Dawson & Associates is the nation’s leader in successful advocacy and technical services involving Federal land, water, endangered species, and other environmental issues. Since 1997, we have helped clients successfully resolve complex issues before Congress and multiple Federal departments. To learn more, please click on the links below.


In 2007, Cordova Hills proposed construction of a planned community for 25,000+ residents on nearly 3,000 acres outside of Sacramento. From the outset, the company faced multiple challenges: Most of the proposed development was planned within the Mather Core...


Panattoni Development Company (PDC), with co-developer DR Horton, had purchased 76 acres in suburban Sacramento with plans to develop commercial and residential properties.The site included about 5 acres of wetlands that had been degraded by past agricultural and flood control activities. 


The U.S.’ largest electric holding company tried for 12 years to secure a federal operating agreement. In less than two years, the Dawson team helped negotiate more efficient solution for the company and federal agencies.


In 2014, The Pulte Group needed federal approval for a large development near the Florida Everglades. Pulte asked Dawson & Associates to help secure approval faster than the projected 18 months.


Dawson & Associates helped Lee County (FL) save more than $1.7 million in mitigation costs on a highway construction plan.


The 2012 drought caused severe problems for shippers on the Mississippi River. A major shipper hired Dawson & Associates to expedite federal action.


A corporation facing litigation over Passaic River remediation hired Dawson to craft a solution. The joint partnership we designed expedited clean-up while dramatically lowering the client’s legal costs.


Dawson & Associates had a key role negotiating sections of the federal Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan.  For more than a decade since, Florida agricultural interests have engaged Dawson for the firm's knowledge of Everglades regulations.


When federal authorities in California shut down a major bypass near Sacramento, the resulting problems overwhelmed local officials. With our help, residents gained federal approval and funding for a new bypass.


Our knowledge and strategy helped a client win nearly $1 billion in Defense Department contracts over five years.


A national disaster recovery corporation approached Dawson for help in securing Federal contracts for disaster recovery operations. With Dawson's help, this corporation secured long-term disaster contracts covering two Corps Divisions.

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A major pipeline project required approval from 12 separate offices within the US Army Corps of Engineers and Fish & Wildlife Service. Through Program and Project Management strategies, the Dawson team convinced these agencies to use an integrated evaluation process that significantly accelerated project approval.


In 2012, cost disagreements between an Indiana development commission and the Army Corps of Engineers led to a work stoppage. The commission retained Dawson & Associates, which created a cost-share credit compromise that allowed the project to be completed.