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Highlands Ranch Mitigation Bank

  • Florida
  • Clay County
Service Territory
  • Wetlands, Streams or Nutrients: Basin 4, Northern St. Johns River and Northern Coastal

Highlands Ranch Mitigation Bank offers compensatory mitigation for wetland impacts in the Northern St Johns River and Northern Coastal Basin 4. The bank satisfies state and federal freshwater forested UMAM credits permitted by the St. Johns River Water Management District and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Encompassing 1,576 acres in Clay County, Highlands Ranch Mitigation Bank is an exemplary example of pine plantation restored into mesic flatwoods and sandhill communities with isolated and contiguous wetlands of enhanced mixed forested wetland and bay swamp within the Ocala to Osceola Greenway. The bank’s substantial upland habitat also serves as a Gopher Tortoise recipient site approved by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.