Permitting Assistance

We know it can be challenging to navigate environmental permit compliance while still meeting project goals, timelines, and budget.

ESA provides all levels of permitting assistance, from high-level strategy and negotiation for large-scale public infrastructure or private developments, to completion of permit applications, coordination, and support for smaller projects.

ESA’s team meets permitting challenges by using a practical approach, understanding the regulatory requirements, and applying the principles of scientific analysis, resource management, design, and implementation.

With a wide variety of permit specialists and scientists, we provide the right mix of professionals to meet our clients’ individual permitting needs. ESA offers in-house specialists in regulatory compliance, hydrology, wetland delineations, fisheries, restoration, and environmental engineering.

Related specialties and services:

  • Baseline protocol surveys
  • BCDC/CCC Permits and Amendments
  • Bureau of Indian Affairs Fee-to-Trust applications
  • California Department of Fish and Game streambed agreements
  • Clean Water Act Sections 404 and Section 401
  • Coastal Zone Management Act
  • Construction compliance monitoring
  • Dredging and disposal permits
  • Endangered Species Act Sections 7 and Section 10
  • Essential fish habitat
  • Habitat conservation plans
  • Habitat modeling and assessments
  • Marine Mammal Protection Act
  • Mitigation and monitoring plans
  • National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) Section 106
  • Resource and Recovery Act
  • State Lands Commission permits
  • US Fish and Wildlife Service, National Marine Fisheries Service Section 7 Rivers and Harbors Act Sections 10 and 14
  • Wetland delineations
  • Wild and Scenic River Act
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