What is migitation
Compensatory mitigation is compensation for remaining unavoidable impacts after all appropriate and practicable avoidance and minimization measures have been applied, by replacing or providing substitute resources or environments (See NEPA 40 C.F.R. § 1508.20).
This is achieved through the restoration, establishment, enhancement, or preservation of resources and their values, services, and functions. Impacts are authorized pursuant to a regulatory or resource management program that issues permits, licenses, or otherwise approves activities.”
Background on Mitigation Fund
The Habitat Mitigation Fund was created to offset predicted residual impacts to wildlife and wildlife habitat resulting from the Rasmussen Valley mining operation.
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What Drives Us
Mission & Goals
The Habitat Improvement Team (HIT) is a partnership of natural resource, land management, and Tribal trustees, charged with implementing the Southeast Idaho Habitat Mitigation Fund for wildlife conservation & habitat improvement projects in the Project Area. The HIT Committee includes the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes, US Forest Service, US Fish & Wildlife Service, US Bureau of Land Management, Idaho Department of Fish and Game, Idaho Department of Environmental Quality, and the Idaho Department of Lands. The HIT will select, fund, implement, and assess the effectiveness of approved projects.
Specific Purpose: The purpose of the HIT is to mitigate impacts to wildlife from phosphate mining associated with the Rasmussen Valley Mine Project.
Goals: The HIT’s goals are to select, fund, implement, and assess effectiveness of funded projects.
Bylaws: The HIT bylaws form the guiding document for the Mitigation Fund
Request for Proposal
Proposals accepted April 1st and May 31st
Please DOWNLOAD both the Application Form (Word Doc) and the Budget Form (Excel) by clicking on the buttons below. Please fill out the forms and email them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applicants will provide an overview of their projects with time for questions and answers. Light refreshments will be served. 10:00 – 1:00 at IDFG (1345 Barton Rd., Pocatello)
JULY 15 - JULY 19
Site visits. Time & locations TBD.
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HIT meeting to select project(s) for funding awards. Time & location TBD.
BY EARLY AUGUST
Applicants will be notified of the status of their application. Successful applicants will receive a grant agreement with instructions for reporting and project completion.