Through March 10, 2017, The Nature Conservancy is soliciting proposals for wetlands mitigation in the Roanoke River basin in Virginia. Information about the solicitation is available online at http://www.nature.org/ourinitiatives/regions/northamerica/unitedstates/virginia/explore/vartf-roanoke-wetland-mitigation.xml.
According to the announcement at that site, “The purpose of the project is to provide wetland mitigation to offset unavoidable impacts for which the Virginia Aquatic Resources Trust Fund was utilized as the compensatory mitigation. The Conservancy is seeking projects that will deliver 10 or more non-tidal wetland credits and can service multiple HUCs [hydrologic units] in the Roanoke River basin. The primary objectives are to restore, enhance, and/or preserve wetland systems to address the credit needs in the Roanoke River Basin. In general, wetland mitigation [comprises] activities that create, restore, enhance, or preserve wetland resources. Such activities improve wetland functions and may result in gain of wetland acreage in the case of creation and restoration.”
More information about the Virginia Aquatic Trust Fund is available from The Nature Conservancy online at http://www.nature.org/ourinitiatives/regions/northamerica/unitedstates/virginia/explore/the-virginia-aquatic-resources-trust-fund-home.xml.
More information about mitigation generally in Virginia is available from the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality online at http://www.deq.virginia.gov/Programs/Water/WetlandsStreams/Mitigation.aspx.