The law creates a two-tier
DNR permit system for construction involving wetlands. Instead of a general permit, Developers can apply to the DNR for a specialized individual permit which includes mitigation plans. Acceptable forms of wetland mitigation now include purchasing wetland credits from already restored wetlands, paying the DNR wetland restoration fees, or restoring other wetlands located within the project's watershed. These alternative forms of wetland mitigation give developers more options and flexibility in replacing and restoring disturbed wetlands.
For the full text of the law, see:
2011 Wisconsin Act 118