EEP partners with landowners, local governments, military bases, schools, private-sector businesses -– all these and more collaborate with EEP on a voluntary basis to meet their individual needs. EEP outsources the bulk of its program needs to the private sector, creating green jobs and bolstering the state’s economy.
EEP relies heavily on coordination and collaborative partnerships with public and private entities at the local, state and federal levels. Relying on local watershed plans and associated recommendations, EEP continues to work with local stakeholders and funding programs to ensure that the plans not only generate projects to satisfy mitigation needs, but also serve as a resource for communities working to implement watershed improvements.
EEP continues to outsource project design, construction and monitoring and relies heavily on private- sector partners to implement its high-quality mitigation projects. Portions of this website provide details on the magnitude of this important relationship.
As part of a continuous process-improvement cycle, EEP has augmented communication with the American Council of Engineering Companies/North Carolina and the N.C. Environmental Restoration Association. These two trade organizations represent the interests of environmental consulting firms, contractors and mitigation-banking companies, all of which are critical to EEP’s success. Coordination with these groups helped lead to program improvements implemented over time. EEP also partners with the N.C. Association of Environmental Professionals.