Special Status Species Surveys

Special status species surveys include a focused field investigation on a particular project site in order to conclusively determine the presence or absence of specific special status wildlife and/or plant species and to quantitatively determine the number of individuals of each species. The field investigation is conducted according to survey protocols established by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and/or California Department of Fish and Game when a protocol is available for the species of interest. Specific impacts and mitigation measures are identified. A report is prepared including the results of the findings of the field investigation, impact analysis and mitigation requirements.