Environmental Awareness Training

Pre-construction environmental awareness training will be conducted by a USFWS-Approved Biologist for all project workers prior to the initiation of work in occupied suitable habitat. The training will include a physical description of plovers, plover nesting habitat, environmental laws, permit requirements, and, most importantly, proper application of these conservation measures. This training will not be required if the Action Agency does not detect plovers during pre-work surveys (described in WSP-3 and WSP-4 below). However, the training may still be required by the USFWS if the Action Agency does not detect plovers on a beach that traditionally has been occupied by plovers either year-round or seasonally (i.e., wintering only or breeding only).