The Water Values Podcast: Wetlands Mitigation Banking with Jud Hill

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The Water Values Podcast veteran Jud Hill returns to discuss wetlands mitigation banking. Jud, an experienced water investor, now turns his attention to bringing scale, expertise and capital to the wetlands mitigation space. Jud gives a soup to nuts discussion of how wetlands mitigation banking works, what the drivers are, how he marshals expertise, capital and the need for mitigation to deliver efficient wetlands mitigation banking projects.

In this session, you’ll learn about:

  • When wetlands mitigation is required under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act
  • Why wetlands are important
  • How wetlands protect infrastructure
  • How wetlands nurture economic development
  • History of wetlands mitigation
  • The role of the US Army Corps of Engineers
  • How Ecological Service Partners (ESP) leverages scale for efficient wetlands projects
  • How ESP uses beneficial dredge to create functional wetlands
  • How the wetlands credit market functions
  • What the macro drivers for wetlands mitigation are (you’ll be surprised, I guarantee it!)
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