• Evaluation Criteria

  • Highest Considerations

    • Probability of success
    • Cost per acre
    • Restoration site – see wetland map viewer
    • Watershed or sub-ecoregion location relative to other mitigation sites.
    • Size and effort – economy of scale
    • Wetland type
    • Regional sites

     

    Other Considerations

    • Local Road Agency Participation
    • Local Road Agency in-kind services, equipment, materials
    • Local Road Agency Land Ownership
    • Cost distribution: land acquisition, design, construction, monitoring.
    • Who will provide construction oversight?
    • Who will provide long term monitoring & maintenance?
    • Will an endowment be involved?
    • Who is responsible for monitoring and possible corrective actions?
    • Private sales (bank sites only)
    • Will acreage be made available for sales to other local road agencies?
    • Is mitigation on site or adjacent to impact area?
    • Preservation site?
    • Value of existing site.
    • Adjacent natural wetlands?
    • Other complimentary uses for site.
    • Effectively drained wetland?
    • Perched water site vs groundwater
    • Can the site water level be manipulated if needed?
    • Has any work been done to date?
    • Has a consultant been selected?
    • Has the consultant performed any hydro-geologic work?
    • Part of larger natural area?
    • Adjacent natural wetland vegetation type?
    • Invasive species likelihood (from surrounding area or from soil source).
    • Time needed to determine success.
    • Floodplain or stream connection?
    • For perched site, is drainage area adequate and natural?