Our biologists are professional scientists familiar with the requirements for biological assessments when there is the potential to impact natural systems. They are expert in recognizing and assessing the appropriate biological inventories and proposing solutions that address the relevant regulatory issues that might affect a proposed project or action.
Wildlife and botanical surveys for special-status species and the habitats that support them are fundamental to the initiation and planning of any project. Our expert staff specializes in wildlife, botanical resources, wetlands, aquatic ecology, and forestry.
We regularly implement survey protocols and permitting requirements established by individual counties, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and others. Our scientists have the experience and knowledge to take a project from baseline resource inventories and potential impact analyses, through permitting and construction, and eventually mitigation and restoration implementation.
The biological services we provide include:
• Habitat assessments and mapping
• Wildlife-habitat relationship analyses
• Desert tortoise surveys and monitoring
• Raptor nesting surveys, including western burrowing owls and golden eagles
• Breeding bird surveys
• Listed and special-status species inventories
• Bat inventories and roost identification
• Mountain lion and human interaction studies
• Wildlife corridor identification research
• Wildlife telemetry studies
• Biological resource assessments
• State and federal Endangered Species Act consultation processes
• Resource planning and management
• Watershed planning
• Ungulate surveys and movement studies
• Habitat restoration and mitigation
• Sections 7 and 10 Biological Assessments and agency consultation
• US Fish and Wildlife 10(a)(1)(a) permits for numerous species
• Construction Worker Training Programs
• Geographic information management (GIS/GPS).
• Rare plant surveys
• General vegetation surveys
• Floristic analyses
• Revegetation programs and restoration plans
• Long term mitigation monitoring and success evaluations
• Jurisdictional boundary delineation
• Wetland functional evaluations and mapping
• Wetland creation and/or enhancement
• Groundwater monitoring