Endangered Species Habitat Identification and Delineation
To minimize construction impacts in aquatic environments, SKS conducts pre-construction surveys to determine species and concentration of protected seagrass, macroinvertebrate, and fish populations in potential construction sites not only for permitting purposes but for construction design as well. These evaluations typically include an assessment of the presence of rooted or attached aquatic species, including seagrass and hard corals.
Verification of the presence or absence of endangered species on a project-specific level are typically included within I.D. and Delineation surveys, fulfilling permit requirements and providing impact avoidance recommendations.