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Natural Resource Planning & Permitting

​Windward has extensive experience working with the multidisciplinary teams of professionals, regulators, and operators that are often involved with the environmental permitting and planning process. We regularly complete a variety of natural resource related projects in the areas of: dredging, land development, infrastructure construction, energy, FERC Licensing Program among others. Program permitting experience includes, but is not limited to the following:

  • Section 7 and Section 10 consultation under the federal Endangered Species Act.

  • Section 404 permitting under the federal Clean Water Act.

  • All phases of Safe Harbor Agreements.

  • Permitting under the federal Migratory Bird Treaty Act.

  • Managing and preparing NEPA, CEQA and other state statutory environmental documents.

  • Consultation under state administered land use and natural resources regulatory programs, including:

    • State endangered species acts

    • Lake and streambed alteration programs

    • Freshwater wetlands, flood hazard, and coastal and tidelands permitting

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