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Regional Wetland Mitigation Program

Wetlands and the NWFWMD

The Northwest Florida Water Management District protects and manages water resources, including wetlands, across 16 counties in northwest Florida

The Northwest Florida Water Management District (NWFWMD), created by Chapter 373, Florida Statutes (F.S.), is charged with protecting and managing the water resources, including wetlands, of northwest Florida in a sustainable manner for the benefit of its residents and natural ecosystems. To accomplish this goal, the NWFWMD implements a variety of programs including wetlands mitigation, land acquisition and management, and regulation of wetland impacts. The NWFWMD regional wetland mitigation program (Umbrella Plan), other wetland restoration activities, and related resource management activities are discussed at:

Proposed transportation projects in northwest Florida with potential wetland impacts may be found at the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) Efficient Transportation Decision Making (ETDM) website. The NWFWMD mitigation program does not compete with private mitigation banks, and provides mitigation options to FDOT only when use of a private mitigation bank is not feasible.