Wildlands' Pajaro River Mitigation Bank approved

Wildlands Inc. is proud to announce the approval of the 273-acre Pajaro River Mitigation Bank located in San Benito County, California. The bank includes nearly 150 acres of created seasonal wetland credits and serves a four county area including portions of Monterey, San Benito, Santa Clara and Santa Cruz counties. Seasonal wetlands are created to offset impacts to wetland habitats by land development projects...

ROCKLIN, CA, Dec. 18, 2007 -- Wildlands Inc. is proud to announce the approval of the 273-acre Pajaro River Mitigation Bank located in San Benito County, California. The bank includes nearly 150 acres of created seasonal wetland credits and serves a four county area including portions of Monterey, San Benito, Santa Clara and Santa Cruz counties.

Seasonal wetlands are created to offset impacts to wetland habitats by land development projects. The federal "no net loss" of wetlands policy requires that their loss must be offset by saving, restoring or creating a comparable amount of wetlands elsewhere.

"The Pajaro River Mitigation Bank will contribute to the overall health of Pajaro River watershed, while allowing public and private development project to responsibly comply with federal law," said Wildlands CEO Steve Morgan.

Wildlands offers wetland mitigation credits to the development community and public sector to fulfill permit obligations of the United States Army Corps of Engineers under the Clean Water Act in order to fulfill the goals of the federal "no net loss" wetlands policy.

Wildlands Inc., a private mitigation and conservation banking firm based in Rocklin, CA, has been in business since 1991. With projects throughout California and Washington state, Wildlands Inc. has preserved and protected over 25,000 acres of habitat; offering mitigation and conservation credits to public and private developers.

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