The mission of the Iowa Agricultural Mitigation Bank is to provide wetland mitigation credits for impacts to farmed wetlands in north-central Iowa. The bank is intended to provide owners of farmed wetlands an alternative replacement option.
The goal of the IAMB is to provide an alternative, high-quality source of wetland mitigation credits in advance of their need for land improvement projects that result in impacts to farmed wetlands. The initial target area to be served includes the prairie pothole region of north-central Iowa.
The purpose of an umbrella-type bank is to provide on-going opportunities to add additional credit capacity to the bank by expanding to additional sites and service areas.