The Boran Ranch Mitigation Bank (BRMB) is one of the largest and most diverse wetland systems in the 115,000-acre Peace-Myakka Wildlife Corridor. The BRMB provides ephemeral wet prairie habitat, deep marsh pools that serve as aquatic refuges, and forested wetland habitat supported by restored oak hammock and long leaf pine flatwoods.
Agricultural drainage ditches were removed to restore wetland hydrology across the site. Following initial exotic species eradication, a combination of recruitment from the native seed bank, upland and wetland seeding, and native plant installation was required to restore vegetative communities. The project has restored over 160 acres of functional wetland from improved pasture, and enhanced another 132 acres of highly degraded wetland habitat. The site is managed primarily with fire.
The BRMB has been approved for State and Federal credits. State credits were assessed using UMAM and Federal credits were assessed with WRAP. Woodstork credits are attached to the Federal credits.