Case Studies in Earth & Environmental Science Journalism

Wetlands Mitigation Banking: Florida Wetlandsbank.


Session 1: Wetlands Mitigation Banking.

Session 2: Case Study: Florida Wetlands Bank.

Session 3: Guest Scientist: Peter LeTourneau, L-DEO.

Questions to Ponder and Discuss


Background information:

Pimm, S. L. (1997). "News & Views: The value of everything." Nature: 231-232.

Costanza, R., R. d'Arge, R. de Groot, S. Farber, M. Grasso, B. Hannon, K. Limburg, S. Naeem, R. O'Neill, J. Paruelo, R. Raskin, P. Sutton, M. van den Belt. (1997a). "The value of the world's ecosystem services and natural capital." Nature 387: 253-259 (plus footnotes extracted from the supplement on the Web site).

Excerpts from the House of Representatives, HR 1330: bill. (1993). To amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to establish a comprehensive program for conserving and managing wetlands in the United States.

McElfish, J. M. J. and S. Nicholas, Eds. (1996). Structure and Experience of Wetland Mitigation Banks. In: L. L. Marsh, D. R. Porter and D. A. Salvesen (Ed.) Mitigation Banking: Theory and Practice. Washington DC, Island Press, pp. 15-36.

Albrecht, V., M. Wenzel, J. Gold-Man-Carter, G. McCallie (1996). Point/Counterpoint: Two Perspectives on Mitigation Banking. In: L. L. Marsh, D. R. Porter and D. A. Salvesen (Ed.) Mitigation Banking: Theory and Practice. Washington DC, Island Press, pp. 15-36.

Technical Article: Wetlands Mitigation.

Gosselink, J. G., G. P. Shaffer, L. C. Lee, D. M. Burdick, D. L. Childers, , N. C. Leibowitz, S. C. Hamilton, R. Boumans, D. Cushman, S. Fields, M. Koch, J. M. Visser. (1990). "Landscape conservation in a forested wetland watershed: can we manage cumulative impacts?" BioScience 40: 588-600.

Mitsch, W. J. and J. G. Gosselink (1993). Wetland construction principles and goals. Wetlands. New York, International Thomson Publishing, p. 586-615.

Zedler, J. B., G. D. Wlliams, J. S. Desmond. (1997). "Wetland Mitigation: Can fishes distinguish between natural and constructed wetlands?" Fisheries 22: 26-28.

Popular and Quasi-Popular Articles: Wetlands Mitigation.

Laycock, G. (1990). "How to Save a Wetland." Audubon 92: 96-101.

Braile, R. (1990). Wetlands 'bank' proposed to solve mitigation roadblock. Boston Globe. Boston: 3:1, Nov. 11, 1990.

Mehler, N. H. (1991). Plan seeks to save DuPage wetlands. Chicago Tribune. Chicago: 2D, May 1, 1991.

Pierre, R. (1993). Banking on their future. Washington Post, MDP, 1:2, Jul. 22, 1993.

Pierre, R. (1993). As ecological value is documented state is banking on their future. Washington Post MDM, 5:1, July 29, 1993.

Lochhead, C. (1993). Clinton's wetland's proposal remarkably similar to Wilson's. San Francisco Chronical, A4, Final Edition, Aug. 25, 1993.

Salvesen, D. (1995). "Banking on Wetlands." Planning 61(Feb. 1995): 11-15.

Lehman, H. J. (1994). "Banking on wetlands." Builder 17(March): 56-57.

Rosenbaum, D. B. and P. Rosta (1995). "Mitigation banks threatened." Engineering News-Record 235: 18.

anon (1995). "Agencies Introduce Wetlands-Mitigation Banking." Safety & Health 152(6): 16.

Langley, L. (1996). Lowcountry banking on wetlands. The Post & Courier, B1, March 27, 1996.

King, R. J. (1996). State plans to help both wetlands and development. Detroit News, Business Section 1, May 3, 1996.

Selcraig, B. (1996). "what is a wetland?" Sierra 81: 44-49 (May/June 1996).

anon (1996). Builders and regulators find something they can agree on. Columbus Dispatch, K1, October 13, 1996.

Quasi-Technical Article: Florida Wetlandsbank.

Redmond, A., T. Bates, F. Bernadino, R. M. Rhodes, (1996). State Mitigation Banking Programs: The Florida Experience. In: L. L. Marsh, D. R. Portca, and D. A. Salneson (ed.), Mitigation Banking. Washington, D.C., Urban Land Institute, Island Press, 54-75.

Popular Articles: Florida Wetlandsbank

East, J. (1991). Wetlands Washout. St. Petersburg Times, D1, Sunday edition, Feb. 24, 1991.

staff (1994). Banking on a promise to save wetlands. Wall Street Journal, B1, April 22, 1994.

Maines, J. (1995). Utility hoping to raise interest in wetlands banking. Sun-Sentinel, B4, March 23, 1995.

Bergsman, S. (1995). A way to compensate for building in the wetlands. New York Times, B9:1, May 14, 1995.

Howard, W. (1996). Pioneer investor seeds profit in wetlands creation. The Palm Beach Post, A1, March 25, 1996.

anon (1996). "commercial wetlands hits milestones." Civil Engineering 12-14(April 1996).

Liebesman, L. and D. Plott (1996). "Assessing private wetlands mitigation banking." Urban Land 55: 31-35 and 62.

Fulton, W. (1996). "The big green bazaar." Governing Magazine 38(June 1996).

Quintana, C. (1996). Converted acreage is money to Ecobank; Wetlands restoration earns credit 'banks' can sell to developers. The Orlando Sentinel, 12, August 1996.

editors (1997). Pull plug on this idea. Palm Beach Post, A1, Jan. 25, 1997.

Scott, M. (1997). You can save wetlands in banks, too. The Palm beach Post, A11, March 22, 1997.

anon (1997). Plans announced for 2,775-acre wetlands mitigation bank in Collier County; Major joint venture includes Florida Wetlands and Barron Collier Companies. PR Newswire, June 25, 1997.

anon (1997). New mitigation bank slated next to Corkscrew Swamp, Today's Florida Environmental News. June 26, 1997.

anon (1997). Florida Wetlandsbank's success leads wetlands mitigation banking's national surge. Environbiz: Internaitonal environmental information network, June 27, 1997.

Staff (1997). "Florida Wetlandsbank plans next project near Corkscrew Swamp, Florida." Florida Specifier(July 1997).

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