The Natural Resources Conservation Service in Michigan does not develop Wetland Mitigation Plans (WMP) for landowners. Landowners in need of a WMP have a choice of either developing their own plan or hiring a consultant to develop one for them. The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality maintains a list of wetland consultants that is posted online at the link below.
Producers can buy credits from wetland mitigation banks to compensate for the impact of lost wetlands and to maintain or restore USDA wetland compliance. NRCS awarded a grant to the Michigan Department of Natural Resources to create an agricultural wetland mitigation bank in Michigan.
Highly Erodible Land and Wetland Conservation Compliance for Crop Insurance Participants
The Agricultural Act of 2014 (2014 Farm Bill) applies conservation compliance to Federal crop insurance premium subsidy eligibility requirements. Conservation compliance provisions are designed to reduce soil loss on erosion-prone lands and to protect wetlands for the multiple benefits they provide.