Project Title & Description
Advancing State & Local Wetland Program Capacity
Environmental Law Institute (ELI) will provide a critical platform for advancement of the watershed approach to compensatory mitigation decision-making and strategic protection of wetlands through state and local voluntary restoration and protection programs. The project will identify and analyze the methods developed by state and local wetland programs to identify and prioritize wetlands with high restoration potential or conservation value. ELI will outline existing model approaches, highlights tools or methods that are transferable or adaptable to other settings, and describes data gaps preventing implementation of these approaches in individual states.