Southeast Alaska Land Trust Applies to Upgrade Our Wetlands Mitigation Agreement with the Corps

For more than a decade, SEAL Trust has teamed with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to utilize certain wetlands mitigation fees, paid by developers when their projects cause unavoidable impacts to aquatic resources. These fees are used to conserve wetlands for public benefit in Southeast Alaska. Federal regulations on the mitigation fees have changed, and SEAL Trust must update its legal agreement with the Corps. As part of our upgrade, SEAL Trust wrote two draft reports that describe SE Alaska‚Äôs wetlands, how we will work to conserve wet places for public benefit, and how we will manage the mitigation fees. click here…

The Corps is conducting a public review and accepting written comments on these SEAL Trust reports. Please contact us at setrust@ptialaska.net or 907-586-3100 if you have questions. Your written comments must be submitted to the Corps. Check their website (www.poa.usace.army.mil/reg (under special public notices) or contact the Corps by phone (907) 790-4490 or by email (randal.p.vigil@usace.army.mil) for the comment deadline.

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