Clients depend upon our lawyers’ collective government and agency experience to guide them through public lands regulatory policy, permitting, environmental review and litigation. 

Marten’s attorneys have a long history of assisting clients in the energy, mining, forestry, and real estate sectors. Firm lawyers advise clients nationwide on the acquisition, leasing, regulation, permitting, development, and defense of private interests in federal public lands. The firm has facilitated numerous land exchanges and transfers on behalf of our clients. 

We provide expert counsel on federal land management and regulation by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM), U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, National Park Service, and others. Our lawyers have substantial experience both preparing comments for federal land use planning decisions (BLM resource management plans, forest plans, and Fish & Wildlife Service comprehensive conservation plans); obtaining and renewing rights-of-way, traditional energy and mineral leasing and development on federal lands; renewable energy development on federal lands; and environmental reviews under statutes such as the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, and Endangered Species Act (ESA). Marten Law attorneys have litigated federal agency adjudications and rulemakings under the Administrative Procedure Act (APA).

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