Additional Biological

Additional Biological

SNEI has performed numerous project site inventories, pre-construction and preliminary surveys. SNEI’s professional biologists are expertly trained to gather, analyze and disseminate information regarding biological species and ecological communities for private, state and federal clients.

Reptile and Amphibian Surveys

SNEI employs experienced herpetologists who provide  accurate and detailed habitat information regarding amphibian and reptile populations. SNEI’s biological staff can construct, install and survey drift fences and funnel & bucket traps to document the presence, relative distribution and densities of various species of reptiles and amphibians. Mark-recapture studies are used to aid researchers in obtaining natural history data (e.g. natural movement, habitat selection, growth rates and longevity) to determine densities and population parameters.

Small Mammal Surveys

SNEI services also include trapping of both sensitive and non-sensitive species to investigate relationships between habitat features, small mammal relative abundance and diversity. SNEI utilizes species identification, gender, age, class, PIT tag implantation, ear tagging, health assessments, breeding conditions, mark-recapture studies and tracking with fluorescent dyes and lights to aid in formulating management plans for small mammals, including bats, within the Southwest region.

Biological Experience:

  •     Banded Gila Monster
  •     Chuckwalla
  •     Coachella Valley Fringe-Toed Lizard
  •     Mojave Fringe-Toed Lizard
  •     Flat Tailed Horned Lizard
  •     Barefoot Banded Gecko
  •     Amargosa Toad
  •     Relic Leopard Frog
  •     Utah Prairie Dog
  •     Mohave Ground Squirrel
  •     Various Bat Species
  •     Venomous Snakes Awareness Program