There continues to be a need for better standards for wetland compensatory mitigation, to ensure that wetland acres, conditions, and functions are not lost through unavoidable impacts to existing wetlands and other aquatic resources. Federal regulations are improving compensatory mitigation planning by emphasizing a watershed based approach. Efforts are being made to demonstrate how such a watershed approach to compensatory mitigation might work. The City and Borough of Juneau, Alaska wanted to upgrade their mitigation plan, and through funding from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), we developed a proposed conceptual three-part watershed-based framework for Juneau, Alaska, relying on several key methods.
- Kittel G and Faber-Langendoen D. 2011. Watershed Approach to Wetland Mitigation: A Conceptual Framework for Juneau, Alaska. Arlington VA: NatureServe.