Thursday, January 8, 2009

Wildlands Speeds Delivery of Federal Stimulus Projects

(BUSINESS WIRE)--Georgia is at risk of losing millions of dollars from a proposed federal public works stimulus package if these projects lack environmental permits. Wildlands, Inc. can help by offering wetland and stream mitigation credits to city, county and state agencies needing rapid permitting of public projects.

The incoming Obama Administration has asked Congress to assemble a stimulus package that includes massive spending on a variety of public projects including highway and bridge repairs and maintenance, new and upgraded schools, water supply reservoirs, and energy-efficient government buildings, among other projects. However, candidate projects for stimulus funding must be “shovel ready” and have all necessary permits within 180 days of package approval.

Public works projects impacting wetlands and streams are often required to offset project impacts through compensatory mitigation and habitat replacement. Wildlands’ mitigation credits provide a quick, efficient and cost-effective solution to this requirement.

“Wildlands stands ready to assist government agencies with fulfilling mitigation requirements with quality habitat replacement as quickly as possible,” says Wildlands’ CEO Steve Morgan.

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