Land Use and Natural Resources Law
July 11th, 2018

If you’re considering building an ADU, renting out an ADU, or concerned about a neighbor’s ADU, read this blog for background, then call or visit your city or county’s permit office.

May 19th, 2018

When someone doesn’t like a neighbor’s tree, the first question they have is can they cut it down.

October 4th, 2017

This region has seen increasingly wet winters but increasingly dry summers, making storage of winter rainwater for use during the summer seem wise.

April 12th, 2017

The Washington Supreme Court recently issued a new decision on vesting of development rights in, Snohomish County v. Pollution Control Hearings Board, et al., case no. 92805-3.

April 30th, 2015

One important legal doctrine in the land use arena, which helps to prevent improper bias or prejudice by a decision maker, is the Appearance of Fairness doctrine.

February 4th, 2015

Typical boundary line issues include disputes about where exactly the boundary line is between two pieces of property and whether one owner is encroaching onto a neighbor’s property in some way.

October 30th, 2014

While there is great focus upon compliance with the SEPA process, the process helps insure that the purposes and policy of the Act are met.

October 17th, 2014

Timber trespass is serious in Washington. We love our trees here. As a result, harsh penalties are imposed on people committing timber trespass.

July 2nd, 2014

The Washington Court of Appeals recently held that timber companies cannot be held strictly liable for their timber harvest activities.

April 18th, 2014

Washington provides immunity from liability for unintentional injuries to landowners, public or private, who allow members of the public to use the land for purposes of outdoor recreation without charging a fee of any kind for the use.

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