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Nesting Bird and Roosting Bat Guidance Document

It was anticipated that the 2018 UC Davis Long Range Development Plan could result in potential impacts to special-status wildlife, including nesting birds and roosting bats. The LRDP included two mitigation measures (3.5-4a and 3.5-6) applying to birds that may nest in trees or on buildings and one mitigation measure (3.5-8b) applying to roosting bats. Swainson’s hawk and tricolored blackbird are species of special concern that are discussed in the mitigation measures. Ascent biologists prepared the Nesting Bird and Roosting Bat Guidance Document to outline procedures for dealing with nesting birds and bat roosts prior to and during building demolition activities under the LRDP.

Kyle Canyon Biological Surveys

NV Energy’s electrical service area includes the community of Mt. Charleston in Kyle Canyon, approximately 35 miles west-northwest of Las Vegas on National Forest System land managed by the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, Spring Mountains National Recreation Area. Some special use permits on lands managed by the US Forest Service had expired and needed to be renewed as part of the consolidated master special use permit. Ascent’s biological resources team conducted field surveys for golden eagle, northern goshawk, flammulated owl, and other raptors; bat roosting habitat and acoustical surveys; sensitive butterfly larval host and nectar plant surveys and mapping; snag mapping; TES plant surveys; and invasive and nonnative plant species surveys.

Prairie City SVRA Aquatic Resources Delineation

Trails are fundamental to fulfilling the California Department of Parks and Recreation’s mission to create opportunities for high-quality outdoor recreation. The Road and Trail Management Plan (RTMP) for the Prairie City State Vehicular Recreation Area provides specific and detailed management direction for the road and trail systems in these park units, guiding their future operation, maintenance, and development.

Botanical Field Surveys, SERAL and Cedar Ridge Fuels Project

Tuolumne County is conducting landscape restoration activities through Supplemental Project Agreements developed under a Master Stewardship Agreement with the Stanislaus National Forest. Ascent conducted botanical surveys in advance of forest restoration and fuel reduction activities to be implemented for the Social and Ecological Resilience Across the Landscape (SERAL) and Cedar Ridge Fuels projects.
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