Natural Resources & Environmental

Woodburn and Wedge represents clients in virtually all areas of natural resources or environmental concerns, including water law, geothermal law and mining law. Woodburn and Wedge is nationally recognized as one of the West’s preeminent natural resources law firms and has continually represented some of Nevada’s largest mine operators beginning in 1917 with its representation of the Goldfield Consolidated Mining Company. Woodburn and Wedge has extensive experience in hard rock minerals transactions, including the preparation of mineral leases, joint venture agreements, exploration agreements, and development agreements. The firm has extensive experience representing both lenders and borrowers in gold loan financings. Mining companies such as Placer Dome U.S., Amax Gold, Inc., and Glamis Gold, Inc. have engaged Woodburn and Wedge to represent their interests. We represent our natural resources clients in disputes with the Bureau of Land Management and in private mining claims disputes before the state and Federal courts.

For over 80 years Woodburn and Wedge has played a key role in the management and allocation of Nevada’s most precious resource – water. The firm has extensive knowledge of Nevada water rights law and represents some of Nevada’s largest water users, including the Truckee Meadows Water Authority and the Walker River Irrigation District. The firm is intimately familiar with the regulations and procedures adopted by the Nevada State Water Engineer in issuing water permits and in transferring water rights and has extensive hands-on experience in the application of Federal Court decrees adjudicating water right entitlements to Nevada’s major rivers.

Attorneys in this Practice Area:

Administrative Law

Alternative Energies

Environmental Law

Environmental Litigation

Public and Private Land Use

Water Law