Biological Monitor

Biological monitoring will be overseen by a USFWSApproved Biologist. During the adult flight season of Smith’s blue butterfly (see Table 10), a Qualified Biologist will be present when construction activities occur in or within 150 feet of suitable habitat (dispersal habitat as well as areas containing the larval host plant and adult food plants). During monitoring, the Qualified Biologist will monitor for Smith’s blue butterfly species, inspect the fencing/flagging, and immediately notify the resident engineer (or their designated contact) to address any necessary fencing/flagging repairs.