– Need to buy mitigation credits? – Want to know what price to expect?
– Looking to invest in a promising wetland or conservation bank?
EASI’s proprietary Mitigation Credit Price Report can improve project budgeting and compliance.
The MCPR can improve the accuracy of Return-on-Investment calculations for proposed mitigation banks.
The Mitigation Credit Price Report (MCPR) provides bid, ask and sales price records for compensatory mitigation credits from across the U.S., from the 1990s to the present. The database includes about 750 records and is growing in size every week. It includes market price references for:
- Wetland credits
- Stream credits
- Species credits
- Habitat credits
- Nutrient credits
This information can:
- Inform buyers and sellers about comparative credit prices, optimizing project transactions
- Inform investors about market trends, patterns and opportunities, as well as project ROI
- Provide land owners and real estate appraisers with reference points supporting property valuation
- Provide regulators with reliable market data supporting resource protection, regulatory enforcement, as well as establishment of In Lieu Fees
Why report on mitigation credit prices?
The mitigation credit marketplace is still new. While the volume of credit transactions is steadily growing, market visibility remains limited; market transparency has been low and credit price volatility has been high. However, the ecological economy is rapidly expanding. Ecosystem service values are on the minds of regulators, NGOs, the private sector and shareholders alike. The MCPR is designed to overcome market inefficiencies and encourage market growth by improving credit price transparency, reducing credit price volatility thereby drawing more knowledgeable, confident market participation.
What does the MCPR cover?
The mitigation credit database currently contains about 750 references for U.S. mitigation credit market values from the early 1990s to the present day. The number of records will grow as researchers gather new data. Each record is given a unique identifier for tracking and reporting purposes, making it a permanent representation of mitigation credit price at a designated location and point in time. Records are shown in relation to transaction geography including state, county and city, as well as habitat type if appropriate. Records represent bid-ask prices, advertised sale prices, or transaction prices.
MCPR can be sliced and diced in a number of ways, whether for the entire U.S., by region, or for specific geographic areas depending on your needs. Below are sample representations of the current data set.
MCPR – Sample Excel file
Comparing the number of wetland and conservation credit price records, 1990-2015
Sample Florida wetland credit prices, 2011-2015
Sample Ohio wetland credit prices and price trends, 1999-2014
Sample California vernal pool conservation credit prices and price forecast, 2004-2015+
EASI’s companion product, the Mitigation Credit Availability Report (MCAR), offers an up-to-date, accurate inventory of compensatory mitigation credits available from the nation’s 1200+ operating commercial mitigation banks. The MCAR presents the number, type and distribution of both U.S. mitigation and conversation credits.
Together the MCPR and MCAR increases market transparency and reduces project uncertainty. These are unique, long-awaited risk management tools serving the entire mitigation credit marketplace.
You may order MCPR data packages via the preset options given below:
Please review the MCPR License Agreement before ordering.
Contact us today at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your mitigation credit pricing needs.