Purchasing Mitigation Credits

Purchase of wetland credits is a simple transaction between the buyer and Valencia Wetlands Trust

  1. Buyer applies to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for a permit to purchase credits.  A wetland scientist or other qualified consultant can assist in determining the number of credits needed, and filling out the application.  Depending on the size and scope of the impact, this can be relatively easy, or may require extra documentation of the plan which can be done by your consultant.  The assessment method to use is the Montana Wetland Assessment Method, 1999 version.  The Corps will review the application and either issue a permit for the number of credits required, or make recommendations for changes.  The permit is the go-ahead to purchase the credits.
  2. Valencia Wetlands Trust has a fill-in-the-blank contract that can be executed via email in a single day.  Funds are wired to our escrow agency.
  3. Upon receipt of funds, Valencia will provide a receipt for buyer to submit to the Corps of Engineers as evidence that the obligation is fulfilled.

Valencia Wetland Mitigation Bank is certified to provide mitigation credits in the following counties in Northern Idaho:

Credit Ratio for Primary Service Area:

Bonner County - 1:1
Kootenai County - 1:1 

Credit Ratio for Secondary Service Area:

Boundary County - 1.5:1 
Shoshone County - 1.5:1
Benewah County - 1.5:1 

Credit Ratio for Additional Service Area:

Latah County - 2:1 
Clearwater County - 2:1

Western Montana may purchase credits from Valencia Wetland Trust on a case by case situation, contact the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for ratios.

Here are some of our Past Clients

Federal Highway Administration

EPA Seattle

Bonneville Power Administration

Idaho Dept. of Environmental Quality

Idaho Transportation Dept.

Sandpoint Idaho Airport