Threatened, Endangered, & Special-Status Species - Surveys & Permitting Services
From Biological Resources
ECORP biologists provide habitat assessments and conduct determinate surveys for special-status plant and wildlife species including those protected under the federal and state Endangered Species Acts. Our staff has statewide experience working within a variety of habitats and natural communities. Our biologists are familiar with species' habitat components, life histories, and agency-approved survey methodologies. ECORP staff assess project-related impacts and consult with regulatory agencies to avoid, minimize, and/or mitigate habitat impact.
- Compilation and analysis of baseline data and field inventory for listed/candidate and other special-status plants and animals
- Inventory and identification of special-status plants and animals by permitted staff specialists
- Implementation of agency-recommended protocols for presence/absence determination of special-status species
- Preparation of Biological Assessment (BA) documents
- Formal and informal consultation with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Marine Fisheries Service, U.S. Forest Service, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, and local agencies