Environmental Documentation: Permitting and Compliance

NRM's Environmental Planners and Resource Specialists prepare all types of documents and permit applications for California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) & National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) compliance, Fish and Game Code 1600 et seq. – Lake and Streambed Alteration Agreements, Clean Water Act Sec. 401 & 404 permit processes and Endangered Species Act Sections 7 & 10 consultations, etc. NRM's biologists and botanists assist our foresters in statutory compliance during the preparation of land management plans and timber harvesting plans thereby providing multi-disciplinary input to better assure adequate biological evaluations and environmental assessments. 

NRM is an approved Third Party program with the North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board (WQ) for enrolling cannabis cultivators under Order R1-2015-0023.  This provides a mechanism for water quality compliance.  Under the NRM Third Party program, WQ enrollment fees are reduced and NRM provides a plan to develop and implement best management practices for the site to achieve “standard conditions” described by WQ.  The first step in the process is to contact NRM for consultation and get the Enrollment Form (Notice of Intent) submitted.  NRM also conducts permitting required by other agencies in association with WQ enrollment.


Services include, but are not limited to:

Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)

Environmental Assessments (EA)

Biological Assessments (BA)

Initial studies

Environmental Impact Report (EIR)

Timber Harvesting Plans (THP)

Non-Industrial Timber Management Plans (NTMP)

Federal and Private Watershed Analyses

CDFW 1600 Permits

Water Quality 401 Certifications

Army Corps of Engineers 404 Permit

Coastal Development Permits

County Permitting