Greg Meyer | What is Wetland Mitigation?
It’s critical to understand wetland mitigation and wetland mitigation banking if you are a farmer, developer, or landowner – especially in North Dakota and Minnesota. Unfortunately, navigating regulatory, environmental, and agricultural considerations can be a daunting task.
Fortunately, we have an expert! Greg Meyer is one of Moore Engineering’s wetland specialists. Greg has over 20 years of experience helping clients develop effective wetland mitigation strategies.
Watch the video below and keep reading to get an in-depth view of how wetland mitigation can help you get the most out of your land.
What is Wetland Mitigation?
Wetland mitigation is the process required to replace or financially compensate for proposed impacts on wetlands.
Farmers often have wetlands on their property in a less-than-ideal position. Not only are those areas unproductive, but their location can also prevent farmers from efficiently working the land. If needed, the landowner can convert those wetlands to productive farmland and offset the impact by creating or restoring wetlands elsewhere on their property.
Wetland mitigation plays an important role in maintaining the natural ecosystem while allowing producers the flexibility they need to produce vital goods for our communities.
What is Wetland Mitigation Banking?
Wetland mitigation banking is the process of selling credits to developers or other landowners to compensate for proposed impacts on wetlands.
For farmers, selling credits to those who impact wetlands is incredibly effective for monetizing otherwise unproductive land. At Moore Engineering, we’ve helped hundreds of clients invest in their land through wetland mitigation banking.
Impacting wetlands is often necessary as developers build new homes, offices, roads, and businesses. In the same way, farmers may choose to impact wetlands on their own property to maximize their land’s output. For developers and producers, purchasing wetland credits from landowners is a great way to offset their impact without impeding progress.
Benefits of Wetland Mitigation
Getting the most out of your land
Investing in your land only to receive low output is never a positive experience. Similarly, wetlands in your agricultural field can be just as disruptive. Wetland mitigation allows you to work your land as efficiently as possible. By restoring wetlands in unproductive areas, you’ll have the freedom to impact wetlands where needed.
Invest with a Wetland Mitigation Bank
Wetland mitigation banking is a great way to get financially compensated for restoring wetlands on your property. By selling credits to others, you can get paid to maintain the natural beauty of your land without sacrificing your land’s productivity.
Wetlands are a natural part of our environment. Wetland mitigation plays an important role in preserving the natural beauty of the land. They also serve as a habitat for wildlife – including deer and game birds.
Moore Engineering – Wetland Mitigation Experts
Creating a wetland mitigation strategy can be a daunting task to take on alone. Moore Engineering’s team of wetland mitigation experts is here to help.
We’ve helped thousands of clients create wetland mitigation strategies in the +60 years we’ve been around. With 12 offices across North Dakota and Minnesota, our team of wetland scientists, soil scientists, and botanist is always close by.
Contact a member of our team to get started. Some of our specific services include:
- Wetland Regulatory Compliance
- Agricultural Wetland Determinations
- Drainage Assessments (Scope & Effect)
- Wetland Mitigation Bank Development