“There are many places where the ground is literally covered, and the whole heavens completely blackened, with innumerable flocks of countless numbers of geese, ducks, brants, cranes, and all the various noisy tribes, of all the feathered creation.” -Lansford W. Hastings in The 1845 Pioneers Guide for the Western Traveler Since colonial times Americans have worked fervently to drain and fill … [Read more...]

What is Mitigation Banking?

What is Mitigation Banking. The dictionary definition of mitigation is “to reduce the effect of an action.” In wetland regulations, the term has the same meaning -to reduce the negative effects of a proposed development activity. When application is made for a permit to fill a wetland, a process must be followed to mitigate the negative impacts to the wetland. In Colorado, wetland impacts are … [Read more...]