Whether mitigation is approached as a banking enterprise or to obtain specific project approvals, EarthBalance’s expertise and decades of experience provide extraordinary value to its clients and partners. Our efficient restoration designs and business structures derive from the lessons we have learned investing our own money in mitigation banks.
EarthBalance has been a pioneer and leader in the Florida wetland mitigation banking industry since it initiated Boran Ranch Phase 1 (1997), Boran Ranch Phase 2 (2004), Myakka Mitigation Bank (2004), Peace River Mitigation Bank (2006), Upper Coastal Mitigation Bank (2007), and Horse Creek Mitigation Bank (2015). State and federal permits have been received on all but the Horse Creek bank, which is under final federal agency review. Forage analyses were completed on three of these mitigation banks to receive additional wood stork credits, and one has received Florida Panther Habitat Units.
As a leading ecosystem restoration contractor, EarthBalance has delivered ecosystem restoration services for another 14 mitigation banks in Florida and Texas and numerous national wildlife refuges, parks and monuments, military facilities, and other public and private lands.
The company is now engaged in cutting-edge mitigation projects nationwide, including Florida ’s first seagrass mitigation bank, an 11,000-acre mitigation bank in remote southwest Alaska, and a conservation bank in California. With a firm grasp of mitigation rules and how to obtain the approvals required from numerous state and federal agencies, the company operates wherever its clients and partners need mitigation solutions.
The company’s unique perspective as a hands-on restoration contractor guides the design and permitting of all its mitigation projects, ensuring that credit yields are maximized and ecological benchmarks are achievable, cost-effective, and durable. Our knowledge of mitigation rules, our credibility with regulators, our sterling track record, and our decades of experience allow us to optimize a mitigation solution to meet the need at hand, whatever the challenge.
For more information about our Mitigation Bank Services, please contact Wade Waltimyer at email@example.com
Mitigation Bank Experience
|Mitigation Bank||Location||Equity Partner||Due Diligence||Enterprise Development||Design & Permitting||Construction Oversight||Restoration||Long-Term Management||Sales & Administration|
|Boran Ranch Phase 1||SW Florida||X||X||X||X||X||X||X||X|
|Boran Ranch Phase 2||SW Florida||X||X||X||X||X||X||X||X|
|Boran Ranch - EIP||SW Florida||X||X||X|
|Peace River||SW Florida||X||X||X||X||X||X||X||X|
|Peace River - EIP||SW Florida||X||X||X|
|Horse Creek||SW Florida||X||X||X||X|
|Horse Creek - EIP||SW Florida||X||F||F||F||C|
|Upper Coastal||West Florida||X||X||X||X||X||X||X|
|North Shore Seagrass||West Coastal Florida||X||X||F||F|
|Gulf Coast Plains||Texas||X|
|Cleveland Gap||Southern California||X||X||X||X||F||F||F||F|
|Boarshead Ranch||Central Florida||X||X||C||X||C|
|Weeks Bay||Mobile, Alabama||X|
|Bluefield Ranch||SE Florida||X|
|Lake Louisa||Central Florida||X|
|Highlands Ranch||North Florida||X|
|Green Swamp||Central Florida||X|
|Black Water Swamp||Central Florida||X|
|Corkscrew Swamp||SW Florida||X|
|FPL Everglades||South Florida||X|
|Old Florida||West Florida||X|
|Panther Island||SW Florida||X|
|Reedy Creek||Central Florida||X||X|
|Numerous project||Florida, California, Alaska||X|
X = Previous Experience, F = Future Expected Work, C = Contracted Work