Bald Eagle | Credit: USFWS

​Mitigating Impacts

Impact-Directed Environmental Accounts

NFWF's IDEA program serves as a manager and trustee for funds arising from legal and regulatory actions involving natural resources and the environment.

These funds originate primarily from:

  • Court Orders

  • Civil, Criminal and Administrative Settlements

  • Regulatory Permits and Licenses

  • Conservation and Mitigation Plans

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 IDEA Feature Story


A settlement in an illegal dredging case is helping to protect endangered shorebirds on the Florida Panhandle. Learn how IDEA is managing the community service payment to  offset environmental damage.