Natural Resource | Wetland | Endangered Species

Demar Hooper works exclusively with clients in the regulated community concerning environmental land use issues.

Demar Hooper works exclusively with clients in the government-regulated community on environmental land use issues. His work includes securing environmental entitlements (permits) for agricultural, residential, commercial, industrial, mining, and school projects. He has obtained approvals for subdivision and parcel maps, use permits, variances, rezones, general plan amendments, infrastructure financing and development agreements.

Environmental tasks include California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) legal reviews, securing Clean Water Act Section 404 permits from the Corps of Engineers, and negotiating endangered species take permits under both California and federal law.

His legislative experience includes sponsoring and securing passage of California’s only wetland mitigation banking legislation, participating in negotiation of successful amendments to California Endangered Species Act, and amending the Williamson Land Conservation Act to benefit mining companies.

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Demar Hooper has appeared before or addressed issues in the following agencies and jurisdictions:

Federal Agencies

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

  • District Offices: Sacramento, San Francisco, Los Angeles
  • Division Offices: South Pacific Division, San Francisco
  • Headquarters: Washington, D.C.

U.S. Dept. of Agriculture

U.S. Dept. of Interior

  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  • Bureau of Land Management

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Environmental Appeals Board

National Marine Fisheries Service/National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Natural Resource Conservation Service

State Agencies

California Legislature

Department of Fish and Wildlife

Fish and Game Commission

State Water Resources Control Board

Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board

State Mining & Geology Board

Department of Toxic Substances Control

Demar Hooper has addressed regulatory issues in or appeared before the following California cities and counties:


Amador, Butte, Calaveras, El Dorado, Kern, Lassen, Madera, Marin, Mendocino, Merced, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Riverside, Sacramento, San Diego, San Joaquin, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Shasta, Siskiyou, Solano, Sonoma, Tehema, Tuolumne, Yolo, and Yuba


Anderson, Auburn, Chico, Davis, Elk Grove, Etna, Fremont, Folsom, Galt, Grass Valley, Lincoln, Live Oak, Loomis, Mt. Shasta, Napa, Nevada City, Olivehurst, Oroville, Placerville, Portola, Rancho Cordova, Red Bluff, Redding, Reno, NV, Rocklin, Rohnert Park, Roseville, Sacramento, San Rafael, Santa Rosa, City of Shasta Lake, Sonora, Tracy, Truckee, Vacaville, Vallejo, Winters, Woodland, and Yuba City

Respresentative Clients


Anchordoguy & Co.

Boundary Bend Olives

California Olive Ranch

CP2 Ventures, LLC

Good Earth Farms

Hart Farms

North Valley Nut

Select Harvest Partners


Crystal Creek Aggregates

Flying RR Ranch, LLC

Granite Construction

Jaxon Enterprises

Moore’s Gravel

Nordic Industries

Steven’s Creek Quarry

Teichert Materials, Inc.

Urban Development

Callahan Sun Creek, LLC

Cosumnes Community Services District

Harsch Investment Properties, Inc.

JMC Homes

McClellan Business Park

Mount Hermon Association, Inc.

Pulte Homes

Sage Community Group

Sierra Pacific Industries, Inc.

Souza Elk Grove, LLC

Zayante Sandhills Conservation Banks