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RES Environmental Mitigation Solutions

Environmental mitigation, also called ecological mitigation, is motivated by the need to preserve, enhance or restore an ecosystem such as a stream, wetland, or forest.


Species Habitat Mitigation

Wetland & Stream Mitigation


Minimizing impact through mitigation.

Mitigation projects are often mandated by regulations that require the replacement of natural ecosystems that development is permitted to impact. This replacement resource is called an offset.

Sites that generate offsets are often put under permanent conservation easements to ensure the ecosystem benefits are preserved in perpetuity.


I think a lot of us in this company, we’re at our heart kind of problem solvers and we like challenges. Because if you can solve that challenge, it’s incredibly rewarding with the people you’re working with, and also the customer you’re working with, and the agencies. And challenges come up on big, complex projects all the time.

Jon Kasitz

RES Client Solutions Manager


RES and Environmental Mitigation Takeaways

What Mitigation looks like
  • 404 Clean Water Act (CWA) mitigation
  • Endangered Species Act (ESA) mitigation
  • National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) mitigation measures
  • Wetland and stream mitigation
  • Species habitat mitigation
  • Native vegetation and pollinator habitat
  • Large-scale environmental restoration (LSER, landscape-scale restoration)

Resiliency results
  • Prevention of habitat loss
  • Biodiversity
  • Self-sustaining habitats
  • Improved water quality

Unique role of restoration
Establishes protected ecosystems and habitats in watersheds where development is active, creating offsets where they are needed the most.  Mitigation provides ecological restoration that typically would not otherwise happen.

What RES stands for
RES is committed to long-term stewardship of mitigation sites, ensuring sites reach self-sufficiency.