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Press Release:

Scientist Completes Critical Habitat Assessment For Proposed Residential Development Parcel In Kansas City Missouri


July 13, 2015

David Flick, Principal and Founder, announces that the firm has successfully completed a Critical Habitat Assessment for the Indiana and Northern Long-Eared Bat (NLEB), at a proposed single family development site in southern Platte County Missouri. The US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), administers the permitting of critical and endangered species including their habitat. To that effect, proposed projects impacts within the probable range of a threatened or endangered species requires consultation with the USFWS as to whether preferred habitat exists for the species of concern within the limits of proposed disturbance.

 

Scientists at Terra Technologies performed a detailed forestry survey of tree species, morphological characteristics, food sources, microhabitat, and waters sources in order for the governing agency to determine the eligibility for habitat protection. The Indiana and NLEB prefer certain mature tree species including hickories, oaks, cottonwood, and maples. These species along with other relevant characteristics of the forest are often used as indices to determine the quality of habitat .

 

Within the approximately 89 acre site, a total of 9.46 acres of Indiana and NLEB Critical Habitat was discovered. The remaining 20.29 acres of forested area was dominated by honey locust and Osage orange, indicative of a transition from a grassland to a woodland in the absence of fire ecology, and had minimal overstory tree morphological characteristics.

 

For more information about endangered species evaluations, contact your local office of Terra Technologies.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

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