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Environmental Compliance Monitoring

A specialty team, built for purpose.

Having been around the block more than a few times, we’ve built close relationships with regulators and become true permitting experts. So much so, we created our own unique and cost-effective Compliance Monitoring Team, wholly dedicated to navigating the nuances of environmental permits.

It takes rigorous training to the highest standards to make this team.Our tried, true and thrifty approach to resume submissions streamlines approvals where we earn our stripes from both the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and California Department of Fish and Wildlife as:

  • Designated Biologists
  • Lead Biologists
  • Qualified Biologists
  • Approved Biological Monitors

Our relationships with contractors and field supervisors help us work together effectively, meeting your need for quick turnarounds. We’re your Johnny-on-the spot for last-minute monitoring, be it emergency work or species identification, we’re here for you.

Working Smarter with Technology

Our toolbox is loaded with technology to maximize our efficiency and thoroughness in the field. We use iPads with external GPS devices, ESRI’s Collector application, EcoBot, and Wildnote to gather comprehensive data for each survey.

Monitoring Expertise

Our vast knowledge with special-status wildlife species includes USFWS 10(a)(1)(a) recovery permits and/or CDFW MOUs for:

  • California black rail
  • California red-legged frog
  • California Ridgway’s (clapper) rail
  • California tiger salamander
  • Giant gartersnake
  • Large branchiopod species
  • Salt-marsh harvest mouse
  • San Francisco gartersnake
  • Vernal pool branchiopods
  • Vernal pool crustaceans

In addition, we have extensive experience conducting CDFW and/or USFWS-approved routine monitoring of these listed species:

  • American badger
  • Bay checkerspot butterfly
  • Burrowing owl
  • California black rail
  • California Ridgway’s (clapper) rail
  • California red-legged frog
  • California tiger salamander
  • Callippe silverspot butterfly
  • Fish rescue and relocation (including coho, Chinook, and steelhead)
  • Nesting birds
  • Roosting bats
  • San Francisco gartersnake
  • Salt-marsh harvest mouse
Why Partner With Us?

Even when things get messy, we have the tenacity to push through. We offer niche services with an integrated team of experts to tackle even the most challenging environmental issues.

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We’re here to lend our expertise and help you achieve your goals.

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Field Notes

USFWS Proposes Foothill Yellow-legged Frog for Listing Under the Federal Endangered Species Act
On December 28, 2021, the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) announced through the Federal Register that it is proposing to list 4 of 6 defined Distinct Population Segments…
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