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 […]
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I will add some commentary later but I wanted to quickly share the wonderful study by Dave Urban and Craig Denisoff in this month’s highly regarded National Wetlands Newsletter. Fortunately, the study speaks for itself. Take it away Dave and Craig: National Wetlands Newsletter: 98.3% of wetland banks successful
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]