Natural Resources

Natural Resources issues in California are as diverse as its unique landscapes. California Strategies’ professionals have the technical and scientific knowledge combined with the policy and political expertise to resolve conflicts and develop comprehensive natural resource strategies for our clients.

We have assisted clients with a variety of permitting work from incidental take permits, streambead alteration agreements, coastal development permits, 404 permits and 401 certifications, CEQA compliance, and encroachment permits, etc.

In addition to our permitting work, our conservation work is widely recognized throughout the State and has resulted in successful outcomes for our diverse clientele.

California Strategies has extensive experience in the following natural resource related areas:
  • Air Resources Board Compliance
  • Coastal Commission
  • Environmental Review
  • Regulatory Agency Representation
  • State and Federal Agency Permitting
  • Endangered Species and Habitat
  • Habitat Conservation Planning
  • Mitigation and Mitigation Banking
  • Wetlands Permitting
  • Mining
  • Land Conservation
  • CEQA Policy and Guidance
  • Parks and Conservation Funding
  • Natural Resources Damages
  • Marine Protection and Fisheries
  • Off-highway Vehicles
  • Water Resources and Water Quality
  • Flood Protection
  • Recycling 
  • Landfills
  • Cultural Resources and Section 106
  • Coastal Protection and Permitting
  • Legislative Advocacy

Our People

Contact one of our experts in this field. To begin your dialogue with California Strategies, please select a name below to see profile and contact information.

Rusty Areias

Partner

John Benton

Partner

B. B. Blevins

Partner

Jared Ficker

Partner

Devon Ford

Senior Associate

Ben Haddad

Partner

Ted Harris

Partner

Winston Hickox

Partner

Steve Larson

Partner

Chris Mowrer

Senior Associate

Carol Whiteside

Partner

Claire van Zuiden

Associate Partner