Wetland mitigation is a simple idea. When an acre of wetlands is lost from development, two acres must be provided to make up for, or mitigate, that loss. This video illustrates the mitigation process and shows how we can successfully balance development and conservation. It highlights the value of the landowner in managing the restored area after construction to provide vibrant habitat and many wetland benefits including cleaner water, biological diversity, flood control, outdoor recreation and financial opportunity. Finally, it shows nature’s positive response to good site selection, design, construction and management.
Produced by Scott Allman, ANR Communications and Dr. Chuck Nelson, Department of Community, Agriculture, Recreation and Resource Studies, Michigan State University.