Mitigation Services Work for DEQ DEQ is looking for top talent to share their knowledge, skills, and commitment to a strong, safe environment for our state and beyond. See all current job openings! 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 impacts from development projects. DMS offers four In-Lieu Fee mitigation programs designed to assist private and public developers in meeting state and federal compensatory mitigation and nutrient offset requirements. DMS maximizes mitigation investments to restore streams, wetlands and riparian buffer areas using a watershed approach by working with state and local partners and willing landowners to concentrate mitigation resources in areas where they will have the greatest watershed benefit. Customers voluntarily use DMS to advance their development projects in a timely and cost-effective 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. Flood Resiliency Blueprint Learn about the statewide watershed planning effort. DMS Map View our watershed planning map. DMS Technology DMS is working to advance the use of technology in monitoring efforts.