AES plant and wildlife ecologists consult with clients and work in concert with agencies responsible for preservation of habitat for federal and state threatened and endangered (T&E) and Special Concern species.
Our work involves development, negotiation, and finalization of Habitat Conservation Plans (HCPs), Safe Harbor agreements, restoration plans, protection plans, Incidental Take Permits (ITPs), and other plans and investigations.
Recent projects involving T&E species include bird and bat studies for the wind energy industry. Pre-construction wildlife surveys and post-construction bird and bat mortality surveys have helped identify and quantify wildlife issues, addressing concerns for species such as the federally endangered Indiana Bat, federally threatened Northern long-eared bat, bald and golden eagles, and other rare species.
AES wildlife ecologists have special expertise in herptile T&E species, and our senior horticulture staff includes an Endangered Resources Reviewer for the Wisconsin DNR.
Our senior ecology staff is highly experienced in the collection, analysis, and reporting of complex datasets, planning meetings with regulators and agencies, and preparation of protection plans for T&E and Special Concern species.