Santa Paula Creek Mitigation Bank (SPCMB)

The Santa Paula Creek Mitigation Bank (SPCMB) consists of 200 acres in northern Ventura and Los Angeles counties that are protected for their natural resource values into perpetuity. SPCMB’s goal is to help streamline, and make affordable, the compensatory mitigation process while ensuring compliance with state and federal environmental permitting agency requirements.  It is the first mitigation bank of its kind in the region and was officially authorized to begin operations in December, 2011. 

Those with permit conditions requiring mitigation can buy Bank Credits from SPCMB in order to meet legal and other permitting requirements to compensate for the environmental impacts of development projects.  Credits are available for sale to offset impacts to both wetland and upland habitats.  This can include wetlands and riparian areas designated as ‘Waters of the U.S.’, plus several upland Covered Habitats and the sensitive plant and wildlife species they support.

SPCMB is authorized to assist with mitigation related to permits involving resources administered by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the California Department of Fish and Game, and the Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board.

For more information about SPCMB, or to speak with someone about your mitigation needs, go to the "Contact" page.


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