Public Notices - Minnesota and Wisconsin

Guidance on Evaluating Potential Wetland Preservation Sites for Eligibility to Provide Compensatory Mitigation/Replacement in Minnesota

Published Oct. 5, 2017
PROJECT DESCRIPTION AND PURPOSE: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers St. Paul District Regulatory Branch (Corps) and Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources (BWSR) have developed joint guidance for wetland preservation mitigation proposals. This guidance applies to a potential site’s eligibility for approval under both Section 404 of the Clean Water Act (CWA) and the Minnesota Wetland Conservation Act (WCA) wetland regulatory programs. This is a joint effort between the Corps and BWSR to provide guidance to the public on submitting adequate preservation proposals for both agencies. Adherence to this guidance will help applicants assemble the necessary information and documentation needed by regulatory reviewers to effectively evaluate a site for eligibility.