Valencia Wetland Mitigation Bank

Valencia Wetland Bank:

  • Valencia Wetland Bank is governed by an inter-agency Review Team which consists of: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, EPA, Idaho Fish and Game, and Idaho Dept. of Environmental quality.
  • These agencies conduct regular inspections to insure that the quality and sustainability of the replacement wetlands we provide to clients is above reproach.
  • Valencia is certified to assume the legal responsibility for wetland mitigation for permitted impacts.
  • The Army Corps of Engineers has an established procedure for issuing permits to buy wetland credits from Valencia Wetland Bank.
  • The use of wetland banks expedites permit and review processing.
  • All of these benefits results in lower cost to clients and taxpayers.

Mitigation banks are authorized by the Federal Government to assume the legal liability from the permit holder for the long term success of the mitigation. Once credits are purchased, the legal responsibilities lie with the bank. This transfer of liability is a very attractive feature for Section 404 permit holders, who would otherwise be responsible for the design, construction, monitoring, ecological success, and long-term protection of the site. Mitigation sites must be monitored annually by qualified wetland scientists for a minimum of five years, and as much as ten years. Financial guarantees are required, and reserve accounts must be created and be made available in case of failures.

Contact Valencia Wetland Mitigation Bank

Donna Collier
Valencia Wetlands Trust
P.O. Box 1449
Priest River, Idaho  83856
Phone: (208) 610-0251


Service Area

Services provided in:
  • Benewah County, Idaho
  • Bonner County, Idaho
  • Boundary County, Idaho
  • Clearwater County, Idaho
  • Kootenai County, Idaho
  • Latah County, Idaho
  • Shoshone County, Idaho

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