Pivot's biological work supports Federal and State jurisdictional compliance NEPA, Clean Water Act, Endangered Species Act, and various other environmental laws. Our studies and reports are useful in gaining regulatory compliance, characterizing natural resources and developing management programs. Our biologists are experts in leading projects where protection, enhancement, management, and/or restoration of sensitive habitats or natural functions and processes are the primary objectives.

Services Offered

 

CONSTRUCTION MONITORING / ENVIRONMENTAL INSPECTION

BIOLOGICAL AND SPECIAL-STATUS SPECIES SURVEYS:

  • Nevada Species:

    • Greater Sage Grouse

    • Migratory Bird Surveys

    • Eagle and Raptors

    • Clapper Rail

    • Yellow Flycatcher

  • Desert BighornSheep

  • Wolverine, Fisher, Martin

  • Certified Arborists Surveys: State and County ordinances

  • California Red-Legged Frog (CRLF) Surveys

  • California Tiger Salamander (CTS) Surveys

  • Vernal Pool Surveys (include Fairy Shrimp and plants)

  • Valley Elderberry Longhorn Beetle (VELB) Surveys

  • Pre-construction nesting and raptor surveys

    • Western burrowing owls,

    • Migratory Bird,

    • Eagles & Swainson’s hawk

  • Habitat Evaluations

    • Swainson’s hawk,

    • California tiger salamander

    • Red Legged frogs

  • Spotted Owl habitat assessments and surveys

    • California, Northern and Mexican

  • Northern Goshawk habitat assessments and surveys

  • Red Tree Vole habitat assessments and surveys

 

BIOLOGICAL PERMIT SUPPORT

  • Clean Water Act - Sections 401, 404,

  • California - 1600 and Section 7 & 10 Consultations

  • Wetland Delineations and Permitting (Section 404 Permits)

  • Streambed Alteration Agreements (DFG 1600 Series plans and agreements)

  • Threatened and Endangered Species Permitting (Section 7 & 10 Consultations)

  • Clean Water Act (401 Water Quality Certifications)

  • Incidental Take Permits for State-Listed Species (DFG – CESA)

 

BIOLOGICAL REPORTS

  • Habitat Restoration Plans

  • Botanical Vegetation Surveys

  • Weed control and Invasives Plans

  • Biological Constraints Analysis:

    • Rapid assessment of sites for biological cultural or other constraints for early evaluation

  • Biological Resource Assessments

  • Biological Site Assessments

  • Biological Assessments (for Section 7 compliance)

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Pivot Confirms Calif Spotted Owl