National Association of Environmental Professionals


         National Association of Environmental Professionals 

                      Annual Conference - April 11-14, 2016

                                        Chicago, Illinois




The 2016 NAEP Conference information is now accessible through an easy access app from your mobile device or pc.  Conference schedules, session information and details, and networking events can be found here.  View the Advance Program and Schedule at a Glance now.  Begin connecting to other conference attendees and plan your schedule for conference sessions.  Enter NAEP in your app store search bar for the free download of this feature to your mobile device or pc.  Upon logging in, you can connect your profile to Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.  Select your two preferred session tracks to get started.  Click on the things to do menu item to check out fun things to do in Chicago while you are here.  


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

Contact Donna Carter.


Check out the Schedule At A Glance and use the app to find descriptions of specific sessions and training.


NEPA Practitioners! On Wednesday April 13th, 3 NEPA sessions are devoted to the Cohen Summit results. See a detailed description.


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: Cameron Davis, US EPA Region 5 Sr. Advisor Great Lakes Initiative

Welcome: TBA


  Our entire conference has been approved for AICP certification maintenance points. We will have 5 concurrent   breakouts with various multi-session tracks. You can see the track descriptions here.


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.  


There will be two walking tours offered during the conference. One on Tuesday and one on Wednesday. You can see descriptions here.


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 of $219++. There is also a block reserved for government employees at the per diem rate of $159++.

If you are flying to Chicago, both Midway airport and O'Hara airport have train transportation to downtown Chicago. From Midway take the orange line to the Adams/Wabash exit, the Palmer House is about 2 blocks from there. From O'Hara take the flue line to the Monroe exit and walk about 1.5 blocks to the hotel. Use this link for Information, maps and schedules for the trains.


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 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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