The Minnesota Association of RC&D Councils is organizing a meeting sponsored through an agreement with the US Department of Agriculture and the Natural Resources Conservation Service. The meeting proposes the development of new wetland banks specifically for agricultural use, and is seeking individuals interested in restoring wetlands. Those interested may “receive continued assistance to fulfill the desire of having wetlands available for mitigating the loss of agricultural wetlands throughout Minnesota”.
- If you are a farmer interested in draining wetland for agricultural use, it is possible these new proposed banks may help you acquire wetland credits to mitigate your impact at a lower price.
- If you are an existing account holder, it is possible that this proposition will create banks that compete directly with your existing bank.
In either case, this new proposal affects you and your ability to buy or sell wetland credits. Consider attending for more information, and visit this site for more information as it becomes available.
From the flier:
Purpose: This meeting was organized to provide the background needed for an individual or organization to make lands available for agricultural wetland mitigation. The meeting is step one in a process, and continued assistance will be available to fulfill the desire of having wetlands available for mitigating the loss of agricultural wetlands throughout Minnesota.
Audience: Individuals, organizations, and those interested in forming an organization for the purpose of identifying potential wetland mitigation sites, acquiring the land rights needed to offer the property for mitigation, and conducting wetland restoration needed to provide high value wetlands that are available for agricultural mitigation.
RSVP through email to firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a message with John Beckwith, Executive Director of the Minnesota Association of RC&D Councils, at 612-599-5864. This meeting is being hosted by the Minnesota Association of RC&D Councils, Inc., and is sponsored through an agreement with the United States Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service.
Click here to download a copy of the meeting flier: Wetland Mitigation Meeting Flier