Wetlands, Waterways And Floodplains

Wetlands, waterways and floodplains are regulated under various federal and state laws, as well as local ordinances. The natural resources lawyers of Rich & Henderson, P.C., provide legal counsel to developers and individual landowners statewide to navigate these regulations.

We work closely with clients to obtain tidal and non-tidal wetlands and stormwater permits from the Maryland Department of Environment and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers under the Rivers and Harbors Act and Sections 401 and 404 of the Clean Water Act, advising them on the avoidance, minimization and mitigation requirements and the commercial and residential construction design requirements. We guide clients through the impacts of upstream developments on watersheds and changes in downstream water. We also assist clients with Maryland Port Administration matters, such as dredging and creation of dredge spoil islands in Chesapeake Bay.

In addition to permitting, our skilled attorneys provide defense for litigation issues that may arise out of development projects that impact wetlands, waterways and floodplains in state and federal court.

For more information about our wetlands, waterways and floodplains practice, see our pages on Critical Area Law and Shoreline Development And Erosion Control.

Our goal is to help clients obtain necessary approvals for projects and avoid future liability and litigation. Contact Tim Henderson, Mark Gabler, for a consultation by calling 1-410-417-7778 or sending us an email.