Mitigation to Improve Water Quality and Wildlife Habitat

Need to offset unavoidable wetland impacts through high-quality mitigation? Credits from the Peace River and Boran Ranch Mitigation Banks are your ideal solution.

The Peace River and Boran Ranch Wetland Mitigation Banks are owned and operated by Ecosystem Investment Partners (EIP)—the country’s leading provider of environmental credits. Mitigation credits from EIP enable you to satisfy the requirements of your environmental permits quickly and cost-effectively while eliminating liability exposure. Credit purchases also promote the conservation and restoration of Florida’s valuable wetland habitat.

The Peace River and Boran Ranch Mitigation Banks are approved by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to fulfill mitigation requirements of Section 404 Clean Water Act permits(1)—and also approved by the Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD) to satisfy compliance under the Environmental Resource Permit program(2).

LOCATION:
Hardee and DeSoto Counties, FL
See Bank Service Area Map
RESTORATION OVERVIEW:
890 acres of wetland habitat
SERVICE AREA:
Charlotte, DeSoto, Glades, Hardee, Highlands, Manatee, Polk, and Sarasota Counties, FL
CREDITS AVAILABLE:

• Palustrine Emergent (Corps)
• Palustrine Forested (Corps)
• Freshwater Forested (SWFWMD)
• Freshwater Herbaceous (SWFWMD)

CREDITS APPROVED FOR:

Mitigation Bank credits are approved by the US Fish and Wildlife Service to offset impacts to Wood Stork foraging habitat.

Wood Stork Foraging Habitat Values

To purchase mitigation credits contact our representative:
Wade Waltimyer
941.628.6517
SERVICE AREA:

The Peace River and Boran Ranch Mitigation Banks serve the Peace Basin (03100101) watershed (USGS HUC).

Credits may also be used to mitigate wetland impacts in adjacent watersheds at the discretion of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, SWFWMD or the Florida DEP.

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SERVICE AREA INFO

Restoration Initiative

The Peace River Mitigation Bank (PRMB) encompasses 2.5 miles of Peace River, a targeted preservation corridor between Lake Hancock and the Charlotte Harbor Estuary. The Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD) identified the PRMB site as an important preservation area and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) determined it to be both a “biodiversity hotspot” and a “priority wetland habitat.” To produce mitigation credits, EIP has removed exotic invasive species and permanently protected this important riparian corridor with a conservation easement.

One of the largest and most ecologically diverse wetland properties in the 115,000 acre Peace-Myakka Wildlife Corridor, the Boran Ranch Mitigation Bank (BRMB) is restoring ephemeral wet prairie habitat, marshes, oak hammock and longleaf pine flatwood forested habitats. Restoration reversed damage inflicted by historical cattle grazing and active wetland drainage. By plugging ditches, restoring natural wetland topography and replanting native herbaceous wetland vegetation, EIP is bringing back the wetland habitats so vital to central Florida.

After Restoration: Wetland Hydrology Restored and Native Species Reestablish Dominance
After Restoration: Conservation Easement Permanently Protects the Peace River Mitigation Bank
After Restoration: A Diversity of Unique Ecosystems Exist within the Peace River Mitigation Bank
During Restoration: Earth Moving Required to Restore Functional Hydrology
During Restoration: Controlled Burns are Used to Encourage the Growth of Native Species

Purchase Credits

To purchase mitigation credits contact our representative:
Wade Waltimyer
941.628.6517

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