– Thinking about developing mitigation credits on your rural property? 

– Need to buy mitigation credits to compensate for project impacts?      

– Want to know what price local sellers have been getting?

EASI’s one-of-a-kind Mitigation Credit Price Report (MCPR) sheds light on mitigation credit value and marketplace activity.

The MCPR improves mitigation bank business analysis, allowing accurate market-based estimates of potential new property revenues, as well as land and estate value.

It helps project managers with project planning, budgeting and compliance.

It helps appraisers defensibly determine eco-asset based highest and best use for rural lands.

It helps regulators fairly and reasonably enforce natural resource protection policies

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 nearly 1100 records and is growing every week.  It includes market price references for:

  • Wetland (wet) credits
  • Stream (str) credits
  • Species (spe) credits
  • Habitat (hab) credits
  • Water Quality / Nutrient (watqual) credits

This information will:

  • Inform buyers and sellers about comparative credit prices, optimizing project transactions
  • Inform buyers and sellers about comparative credit prices, optimizing project transactions
  • Provide land owners and real estate appraisers with real market reference points that contribute to accurate, complete property valuations
  • Inform land investors about market trends, patterns and opportunities, as well as potential mitigation bank ROI
  • Provide regulators with reliable market data supporting resource protection, regulatory enforcement, and establishment of In Lieu Fees

Why report on mitigation credit prices? 

Although the volume of credit transactions is steadily growing, market visibility remains low. Market transparency has also been low while credit price volatility has been high as a result.  But the ecological economy is rapidly expanding.  Ecosystem service values are on the minds of regulators, NGOs, business and industry and land owners and investors alike.  The MCPR overcomes market inefficiencies and encourages market growth by improving credit price transparency, reducing credit price volatility thereby ensuring more knowledgeable, confident market participation.

What does the MCPR cover? 

The mitigation credit database currently contains over 1000 references for U.S. mitigation credit market values for 37 states, from the early 1990s to the present day.  The number of MCPR records continues to grow as researchers gather new data to support new projects across the U.S.  This makes the entire dataset more valuable to market participants each year.

Every record is given a unique identifier for tracking and reporting purposes, making it a permanent representation of mitigation credit market value at a designated location and point in time.  Records are shown in relation to transaction geography including state, county and city.  Records represent bid-ask prices, advertised sale prices and market value estimates, or actual transaction prices given by people knowledgeable about the industry and the marketplace.

MCPR can be ‘sliced and diced’ in many different ways, whether geographically — for the entire U.S., by counties and cities — or by credit providers including mitigation bank names as well as primary and secondary credit types.  Below are sample representations of the data.

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MCPR – sample Excel file

An updated chart for U.S. wetland mitigation credit prices shows a strong upward trend based on an ever-growing number of MCPR data points.

MCPR US Trends
Comparing the number of wetland and conservation credit price records, 1990-2015

MCPR FL wetlands

Example Florida wetland credit prices, 2011-2015

MCPR OH wetlands

Example Ohio wetland credit prices and price trends, 1999-2014

MCPR CA vernal pools

Example California vernal pool conservation credit prices and price trend, 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.

The Painstaking Effort to Create the MCPR

Gathering MCPR data is a laborious undertaking.  Even though we use a combination of Google ‘bots and experienced hands-on researchers, it takes a lot of patience to locate these data referents on the web, transfer the information to spreadsheet form, then copy and store the permanent URL citation. 

Each data record, a permanent mitigation credit price referent, represents about 60 minutes of labor, a full hour, to compile.  The data is then priced far below typical industry hourly rates for your quick acquisition and use.  

In addition, starting in 2019 the data was dis-aggregated to make it more accessible to a wider range of buyers. 

Please browse the following offerings to find MCPR data packages that are most closely aligned with your interests and needs.

Order MCPR data using the preset PayPal buttons below:

    Number of MCPR Referents  Price  Order via PayPal
MCPR version 9.6 — All U.S. Referents


Or order by:        
Credit Type All U.S. Habitat (Hab) Referents 109  $    1,500
  All U.S. Species (Spe) Referents 203  $    2,800
  All U.S. Stream (Str) Referents 263  $    3,600
  All U.S. Wetland (Wet) Referents 937  $   13,000
  All U.S. Water Quality (WatQual) Referents 173  $    2,400

Select EPA Region Reg 3 — 637 referents (Str/Wet/WtrQual) 637  $    8,900
  Reg 4 — 311 referents (Str/Wet/WtrQual) 311  $    4,300
  Reg 5 — 108 referents (Wet) 108  $    1,500
  Reg 6 — 84 referents (Spe/Wet) 84  $    1,100

  Reg 9 — 419 referents (Hab/Spe/Str/Wet) 419  $    5,800
  Reg 10 — 79 referents (Spe/Wet) 79  $    1,100

Select States CA — 42 counties (Hab/Spe/Str/Wet) 418  $    5,800
  FL — 25 counties (Spe/Wet) 218  $    3,000
  IL — 8 counties (Wet) 26  $        360
  LA — 7 counties (Wet) 18  $        250

  OH — 22 counties (Wet) 54  $        750
  OR — 7 counties (Wet) 32  $        450

  PA — 19 counties (WatQual) 144  $    2,000
  TX — 17 counties (Spe/Wet) 60  $        800
  VA — 52 counties (Str/Wet/WatQual) 439  $    6,100
  WA — 10 counties (Wet) 34  $        475
Select Counties CA — Los Angeles (Hab/Spe/Wet) 37  $        500
  CA — Sacramento (Hab/Spe/Str/Wet) 65  $        900
  CA — San Diego (Hab/Spe/Wet) 39  $        500
  CA — San Joaquin (Hab/Spe/Wet) 13  $        200

  CA — Sonoma (Hab/Spe/Wet) 19  $        260
  CA — Yolo (Spe/Wet) 10  $        160
  FL — Collier (Spe/Wet) 30 $         400
  FL — Lee (Wet) 30 $         160
  PA — Dauphin (WatQual) 61 $         850
  PA — Lancaster (WatQual) 16  $        200
  VA — Loudoun (Str//WatQual/Wet) 23  $        300
  VA — Stafford (Str/Wet) 16  $        200

Please review the MCPR License Agreement before ordering.

Contact us today at info@easillc.com to discuss your mitigation credit pricing needs.