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Conservation Compliance

National Conservation Compliance Web page

Wetland Mitigation

The Natural Resources Conservation Service in Michigan does not develop Wetland Mitigation Plans (WMP) for landowners. Landowners in need of a WMP have a choice of either developing their own plan or hiring a consultant to develop one for them. The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality maintains a list of wetland consultants that is posted online at the link below.

Michigan Department of Environmental Quality Wetland Consultant List

Michigan Wetland Mitigation Bank

Producers can buy credits from wetland mitigation banks to compensate for the impact of lost wetlands and to maintain or restore USDA wetland compliance. NRCS awarded a grant to the Michigan Department of Natural Resources to create an agricultural wetland mitigation bank in Michigan.

Michigan Agricultural Wetland Mitigation Bank

Guidance and Procedures for Developing Wetland Mitigation Plans

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Highly Erodible Land Conservation and Wetland Conservation Compliance Fact Sheet
Interim Wetland Mitigation Process for Food Security Act Purposes
Interim Wetland Mitigation Plan Development Guidance Document
Administrative Areas Map and Area Resource Soil Scientists

Highly Erodible Land and Wetland Conservation Compliance for Crop Insurance Participants

The Agricultural Act of 2014 (2014 Farm Bill) applies conservation compliance to Federal crop insurance premium subsidy eligibility requirements. Conservation compliance provisions are designed to reduce soil loss on erosion-prone lands and to protect wetlands for the multiple benefits they provide.

HEL and Wetland Conservation Compliance for Crop Insurance Participants Fact Sheet