Mitigation Services

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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.

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Our Work Counts


Feet of Stream Protected and Improved


Projects Implemented


invested to restore and protect surface waters