Strength through partnerships
Acting on the philosophy that a programmatic, watershed-based planning process will focus all biological-engineering resources toward the best possible environmental return, EEP also embraces partnerships that work to create streamlined government for the state. EEP's formation by definition helps to eliminate duplicative resources, and also embraces the expertise of all shareholders affected by its processes.
EEP partners with a wide range of private biological-engineering and mitigation-banking companies on stream and wetland restoration and enhancement projects across the state. Early in its existence, the initiative also collaborated with local and regional land trusts across the state, an arrangement believed to have been unprecedented in the nation on this scale, to harness the expertise, innovation and local knowledge of 22 separate trusts to promote land acquisition and open-space protection.