National Association of Environmental Professionals


         National Association of Environmental Professionals 

                      Annual Conference - April 11-14, 2016

                                        Chicago, Illinois



Register online or download this form and email it with your payment. Questions?          


Contact Donna Carter.   


We will be offering 3 different training classes/workshops on Monday April 11th.

Descriptions can be seen here.

Career Development: Interdisciplinary Team Management and Effective Community
       Engagement - half day 
Intermediate/Advanced NEPA - full day, lunch included
National Park Service Natural Sounds and Night Skies - half day


Keynote: Susan Hedman, Administrator for EPA's Region 5 Office in Chicago

Welcome: Karen Weigert, Chief Sustainability Officer, City of Chicago


We will have 5 concurrent breakouts with various multi-session tracks. You can see the track descriptions here to start to determine which is of the most interest to you.


Join us for an extraordinary evening on Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at the landmark Chicago Cultural Center for the President’s Dinner.  Meet new friends and reacquaint yourself with old friends at the President’s Dinner where we will experience wonderful local cuisine and spirits.  Under a historic stained glass dome overlooking Chicago’s Millennium Park, we will dine on specialties and spirits from Berghoff’s, a century old Chicago icon. Your evening will include time to explore the exhibits and galleries at the Chicago Cultural Center.  


The 2016 conference will be held at The Palmer House Hilton in Chicago, Illinois. Use this link to make your room reservation now to ensure you get the NAEP block rate. There is also a block reserved for government employees, but note the per diem rate will be updated Oct 1, 2015 and this new rate is the one you will be charged.


There are numerous sponsor and exhibitor opportunities during the 2016 conference. Join these sponsors and exhibitors and get your company name and information in front of environmental professionals from around the US. Exhibitors check out this space diagram to chose your location. Sign up here or download and email the form.

Questions: Contact Donna Carter or call 863-949-0262.


NAEP Annual NEPA Report – 2014

The National Association of Environmental Professionals’ (NAEP’s) National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Practice (formerly known as the NEPA Working Group) is pleased to present our seventh NEPA Annual Report.  This report contains summaries of the latest developments in NEPA as well as the NEPA Practice’s efforts for the past year.  This annual report is prepared and published through the initiative and volunteer efforts of members of the NAEP’s NEPA Practice.  The 2014 NEPA Annual Report includes:
1.         Introduction
2.         Perspectives on NEPA from Congressman Sablan
3.         The NEPA Practice 2014
4.         Just the Stats on 2014 EISs filed with the U.S. EPA
5.         Preparation Times for Environmental Impact Statements Made Available in 2014
6.         NEPA Regulatory Update
7.         Recent Congressional Legislation Regarding NEPA
8.         Bill Cohen Summit Report
9.         2014 NEPA Cases in the U.S. Courts of Appeal and Cumulative Impacts Cases

NAEP Environmental Excellence Awards

Nomination Information  


****DEADLINE NOVEMBER 16, 2015**** 

The National Association of Environmental Professionals (NAEP) is seeking nominations for our annual National Environmental Excellence Awards.  We are requesting nominations from you, your company, or agency describing outstanding environmental contributions from applicable projects and programs.  It is not necessary for you or your organization to be a member of NAEP and nominations may include projects or programs recognized by others. The Environmental Excellence Award nomination(s) are to be submitted to the NAEP Awards Review Committee and must be received by November 16, 2015.  Each selected Award Winner will receive a beautiful award plaque and an invitation to briefly address participants at the Annual NAEP National Conference.  This year’s conference will be held in Chicago, Illinois, April 11-14, 2016.

If you have any questions please call Abby Murray at 856-470-4521. 

The form as a .pdf can be found by clicking here

The form as a word .doc can be found by clicking here.




NAEP Selected for CEQ Pilot Project  - Best Practice Principles for Environmental Assessments

On August 12, 2014, the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) accepted the final National Association of Environmental Professionals' (NAEP) Pilot Project Report on Best Practice Principles for Environmental Assessments (hereinafter BPP for EAs) Click HERE to view the report 



The journal of the National Association of Environmental Professionals



The editorial office of Environmental Practice is seeking to expand the membership of the Editorial Advisory Board. Environmental Practice is a peer reviewed journal published by Cambridge University Press for the National Association of Environmental Professionals. The journal has an interdisciplinary focus, and reaches thousands of scholars and practitioners across the United States.

Click Here for More Information on The Environmental Practice Editorial Advisory Board


Our mission is to be the interdisciplinary organization dedicated to developing the highest standards of ethics and proficiency in the environmental professions. Our members are public and private sector professionals who promote excellence in decision-making in light of the environmental, social, and economic impacts of those decisions.

Our vision is to:

  • Be the primary source of unbiased information on environmental practices
  • Support the advancement of the environmental professions as a whole and our individual members in their careers
  • Encourage better decision-making that thoughtfully considers the full implications of those decisions
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