Balancing Project Goals While Protecting the Environment
We use our deep understanding of local, state, and federal permitting requirements to help clients save time and money no matter the project size. We also help local governments and tribes develop usable regulations for critical areas to address growth and natural resource protection issues. Informed by sound science and GIS analysis, our planners develop policies that guide communities within the framework of their culture and unique needs.
Our Planning & Permitting Services Include:
- Critical Area Permits and Mitigation Planning
- Critical Area Ordinances
- EIS Discipline Reports
- Endangered Species Act (ESA) Compliance
- FEMA BIOp Compliance Assistance
- Hydraulic Project Approval (HPA) for Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
- Land Use Permitting
- Long-range Planning and Comprehensive Plans
- NEPA and SEPA Compliance
- Programmatic Permits
- Restoration Planning
- Section 401 Water Quality Certification, Coastal Zone Management Determination for Washington Department of Ecology
- Section 404 Permits and Section 10 Permits for Corps
- Shoreline Master Programs
- Shoreline Permits and Variances
- Urban Wildlife Management Planning
- Voluntary Stewardship Programs
- Washington Department of Natural Resources Authorization to Use State Owned Aquatic Lands
- Water Rights Withdrawals
Guiding Responsible development across Washington
Check out this listing of Critical Area Ordinance (CAO) and Shoreline Master Program (SMP) updates we have completed across the state.
Permits can make or break a project's schedule. Mark Daniel, planner and GIS analyst at The Watershed Company, explains the different kinds of permitting timelines and how to prepare for projects in or near areas with shorelines, streams, or wetlands.
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