Endangered Species Surveys
Wildlife Managment Plan

The Endangered Species Act of 1973 was enacted to “conserve the ecosystems upon which endangered and threatened species depend and to conserve and recover listed species.” The Act allows for the protection of federally-listed species by providing a means of conserving habitats associated with those species. Included in the Act is a provision that regulates certain activities that affect listed floral and faunal species. Listed species are those in danger of becoming extinct “throughout all or a significant portion of its range.” Georgia also has state threatened and endangered species laws that apply for state lands and state funded projects. Section 7 of the Endangered Species Act addresses the process for resolving conflicts that arise from activities that may endanger protected species habitat and/or populations. Section 7(a)(2) states that “each federal agency shall, in consultation with the Secretary, insure that any action they authorize, fund, or carry out is not likely to jeopardize the continued existence of a listed species or result in the destruction or adverse modification of designated critical habitat.” Therefore, any activity involving a federal agency that will jeopardize a federally-listed species must undergo a consultation process with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. With over 15 years of experience in endangered species surveys/management, Ecological Solutions, Inc. is equipped to provide the necessary services to facilitate the consultation process. Our services include endangered species surveys, GPS location and mapping, habitat management plans, and species relocation. Our experienced team is equipped to identify endangered species populations and potential habitats and provide practical solutions that will comply with the Endangered Species Act/Section 7 process.

 

Permitting

Under the NWP process it can take 30 to 45 days to receive permit approval. Individual permits are a much longer process and may take 6 to 9 months to obtain approval. Wetland and stream mitigation is often needed for both of these permits..

Aquatic Biology

Our team is fully equipped with boat and backpack electrofishers, and has had extensive experience with the collection and handling of threatened and endangered fishes. Ecological Solutions, Inc. currently possesses both a State of Georgia Scientific Collecting Permit (TE070800-0) and a Federal Fish and Wildlife Permit (29-WSF-05-76) .

Bat Surveys

Our ecologists are qualified in the identification of U.S. bat species as well as many survey techniques including, mist netting, radio telemetry, harp trapping, pit tagging, transmitter application, emergence surveys, and acoustics. In addition, we conduct winter census and monitoring of bat survivorship with White Nose Syndrome.

 

 


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Ecological Solutions, Inc.
630 Colonial Park Drive Roswell, GA 30075
P: (770) 998.7848