UMAM) was established to fulfill the mandate of subsection 373.414(18), F.S., which requires the establishment of a uniform mitigation assessment method to determine the amount of mitigation needed to offset adverse impacts to wetlands and other surface waters and to award and deduct mitigation bank credits.
https://mitigationbankinginc.com/faqs-and-resources/

December 9th, 2019

Mitigation Bank Service Areas

During the permitting of a mitigation bank, the permitting agency and IRT will determine the Mitigation Service Area (MSA), which is the geographic region within which the bank could reasonably be expected to offset impacts. The MSA boundary determination generally starts with the regional watershed in which the bank lies, but may be larger or smaller depending upon the ecological and hydrological location and value.

December 9th, 2019

How do I permit a Mitigation Bank in Florida?

Permitted Mitigation Banks in Florida
The Mitigation Bank Statute, 373.4136, and Mitigation Bank Rule, 62-342, provide the framework for permitting banks. Mitigation banks are authorized by a state permit, issued by either a water management district or the department, and by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as a Mitigation Bank Instrument (MBI). The Corps maintains a website for federally approved or under-review wetland mitigation banks called “RIBITS.” The map below represents state-issued mitigation banks.

December 4th, 2019

LIVE: Wetland Mitigation & Species Conservation

Victoria recently had the honor of being invited by the Orlando Regional Realtor Association, Commercial Council to talk about Wetland Mitigation & Species Conservation at Dubsdread Country Club. She spoke about how she works with developers impacting wetlands throughout the state of Florida.
Victoria K. Colangelo is the CEO of The Mitigation Banking Group, Inc. She has over 15 years of sales and marketing experience serving Florida’s mitigation banking credit industry. Victoria’s vast background in the wetland mitigation and habitat conservation banks industry has designated her as one of Florida’s most sought-after mitigation bank sales brokers. Victoria is passionate about partnering with mitigation bankers, environmental consultants and developers to aid in the mitigation process. Victoria is responsible for developing and implementing strategies and forecasts that support existing relationships with industry partners and promote future growth for the industry.

October 10th, 2019

How Victoria Provides Mitigation Options to Clients

Victoria explains the process she goes through in order to find out where your project is located and how she gives you the best Mitigation options for your project needs.

October 10th, 2019

About Us

Victoria Colangelo started The Mitigation Banking Group, Inc. in 2017 and offers over 15 years of experience in the Mitigation Banking industry. As of today, MBG represents fifteen Mitigation Banks and one Conservation Bank selling Sand Skink Mitigation.

September 23rd, 2019

LIVE Mitigation Banking in Florida: Lessons Learned and Future Trends with Victoria Colangelo

The 2019 Florida Association of Environmental Professionals Conference was held on Friday, September 20th for a Panel Discussion on: Mitigation Banking in Florida: Lessons Learned and Future Trends with Victoria Colangelo, The Mitigation Banking Group, Inc; John Lesman, Bio-Tech Consulting, Inc.; and Bill Kerr, BKI, Inc.

July 30th, 2019

2019 Environmental Permitting Summer School Panel Discussion

Victoria joined the panel at the 2019 Environmental Permitting Summer School in Marco Island, FL. Her discussion was on Mitigation Banking Practical Considerations: Challenges and Opportunities.

July 17th, 2019

Environmental Permitting Summer School #EPSS2019 Kickoff

MBG was at Marco Island for the 33rd Environmental Permitting Summer School.

May 20th, 2019

National Mitigation & Ecosystem Banking Conference Day 2 Recap

Day 1 at the NMEBC19 Conference was a huge success.
Bringing Together Policy, Practice, Business, Science & People Investing in the Environment is what this conference is about.

May 20th, 2019

National Mitigation & Ecosystem Banking Conference Day 1 Recap

Day 1 at the NMEBC19 Conference was a huge success.
Bringing Together Policy, Practice, Business, Science & People Investing in the Environment is what this conference is about.

May 9th, 2019

Conversation with John Paul Woodley Jr #NMEBC2019

It was such an honor to sit down with John Paul Woodley Jr. to talk shop and get his views on the state of our industry. #NMEBC2019

April 29th, 2019

Reedy Creek Mitigation Bank, Victoria Colangelo- The Mitigation Banking Group, Inc.

The Reedy Creek Mitigation Bank provides state and federal credits within the Reedy Creek, Shingle Creek, Boggy Creek, Lake Hart, E. Lake Toho, Lake Toho, Lake Myrtle, Alligator Lake, Lake Gentry, S-63A, Canoe Creek, Lake Cypress, Lake Kissimmee, Lake Pierce, Lake Hatchineha, and Horse Creek Basins which are within the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) Mitigation Bank credits are available to offset unavoidable wetland impacts with UMAM credits (State) and M-WRAP credits (Federal).
May 2019 UPDATE
Reedy Creek Mitigation Bank just planted 20 acres last month after a nice looking burn was used to knock back rubus, dog fennel, and competitive pasture grasses (Bermuda and Bahia). READ MORE
The Reedy Creek Mitigation Bank is a 3,520-acre mitigation bank that is located in Polk/Osceola County. The bank was permitted by both the South Florida Water Management District and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and can be utilized as mitigation for impacts within the service area. Restoration activities include the installation of low water crossings, culverts and the cessation of logging activities on the property.

