The loss of upland habitat associated with development is dealt with by zoning and subdivision regulation in various ways. Generally policies mandate preservation (cluster zoning, minimum tree requirements) or some form of mitigation banking.
I'm looking for examples of successful mitigation policies and their characteristics. In particular, did the mitigation strategy create a net loss in the sending area by dedicating the funding to a regional resource? Or was it transferred to another local resource? Can anyone refer me to examples of how communities have addressed this, particularly in an urban setting? Thanks in advance.