Kleinfelder – Phase II Bog Turtle Surveys

Electrical Utility Substations

15  5-25-11Bagdon Environmental’s staff includes a U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) Certified Bog Turtle Surveyor with a New York Department of Environmental Conservation Department Scientific Collector’s license.  The bog turtle is state listed endangered and federally listed as threatened. Our firm has been selected by many engineering and survey firms to conduct Phase I and Phase II bog turtle surveys in both the Hudson Housatonic Recovery Unit and the Prairie Lake Plain Recovery Unit.

Kleinfelder retained Bagdon Environmental to lead Phase II bog turtle (Glyptemys muhlenbergii) searches on two proposed utility substation expansion sites in compliance with USFWS protocols and permitting. As a result of the surveys, Bagdon Environmental and Kleinfelder biologists were able to conclude that no impacts would occur to the species at either site.  These findings allowed the project to proceed without additional review under the state and federal Endangered Species Laws.

Services provided:

  • Supplemental Phase I analysis
  • Lead for Phase II bog turtle survey
  • Bog turtle Phase II report and documentation
  • USFWS/NYSDEC reporting for endangered species

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