Carroll County, MD Envirens provided survey and conservation strategies for the endangered Northern Bog Turtle in association with a proposed subdivision. The conservation strategy incorporated expanded buffers and wetland avoidance to accommodate a smaller subdivision and at the same time, conserve Bog Turtle populations.
Rare, Threatened, and Endangered Species
Frederick County, MD Envirens provided ecological assessment services including endangered species survey, wetland determination and watershed impact evaluation in response to a proposed subdivision in Frederick County, Maryland. In addition to the impact evaluation, Envirens provided a mitigative evaluation and watershed protection prescription to protect surface water and groundwater resources to the community’s drinking water […]
Somerset County, PA On Pennsylvania’s portion of the Allegheny Plateau, Envirens assessed potential habitat and conducted presence/absence surveys for the rare Upland Sandpiper for a proposed coal slurry disposal facility. Envirens coordinated with Pennsylvania Game Commission to develop seed mixture recommendations for slurry spoil final stabilization.
Caroline County, MD Envirens provided assessment surveys for a proposed sand and gravel operation in Federalsburg, MD. The complex geology created by historic extractions formed diverse isolated wetland communities. Maryland Natural Heritage (MNH) identified several endangered plants on the site. Envirens surveyed submerged aquatic vegetation (SAV) in Marshy Hope Creek as well as rare, threatened […]
Garrett County, MD Envirens provided a rare plant survey, wetland delineation and expert testimony for a proposed wind energy project on Marylands highest elevation, Backbone Mountain, in Garrett County. Extant populations of the rare Carex aestivalis, Dryopters campyloptera and Clintonia borealis were mapped and incorporated into an avoidance strategy for micro-siting of wind turbine locations […]