Wetland Restoration Best Practices
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Wetlands are regulated nationwide through the Clean Water Act Section 404 program, administered through the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and a number of state and sometimes local regulations. A critical component of the regulatory and permitting process for wetlands is the mitigation of wetland to offset losses due to development or degradation. They are designed to return wetlands from a disturbed or altered condition to the previously existing condition or compensate for the loss. Recent reports have highlighted the high failure rate of mitigation wetlands, with only 30 to 50% of all projects considered successful.