Minimize Footprint

Disturbance to suitable aquatic and upland sites in or near the proposed project footprint will be minimized, and the loss of aquatic habitat and grassland vegetation will be minimized through adjustments to proposed project design. Not to exceed the self-imposed take limit of injury or mortality to no more than four adults or juveniles/hatchlings annually. The self-imposed take limit also requires no net loss of habitat through the protection measures and/or offsetting impacts with habitat restoration or enhancement.