BLM Revises Oil and Gas Policy Regarding Key Sage Grouse Habitat

Last week, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) issued an instruction memorandum (IM) revising an Obama-era policy that directed agency field offices to prioritize oil and natural gas leasing and drilling projects outside of the most sensitive greater sage grouse habitat. The IM now says that the BLM does not need to lease and develop […]

California Rep. Asks FERC to Remove Klamath Dam

Rep. Huffman of California Asks FERC to Approve Klamath Dam Removal On October 12th, Rep. Jared Huffman, D-Calif., Ranking Member on the Water Power, and Oceans Subcommitte on the House Committee on Natural Resources, sent a letter to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”), urging FERC to approve applications which would allow the transfer of […]

CA Court of Appeal: Mitigation Bank “Highest and Best Use” In Eminent Domain

California Court of Appeal Decision Leaves Room for Mitigation Bank as a “Highest and Best Use” for Eminent Domain Purposes In County of Santa Barbara v. Double H Properties, LLC, the Court of Appeal for the Second District considered whether the trial court properly excluded evidence indicating that a condemned piece of property was worth […]

California Supreme Court to Reconsider Newhall Decision?

Newhall Land and Farming Company Petitions California Supreme Court to Reconsider Newhall Decision The Newhall Land and Farming Company has petitioned the California Supreme Court to reconsider its November 30, 2015 decision blocking a mixed-use residential project in Los Angeles County. Newhall argues that the Court’s decision was based on incorrect legal reasoning and a […]

No ESA Listing For Greater Sage-Grouse

No ESA Listing For Greater Sage-Grouse The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said today that the greater sage grouse does not require protection under the Endangered Species Act.  Interior Secretary Sally Jewell said that thanks to an “unprecedented” conservation effort by “dozens of partners” across the 11-state range of the sage grouse, a listing of threatened or […]

Listing decision for sage grouse coming tomorrow 9/22

Listing decision for sage grouse coming tomorrow 9/22 The United States Department of the Interior plans to announce its decision on whether the greater sage grouse warrants protection under the Endangered Species Act. The drama leading up to this decision has been one of the longest and most anticipated wildlife decisions in history due to the […]

Mitchell Chadwick Helps Establish the First Conservation Bank in Santa Barbara County

SANTA BARBARA’S FIRST CONSERVATION BANK Mitchell Chadwick is pleased to announce that the California Department of Fish and Wildlife and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service have formally approved the La Purisima Conservation Bank in northern Santa Barbara County. (See story here: http://www.sblandtrust.org/land-conservation-bank-established-santa-barbara-county/ ) The Conservation Bank, along with the conservation easement being held by […]

Braiden Chadwick will speak at the NATIONAL MITIGATION & ECOSYSTEM BANKING CONFERENCE in denver colorado on May 9, 2014

Founded in 1997 with a diverse steering committee of regulators, bankers and environmentalist, this is the first – and only – National hands-on conference for mitigation, conservation and ecosystem banking that focuses on banking to protect wetlands, endangered species and other natural resources.  The Conference presents current and timely content and dialogue on important issues […]

Contact Us

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.