Project Permitting

Wetlands and streams are regulated by a variety of federal, state, and local agencies. Raedeke Associates, Inc. regularly works with clients and agency staff to prepare the necessary permit applications and supporting critical areas documents for projects affecting wetlands, streams, and wildlife.

In Washington State, multiple federal and state regulatory agencies joined forces to create the Joint Aquatic Resources Permit Application (JARPA) to be a single application form that can used to apply for more than one permit at a time. Local jurisdictions typically require project applicants to use permit application forms specifically tailored to the jurisdiction’s needs.

Typical permit applications and related documents that Raedeke Associates, Inc. can prepare for your project include:

  • Federal Clean Water Act Section 404/401 Permit
  • Federal Endangered Species Act (ESA) Section 7 consultation supporting documents
  • FEMA National Flood Insurance Program Habitat Assessments
  • Hydraulic Project Approval (HPA)
  • Shoreline Substantial Development Permit
  • SEPA Checklist
  • Local Jurisdiction Critical Areas Permit
  • Forest Practice Permit critical areas studies and ESA listed species protocol surveys


Early planning and anticipation of needed permits and supporting information is the key to successful project completion! Our experience can help you foresee the schedule and information needed to accomplish your project goals and stay on schedule. This is our commitment to your project.