Conducted to determine if habitat for threatened, endangered, and special status wildlife species occurs on a proposed development site. Detailed wildlife habitat assessments are required by multiple jurisdictions based on site characteristics and the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Priority Habitats and Species (PHS) data base.
Are conducted to determine if a client’s proposed development plan will impact a regulated critical area or associated buffer area. This service can save clients time and money because it is important to be aware of Critical Area regulations prior to moving forward with survey and design work on a proposed development.
Ecosystems North West has identified available land that is suitable for shrub steppe/eastside steppe mitigation.
Habitat Management Plans will often require mitigation for impacts to Priority Habitats. Mitigation can take several forms depending on type and extent of impacts. One mitigation option is for offsite-in-kind mitigation where similar habitat type, within a similar landscape setting is protected at a ratio determined by a qualified wildlife biologist to replace the habitat that is impacted by the proposed development.
Ecosystems North West has identified several properties within Grant County, Washington that are suitable for offsite mitigation.