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Leading Environmental Restoration and Mitigation Banking Firm Expands Reach Into Conservation Banking

Lesser Prairie Chicken to Benefit From Partnership RALEIGH, N.C., Sept. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — Raleigh-based Restoration Systems, LLC is pleased to announce its new partnership with Common Ground Capital, LLC (CGC), headquartered in Edmond, Oklahoma. Restoration Systems has a long history of pioneering and establishing stream, wetland, and water quality mitigation banks in […]

Texas flood and the Katy Prairie Stream Mitigation Bank

The Katy Prairie west of Houston is in a certain sense ground zero for the recent Texas floods. The section of Harris County where RS’ Katy Prairie Stream Bank is located is an absolutely critical landscape for protecting Houston from flooding — and indeed mitigating the threat that already exists. 2009 Katy Prairie flood Here […]

Restoration Systems featured in Triangle Business Journal

Surprisingly perhaps, over seventeen years in business RS has never had a “business” article written about our firm. We have had specific projects covered as ecological interest stories, and even some controversy, but never a word in the business pages or the local biz journal. But last year we decided finally to show some leg […]

Validation: Brent Fults and CBNLT recognized by Virginia Governor and EPA Administrator as water quality trading pioneers in the bay

Governor McAuliffe introduces Brent Fults at 5:20  Baltimore Sun-Times Ecosystem Marketplace RS is positively thrilled by our Virginia partner Brent Fults’ and the Chesapeake Bay Nutrient Land Trust’s (CBNLT) participation this morning in an unprecedented high-profile event touting water quality markets. Introducing Brent today was the Governor of Virginia Terry McAuliffe [!]. If that were […]

Spartina: A Boat to Honor a Legacy

Coastal Review Online TOPICS: COASTAL CULTURE, NCCF IN THE NEWS, NORTHEAST COAST By Catherine Kozak In honor of Dwight McKinney, the N.C. Coastal Federation will use his 39-foot boat renamed “Spartina” for public education and research in Manteo. Photo: Bill Birkemeier WANCHESE — Dwight McKinney was an outdoorsman personified. He reveled in the quiet solitude of hunting, but nothing […]

Fish Story?: RS improves migration of iconic shad fish into Piedmont

Sometimes the best works of mitigation bankers go unrecognized, but perhaps not forever. Today we were thrilled at Restoration Systems to see N.C. State University report that our removal of the Lowell Dam on the Little River, a tributary of the Neuse River, has contributed to the improvement of the fishery. We’ve known that for […]

Small and bald: What a difference a decade makes!

RS has been in business since 1998 but our first mitigation bank, Bear Creek, was not planted until October, 2001. Very soon afterward Mrs. Howard became pregnant with our first child, our lovely daughter Georgia Gilmer Howard. Georgia is now eleven and going to Daniels Middle School in the fall. I share this background because […]

South Carolina is looking to bring back Mitigation Banking.

York County Council hopes to have a mitigation bank plan up and running this year. Mitigation Banking allows builders to purchase credits to offset an environmental impact to a stream or wetland. Credits are generated by restoring a stream or wetland onsite or within the same watershed. York County had success with this in the […]

2014 National Mitigation & Ecosystem Banking Conference

Restoration Systems is a proud supporter of the 17th annual Mitigation Banking Conference. Restoration Systems pushed hard to have the conference held in Raleigh, but the event this year will head west to Denver, Colorado. We hope that Raleigh will be able to host the conference one day, but are happy to go to Colorado […]