Peace River Mitigation Bank


Hardee County, FL




Mitigation Bank



Wade Waltimyer

Credit Sales Representative

PEACE RIVER MITIGATION BANK is popular among paddlers, fishers, and hikers who appreciate the namesake river’s quiet, undisturbed spirit. The Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD) included what is now the Peace River Mitigation Bank, with its 2.5 miles of frontage on the Peace River, on its 2001 list of priority lands for protection.

SWFWMD considers it an “important” preservation site and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) call it both a “biodiversity hotspot” and a “priority wetland habitat.” Exotic invasive species have been removed and this important riparian corridor is now protected with a conservation easement.

Credits from Peace River Mitigation Bank are approved by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to fulfill mitigation requirements of Section 404 Clean Water Act permits — and are also approved by the Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD) to satisfy compliance under the Environmental Resource Permit (ERP) Program.

– Palustrine Emergent (Corps)
– Palustrine Forested (Corps)
– Freshwater Forested (SWFWMD)
– Freshwater Herbaceous (SWFWMD)
– Wood Stork Credits

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Peace River Mitigation Bank

Peace River in Hardee County, Florida lives up to its name.

Peace River Mitigation Bank

Our restoration plan ensures these established bottomland hardwood habitats are managed to resist invasive species.

EB Earth Balance

Our Partners

EarthBalance has been an important contributor to project success because they understand and effectively support implementation at the scale at which EIP works. The company has deep experience with Florida mitigation and restoration, knowledge of local ecology, trusted relationships with regional regulators, and an extensive team accustomed to delivering high quality restoration and partnering with permittees to find cost-effective mitigation solutions. EarthBalance assists permittees and consultants obtain credits from the Peace River, Boran Ranch, and Horse Creek Mitigation Banks.