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Endangered Species

Balancing the Endangered Species Act and development goals

Achieving business goals doesn’t have to be put at odds with endangered species and wildlife protection. Our team of legal and policy strategists, with decades of experience in all aspects of the federal and California Endangered Species Act (ESA), can help you successfully navigate sensitive issues to help align both interests.

A track-record of cutting-edge decisions, experience and insight allows the Brownstein team to craft solutions that adhere to national and local requirements. We navigate the larger policy context that often affects ESA decision-making while still understanding the local realities that impact a project. At Brownstein we have been involved in some of the most significant ESA issues of the last decade—helping clients negotiate approvals with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the National Marine Fisheries Service and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. We handle issues from habitat conservation and natural community conservation planning to ESA Section 7 consultations and permitting and negotiations between private, state and federal interests.

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