In January 2011 the Georgia Environmental Protection Division updated its Stream Buffer Guidance to include the provision that applicants impacting buffer variances purchase credits from USACE approved mitigation banks.

Mitigation Management is pleased to announce that it negotiated the first three stream buffer variance credit sales in the state in October 2011.

The first two purchases in the state were by Henry County from the Honey Creek mitigation bank. This Upper Ocmulgee bank is owned by the Monastery of the Holy Spirit.

The third sale, purchased by Gwinnett County, was from the Wauka Mountain mitigation bank in the Upper Chattahoochee basin. This bank is owned by Mitigation Resource Group.

Mitigation Management looks forward to the continued successful implementation of the revised stream buffer guidance and applauds EPD for utilizing USACE mitigation banks.