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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 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.

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