Mitigation Services

What We Do

The Division of Mitigation Services (DMS) is a state Department of Environmental Quality initiative that restores and protects wetlands and waterways for future generations while offsetting unavoidable environmental damage from economic development. DMS offers four In-Lieu Fee mitigation programs designed to assist private and public entities comply with state and federal compensatory mitigation for streams, wetlands, riparian buffers, and nutrients. DMS utilizes receipts from the programs to restore streams and wetlands where the need is greatest by working with state and local partners, including willing landowners. The NC Department of Transportation and other developers voluntarily use DMS to move projects forward in a timely and affordable manner.

Learn More About The Division