Mitigation Solutions USA Now Has Wetland Credits for Sale in Alaska
HOUSTON--(Pioneer Mitigation Bank, one of the first wetland mitigation banks in the 49th state. Credits are available for sale now.)--Mitigation Solutions USA (MSUSA) is the exclusive broker of wetland credits for
“And since Alaska has few mitigation banks for transportation, oil and gas, and infrastructure developers to purchase credits from, the USACE will allow mitigation of impacts to wetlands beyond Pioneer's service area on a case-by-case basis”
Pioneer is a Wasilla, Alaska, family-owned mitigation bank. The United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)-Alaska District approved its mitigation banking instrument and released credits in fall 2011. Pioneer's service area, with the Seldon and Edgerton bank parcels, includes watershed basins within the Mat-Su Valley Region of the Lower Susitna River Watershed.
Purchasing credits from a mitigation bank is the USACE's preferred form of offsetting impacts to wetlands and streams. "And since Alaska has few mitigation banks for transportation, oil and gas, and infrastructure developers to purchase credits from, the USACE will allow mitigation of impacts to wetlands beyond Pioneer's service area on a case-by-case basis," explains MSUSA President Terry McKenzie.
In fact, mitigation of impacts throughout the entire Matanuska-Susitna Borough is possible with Pioneer Mitigation Bank.
"We at MSUSA are very excited to use our experience providing turn-key mitigation credit solutions and personal service to further the economic progress of Alaskans and the continued protection of the state's unique and sensitive ecosystems," says VP Troy Madrigal.
Visit the bank's webpage for details about its service area and watersheds.
MSUSA understands the environmental mitigation process from concept and development through the sale and transfer of environmental credits, adhering strictly to regulatory requirements. The company’s longstanding relationship with the team of environmental scientists at Advanced Ecology means that it also has their ecological knowledge and experience on hand to assist with mitigation solutions.
Posted: March 20, 2012