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Guidance for the Establishment, Use, and Operation of Conservation Banks

By Fish and Wildlife Service
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This memorandum is intended to be applied to conservation bank proposals submitted for approval on or after the date of this guidance and to those in early stages of planning or development. It is not intended for the guidance to be retroactive for banks that have already received agency approval. While it is recognized that individual conservation banking proposals may vary, it is the intent of this guidance that the fundamental concepts be applicable to future conservation banks.