Conduct Habitat Assessment

Prior to beginning project activities, a Qualified Biologist will conduct a habitat assessment in potentially suitable habitat in the project footprint to determine presence of kangaroo rat burrows or their sign (e.g., scat, tail drags and tracks, or skeletal remains in owl pellets). The habitat assessment surveys will be conducted within 60 days, and at least 14 days prior to the start of ground-disturbing activities. If no burrows or sign of kangaroo rats are detected, no further measures will be required.