Our planning and permitting staff helps electric utility and developer clients efficiently manage regulatory risk and proceed with confidence when planning new energy generation, utility upgrades, new energy generation, and transmission projects.

We proactively identify critical environmental issues, develop environmental permitting strategies, and conduct field surveys and investigations to support successful permit outcomes. Our permitting specialists work closely with design teams to build projects that meet compliance obligations once constructed.

Our services include the following:


  • Habitat assessments
  • Stream geomorphic assessments
  • Benthic macroinvertebrate sampling
  • Environmental impact assessments
  • Wetland and stream delineations, functional assessments
  • Threatened and endangered species surveys, habitat assessments
  • Environmental studies to support U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) permitting (fish and macroinvertebrate sampling)


  • Environmental permitting strategies
  • Dredging and waterfront permitting
  • Coastal Zone Management Act compliance
  • BOEM permitting processes
  • Permitting for reuse of contaminated or previously developed sites
  • Section 7 consultation (partnering with specialty firms as needed)
  • Section 106 consultations for historic resources (partnering with local firms)
  • Permits associated with directional drilling for coastal and underground transmission

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