Stoel Rives LLP
Sarah Stauffer Curtiss is a partner of Stoel Rives who helps clients navigate complex permitting processes, understand and comply with environmental and land use laws, and develop creative compliance solutions that enhance business opportunities. On Oregon land use matters, Sarah specializes in permitting complex projects on farm- and forest-zoned lands. She has worked with city and county planning departments throughout Oregon, and regularly represents clients before local governing bodies and the Oregon Land Use Board of Appeals. Sarah also represents energy and utility clients on permitting and compliance matters related to project development, expansion, and amendment through the Oregon Energy Facility Siting Council (EFSC).
Sarah’s federal environmental expertise covers a myriad of environmental laws, with an emphasis on protected species issues under the Endangered Species Act (ESA), the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act (BGEPA), and the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA), as well as federal environmental review issues under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).