WHHCC Letter to the DOI Regarding Standard Mitigation Framework

The WHHCC identified the need for a comprehensive approach to mitigating energy projects on federal lands. Therefore, the WHHCC sent a letter to the Department of the Interior with suggestions for a compensatory mitigation program. The WHHCC proposed using a mitigation hierarchy, a process for establishing ecological value, quantifying unavoidable impacts and monitoring, amongst others other suggestions, as a way to standardize protocols and assess mitigation.