Upper Coastal Mitigation Bank


Citrus County, FL




Mitigation Bank



UPPER COASTAL MITIGATION BANK is home to a diverse range of wetland habitats that support numerous frog and freshwater turtle species. These protected landscapes are critical habitat connectors for a threatened population of Florida black bears. A number of natural springs are also protected at this bank; their continued good health helps ensure the water quality of the nearby Homosassa River, a tourist destination and significant driver of the area’s economy.

Credits from Upper Coastal Mitigation Banks 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)

Crystal-Pithlachascotee (03100207) subbasin
aka Upper Coastal watershed

Upper Coastal Mitigation Bank

Pine lilies thrive in wet pine woods that are subject to frequent fires.

Upper Coastal Mitigation Bank

Longleaf pine trees are a distinctive tree species found in fire-prone pine wetlands.

Upper Coastal Mitigation Bank

A healthy mixed wetland forest includes diverse tree species and high tree density.

Upper Coastal Mitigation Bank

High quality wetlands incorporate a mosaic of wet and dry areas.

Returning Native Wildlife and Wetland Hydrology to the Gulf Coast

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GS Greensource Environmental

Our Partners

Greensource Environmental has collaborated with EIP since the beginning of our work in Florida. At Horse Creek, Old Florida, and Upper Coastal Mitigation Banks, Greensource conducted a thorough evaluation of historical land use, and pre-restoration conditions. The team delivered insights that translated into an effective restoration plan — one that only comes with a deep understanding of the interconnectedness of ecological and hydrologic function. As our “Ecological Sherlock Holmes,” the firm helps us find clues on the ground that let us maximize ecological uplift in our restoration designs.