Blodgett Property California Red-legged Frog and California Tiger Salamander Protocol-level Surveys,
San Benito County

EMC Planning Group conducted protocol-level surveys for the California red-legged frog and California tiger salamander with Dana Bland and Associates at a project site in San Benito County.  Two daytime and two nighttime surveys for California red-legged frog were conducted in accordance with the protocol recommended by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s February 1997 Guidance on Site Assessment and Field Surveys for California Red-legged Frogs (Rana aurora draytonii). Three aquatic surveys for California tiger salamander larvae and a winter pitfall trapping study for California tiger salamander adults was conducted the first year and three aquatic surveys were conducted the second year, according to the protocol recommended by the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s October 2003 Interim Guidance on Site Assessment and Field Surveys for Determining Presence or Negative Finding of the California Tiger Salamander.  The results of the surveys were subsequently verified by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.