Wetland and Stream Mitigation Services

Mitigation Banking

Customized Mitigation

Environmental Services

Mitigation Planning & Design

Mitigation Credits

Permit Assistance






Mitigation Banking

Delta Land sponsors multiple mitigation banks within the southeast. A mitigation bank is a wetland area that has been mitigated (restored, established, enhanced or preserved) and set aside to compensate for future conversions of wetlands for development activities.

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Customized Mitigation

Delta Land prides itself in its ability to provide customized mitigation solutions that are crafted to our clients’ needs. We are unique in that we provide our clients with customized solutions that are inclusive of complete permitting assistance and "all inclusive” pricing. The Delta staff works closely with our clients to understand the underlying issues, needs and concerns; and is able to create a plan that is specific to the client’s requests without charging fees associated with multiple services. The outcome saves our clients invaluable time and millions of dollars.

Delta’s customized solutions include:

  • Land Acquisition
  • Planning
  • Design/Construct
  • Land Stewardship/Sponsorship
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Mitigation Planning & Design

The technical team at Delta Land Services works around the clock to plan and design mitigation sites that meet both short-term and long-term objectives, with regard to federal and state environmental permitting. The steps include:

  1. Determine the need and opportunity for a bank, establish bank objectives, identify potential bank users or clients and identify physical resources and methods of producing compensatory credits
  2. Discuss bank in conceptual terms with ‘regulatory authority’
  3. Prepare and submit formal banking prospectus to ‘regulatory authorities’ for review and comment, conduct site inspection as necessary, evaluate proposed bank’s purpose and objectives and assess its technical feasibility
  4. Public Notice
  5. Conduct detailed planning, including baseline characterization of bank site
  6. Submit detailed plans to ‘regulatory authority’ for review and approval of detailed bank plans
  7. Develop inter-agency agreement to serve as the formal banking instrument
  8. Review and approve formal banking instrument
  9. Apply for Section 404 permit
  10. Implementation

a. Build bank (restore, enhance, create, and/or preserve wetland(s) or stream(s) following detailed bank plans

b. Monitor and report bank conditions

c. Request certification of bank credits

d. Certify bank credits

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Mitigation Credits

With regulatory approval, permittees can purchase credits from one of Delta’s mitigation banks- to meet their requirements for compensatory mitigation. The value of these "credits” is determined by quantifying the wetland functions or acres restored or created. The bank sponsor is ultimately responsible for the success of the project. Mitigation banking is done off-site but within the same watershed.

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Permit Assistance

Human development activities (public and private) often result in impacts to our Nations waters, including wetlands and streams. The Clean Water Act (CWA) prohibits any land development activity that adversely affects wetlands and streams in the U.S. unless coordinated and approved by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers under Section 404 of the CWA. All impacts to wetlands and streams must be avoided and minimized as best as possible. If impacts are unavoidable, Delta Land Services provides assistance to land development projects to replace the loss of wetland and aquatic resource functions through compensatory mitigation.

Delta is able to assist its clients with the coordination of appropriate regulatory authorities and permitting needed in order to proceed with development. Our permitting experience and relationships with regulatory agencies and conservation groups have been instrumental in meeting project deadlines and expectation.

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