In-Lieu Fee Mitigation
In-Lieu Fee (ILF) mitigation is one type of mitigation that can be used to compensate for unavoidable impacts to wetlands. In this approach to mitigation, a permittee pays a fee to a third party instead of conducting project-specific mitigation or buying credits from a wetland mitigation bank. The fee charged by an ILF Program Sponsor (Sponsor) represents the expected cost of replacing the wetland functions lost or degraded as a result of the permittee's impact project. An ILF Program typically combines fees collected from one or more impact projects to finance a mitigation project.
The Sponsor of an ILF program must be a non-profit organization such as a local land trust, private conservation group, or government agency with demonstrated competence in natural resource management.
Approved ILF Programs in Washington State
Click an ILF program’s name below or on the map in the right hand column for further details regarding their program, credit availability, and contact information.
Proposed ILF Programs in Washington State
Click an ILF program’s name below or on the map in the right hand column for further details regarding their program status, contact information, and service area.
Fee Instrument Template
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