Turn-Key Species Solutions

Magnolia serves as the mitigation implementing entity for Habitat Conservation Plans (HCPs) across the United States. These mitigation projects require careful attention to regulatory preferences and mitigation methodologies approved by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Magnolia has years of experience implementing mitigation solutions for Habitat Conservation Plans, including those for at-risk species bat species, freshwater mussel species, bog turtles, and others. Our work allows project applicants to secure Incidental Take Permits in a timely and efficient manner, while simultaneously ensuring the preservation of our species of concern. Our existing footprint of conservation banks further ensures project applicants can achieve timely permit issuance.

 
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To keep every cog and wheel is the first precaution of intelligent tinkering
— Aldo Leopold
 

Sample Mitigation Experience for HCPs

  • Indiana Bat (Myotis sodalis)

  • Northern Long-Eared Bat (Myotis septentrionalis)

  • Bog Turtle (Glyptemys muhlenbergii)

  • Pine Snake (Pituophis melanoleucus)

  • Northern riffle shell (Epioblasma torulosa rangiana)


Featured HCP Mitigation Project

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Stacking Species Benefits at the Oley Mitigation Site

Magnolia developed a turn-key mitigation project for a multi-species Habitat Conservation Plan that generated mitigation credit for both Indiana bat (Myotis sodalis) and bog turtle (Glyptemys muhlenbergii). The project featured the enhancement and permanent conservation of the only known location where the two federally threatened or endangered species co-exist. Partnering with a local non-profit, Magnolia created an endowment fund to ensure funding for future site monitoring and maintenance. Magnolia preformed all property coordination, management plan development, permanent site protections, and habitat management and monitoring protocols to ensure the project could function in a hands-off, turn-key manner for the species permit holder.