Category Archives: Biological Resources

ECORP adds giant kangaroo rat and four other sensitive small mammals to in-house Federal and State permits

With the onset of spring we have entered into the active periods of many animals within  the California deserts and central valley. The spring is usually the best time of year to conduct surveys for sensitive wildlife and plant species and … Continue reading

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The Southern California Biological Resources Group is Growing!

We are proud to announce that Michael Tuma has joined ECORP’s Redlands Office as Senior Biological Program Manager. Michael is a Certified Wildlife Biologist (CWB) and a Registered Professional Archaeologist (RPA) with more than 25 years of experience as a … Continue reading

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ECORP Puts Oak Trees to the Test

Several cities and counties, including the County of Los Angeles, have oak tree ordinances (Section 22.562090 of the Los Angeles County Code) which prohibit cutting, destroying, removing, relocating, inflicting damage, or encroaching into the protected zone of any oak tree … Continue reading

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Should You Be Thinking About California Tiger Salamander Surveys?

As the rainy season is approaching, now is your chance to plan for potential endangered species issues on your project. The California tiger salamander is found in grasslands and woodlands in portions of Central and coastal California. They breed in … Continue reading

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Watch Out for Wildlife – ECORP Conducts Wildlife Corridor and Crossing Studies

Awareness of wildlife movement corridors and crossings awareness has become a major focus of conservation efforts over the past 10 years. This awareness was recently highlighted during “Watch Out for Wildlife (WOW) Week” a result of a partnership between Caltrans … Continue reading

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The Shrimp are getting ready to Hatch

Fairy shrimp and tadpole shrimp occur within ephemeral wetlands. Many of the shrimp found in California are listed under the federal Endangered Species Act. Shrimp eggs/cysts lay dormant in seasonal pools during the dry months and hatch once the wetlands become … Continue reading

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Western Riverside County MSHCP Biological Consultant Training Session, Monday June 10

The Regional  Conservation Authority (RCA) will be holding a half-day training session for Consultants regarding implementation of the Western Riverside County Multiple Species Habitat Conservation Plan (MSHCP). The session will be designed to assist Consultants understand the MSHCP Consistency Analysis … Continue reading

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