Ecology and other members of an Interagency Review Team (IRT) make decisions about wetland mitigation banks. We work with representatives from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and partners from local and tribal governments, state and federal agencies, and the private sector to make decisions about wetland mitigation banks.
Interagency Review Team
Ecology co-chairs the Interagency Review Team (IRT) with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The IRT reviews, evaluates, and negotiates wetland mitigation bank proposals in Washington state.
The role of the IRT is to work with applicants to develop a mitigation banking instrument. The mitigation banking instrument outlines the terms and conditions of bank approval or certification. Some IRT members also oversee the establishment, use, and operation of the banks.
The IRT includes standing members who participate in discussions on all banks and invited members who participate in discussions and decision-making for specific banks.