Pre-Construction Survey

If covered amphibians are known or assumed to be present, no more than 24 hours prior to the date of initial ground disturbance and vegetation clearing, an agency-approved biologist will walk within the project site to investigate all potential areas that could be used by the special-status amphibians for feeding, breeding, sheltering, movement, and other essential behaviors. If a specialstatus amphibian species is encountered during the survey the project proponent will refer to and follow procedures described below in AMP-0011 and AMP-0012 for passively allowing the species to move out of the work area or actively relocating the species out of harm’s way. Proposed projects that may need to actively relocate amphibians out of harm’s way will require the project proponent to submit a project-specific species relocation plan for agency review and approval, as described in AMP-0012.