Danielle is an environmental, public land use, and natural resources attorney with experience throughout the Midwest including in Colorado, Utah, Montana, North Dakota and Wyoming. She works with local governments, grazing associations, ranchers, natural resource developers, and other public land users who are directly impacted by federal and state land use decisions and environmental laws.
She has over a decade of experience handling federal environmental litigation involving the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA), the Endangered Species Act, the Clean Water Act (CWA), the Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act, the Wilderness Act, and the Mineral Leasing Act. Danielle works with clients early on in the federal land use planning, permit, or project approval process to ensure clients are given a special seat at the table to protect their interests, are building an appropriate administrative record to preserve issues for appeal, and that they are working cooperatively with the federal and state agencies involved in the decision-making process. She works closely with her clients to find legal, political, and practical solutions. She also has experience managing Quiet Title Act litigation against the United States involving R.S. 2477 rights-of-way, County established roads, and mineral and royalty interests on and across public lands.
Danielle also works directly with grazing associations, ranchers, and range consultants to protect their livestock operations occurring on federal land across Colorado, Wyoming, North Dakota, and Utah. The federal livestock grazing permits are administered according to various rules, regulations, handbooks and manuals. Danielle ensures clients are compliant with federal grazing permits, as well as helping to acquire, renew, or transfer grazing permits and appeal any adverse decisions by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management or U.S. Forest Service that impact federal grazing permits.