Leading land use management and conservation solutions from coast to coast.

The Plauché & Carr team’s land use and conservation practice prioritizes assisting clients with federal, state, and local land-use issues on both new and existing projects.

Our attorneys approach land use projects by providing clients with strategic counsel on conservation real estate, land development, due diligence, permitting, and enforcement matters. We work with public, private, and nonprofit sector clients on issues ranging from national regulatory processes impacting broad-based industry groups to funding agreements for infrastructure projects developed by public-private partnerships. We strive to obtain cooperative and collaborative solutions where possible, as we find that this approach is the most cost-effective and results in the best long-term solution for our clients. Because not all conflicts can be resolved prior to litigation, we also have extensive experience litigating land use cases in federal and state courts and before state administrative boards and local hearing examiners.


Our attorneys have decades of experience working with private entities, nonprofit organizations, and government agencies on a variety of endeavors including:

  • Regulatory compliance with the Growth Management Act, Shoreline Management Act, and Coastal Zone Management Act
  • Land development, feasibility, due diligence, and acquisition
  • Local, state, and federal permitting, environmental review, and strategic planning
  • Local, state, and federal legislative and rulemaking processes
  • Litigation of land use projects before administrative and judicial bodies
  • Fee simple conservation sales and purchases
  • Conservation easement sales, purchases, and donations
  • Securing federal, state, local, and private financing for conservation projects
  • Strategic planning for multi-party landscape-scale conservation efforts


Pacific Northwest Office

1218 3rd Ave. Suite 2000
Seattle, WA 98101

T: 206.588.4188
F: 206.588.4255

Gulf Coast Office

1110 River Rd S. Suite 200
Baton Rouge, LA 70802

T: 225.256.4028
F: 206.588.4255