The Wetland Trust (TWT,)
has a US Army Corps of
Engineers (USACE) approved
In-Lieu Fee (ILF) Wetland
Mitigation Program. This
program covers 15 service areas in New York
(see map and google map below). The program
takes a scientifically based
watershed approach to ensure
that wetland mitigation results in
the highest quality restorations
by targeting the best sites for
wetland habitat quality, species
diversity and long term
For those who are required by the USACE to mitigate a wetland
impact, an ILF program is an excellent option.
How does it work?
- The USACE determines how much mitigation is required in the
form of “Mitigation Credits.”
- The permittee contacts TWT about purchasing those
credits. This process can be completed through a simple request and
- Most importantly, once purchased the permittee has fulfilled all
wetland mitigation requirements for their project. Once the transaction is completed TWT, not the permittee, is held responsible for the long-term success
of the wetland those credits represent (whereas the reverse is true with a standard wetland mitigation project).
- One credit costs between $77,843 and $91,580.
||Lower Genesee $77,843
||Upper Genesee $77,843
||Schoharie - NYC $91,580
||Finger Lakes $77,843
||Upper Delaware $91,580
||Upper Delaware -NYC $91,580
For more information on the In-Lieu Fee Program take a look at the approved ILFP instrument here (10.5 Mb file). View a flyer about the program here.
Click on the watersheds below to view an enlarged map: