The Ross Harris Group is in the process of establishing a mitigation bank that will produce compensatory mitigation compensation credits that the company can then sell to parties whose activities have an unescapable negative impact on the aquatic ecosystem.
Compensatory mitigation, as defined by the EPA and the U.S. Corps of Engineers (USACE), is the “restoration, creation, enhancement, or in certain circumstances, preservation of wetlands and/or other aquatic resources for the purpose of compensating for unavoidable adverse impacts which remain after all appropriate and practicable avoidance and minimization has been achieved”.
Throughout its vast holdings in the Central Appalachian region, the Company has numerous sites where past mining and industrial development have diminished the potential for aquatic life to survive and thrive. Our goal is to be a leader in the restoration and protection of the aquatic environment through well planned and professionally managed stream and wetland mitigation projects.