Natural Resources & Environment
The Chesapeake Bay is a source of pride for Maryland and the Mid-Atlantic Region. As such, the Maryland General Assembly regularly contemplates legislation that preserve its natural resources like oysters and striped bass, improves water quality impacts resulting from stormwater runoff and upriver debris, and crafts policy supporting environmentally friendly land use.
Our Partners also represent clients on key taskforces and commissions. The Chesapeake Bay Commission, the Aquaculture Coordinating Council, and the Oyster Advisory Commission are just a sample of the many workgroups that convene in the interim to formulate legislative and regulatory policy and Compass maintains an active presence on these bodies to keep clients abreast on the latest discussions.
The Maryland Department of the Environment and the Department of Natural Resources are key stakeholders that spearhead the development of policy initiatives and are responsible for managing large capital and operating budgets and projects that require commercial partners.
Compass has delivered success for environmental advocacy organizations and commercial enterprises before the Maryland General Assembly such as American Water, Chesapeake BaySavers, Chesapeake Watershed Restoration Professionals, and Preservation Maryland.
Isaac Meyer represents many environmental non-profits and land-use organizations, regularly appearing before key policy committees like the Senate Education, Health and Environmental Affairs Committee and the House Environment and Transportation Committee.