We manage over 900 acres of wetland and upland mitigation and enhancement sites. These managed natural areas provide compensation for temporary and unavoidable, permanent impacts to wetlands and other natural resources from our development or operational activities. Their benefits include:
We initiated the Mitigation Management Program in 1997 to respond to mitigation requirements and mandates from regulatory agencies. The program continuously evolves to incorporate the latest science and technology. We report annually on sites under compliance and conduct reporting every two years for stewardship on all sites.
Mitigation Management Program Report
The Mitigation Management Program report provides an update on the previous two year's activities for all Port mitigation sites and other natural areas. For each site, this report provides permits and agreements, background, mitigation plan, success criteria, permit requirements, activity update, site performance, action plan and a map of the site.
Vegetation Management Plan
The Vegetation Management Plan provides information about invasive species control methods used by the Port on our mitigation sites and natural areas. This document includes background and purpose, invasive plant species profiles, methods and equipment, site maps and Best Management Practices including maintenance timing to avoid and protect wildlife.
Long-term Management Plans
To further demonstrate the Port's commitment to long-term management, Long-term Management Plans (LTMP's) are being developed for most sites, especially those with a high potential for transferal to a land trust or some other land management entity. The plans summarize our knowledge about the site to provide a new steward with a valuable tool for management and to ensure the site’s value and function over time.