Navigating Jurisdictional Determinations and the Section 404/401 Permitting Process
Anticipate site-specific environmental conditions that require permitting
Wetlands, streams, and riparian stream buffers affect development plans on virtually all properties, for every type of development. WithersRavenel provides a suite of environmental due diligence services to identify environmental features that could result in development constraints and affect site design.
Comply with all requirements for wetlands, streams, riparian buffers, and threatened and endangered species
Our experience in the proper characterization of natural features spans the development of residential, commercial, and industrial projects for private and municipal clients, from residential subdivisions, greenways, and utilities to industrial plant expansions and large-scale municipal parks. We have extensive experience in field delineating and mapping wetlands. Field services are followed by surveying and compilation of maps, then submitting permits and coordinating with necessary agencies.
WithersRavenel’s environmental team can also evaluate a site to determine if there are threatened or endangered species that live there, a determination which can affect the potential for development.
Avoid schedule delays and budget overruns
Working through myriad federal, state, and local regulations associated with wetlands can be cumbersome. If not approached with a firm grasp of today’s regulatory climate, these obstacles can create unexpected hardships, leading to costly delays and inflated budgets. Our comprehensive knowledge of ever-changing environmental regulations allows us to provide alternative approaches for project design and permitting strategies to accomplish the client’s goals while maintaining regulatory compliance.