Policy Resolution 2019-03, Compensatory Mitigation

Policy Resolution 2019-03, Compensatory Mitigation: Mitigation plays an important role in wildlife management and conservation, and Western Governors utilize mitigation programs and policies in developing and executing species conservation strategies. In this new resolution, Western Governors call on federal agencies to adopt and implement state-supported compensatory mitigation programs and policies. This resolution also notes that mitigation of development impacts to habitat or natural resources must account for a level of risk and uncertainty that compensatory mitigation actions may fail to adequately offset adverse impacts to fish, wildlife and habitat and proposes several objectives to guide development of federal mitigation policy. Read, download the resolution. 


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