Mitigation Services Mission Statement The N.C. Division of Mitigation Services mission is to provide cost-effective mitigation alternatives that improve the state's water resources. DMS Innovations DMS is working to advance the use of technology in project monitoring and data management. DMS Innovations 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 developers in meeting state and federal compensatory mitigation requirements for streams, wetlands, riparian buffers, and nutrients. DMS utilizes receipts from these programs to restore streams, wetlands, and forested buffers by working with state and local partners, including willing landowners to concentrate mitigation resources in areas where they will have the greatest watershed benefit. The NC Department of Transportation and other entities voluntarily elect to use DMS to move their development projects forward in a timely and affordable manner. Learn More About The Division Customers Mitigation Services Vendors Mitigation Services Mitigation Bankers Mitigation Services Projects Mitigation Services About DMS Learn about the division. DMS Planning Learn how DMS determines priority areas for mitigation projects. DMS Property Learn how DMS works with landowners to protect the state's natural resources. Science & Analysis Scientific information and analysis. DMS Map View our watershed planning map. DMS Technology DMS is working to advance the use of technology in monitoring efforts.