Zoning and environmental conditions influence land use permitting by determining what can be built where. Federal, state, and local governments all regulate environmentally sensitive areas such as streams, lakes, wetlands, wildlife habitat, and aquifer recharge areas. Local and state governments also regulate development in certain critical areas, for example, densely populated areas or those with the ability to significantly improve or detract from the surrounding communities. The following represent such areas where LMP has been able add value by leading a permitting project.