Panther Island Mitigation Bank

Panther Island Mitigation Bank is one of the premier wetland restoration projects in Southwest Florida. The fully restored Panther Island lands will be preserved in perpetuity through a conservation easement and a long-term stewardship trust fund which will be managed by Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary and owned by The National Audubon Society. Located contiguous with portions of the Corkscrew Regional Eco-System Watershed (CREW) and Save Our Rivers (SOR) lands, Panther Island provides significant regional wetland restoration enhancement, benefiting both freshwater wetland systems and wildlife habitat in the CREW lands. The total Mitigation Bank site is 4,471 acres; and when completed will have generated a total of 1,521 mitigation credits for the work done on the restoration, enhancement, preservation and perpetual management of the entire bank site. Panther Island offers freshwater forested and herbaceous wetland credits along with listed species mitigation (Wood Stork, Florida Panther and other species) for development impacts in in Lee, Collier and Hendry Counties. The Mitigation Service Area for Panther Island is primarily contained within the SFWMD’s Estero Bay, East Collier, and West Collier Basins.

Mitigation Credits Provided:

  • UMAM Freshwater Forested and Herbaceous Credits
  • Valid for State and/or Federal Permit Requirements
  • WRAP Freshwater Forested and Herbaceous Credits
  • WRAP Credits Valid for State Requirements Only


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