Pond Brook Wetlands and Stream Mitigation Bank Metro Parks, Serving Summit County City of Twinsburg. Wetlands. Jurisdictional Wetlands Assessment Boundaries mapped using remote sensing and GPS Technology Data Collected Cover type - (Cowardin) Acreage Five dominant vegetative species
High quality headwater streams concentrated on western end of property
Main channel of Pond Brook is highly degraded
Pond Brook IBI
Mitigation Banking Agent
The Mitigation Banker assumes all risk and costs associated with restoring the site.
Mitigation Banker will compensate the final land steward for perpetual preservation.
They will recoup their investment through the sale of credits to developers.
Field data collection
Stream and wetlands classification
Hydraulic model development
5-10 years of monitoring and management
RFP Issued September of 2003
Four Teams Responded
Narrowed to Two Teams
Interviews in November of 2003
Team Selected: Wetlands Resource Center
$1,200 for each acre of wetlands restored
$10 for each linear foot of stream restored
Total anticipated compensation approximately $350,000