This page contains guidance and general information on wetland banking in Minnesota. Forms associated with wetland banking can be found on the WCA Forms and Templates page.
Establishing a Wetland Bank (pdf) - Comprehensive guidance document on the process of establishing a wetland bank.
Generating Wetland Credits (pdf) - Summary of different methods to generate wetland credit in accordance with WCA rules.
Crediting in Cultivated Fields (pdf) - Special guidance document on alternative crediting method for wetland restorations involving hydrologic restoration in cultivated fields. Purpose & Need Summary for Crediting in Cultivated Fields (pdf) - Document explaining the basis and need for the crediting in cultivated fields guidance.
Aerial Imagery - link to aerial imagery from the University of Minnesota. There are many aerial images available via this link from around the state.
Preservation Site Selection - BWSR/Corps (pdf) - Joint guidance issued by BWSR and Corps on selecting preservation sites as a means to generate wetland credits.
Preservation Guidance - BWSR (pdf) - BWSR guidance on preservation as a means to generate wetland credits.
Exceptional Natural Resource Value Guidance (pdf) - BWSR guidance on ENRV as a means to generate wetland credits.
Performance Standards and Credit Release Schedules (pdf) - Joint BWSR and Corps guidance on standards and credit release schedules required for most wetland banks.