RBC begins a new project with the Georgia Environmental Restoration Association

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RBC begins a new project with the Georgia Environmental Restoration Association

RBC begins a new project with the Georgia Environmental Restoration Association assessing Army Corps mitigation requirements

The Clean Water Act requires those proposing stream or wetland impacts to obtain an Army Corps permit that requires compensation for impacts through mitigation activities such as restoration. This compensatory mitigation is supposed to achieve a national policy of “no net loss” of aquatic resources that has been in place since the early 1990s. In July 2016, the RBC began an exciting new project for the Georgia Environmental Restoration Association (GERA) to assess whether the Army Corps Savannah District’s standards for compensatory mitigation of streams and wetlands are achieving no net loss. The project team includes Katie Hill, Duncan Elkins, Seth Wenger, and Laurie Fowler, with assistance from legal research analyst Hunter Jones.