May 31, 2023

This national course offering is an opportunity for gateway communities from around the country to participate in 2 webinars and a 3-day in-person workshop to catalyze collaborative action, cultivate local leadership and advance solutions.

During the course, community-based teams will identify opportunities to build healthier communities based upon their unique assets and hear about the latest trends in resilient natural and cultural resources, diverse recreation assets, accessibility as a foundation, and revitalized main streets and downtowns. Teams will develop specific action plans for implementation when they return home!

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June 26, 2023

The 2023 course offering is a comprehensive course about compensatory mitigation program and includes content from former courses:
Conservation Banking Training Course and Training Course for Mitigation Banking & In-Lieu Fee (ILF) Program Interagency Review Teams (IRTs) 

Compensatory mitigation is a tool to conserve both aquatic resources (wetlands, streams, and riparian areas) as permitted by the Clean Water Act (404 regulation) and endangered, threatened, and other at-risk species and their habitat as permitted by the Endangered Species Act. Other benefits include:

  • Regulatory efficiencies for agencies, industry, project proponents, bank sponsors, and credit buyers
  • Increased transparency and predictability through advance planning at a landscape level
  • Greater economic incentives for conserving species that result in effective and sustainable conservation outcomes

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