Conduct Habitat Assessment

Prior to construction, an agency-approved biologist will conduct a habitat assessment in potentially suitable habitat within the project footprint to determine presence of special-status mammals or their sign (e.g., scat, guano, tail drags and tracks, skeletal remains in owl pellets, etc.). The habitat assessment surveys will be conducted within 2 years, and at least 14 days prior to the start of construction or ground disturbing activities. If no burrows or sign of specialstatus mammals are detected, no further measures will be required.