Preconstruction Survey

A Qualified Biologist will conduct preconstruction surveys for the target reptile species within 72 hours prior to any initial ground disturbance in all suitable habitat in or adjacent to the project site and accessible to the Project Proponent, to identify locations where covered reptiles may be present, evaluate current activity status in the project area, and protect the species and its habitat from avoidable construction-related disturbance. The intent of the survey is to assess current species habitat and use locations in the project area immediately prior to construction. The preconstruction survey is not intended to be a presence/ absence or protocol-level survey; the potential for species presence would have already been evaluated prior to project approval. Preconstruction surveys may be phased across a construction site if construction in different area will occur at different times; only areas where disturbance is imminent need be surveyed. The project area will be reinspected by a Qualified Biologist whenever a lapse in construction activity of 5 days or greater has occurred.