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Stillwater Wetland Mitigation Bank Habitat Study

Wetland mitigation bank creation in Colorado

wetland mitigation bank in stillwater Ohio

Project Details

Great Ecology acted as the principal manager in the reestablishment of a wetland mitigation bank following a devastating fire in the watersheds of the Gunnison Basin and North Fork of the Gunnison River. Great Ecology’s services included categorizing wetland types, using functional assessments to value habitats, negotiating credits, permitting, and planning restoration efforts to add value to the wetland bank. The latter task required a comprehensive program to implement and track land management activities in the area including construction and enhancement of water distribution ditches, debris removal and weed removal, prescribed burns and replanting, and hydrological and species composition monitoring. As a direct result of the land management activities, significant beneficial changes in species composition and hydrology have occurred onsite and it is now a viable wetland bank.

Services

Ecological Design & Planning, Habitat Restoration, Mitigation Banking, River, Stream, and Riparian Restoration, Wetland Delineation & Permitting,

Client

Stillwater Preservation

Date

2001-2008

Location

Ohio Creek, Gunnison, Colorado

Size

225 acres total; 126 acres wetland