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Pricing of Watershed Services for Compensatory Mitigation

In a previous post background, options, and general pricing of mitigation areas for watershed services was examined for forest landowners. However, the pricing issue is a tough one, with little basis and being dependent on site-specific variables and markets. Therefore, it deserves a closer look. Here are some potential pricing scenarios and valuations for landowners […]

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Compensatory Mitigation and Forest Landowners

Due to recent revisions of the Clean Water Act (CWA), demand in some areas are high for compensatory mitigation sites, which could offer real benefits for forest landowners. These policy changes by the Army Corps of Engineers (the Corps) require mitigation sites have long-term protection, are within the same watershed as the disturbance, and generally […]

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Abandoned Mine Lands in Virginia

Virginia’s long history of coal mining has left a significant legacy of abandoned mine lands (AMLs). The result is a substantial amount of environmental pollution, in the form of toxic sedimentation, accessing Virginia’s waterways damaging the health of residents and ecosystems. State policy towards AMLs, and their timely remediation, must be evaluated to find an […]

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