Wetland Mitigation

Mitigation banking refers to a system of credits devised to ensure that ecological loss to areas such as wetlands, as a result of development, is compensated for by the development and restoration of various natural habitats or resources in other areas so that there is little, or minimum negative impact on the environment.

Kalamazoo Watershed

The second largest amount of first priority wetland restoration acres area in the Kalamazoo River Watershed.

St. Joe Farms

Sixteen acres formerly in agricultural use with private ditches and a county drain restored to a natural wetland.

Gunnell Farms

Approximately 80 acres of forested wetland located in the Grand River Watershed and Lansing Ecoregion.


Provides flood and storm control for an adjacent county drain, groundwater recharge and discharge functions.


Restoration will provide wildlife habitat for birds/waterfowl, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, and invertebrates.


Currently undergoing restoration with bank credits anticipated in the fall of 2019.

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