Why Are the MMWA and the MDNR Involved in Swampbuster Compliance Issues?

michiganwetlands@michigancreative agricultural producers, agricultural producers with swampbuster violations, landowners with expiring crp contracts

Michigan was 1 of 10 states selected by the USDA to receive a grant to establish a wetland mitigation banking program to assist with Swampbuster compliance. Even though the NRCS will oversee this program, the MMWA will work with the MDNR to establish wetland mitigation bank sites. The MMWA will coordinate the construction of the sites and serve as the bank sponsor, while the MDNR will manage and maintain the bank sites after construction.