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Streams & Wetlands

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Magnolia sponsors a diverse range of conservation projects, including habitat preservation for at-risk species, stream and wetland restoration, agricultural wetland mitigation, and stormwater management.

Oley Mitigation Project

Berks County, PA

Stacking Natural Resource Benefits

  • Conservation of streams, bog turtle habitat, and endangered bat habitat

  • 134 acres conserved

  • Developed in 2018

Magnolia developed a turn-key mitigation project for a multi-species Habitat Conservation Plan, providing mitigation credits for the Indiana bat and the bog turtle. The project featured the enhancement and permanent conservation of the only known location where the two federally threatened or endangered species co-exist and was described by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service as one of the highest priority conservation sites in the state of Pennsylvania.

St. Joseph Agricultural Wetland Project

Champaign County, IL

Mitigating Agricultural Wetland Impacts

  • Conservation of agricultural wetlands

  • 34 acres conserved

  • Developed in 2016 with NRCS grant funding

The St. Joseph Bank Site is the inaugural project in Magnolia’s Illinois Conservation Exchange (ICE) program. The ICE, sponsored by grants from the Natural Resources Conservation Service, allows agricultural producers to mitigate their wetland impacts and maintain eligibility for USDA programs by purchasing affordable mitigation credits.

Northern Prairies Habitat Project

Divide and McHenry Counties, ND

Restoring Native Grasslands and Prairie-Pothole Wetlands

  • Conservation of grasslands and wetlands

  • 296 acres conserved

  • Developed in 2020

Magnolia’s Northern Prairies Habitat Project resulted in reconstruction of 196 acres of unique prairie-pothole wetlands, found only in the northern U.S. and Canada, as well as 100 acres of native grassland restoration across multiple sites. The project undertook restoration of natural site hydrology, augmentation of native herbaceous vegetation, and intensive invasive species management for the benefit of grassland birds and waterfowl.

Heguy Ranch Project

Elko County, NV

Conserving the Sagebrush Ecosystem

  • Conservation of sage grouse habitat

  • 6,000 acres conserved

  • Developed in 2017

The Heguy Ranch Project involved restoring and conserving private ranch land for the benefit of the dwindling sage grouse as part of Nevada’s Sagebrush Ecosystem Program. Magnolia collaborated with local ranchers to develop a land management plan to improve habitat quality for sage grouse while enhancing the pasture for their cattle.

Northeastern Presbyterian Stormwater Project

Washington, D.C.

Improving Water Quality in Urban Centers

  • Engineering and construction of stormwater basins

  • 100,000+ gallons of stormwater retained

  • Developed in 2020

Magnolia’s Northeastern Presbyterian Stormwater Project captures urban stormwater runoff in order to prevent chemicals and toxins from infiltrating natural water features. The project was developed as part of Washington, D.C.’s Stormwater Retention Credit Trading Program in partnership with a local church.

Tibbetts Point Grassland Mitigation Complex

Jefferson County, NY

Conserving Priority Grasslands in Upstate New York

  • Conservation of grassland bird habitat

  • 211 acres conserved

  • Developed in 2021

The Tibbetts Point Mitigation Complex conserves some of New York’s highest-priority grassland bird habitat along the shoreline of Lake Ontario. The project builds upon previously conserved land to increase the amount of contiguous protected habitat for species such as northern harrier, short-eared owl, sedge wren, and eastern meadowlark.

Clermont County Bat Conservation Bank

Clermont County, Ohio

Conserving Bat Habitat At-Scale

  • Conservation of threatened and endangered bat habitat

  • 1,035 acres conserved

  • Developed in 2020

The Clermont County Conservation Bank is one of the largest summer maternity habitat preservation projects in the Great Lakes region. The project provides important habitat for four threatened or endangered bat species: the Indiana bat, northern long-eared bat, tricolored bat, and little brown bat.

Featured Projects

"To keep every cog and wheel is the first precaution of intelligent tinkering."

- Aldo Leopold

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