Stephanie Clark is a member of Nossaman’s Environment & Land Use Practice Group. She advises clients on a variety of land use and environmental matters, including matters dealing with the California Environmental Quality Act, Endangered Species Act, the National Environmental Policy Act, the Administrative Procedures Act, the California Planning and Zoning Law, the Clean Water Act, the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, and federal and state constitutions.
Ms. Clark assists in representing resource developers, industry organizations, landowners, and public agencies on matters involving federal and state permitting issues, local zoning issues, environmental planning and litigation, and wildlife impact and permitting issues. Ms. Clark counsels potential investors in both renewable energy and development projects on adherence to state and federal wildlife and environmental laws. Ms. Clark assists in state and federal litigation, and has assisted in administrative hearings before various state and local hearing bodies.
Prior to joining Nossaman LLP, Ms. Clark worked as a law clerk and legal extern at the City of Yakima City Attorney’s Office, Orange County Office of County Counsel, and City of Seattle Torts Division.
Ms. Clark regularly comments on news, events, and policies affecting endangered species issues in California and throughout the United States on the Firm’s Endangered Species Law & Policy blog.
- Orange County Transportation Corridor Agencies. Provides counsel on state and federal permitting issues for the Tesoro Extension (SR 241). Part of the team providing representation in administrative hearings and litigation concerning the Tesoro Extension project.
- Arizona Department of Transportation. Part of the team providing counsel to the Arizona Department of Transportation regarding National Environmental Policy Act and Section 4(f) compliance for the South Mountain Freeway.
- Amicus Curiae Brief in Center for Biological Diversity v. California Department of Fish and Wildlife, S217763. Drafted amicus curiae brief on behalf of transportation and water agencies regarding greenhouse gas emissions analysis compliance under the California Environmental Quality Act and incidental take of species protected under multiple California laws and the Endangered Species Act.
- Bald and Golden Eagle Act Litigation. Drafted complaint on behalf of a wind and solar energy group challenging the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s incidental take permitting program for Bald and Golden Eagles under the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act and Administrative Procedures Act.
- Coalition for a Sustainable Delta. Collaborate with client team to develop a strategy to address significant contributors to ecosystem decline in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Bay-Delta. Assist client with implementation of strategy through regulatory and legal proceedings.