There is a lot of “inside baseball” from Tennessee politics in this article we came across (I did not post the first few paragraphs but they can be read at the link provided). But the meat of the story agrees with the narrative arc of so many wetland and stream fee arrangements: Politically influential interests […]
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Whew, I’m relieved Restoration Systems isn’t following the Virginia Department of Transportation’s business plan for mitigation — we’d be out of business. Travis Hamrick came across this TV news story revealing that VDOT had spent — get this — $5.1 million building a mitigation bank. Now that might be excusable if the agency had wetted […]
We just returned from the National Mitigation Banking Conference last week in Sacramento, where old friend David Robinson gave an excellent presentation on the benefits of “Full-Delivery” mitigation procurement systems. You can also view it here on his website: http://www.full-delivery.com/ By way of background, as some readers will know, the NC Ecosystem Enhancement program is North Carolina’s unique, […]
Yep, you’re looking at it! The new Restoration Systems website has been activated. Nothing is more tedious and ultimately more rewarding than a major website upgrade — and now is satisfaction time!
Out on the boats at Jesuit Bend with the agencies this week:
On Friday night Episode 307 of “Sweet Home Alabama” aired. We allowed the reality show to use our beautiful swamp at Jesuit Bend as a filming location last month. Never thought I’d see anyone “make out” on TV at one of our mitigation banks! I can’t seem to get the video to “embed,” but see […]
Critics say ‘wholesale auction’ of Tennessee’s stream quality afoot By Tom Humphrey Sunday, February 19, 2012 NASHVILLE — A decade-old, multi-million dollar program for restoring degraded Tennessee streams has come under attack in the state Legislature even as Gov. Bill Haslam’s administration moves to give it new legal status. Critics of the Tennessee Stream Mitigation Program, […]
John Preyer and our partner in Virginia, Brent Fults, of the Chesapeake Bay Nutrient Land Trust, visited Duke University and Blue Devil country last week to see well regarded state and national water quality regulator Ellen Gilinski speak on nutrient problems. Ellen is formerly the Director of the Water Division at the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and […]
RS owns 330 acres we are permitting as Phase One of a mitigation bank in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana, along the west bank of the Mississipi River below New Orleans. The site is called Jesuit Bend because it lies on the last big easterly turn of the river below the city, but still 72 miles from […]