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.