1. What is wetland mitigation? How is it different from wetland restoration?
2. What is the main mitigation goal of the usfws for this project? Is this goal a direct response to the pollutant release at the re? nery?
3. Should the re? nery be responsible for mitigating the damage to the Northstar Wetland, since the effects appear to be temporary? Why or why not?
4. Why do you think the team is enthusiastic about removing a road at Pike Point but did not even consider it at Northstar? Why do you think the team is willing to turn Pike Point into a deeper water wetland but not Northstar?
5. How does the landscape around each site aff ect its restoration potential?
6. What are the risks associated with each choice?