Alameda & Contra Costa Counties, California
Clients: Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Terra Verde Environmental Consulting, Sequoia Ecological Services, and URS Corporation.
Wildlife Science biologists performed duties as a Lead Environmental Inspector (LEI) for a PG&E Transmission Line Reconductoring project. We provided daily management and coordination with Environmental Inspectors and Specialty Monitors. Coordinated with project management staff and provided technical information, proactive communication, and advance planning to ensure timely completion of required tasks in compliance with permits. Reviewed and verified project compliance with mitigation measures required by resource agency permits. Conducted preconstruction surveys for special-status species and protected habitats. Performed helicopter and ground-based surveys for nesting raptors including: golden eagle, Swainson’s hawk, and white-tialed kite. Authorized by the project Biological Opinion (2013-F-0175) and East Contra Costa County Habitat Conservation Plan/Natural Community Conservation Plan to capture, handle and relocate Alameda whipsnake, California red-legged frog, and California tiger salamander. Directly managed field personnel and supported overall management of environmental compliance for the reconductoring of 27 miles of transmission line in Contra Costa County, California.