Despite the critical role that mitigation specialists serve,
with capital mitigation specialists nationwide, this Article explores
what mitigation specialists encounter as they investigate a capital
disparity in the way mitigation investigations actually work,
precedent relevant to the intersection of arbitrariness and mitigation.
research reveal that even though mitigation specialists strive to
To further complicate a project, political boundaries can add complexity to the permitting and mitigation work efforts--crossing state, county/parish or municipal boundaries.
The Corps, while systematic in its approach to permitting and mitigation as required by 33 CFR Parts 325 and 332, may assess the number of required credits for any given acre of project land using different methods in different locations or even different methods within the same geographic location--variability often due to ecosystem-specific issues.
First, recognition of the multidisciplinary nature of wetlands mitigation and restoration is required.
Next, an analysis of client needs must recognize both short-term requirements--including budget and scheduling--and long-term project goals--which are considered by regulatory agencies in light of their need to require measurable, enforceable ecological performance standards for mitigation solutions.
A financial model of the solution set may then be used to review scenarios considering available, released mitigation credits and their relative prices, the features of lands to be proactively acquired and the capital deployment needed for ongoing and future mitigation bank development and operations.