The greatest threat to wetlands and other important ecosystems, including streams and endangered species habitats, comes from activity associated with development projects that result in hydrologic alterations, pollution inputs, and vegetation damage. In 2013, a report released by the US Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration concluded that wetland losses from 2004 to 2009 accelerated to more than 80,000 acres per year, a 33 percent increase from the previous study period.i In 2008, the Environmental Protection Agency and US Army Corps of Engineers issued a final rule that requires compensatory mitigation for unavoidable impacts to replace the loss of wetland, stream, and other aquatic resource functions.
Resource Environmental Solutions, LLC (“RES”) was founded in 2007 and is the nation's leading dedicated provider of ecological restoration solutions to mitigate unavoidable, project-related impacts to wetlands, streams, and habitats.
RES aims to deliver commercial solutions that facilitate investment and sustainable economic development while maintaining responsible environmental stewardship. The company delivers a full range of ecological solutions to its clients including proactive impact analyses for development projects, assistance in streamlining the regulatory permitting process, and value-added conservation and restoration activities. These client-focused solutions advance substantial environmental conservation and restoration related benefits by restoring wetlands, streams, and species habitats, preserving land, enhancing water quality, and protecting wildlife for future generations.
RES has a long track record of working with hundreds of companies across numerous industries. Since 2007, RES has restored, enhanced, rehabilitated, preserved, and conserved 155 miles of streams and more than 40,000 acres of wetlands in environmentally sensitive habitats along the Gulf Coast, across Appalachia, the Middle Atlantic, and the Southeastern United States, and most recently in the Midwest. In total, RES has supplied ecological solutions and enabled regulatory compliance for thousands of infrastructure development projects across the United States. These projects have eliminated more than 240 tons of water-polluting nutrients. In June 2016, RES completed its eighth planting season and had planted 10 million restorative trees.