Entries by Swamp Merchant

RS Video: Katy Prairie Stream Mitigation Bank

Restoration Systems was thrilled to see the final cut of the video below RS produced to profile our Katy Prairie Stream Mitigation Bank. The point of a corporate video of this kind is to help explain a project, so I will keep the narrative here to a minimum. Suffice to say, however, that we are […]

Warren Creek Newly Restored

We were sent some great photos this morning of the newly restored reaches at Warren Creek from Land Mechanics and the construction crew in Texas. All we need now is both banks planted thick with yellow roses. (Just kidding.)

RS buddy Eddie Bridges wins huge national award: Field and Stream’s Conservation Hero of the Year!

Wow. Long-time dear friend of Restoration Systems, Mr. Eddie Bridges, has been honored with a huge award: Field and Stream’s Conservation Hero of the Year. John Preyer and George Howard have known and respected Eddie Bridges since they were kids growing up in Greensboro. Eddie’s organization, the NC Wildlife Habitat Foundation, holds the protective easements on […]

E&E: Future of Conservation?: RS Katy Prairie Bank Nation’s Leading Commercial Mitigation Project

From more pics of the project visit our public Facebook page. To learn more about the project visit our Katy Prairie project page: I’ve read a lot articles about mitigation banking. But this one got it just right. We made the largest sale in the history of the mitigation industry to the Grand Parkway, for […]

Farmers and Water Quality Bankers

“That conservation mindset further blossomed after a chance meeting with Brents Fults in a Farmville log yard 10 years ago. Fults, a landscape architect, long had wanted to develop private enterprise solutions to fix larger environmental problems. He found a ready partner with John Harrison. By 2005, they had established the state’s first stream bank […]

NOLA Picayune on Jesuit Bend

Army Corps of Engineers presents plans for West Bank wetlands projects Published: Wednesday, August 01, 2012, 10:15 PM  By Mark Schleifstein, The Times-Picayune  The Army Corps of Engineers Tuesday night unveiled a variety of wetland-restoration projects that will serve as mitigation for the environmental impact caused by building leveesalong the West Bank in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. The projects would […]

Picayune on Jesuit Bend

Army Corps of Engineers presents plans for West Bank wetlands projects Published: Wednesday, August 01, 2012, 10:15 PM By Mark Schleifstein, The Times-Picayune The Army Corps of Engineers Tuesday night unveiled a variety of wetland-restoration projects that will serve as mitigation for the environmental impact caused by building levees along the West Bank in the […]

Energy & Environment Report: Fat private-equity investment buoys restoration industry

WETLANDS: Fat private-equity investment buoys restoration industry Paul Quinlan, E&E reporter Greenwire: Tuesday, July 17, 2012 A private-equity firm has raised $181 million for wetland restoration, in what industry insiders are touting as a sign that for-profit ecosystem revival is finally coming of age. At issue is the business of mitigation banking — reviving degraded […]

Well Deserved: Ecosystem Investment Partners raises $180 million for banking mitigation

Very well reported story here from Paul Quinlan of the Energy and Environment family of publications. Quinlan has written what many in the industry were already aware of, but needed wider publicity: Ecosystem Investment Partners has completed the largest capital raise in the history of the commercial mitigation industry, $180 million. Fred Danforth, Nik Dilks […]