Saipan's Upland Mitigation Bank

Saipan, a part of the US Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, is the location of the Saipan Upland Mitigation Bank. The bank sets a precedent as the first mitigation bank in the region and follows the US mitigation banking system. Established in 1998 to protect the habitat of the Nightingale Reed-Warbler, the bank's surrounding areas are under pressure from homestead development.

Program Statistics

Date Established: 1998 Status: Active Program Type: Banking
About the program:
Annual size of program (area): (acre) Year of Data:
Cumulative size of program (area): 419 (hectares) Years of Data: -
Annual payments of program (US$): Year of Data:
Cumulative payments of program (US$): Years of Data: -
Notes on program size or payments:
Species or habitat types (if applicable):
Notes: http://www.coastalzone.com/pubabs/SUMBA_mp.doc
Bank regulator information: US Fisheries and Wildlife Service, US National Marine Fisheries Service Last Updated: September 23, 2010