Theme 3: Natural Resource Conservation, Reclamation and Mitigation

Achieving excellence in the protection of natural resources, reclaiming impacted land and water, and improving existing habitats require more than maintaining the status quo. Through inventorying resources, planning and management, we can both use and improve natural resources. Establishing baselines and measuring trends will help to establish reclamation goals and set expectations for mitigation measures to offset effects. In the long term, development can become a net benefit when mitigation efforts protect and improve additional areas, and when reclamation returns disturbed lands to their previous condition or better. When government sets reasonable expectations, individuals and companies have the flexibility to innovate and find solutions in a fair, market-driven process.

Objective 9 - Conservation

Objective 10 - Reclamation

Objective 11 - Mitigation

Objective 12 - Bonding