Wildlands Gains Approval for Black Mountain Conservation Bank, Begins Accepting Mitigation Reservations
SAN BERNARDINO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov 20, 2018--Wildlands is now accepting reservations for habitat mitigation at the Black Mountain Conservation Bank, a newly-preserved site in the western Mojave Desert. Opportunities are available for developers to purchase credits that provide a complete mitigation solution at a fixed fee. Wildlands will conserve and manage the site for the benefit of native desert species, their habitats and California state waters.
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The Black Mountain Conservation Bank is located in San Bernardino County (Photo: Business Wire)
Wildlands specializes in preserving natural lands and provides developers and public agencies with an efficient and environmentally beneficial method of compensating for impacts of new construction. The Black Mountain bank serves an area spanning portions of Kern, San Bernardino, Los Angeles and Inyo counties. The bank is approved by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Inland Deserts and Central Regions.
“Black Mountain is a fantastic addition to Wildlands’ portfolio and a crucial site for the Mojave’s ecosystem,” said Brian Monaghan, senior vice president at Wildlands. “Applicants can rest assured that this site has long-term viability that will allow them to fully mitigate their impacts.”
Black Mountain’s location benefits a number of protected species, including desert tortoise, Mohave ground squirrel, American badger, desert kit fox, loggerhead shrike and Le Conte’s thrasher, as well as waters of the state of California. A full list of covered species and mitigation types is available on the Wildlands website.
Wildlands has established an endowment fund to provide monitoring services and routine maintenance at the Black Mountain site. Endowment support will ensure the site’s sustainability and mitigation potential for years to come.
Regional projects in the planning and permitting phases are encouraged to contact Wildlands to discuss potential mitigation requirements.
To discuss options for reserving or purchasing credits, please contact Julie Maddox at firstname.lastname@example.org or (916) 435-3555.
Wildlands is the national leader in wetland mitigation, endangered species conservation banking, habitat management, and ecosystem restoration. Wildlands’ mission is to create a legacy of thriving and protected natural habitat through ecological and economic cooperation. The company’s cooperative approach enables public and private developers to accomplish their core objective while fulfilling environmental obligations by investing in the restoration and conservation of resources impacted by their permitted development activities.
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