CONSULTING:

  • Develop short and long-term strategies to accomplish client goals with environmental matters throughout the Southeast Region.
  • NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY ACT (NEPA) Compliance 
  • Clean Water Act Section 404 permits
  • 401 Water Quality Certifications
  • ​National Historic Preservation Act 
  • Water Supply Analysis
  • Endangered Species Act compliance, including Section 7 consultations & Section 10(a) permitting
  • Biological Assessments and evaluations
  • Habitat Conservation Plans (HCPs)
  • Watershed Management Plan
  • Develop strategy and provide assessment on proposed regulations and guidance

PROJECT MANAGEMENT:

  • OVERSEE MULTI-DISCIPLINARY TEAMS THROUGH PROJECT PLANNING, ENVIRONMENTAL PERMITTING AND THE IMPLEMENTATION OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS 
  • PREPARE APPROPRIATE DOCUMENTATION AND NEGOTIATE CONDITIONS FOR THE ACQUISITION OF SBV, 401 WATER QUALITY CERTIFICATIONS, NPDES, AND WATER WITHDRAWAL PERMITS FROM GA EPD
  • ​OVERSEE COMPLIANCE WITH NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY ACT (NEPA), DRAFT CASE DOCUMENTS, AND CUMULATIVE IMPACT ANALYSIS FOR AGENCY DETERMINATIONS
  • DRAFT BIOLOGICAL ASSESSMENTS, NEGOTIATE REASONABLE AND PRUDENT MEASURES AND PROPOSE INNOVATIVE MITIGATION MEASURES FOR REVIEW BY US FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE
  • MEET WITH ELECTED OFFICIALS AND REGULATORY PERSONNEL TO OBTAIN FAVORABLE LEGISLATION AND FINANCING MECHANISMS 

Legal:

  • Advise clients on regulatory compliance matters and pending/recently enacted legislation 
  • Defense of Environmental enforcement Actions from state and federal agencies 
  • prepare declarations of covenants and restrictions for mitigation property
  • Advise Local Governments on daily operations
  • PREPARE CONSERVATION EASEMENTS for donation and tax purposes
  • Facilitate dispute resolution for intergovernmental matters and private clients
  • Obtain re-zonings for property  such as mines, quarries, and commercial developments
  •  Negotiate terms and PREPARE complex contracts
  • Prepare Gun Trusts 

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