Federal and state regulatory agencies require permit applicants to demonstrate that their projects will not adversely affect listed species or their critical habitat.
- Assess project sites for potential conflicts with endangered, threatened, and/or species of special concern
- Conduct field surveys to ascertain population sizes and trends: gopher tortoises, sand skinks, burrowing owls, red-cockaded woodpeckers, scrub jays, etc.
- Develop species mitigation plans and obtain permits for the federally-endangered indigo snake
- Bald eagle nest monitoring and permitting
- Osprey nest monitoring and permitting for removal (if necessary)
- Shorebird nest monitoring during beach restoration or dredging project
- Perform relocations and habitat creation or restoration
- Conduct monitoring as required following a relocation
- Manatee Protection Plans
- Surveys for Estuarine and Marine Submerged Aquatic Vegetation (SAV) surveys
- Permitting FWC-approved gopher tortoise long-term recipient sites
- ERS’ FWC Authorized Gopher Tortoise Agents conduct gopher tortoise surveys, relocations, and mitigation efforts