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Increasing NEPA's scope

LaVA paves way for ‘condition-based NEPA’


In the past, the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) has been focused on site-specific projects in one area with the whole process taking approximately 1 to 2 years before implementation can begin. The Landscape Vegetation Analysis (LaVA) project changes that with the use of what is called “condition-based NEPA.” This is something that Leanne Correll, the NEPA Coordinator for the Saratoga, Encampment and Rawlins Conservation District (SERCD), is excited to be a part of.

“The NEPA process still has to go through its entire analysis,” said Correll, “but it does an analysis on a...

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