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York River Mitigation Bank

Another deposit in our environmental savings account

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    LF Stream Mitigation

  • King William County, Virginia

    King William County, Virginia

Identifying opportunities to restore wetlands in Virginia

Just over 15 years ago, wetland mitigation banks were pretty unheard of. The practice allows a property owner to restore, create, enhance, and preserve wetland or stream resources, then sell credits to developers who have incurred unavoidable impacts to other wetlands or streams. 

The York River Mitigation Bank (YRMB) in King William County covers 959 acres along three miles of the Pamunkey River and includes 13 miles of stream mitigation and over 230 acres of wetland mitigation. Since 1998, we’ve been their environmental consultants. During that time we’ve completed resource surveys, Interagency Review Team coordination, and detailed stream and wetland mitigation assessment. We also contributed design, construction plans, agency permitting, contractor coordination, and construction oversight. 

Through several phases of development, planting, and monitoring, over 163 acres of wetlands have been restored, created, or preserved as part of the YRMB. Our focus is on working with the existing topography and soils to identify opportunities where we can restore and create wetland features that fit naturally into the landscape. 

Likewise, we’ve restored many degraded stream channels and worked with the property owner to establish and maintain wider buffers on these streams to prevent future damage. 

At a Glance

Meet Our Team

Jim Orrell, Senior Associate

I enjoy working with property-owners; helping them find solutions to their environmental issues and introducing them to alternative uses for their land.

Josh Running, Principal

I see every unstable river as an opportunity to repair the bond between human interactions and the natural environment.

Kenny Presgraves, Senior Ecologist

There’s those who love nature and there’s field people. Ecologists are field people, combining a love for nature with hard work and science.

Jim Orrell

Senior Associate

Josh Running


Kenny Presgraves

Senior Ecologist

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