Research and Restoration

Trinity River Restoration Program

  • Description: Environmental support of river restoration historical impacted by anthropogenic disturbances
  • Client: Bureau of Reclamation
  • Locations: Trinity County, California
  • Years: 2019 - Current
    Five-year sole source contract to assist Bureau of Reclamation with federal and state regulatory permitting of projects that balance habitat restoration, Native American cultural values, and consumptive and agricultural water use in an impaired watershed.

Services Provided

  • Environmental Assessments
  • Permitting and supporting documents
  • Federal and State agency coordination
  • Jurisdictional wetlands and waters delineations
  • Address Native American Tribal concerns
  • Facilitate Public meetings

Fort Irwin Western Training Area

  • Description: Over 3000 acres of areas surveyed for the expansion of a training area and translocation of desert tortoises
  • Client: United States Geological Survey (USGS)
  • Locations: Fort Irwin National Training Center
  • Years: 2019 - Current
    Providing field support and customized enterprise level real-time data collection of desert tortoise populations within targeted areas of the Fort Irwin Western Training Area.

Services Provided

  • Customized secure real-time data collection and management system
  • Desert tortoise data collection of live individuals and occupancy sign
  • Radiotelemetry and transmittering of desert tortoises
  • Desert tortoise health assessments
  • Habitat data collection

USGS Desert Tortoise Connectivity Plots

  • Description: Collection of 1 sq. km. mark-recapture plots for USGS desert tortoise connectivity research
  • Client: United States Geological Survey (USGS)
  • Locations: Various locations in the California and Nevada deserts
  • Years: 2017 - Current
    Our field expertise in the California and Nevada deserts resulted in the selection of our team to complement desert tortoise connectivity research conducted by USGS.

Services Provided

  • Providing highly experienced biologists
  • Efficient crew coordination
  • Accurate data collection during field surveys
Projects - USGS health

USGS Desert Tortoise Health Plots

  • Description: Collection of mark-recapture plots for USGS desert tortoise health status
  • Client: United States Geological Survey (USGS)
  • Locations: Riverside County, California
  • Years: 2018
    Our experienced field crews exceeded expectations for desert tortoise detections in selected areas to be included in the study and collected valuable data for the health status of desert tortoises.

Services Provided

  • Desert tortoise presence/absence surveys
  • Desert tortoise health assessments
  • Accurate data collection
  • Crew coordination