Lead presentations to Planning Commissions and City Councils
Preparation of Mitigated Negative Declarations
Preparation of Initial Studies
Respond to Public Comments
LAFCO annexation processing
BLUE Consulting Groups’ (BLUE) diverse expertise and extensive experience successfully managing land use projects from conception through completion has created its’ sustained reputation as one of Southern California’s leading Biological Consulting firms.
Through BLUE’s in depth analysis of each property combined with an all encompassing forward looking strategic plan, significant delays and hurdles are preempted. This process of identifying potential future issues common to complex entitlement and permitting issues are avoided by collaboratively working with municipalities and agencies. In this manner, BLUE consistently proves to be a profitable asset towards the implementation of each proposed project’s objective.
If habitat is the highest and best use of the property, BLUE is highly experienced in creating mitigation or conservation banks.
LOCAL JURISDICTION PERMITTING
STRATEGIC LAND USE PLANNING
Preparation of Habitat Restoration and Creation Plans for:
Sensitive, Rare and/or Endangered species habitats
Long term habitat mitigation and monitoring management plans (for created Open Space)
United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) Section 7 and 10 Consultations,
Army Corps of Engineers (ACOE) 404 permit (Individual and Nationwide),
California State Regional Water Quality Control Board (401 certifications),
California Endangered Species Act (CESA)
State of California Department of Fish and Game Agreements (1600 Series)