– Thinking about developing compensatory mitigation credits on your rural property? 

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

– Want to know the price of mitigation credits in your area?

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 land revenues, as well as land and estate value.

Such knowledge helps with land management planning, budgeting and compliance.

Information about your land’s eco-asset value helps appraisers determine highest and best use for rural lands.

Eco-asset market values help regulators fairly and reasonably enforce natural resource protection policies.

EASI’s Mitigation Credit Price Report (MCPR) provides bid, ask and sales price records for US compensatory mitigation credits from the 1990s to the present.   The database includes 2700 records and is growing annually.  It includes market price references (‘referents’) 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
  • Provide land owners and real estate appraisers with real world mitigation credit price points contributing to accurate, holistic property valuations
  • Inform land investors about market trends, patterns and opportunities, as well as potential mitigation bank net present value (NPV) and return on investment (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 transparency has been low. 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, non-profits, business and industry, as well as land owners and investors.  The MCPR overcomes market inefficiencies and encourages market growth by improving credit price transparency, reducing credit price volatility, and thereby ensuring more knowledgeable, confident market participation.


What does the MCPR cover? 

As of 2024, EASI’s mitigation credit database contains roughly 2500 references for U.S. mitigation credit market values for 39 states, from the early 1990s to the present day.  The number of MCPR records continues to grow as researchers gather new data to support recent projects across the U.S.  As time passes the growing dataset becomes more valuable because it provides increasingly diverse mitigation credit visibility as well as improved accuracy of mit-credit price points and trends.

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

Finally, mitigation credit values are updated to the present day using US Bureau of Labor & Statistics multipliers — the Consumer Price Index. For example, a mitigation credit value in of $90,000 in 2014 is shown alongside the CPI-adjusted value of $118,000 as of December, 2023. All referent citations are given in the far right column and PDF copies are permanently archived in an offsite location.

The MCPR can be ‘sliced and diced’ in many different ways, whether geographically for the entire U.S., by counties and cities, by mitigation bank names, or by primary and secondary credit types.  Below is a sample representations of how the data is stored and presented.

The EASI Mitigation Credit Price Report includes nearly 2700 data points or ‘referents’ as of January, 2024. The data represents every state with an active compensatory mitigation program.


Average annual wetland credit prices in Florida have shown strong recovery from the Covid Period.
Note: The R2 value refers to the statistical confidence of the observed trend. A 68% confidence level is considered high even though ‘volatility’ (variations from the dotted trend line) may also be high.
This visual is based on 340 data points from 1997 to 2024.


The value of Ohio’s wetland mitigation credits was also impacted by the Covid years, but rebounded nicely in 2022 and 2023.


Ohio stream credit prices have been relatively consistent for the past decade.


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.


MCPR data can be ordered using the preset PayPal buttons below:

Note: A 15% discount has been applied below to all data packs priced at $1000 or more.

    Number of MCPR Referents  Price  Order via PayPal
MCPR version 12.5 — All U.S. Referents


Or order by:        
Credit Type All U.S. Habitat (Hab) Referents 195  $    1,660
  All U.S. Species (Spe) Referents 337  $    2,860
  All U.S. Stream (Str) Referents 458  $    3,890
  All U.S. Wetland (Wet) Referents 1488  $   12,650
  All U.S. Water Quality (WatQual) Referents 174  $    1,480

Select EPA Regions Reg 3 — 647 referents (Str/Wet/WtrQual) 647  $    5,500
  Reg 4 — 464 referents (Str/Wet/WtrQual) 464  $    3,940
  Reg 5 — 463 referents (Wet) 464  $    3,940
  Reg 6 — 152 referents (Spe/Wet) 154  $    1,290

  Reg 9 — 595 referents (Hab/Spe/Str/Wet) 594  $    5,100
  Reg 10 — 212 referents (Spe/Wet) 268  $    1,800

Select States CA — 42 counties (Hab/Spe/Str/Wet) 590  $    5,000
  FL — 32 counties (Spe/Wet) 357  $    3,000
  IL — 8 counties (Wet) 27  $        270
  LA — 7 counties (Wet) 22  $        220

  OH — 52 counties (Wet) 447  $    3,400
  OR — 7 counties (Wet) 32  $        320

  PA — 19 counties (WatQual) 144  $    1,200
  TX — 21 counties (Spe/Wet) 124  $    1,000
  VA — 55 counties (Str/Wet/WatQual) 447  $    3,800
  WA — 12 counties (Wet) 174  $    1,480
Select Counties CA — Butte (Hab/Spe/Wet) 18  $        180
  CA — Contra Costa (Hab/Spe/Wet) 17  $        170
  CA — Los Angeles (Hab/Spe/Wet) 37  $        370
  CA — Merced (Hab/Spe/Wet) 15  $        150
  CA — Sacramento (Hab/Spe/Str/Wet) 91  $        910
  CA — San Diego (Hab/Spe/Wet) 40  $        400
  CA — San Joaquin (Hab/Spe/Wet) 14  $        140

  CA — Santa Clara (Hab/Spe/Str/Wet) 109  $       1090

  CA — Sonoma (Hab/Spe/Wet) 21  $        210
  CA — Yolo (Spe/Wet) 11  $        110
  FL — Collier (Spe/Wet) 34 $         340
  FL — Sarasota (Wet) 15 $         150
  FL — St. Luci (Wet) 16 $         160
  PA — Dauphin (WatQual) 61 $         610
  PA — Lancaster (WatQual) 16 $         160
  VA — Loudoun (Str/WatQual/Wet) 28 $         280
  VA — Stafford (Str/Wet) 17 $         170

Please review the MCPR License Agreement before ordering.

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