MiWB provides Local Transportation Agencies (LTAs) with a responsible and sustainable program for mitigating unavoidable impacts to Michigan’s wetland resources.

Perry Mitigation Bank Site

About the
Michigan Wetland Board

The Local Agency Wetland Mitigation Program, more conveniently named Michigan Wetland Board (MiWB) was created by 2016, legislated through PA 246, as amended by 2018, PA 471 (MCL 247.661h, eff. 9/22/2016). The program is funded at $2 million per year off-the-top Michigan Transportation Funds (MTF), and capped at $8 million. The program supports Local Transportation Agencies’ (LTA) needs with required wetland mitigation.

How Funding is Utilized

The vast majority of Michigan’s 83 county road agencies and 530+ municipal road agencies cannot typically fund and manage required wetland mitigation sites. This can delay road projects that require wetland mitigation for unavoidable impacts due to lack of existing mitigation and/or the expertise to create viable mitigation sites.

MiWB resources may be used to preserve, restore or create wetlands. Funding is used to purchase, design, construct, manage and endow sites so that they are preserved and managed in perpetuity. Commercial mitigation sites cost $100,000 to $150,000 per acre credit. MiWB’s costs are typically half this amount. Through the Legislature’s establishment of MTF funding reimbursement via the MiWB, mitigation can occur with no net cost to the road agencies.

Some of Our
Recent Projects

Upper Manistee River Headwaters Site

The Upper Manistee River Headwaters Site is one site of seven separate preservation sites that will provide mitigation credit availability statewide for road agency projects with less than 0.33 acres... Continue reading

Perry Mitigation Bank Site

This 186-acre parcel of land was on the market for several years and was deemed too soggy to farm. The project has resulted in 93 acres of wetland mitigation bank... Continue reading

Meetings are held at MiWB Headquarters | 101 S Washington Sq, Lansing MI 48933

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