ECORP’s 20 Permitted Biologists are Ready for Shrimp Survey Season Statewide!

Fairy shrimp and tadpole shrimp occur within ephemeral pools and wetlands. Many of the shrimp species found in California are listed under the federal Endangered Species Act. Shrimp eggs/cysts lie dormant in seasonal pools during the dry months and hatch once the wetlands become ponded from winter rains.

Surveys for these species must be approved by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and conducted by a qualified/permitted biologist. ECORP biologists have extensive experience identifying and working with these organisms and are permitted by the USFWS to conduct both wet and dry season surveys, which constitutes a complete survey pursuant to USFWS guidelines. ECORP is one of only a small number of firms with permitted biologists authorized for dry season sampling in California and has 20 biologists permitted for large branchiopod wet season sampling in our Rocklin, Redlands, Santa Ana, and San Diego offices. ECORP conducts these surveys to support  federal Endangered Species Act Section 7 and Section 10 Consultations, and the results of these surveys are often used to substantially reduce the time needed for permit authorizations and the cost of mitigation. As winter rains are approaching, now is the time to schedule surveys for listed shrimp. This winter’s survey “window” is almost upon us and there is still time to schedule dry season surveys, so don’t delay.

If you have questions or would like to discuss whether conducting surveys may be right for your project, please contact  Peter Balfour at (916) 782-9100 (Northern/Central California) or Kristen Wasz at (909) 307-0046 (Southern California).

About ECORP Consulting, Inc.

ECORP Consulting, Inc. has assisted public and private land owners with environmental regulation compliance since 1987. Find out more at ECORP Consulting's mission is to consistently deliver high-quality environmental consulting services through outstanding science and timely, creative solutions for our clients, while providing an excellent work environment for our staff.
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