Presentation on theme: "WHAT THE NATIONS BANKERS THINK ABOUT WETLAND MITIGATION BANKS Michael D. Kaplowitz, Michigan State University Frank Lupi, Michigan State University Deborah."— Presentation transcript:
WHAT THE NATIONS BANKERS THINK ABOUT WETLAND MITIGATION BANKS Michael D. Kaplowitz, Michigan State University Frank Lupi, Michigan State University Deborah Bailey, MI Dept. of Environmental Quality
Background Wetland mitigation banks since 1995 Federal Guidance Mitigation through purchase of credits for wetlands constructed, enhanced, or preserved Some bio-physical studies of wetland banks ecology Other studies based on govt agency personnel and documents Courtesy: MI Seagrant
Study of Bank Managers Nationwide Nationwide 380 mitigation banks IDd 280 managers of those banks Stratified by state Over-sampled states w/<5 RR = 74%, CR = 99% Courtesy: Ducks Unlimited
Extensive Data Set What would you ask of this data? What would you ask of this data? What comparative analyses matter? What comparative analyses matter? Is the breakdown by govt/private useful? Is the breakdown by govt/private useful? Other comparisons? Other comparisons?
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