Wildlife, Wetlands & Natural Resources Law
Remy Moose Manley, LLP’s practice in wetlands regulation includes handling all aspects of permitting and mitigation requirements, as well as managing wetlands delineations through the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ review and approval process. We have guided various commercial developers through all aspects of the complicated federal and state wetlands permitting process, which typically overlaps with consultation processes required under the Endangered Species Act and the Historic Preservation Act. We have extensive dealings with the applicable state and federal agencies and have a long history of working cooperatively with those agencies to achieve a desirable outcome for our clients.
In recent years it has become increasingly common for federal agencies such as the Corps of Engineers to join forces with cities or counties or state agencies to prepare combined environmental impact statements/environmental impact reports to address projects requiring approvals under both state and federal law. We have extensive experience working on such joint documents, which have to comply with the most stringent provisions of both CEQA and NEPA, respectively. Such joint documents also often involved related consultation processes under Section 7 of the Endangered Species Act. We are also quite familiar with that federal process.