make it possible through a specific action or lack of action for something to happen; "This permits the water to rush in"; "This sealed door won't allow the water come into the basement"; "This will permit the rain to run off"
make a possibility or provide opportunity for; permit to be attainable or cause to remain; "This leaves no room for improvement"; "The evidence allows only one conclusion"; "allow for mistakes"; "leave lots of time for the trip"; "This procedure provides for lots of leeway"
Decision to permit land-use activities regardless of the impacts on fish and wildlife habitat. Under an allow decision, habitat areas would be protected only by existing regulations and non-regulatory tools. This option offers the lowest level of protection for regionally significant habitat.