Available Wetland Credits
Minnesota's wetland banking program includes both private and state-sponsored wetland banks which have "credits" that are used to offset (mitigate) authorized wetland impacts. For those persons or entities looking for wetland banking credits, BWSR provides an interactive mapping tool Wetland Banking Web Map Tool as well as an Available Wetland Bank Credits Listing by County. Contact information for each bank is provided. Note that these two sources for identifying wetland banks and associated credits only list those wetland banks that have credits that are available for sale as indicated by the wetland bank's sponsor/owner. There are other banks in the banking program that no longer have any credits or the bank's sponsor/owner has not consented to have their bank and credits listed publicly for one reason or another. See our interactive map of wetland banking easements on our Mitigation Easements page for a more comprehensive view of wetland banks across the state.
Wetland Banking Web Map Tool (link for larger view)
Cost per Credit Information
As a service to those buying and selling wetland credits in Minnesota, BWSR provides an average cost per credit based on past transactions as reported by buyers and sellers. This is information is based on cost information provided on Withdrawal Transaction Forms.
Wetland Credit Transaction Fees
BWSR monitors, maintains and manages the wetland banking and credit system for the state under the authority of the WCA. Costs for this service are in large part borne by buyers and sellers of credits via transaction fees. BWSR's wetland banking fee policy and most recent fee values are below. These fees and policy are integrated into the wetland bank transaction forms required to be completed for all wetland credit transactions in the state.