January 29th, 2019

Mitigation Credits for Sale

The Mitigation Banking Group, Inc. works closely with landowners throughout Florida who need to offset unavoidable wetland impacts by providing high-quality mitigation. In addition to marketing wetland mitigation and conservation credits throughout Florida, The Mitigation Banking Group, Inc. also assists clients with the due-diligence process of buying and selling a mitigation bank by providing market analysis of supply and demand within that specific region. Investors looking to buy a mitigation bank and landowners who are interested in selling an existing mitigation bank rely on MBG, Inc. for vital historical analysis of mitigation credit sales and project data needed during the due diligence process.
If you are buying or selling a mitigation bank, please contact Victoria Colangelo for more information.

December 10th, 2018

What is a mitigation bank?

Victoria Colangelo of the Mitigation Banking Group in Orlando, Florida talks about the most frequently asked questions about the mitigation banking industry.
What is a mitigation bank?
What is the average size mitigation bank?
Why would I need a mitigation credit?
Can I purchase a mitigation credit from any permitted mitigation bank?
How much does a mitigation credit cost?
What is the difference between a state and federal credit?
If I have land can I make it a mitigation bank?

December 10th, 2018

Happy Holidays from Mitigation Banking Group

What a great year it has been! Victoria wishes you and your family happy holidays and a prosperous new year. If you have any mitigation credit needs this holiday season and beyond, please give Victoria a call.

October 8th, 2018

FAEP Panel Discussion

Watch Victoria Colangelo’s presentation on the business of mitigation banks presented at the 2018 Florida Association of Environmental Professionals conference in Orlando.

October 1st, 2018

FAEP 2018 Conference Recap

It was a pleasure getting to attend and speak the FAEP 2018 Conference in Orlando, FL.

September 10th, 2018

Reedy Creek Mitigation Bank

One of the first mitigation banks in the state and definitely one of the biggest restoration success stories.

July 19th, 2018

The Business of Mitigation Banks – 5 Critical Components

Victoria speaks at the 2018 Environmental Permitting Summer School in Marco Island. Her presentation identifies 5 critical components for establishing a mitigation bank.

July 17th, 2018

Florida Chamber’s 32nd Annual Environmental Permitting Summer School

Victoria presented at Marco Island for the 32nd Annual Environmental Permitting Summer School in July 2018. The presentation was on Practical Considerations in Environmental Mitigation and Mitigation Banking.

July 17th, 2018

Florida Chamber’s 32nd Annual Environmental Permitting Summer School

Victoria spoke about very important industry topics at the 32nd Annual Environmental Permitting Summer School.
PENDING WOTUS (WATERS OF THE UNITED STATES) DETERMINATION
State 404 Program Workshop Chapters 62-330 And 62-331, F.A.C.
Please contact me anytime with any of your mitigation credit questions or needs.

April 9th, 2018

2018 FAEP Annual Conference Planning

Learn more by clicking here.

January 23rd, 2018

Metra Meeting: Past, Present and Pending Future of mitigation banking in the state of Florida

See Victoria’s MBG METRA Speech Blog

November 21st, 2017

Mitigation Banking Group Happy Holidays from Victoria

What a great year! If you need help with anything, please just let Victoria know!

September 26th, 2017

Reedy Creek and Hammock Lake Announcement

At MBG, our mission is to streamline the mitigation process for our customers.
See the full roster of Mitigation Banks we are partnered with to assist your needs:
https://mitigationbankinginc.com/mitigation-credits/

July 24th, 2017

Florida Permitting School Recap

Victoria joined more than 850 attorneys, consultants, engineers, state and local government officials, developers, landowners, and others with a strong interest in environmental issues in Florida. The program featured the most advanced and current instruction available on Florida’s environmental, energy and growth management laws, rules and programs.
Uniform Mitigation Assessment Method (UMAM)
The FDEP just posted the draft rule, worksheets, and notice of upcoming workshop on revisions to the Uniform Mitigation Assessment Method (UMAM).
This will affect the way that wetland impacts and mitigation are calculated throughout Florida, so it is essential for practitioners to review, test and provide input. Click read more for the full announcement.

July 11th, 2017

2017 Environmental Permitting Summer School

The 31st Annual Environmental Permitting Summer School is attended by more than 850 attorneys, consultants, engineers, state and local government officials, developers, landowners, and others with a strong interest in environmental issues in Florida.
The program features the most advanced and current instruction available on Florida’s environmental, energy and growth management laws, rules and programs. Attendees also have the opportunity to earn continuing education credits.

June 13th, 2017

Victoria Colangelo – Wetland Mitigation

Ensuring Project Success Through Experienced Mitigation Services
We offer long-term project solutions by offsetting unavoidable impacts to wetlands, protected species, and other aquatic resources.

April 28th, 2017

The Mitigation Banking Group Sand Skink Season

Victoria talks about Sand Skink season. Please let us know if we can help you with conservation credits for your mitigation requirements! http://mitigationbankinginc.com/
The sand skink (Neoseps reynoldsi) is a listed threatened species by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The species is typically found in on the Central Florida ridge known as the Lake Wales Ridge area. The Lake Wales Ridge area is an area generally stretching north and south throughout central Florida – and evidenced by a higher land elevation.

February 8th, 2017

The Mitigation Banking Group Meet Victoria

February 7th, 2017

The Mitigation Banking Group Intro

The Mitigation Banking Group introduction to our services