Endangered Species Surveys
Our scientists have surveyed for federally protected plants and animals across the nation, resulting in distribution records and life history information for many investigated species. Eco-Tech holds scientific collection permits for over 50 federally-listed species in more than 20 states, including bats and other small mammals, freshwater mussels, fish, and plants. Eco-Tech biologists have additionally performed numerous surveys involving dozens of state-listed species from California to New Jersey.
Every project with the potential to impact a listed species demands experienced biologists versed not only in scientific methodology, but also the regulatory implications of a positive determination of presence. The capture or identification of a federally-listed species may only be the beginning of detailed strategy, negotiation, and field investigation tasks with multiple governmental agencies.
Formal consultation under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) can be a daunting challenge to even the most seasoned field biologist. Our senior staff scientists, however, have experience in the cost-effective preparation of formal Biological and Ecological Assessments and supporting technical documents, including Habitat Conservation Plans, for several species across the U.S.
Endangered Species Services Spotlight:
Eastern U.S. Bats
- Five permitted biologists
- Mistnet surveys
- Hibernacula surveys
- Acoustic monitoring
- Infrared video recording
- Aerial and ground telemetry
- Home range determination
- Statistical analysis
- Structure exclusion
- Wind turbine casualty analysis
- Permitted throughout Mississippi River drainage
- Big river and small tributary species
- Fully capable company-owned river vessels
- Exclusive commercial dive arrangements
- Translocation and monitoring services
- Mussel bed location and delineation
- Side-scan mapping
- Operational BMP consultation
- Endemic fish from Ohio, Cumberland and Tennessee Rivers
- Several Midwest and Southeast plants
- Many state-listed flora/fauna from Eastern U.S.