Protected Species Surveys


ABR has a team of species experts with experience on an array of protected species from bats to fish and birds to whales. ABR scientists have conducted the full range of pre–post impact studies from baseline surveys and inventory to post-development disturbance or perturbation studies. Our research is applied in project design and mitigation, impact assessments, NEPA documentation and permitting, wetland permit applications, threatened and endangered species consultations, essential fish habitat determinations, and marine mammal monitoring plans.  Specific experience includes:

  • aerial, boat, and ground surveys for protected species
  • radar surveys for protected species (e.g., Hawaiian Petrel, Newell’s Shearwater, Marbled Murrelet, migrant birds)
  • federally listed threatened or endangered species and candidate species protected under the Endangered Species Act
  • raptors protected under the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act
  • birds and their nests protected under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act
  • marine mammal species protected under the Marine Mammal Protection Act
  • developing protected species monitoring plans and providing Protected Species Observers (PSO’s) to meet Marine Mammal Act and Endangered Species Act requirements
  • serving on and advising species recovery teams
  • providing data and study results for species listing and de-listing decisions
  • expert testimony
ABR's triple bottom line: "Environmental stewardship, social responsibility, and economic viability"