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Press Release:

Scientist Complete Critical Habitat Assessment For Proposed Single Family Development Parcel In Kansas City Missouri

Monday, August 17, 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 north eastern Clay 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 58 acre site, there was no forested area dominated by preferred tree species and associated morphological characteristics that are indicative of Indiana bat or NLEB feeding and restoration habitat located. While a small presence of standing snags, split trunks, openings, and sloughing bark were present, no bat roost trees were observed.



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






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