Leigh Varela

Environmental Planner

Bachelor of Environmental Studies
Geography and Environmental Management
Earth Systems Science Specialization
University of Waterloo, 2015

Joined Floyd|Snider: 2024

Leigh is an Environmental Planner with a background in environmental permitting and consulting. She specializes in State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) environmental assessments, comprehensive land use applications, and shoreline development permits. She has complimentary experience in natural resource management planning, conservation, and habitat restoration. Leigh works with the permitting team at Floyd|Snider to develop strategic permitting plans, facilitate project approvals, address compliance issues, and implement mitigating measures.

Professional Strengths

Conducting detailed environmental assessments and permit applications to guide sustainable development and ensure regulatory compliance

Identifying potential environmental impacts of proposed projects and developing effective mitigating measures

Collaborating with clients and regulatory agencies to achieve project objectives and compliance

Performing endangered species surveys and habitat evaluations to inform natural resource mitigation plans

Committed to staying current with emerging trends, research, and best practices in environmental planning and sustainability