Overhauls vs. Swaps, and bringing Net Benefit further into the conservation spotlight

Currently, most of the nation’s environmental minds are weighing the positives and negatives of the National Party’s proposed changes to the Resource Management Act. Debate swings between reforming the existing versus re-writing entire legislation. About the only common thread among the increasingly anti-proposal voices is that the RMA, as it stands, is not working for […]

Better Biodiversity planning paves the way for better Biodiversity Offsets

Even for the most avid, District Planning and council updates can be pretty dry. So try to hold on to your seat for this one… But this Thursday evening The New Plymouth District Council were told that they needed to improve the way biodiversity was identified and accounted for in their District Plan. Luckily, they’re […]

Cautionary Tales and Real Stories – What else does the latest USACE Memo tell us?

Amongst the annoying Job Advertisements and links to questionably-relevant internet articles, LinkeIn occasionally incubates a little Gem. Those in the Mitigation Industry – be it Endangered Species or Wetlands – might be just as interested as I in the elegant discussion concerning the US Army Corps’ of Engineers’ recent memo. I like to share. The […]

Nothing to say about a 4(d) Rule Proposal? How about the Lesser Prarie Chicken?

Comments closed last week on a US Fish and Wildlife proposal regarding measures to conserve, and potentially list, the Lesser Prairie Chicken (LPC). The bureaucratic wheels of policy process aren’t to everyone’s interest, but those who were savvy might have taken the time to comment while they could. 23, 773 people and organizations did, including […]

Eko-Eco Post “Getting more of a good thing? California’s new Conservation Banking Legislation”

From my post on Ecosystem Marketplaces’ Eko-Eco Blog: “Getting more of a good thing? California’s new Conservation Banking Legislation” On June 5th, California passed Senate Bill 1148, so enacting legislation under the Fish and Game Code to set up new rules and processes around how Conservation Banking is done in the State. Read more here […]

EPA retrospectively veto’s a Corps permit, and it might just be OK.

EPA retrospectively veto’s a Corps permit, and it might just be OK. My passion – Environmental Law. I researched and followed a recent court decision concerning the EPA and DC Court regarding 404 Permits, with relevance to the Mitigation Banking Industry. Take a look at Ecosystem Marketplace Blog Eko-Eco. Love to hear what you think. […]