The National Conservation Conference 2013

Peter Dykstra served as Faculty at the Land Trust Alliance Rally 2013: The National Land Conservation Conferencein New Orleans, September 17 – 19. He was a speaker for the 3 day seminar: Water Rights in Western Conservation Easements.

Wilderness advocate battle

Peter Dykstra was one of the main voices in a recent lead article in Pacific NW, the Seattle Times’ Sunday magazine. Peter discussed his views on conflicts arising from diminishing access to wilderness areas from increased flood damage to vital roads and the lawsuits being used to keep them from being rebuilt. The article featured Peter’s thoughts on how increasing lack of access is making it harder to connect newer, more diverse constituents to our public lands. It also mentioned Peter’s work in emerging collaborative approaches to conservation which can avoid costly litigation and build new alliances for both economic and ecological sustainability.

2014 Best Lawyers of America

 We’re pleased to announce both Billy Plauché and Amanda Carr have been selected by peers for inclusion in the 2014 Best Lawyers of America in the practice areas of natural resources and environmental law.

Plauché & Carr LLP selected as 2014 Best Law Firm

Plauché & Carr LLP has been named a Tier 2 firm in Seattle for Environmental Law and a Tier 3 firm in Seattle for Natural Resources Law by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” in 2014. Plauché & Carr LLP has also been named a Tier 3 National “Best Law Firm” in the Natural Resources Law practice area by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® in 2014. Firms included in the 2014 “Best Law Firms” list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. To be eligible for a ranking, a firm must have a lawyer listed in The Best Lawyers in America, which recognizes the top 4 percent of practicing attorneys in the U.S.

Ecosystem Services Presentation

“Ecosystem Services: Using Public/Private Partnerships to Stimulate Market Development.”  This was the presentation topic given by Billy Plauché at the 67th Annual Pacific Coast Shellfish Growers Association (PCSGA) and National Shellfisheries Association (NSA) – Pacific Coast Section Shellfish Conference and Tradeshow held September 30 to October 3 in Sunriver, OR.  Robert Smith and Jesse DeNike spoke as part of the panel discussion titled “An Overview of Aquaculture Permitting in California, Oregon and Washington.”

Welcome Peter Dykstra

Peter H. Dykstra joins Plauché & Carr LLP as the newest partner in its Seattle office. Peter brings a successful background in water rights, conservation transactions, natural resources, and government relations to his practice. In addition to counseling clients in these areas, he will be developing the firm’s ecosystem services practice. Most recently, Peter served as the Pacific Northwest Regional Director for The Wilderness Society.

 

Welcome Robert Smith and Jessica Anderson

Robert Smith joins Plauché & Carr LLP as Senior Associate and Jessica Anderson joins as Associate.

Agriculture vs. Fish Seminar

Resolving Conflicts Between Agriculture and Fish” Law Seminars International: Billy Plauché was a panel member and speaker for the topic, Water Quality and Salmon: Pesticides, Fertilizers, Heat and Finding Balance. The seminar was held April 15 in Yakima, WA.

Plauché & Carr LLP selected as 2013 Best Law Firm

Plauché & Carr LLP has been named a Tier 2 firm in Seattle for Natural Resources Law and a Tier 3 firm in Seattle for Environmental Law by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” in 2013. Plauché & Carr LLP has also been named a Tier 3 National “Best Law Firm” in the Natural Resources practice area by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® in 2013. Firms included in the 2013 “Best Law Firms” list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. To be eligible for a ranking, a firm must have a lawyer listed in The Best Lawyers in America, which recognizes the top 4 percent of practicing attorneys in the U.S.

Mystery Bay Management Plan wins award

The Mystery Bay Management Plan won the NASBLA Waterways Management Award. Amanda Carr served on the Mystery Bay Management Plan team. This team, comprised of state and local officials, shellfish growers, community members, and tribes, was formed to develop innovative solutions to address use conflicts between recreational boating, residents, and shellfish resources and farming activities in Mystery Bay, located in Jefferson County, Washington. Governor Christine Gregoire commented, “……this process was critical for bringing all the parties to the table in a way that respected everyone’s interests and resulted in the best possible plan for all involved. I applaud you.” The award is being presented September 10, 2012 in Mobile, Alabama at the NASBLA national conference.

 

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