About Us

Kaufman-Edwards Planning and Consulting Services was founded in 1989. We are a Land Use Planning and Consulting firm that specializes in projects located in the Tahoe Basin. Our firm initially assists applicants in determining the feasibility of their projects. Once feasible we assist our clients with problem solving, environmental analysis, permit applications, coordination and interface with the local jurisdictions.

Abigail Edwards
Planner & Principal
  • Abigail has over 15 years of experience working in the environmental and regulatory fields within the Tahoe Basin.

  • Highly experienced in permitting and project coordination for a variety of shorezone, residential, commercial, multi-family, tourist, public service and other projects in the Tahoe Basin.

  • Prepared feasibility reports on properties for potential development.Knowledge and preparation of scenic assessments and mitigation for properties on visible corridors

  • Prepared Phase 1 environmental reports for commercial facilities to assess potential groundwater and hazardous material contamination.  

  • Knowledge of CEQA, NEPA, and site specific impact requirements.

Leah Kaufman 
Founder & Planner
  • 30 years experience as a Tahoe Basin Planner

  • Extensive knowledge of project feasibility, local regulations, permitting procedures, scenic issues, scenic mitigation.

  • Project navigation and project problem solving.

  • Numerous successful projects through TRPA, Lahontan, Army Corp of Engineers, California State Lands Commission, Department of Fish and Wildlife, Caltrans, California Tahoe Conservancy, City of South Lake Tahoe and Placer, El Dorado, Washoe and Douglas Counties.

  • Member of TRPA Shorezone Partnership Committee, Placer County Design Review Appointee, North Tahoe Business Association member.