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0-6762-1 Report Abstract

Maximizing Mitigation Benefits–Making a Difference with Strategic Inter-resource Agency Planning: Year One Technical Report

John H. Overman, Beverly Storey, Edgar Kraus, Kristi Miller, John Walewski, Zachary Elgart, and Sam Atkinson, April, 2014

The objective of this research project is to assess current mitigation policies and practices in comparison to resource agency objectives, and identify mitigation strategies and priorities that provide greater cost-benefit potential and implementation speed through strategic inter-resource agency planning. Mitigation for various actions associated with transportation development has been part of the process for decades. Although the science, practice, and technology may have advanced during this time, many of the processes and practices are rooted in traditional rules and regulations that require mitigation. The objective for this project is to assess mitigation policies and practices as a whole–looking at both the current and future of mitigation efforts in the transportation development process. This report summarizes activities conducted in the first year of the project.

Keywords: Mitigation, In-Lieu Fee Mitigation, Watershed Planning, Wetland Mitigation Banks, Greenprinting, Consolidated Mitigation Projects, Mitigation Credit, Permittee-Responsible Mitigation, Special Area Management Plans

ENTIRE REPORT (Adobe Acrobat File – 4 MB)