Greens Creek Mitigation Bank
Mitigation banking is a process in which large areas of existing wetlands and/or uplands are restored and/or enhanced to mitigate, or offset, the loss of other wetlands or surface waters that are impaired or lost to accommodate the construction of new homes, businesses, roads, utilities or other activities.
Greens Creek Mitigation Bank is a three phase mitigation bank that covers an area of approximately 4,201 acres, which is comprised of approximately 2,034 acres of wetlands and 2,129 acres of uplands. Currently, two of the three phases are activated covering an area of 2,819 acres. The mitigation bank plan includes the preservation, enhancement and restoration of wetlands, along with preservation and enhancement of uplands. A notable area of preservation consists of approximately 3.5 miles of Greens Creek, a significant tributary of Black Creek.