Barbara Craig is a forester turned attorney and as such she brings an understanding in science, biology and public policy that provides for forging creative solutions to conflicts relating to federal permitting. She began her practice during the northern spotted owl debates and the President’s Forest Plan that was followed by the Salmon Summit commenced by Senator Hatfield. She focuses her practice on federal and environmental law and has followed iconic landscape species debates that have affected her clients, including forestry companies and associations, ports, pulp and paper interests, developers and owners of hydropower dams, wind energy projects, solar projects, utilities, and oil and gas facilities.
Barbara has extensive experience on issues involving the Endangered Species Act (ESA), National Forest Management Act (NFMA), Federal Land Policy and Management Act, Federal Power Act (FPA), Natural Gas Act, Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA), Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act (Eagle Act), National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), Clean Water Act (CWA) and Administrative Procedures Act. In particular, she has a thorough knowledge of this complex area of ESA and has successfully completed Section 7 consultations, developed Section 10 Habitat Conservation Plans, Safe Harbor Agreements, Candidate Conservation Agreements and proposed 4(d) rules.