LIVINGSTON, Mont - Michael Sprague of Trout Headwaters, Inc. was recently elected President of the National Mitigation Banking Association's (NMBA) board of directors at the association's annual meeting held in Orlando, Florida.
The 15-member board is made up of environmental professionals from across the U.S. working to support and enable stream, wetland and habitat restoration. NMBA works to satisfy federal wetland and stream requirements within the Clean Water Act, federal species mitigation requirements within the Endangered Species Act, as well as biodiversity and other conservation needs for private and public lands.
"We are thrilled Mike has agreed to lead the association this year," said NMBA's immediate past-president Wayne White of Sacramento, California "Mike's tireless work on the board the last few years, especially last year as vice president working on strategies for data analysis, industry tax incentives, marketing and growth of our association, and improving regulation and regulatory review has been a tremendous help in solidifying the NMBA's stature with Government and Regulatory agencies throughout the nation."
Restoration, enhancement, and preservation of important wetlands, streams, or other habitats are the backbone of the industry. Sprague's company, Trout Headwaters, Inc. has pioneered sustainable approaches to stream and wetland renewal and repair since 1995.
"I'm humbled and honored to be asked to help lead the National Mitigation Banking Association Board at a time when our association's work is so valued by both government and the conservation community. My fellow board members and NMBA's broader membership have proven to be fine industry stewards, all giving of their time and extensive expertise to help restore and protect water and vital species habitat throughout the U.S."
The NMBA brings together leaders who are committed to restoring and conserving America's wetlands, streams, and other habitat resources - a concept that unites sound economic and environmental practices. First established in 1998, the organization promotes federal legislation and regulatory policy that encourages mitigation banking as a means of compensating for adverse impacts to our nation's environment.
To learn more about NMBA http://www.mitigationbanking.org
For more on Trout Headwaters, Inc. http://www.troutheadwaters.com