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Ironwood has a solid track record of successful permitting efforts. Through effective communication we are able to assist in avoidance and minimization of impacts early in the project design phase, thus reducing the weight of future permitting and mitigation. We value a positive, constructive relationship with the regulatory agencies. Ironwood’s permitting specialists and project managers have experience in taking an active role in meeting with agency members, facilitating coordination, and engaging in the formal consultation process. We have successfully attained permits and agreements from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, and Regional Water Quality Control Board. Ironwood is skilled in the following permit application processes:


  • Section 404 CWA – Nationwide or Individual Permits
  • Section 401 CWA – Water Quality Certifications
  • Section 7 FESA – Biological Opinions
  • Section 10 FESA – Habitat Conservation Plans
  • Section 2080 Fish and Game Code – Incidental Take Permits
  • Section 1600 Fish and Game Code – Lake and Streambed Alteration Agreements

We possess hands-on experience with various environmental laws, regulations and ordinances including:


Laws and regulations

  • Federal Endangered Species Act (FESA)
  • California Endangered Species Act (CESA)
  • California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA)
  • National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)
  • National Forest Management Act (NFMA)
  • Clean Water Act (CWA)
  • Porter-Cologne Water Quality Control Act
  • Fish and Game Code

Regional and local plans


  • West Mojave Plan (WEMO)
  • Northern & Eastern Mojave Plan (NEMO)
  • Northern & Eastern Col. Desert Plan (NECO)
  • South Coast Resource Management Plan
  • Western Riverside Multiple Species Habitat Conservation Plan (MSHCP)
  • Orange County Natural Community Conservation Plan and Habitat Conservation Plan (NCCP/HCP)

For more information, please contact us