Editorial Endorsement of mitigation banking


In Our View: Saving Wetlands
Mitigation ‘bank’ concept is making progress

Tuesday, March 27, 2007
Columbian editorial writers



The win-win concept of wetlands banking is making progress in Clark County, good news for two frequent adversaries: developers and environmentalists.

A wetland bank allows developers to buy credits toward mitigation projects that are required to lessen environmental impacts of their developments. Usually, wetland banks are not adjacent to the developer’s work, but that’s OK, because by consolidating bank credits, larger projects are advanced. Those offer more promise than piece-meal projects, and that’s what has environmentalists excited about the concept.

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