RARE PLANT SURVEYS

Teaming up with botanists such as Margriet Wetherwax (UC Berkeley), Natural Investigations performs rare plant surveys for compliance with State and Federal Endangered Species Acts and local municipal ordinances and Habitat Conservation Plans.

RARE PLANT SURVEYS PERFORMED BY NATURAL INVESTIGATIONS COMPANY:

Rare Plant Survey for Deer Valley Properties, El Dorado Co., CA. 2007. Prepared for Sierra Pacific Mortgage Inc. & County of El Dorado. Performed rare plant survey focused upon pine hill endemic plants on 2 parcels (95 acres) for County permit requirements, with botanist Margriet Wetherwax.

Rare Plant Survey for 1681 Starbuck Road Property, El Dorado Co., CA. 2007. Prepared for Sierra Pacific Mortgage Inc. & County of El Dorado. Performed rare plant survey focused upon pine hill endemic plants on 11-acre parcel for County permit requirements.

Vernal Pool Plant Protocol Survey for a Portion of the Stillwater Business Park Transmission Line, Shasta Co., CA. 2006. Prepared for SWCA Inc. & City of Redding. Assisted in a protocol-level survey for slender Orcutt grass, Greene’s tuctoria, and Bogg’s Lake hedge hyssop on 17 acres for ESA Section 7 compliance, and authored report.

RARE PLANT SURVEYS PERFORMED BY DR. GRAENING FOR OTHER EMPLOYERS:

Botanical Survey Technical Report, Merced to Fresno Section High-Speed Train Project EIR/EIS. 2010. Published by AECOM and CH2M Hill. Role: Dr. Graening served as a team botanist.

Chico Casino Fee-to-Trust Project Biological Assessment, Butte Co., CA. 2004. Published by AES Inc. for USBIA. Role: assisted in protocol Butte County meadowfoam botanical survey on 200-acre parcel; USFWS concurred with findings.

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