Kern County, California.
Client: Biosearch Associates.
Wildlife Science conducted live-trapping surveys for the Mohave ground squirrel in support of preparation of an Environmental Impact Report for land acquisition by the California Department of Parks and Recreation Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Division. Live-trapping was also conducted for four special-status nocturnal small mammals that are known from the region: Tehachapi pocket mouse, yellow-eared pocket mouse, San Joaquin pocket mouse, and Tulare pocket mouse. Visual encounter surveys and motion-activated game cameras were installed to detect American badger, desert kit fox, Agassiz’s desert tortoise, and other special-status species.