Special-Status Species

Ecological Expertise


Some of the plants we address most often:

Bakersfield cactus

California jewel flower

Hairy Orcutt grass

Kern mallow

Mariposa pussypaws

San Joaquin adobe starburst

San Joaquin woolly threads

Succulent owl’s-clover

Tree anemone


Some of the invertebrates we address most often:

Bay checkerspot butterfly

Crotch bumble bee

Mission blue butterfly

San Bruno Elphin butterfly

Smith’s blue butterfly

Valley elderberry longhorn beetle

Vernal pool fairy shrimp

Vernal pool tadpole shrimp


Some of the fishes we address most often:

Chinook salmon – Central Valley spring-run ESU

Chinook salmon – California coastal ESU

Delta smelt

Longfin smelt

Steelhead – Central Valley DPS

Steelhead – central California coast DPS


Some of the amphibians we address most often:

California red-legged frog

California tiger salamander

Foothill yellow-legged frog

Limestone salamander

Santa Cruz long-toed salamander

Sierra Nevada yellow-legged frog

Western spadefoot

Yosemite toad


Some of the reptiles we address most often:

Alameda whipsnake

Blainville’s horned lizard

Blunt-nosed leopard lizard

Giant garter snake

San Francisco garter snake

Western pond turtle


Some of the birds we address most often:

American goshawk

Bald eagle

Burrowing owl

Golden eagle

Great gray owl

Spotted owl

Swainson’s hawk

Tricolored blackbird


Some of the mammals we address most often:

Buena Vista Lake shrew


Giant kangaroo rat

Mohave ground squirrel

Salt marsh harvest mouse

San Joaquin antelope squirrel

San Joaquin kangaroo rat

San Joaquin kit fox

Federal & State Mandates


We help our clients comply with the following federal and state environmental laws and regulations as they pertain to protecting plants, animals, or their habitats:

Federal Ecological Laws & Regulations
Endangered Species Act (7 U.S.C. § 136, 16 U.S.C. § 1531 et seq.)
Migratory Bird Treaty Act (16 U.S.C. § 703 et seq.)
Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act (16 U.S.C. § 668-668d)
Marine Mammal Protection Act (16 U.S.C. § 1361 et seq.)
Clean Water Act (33 U.S.C. §1251 et seq.)
National Environmental Policy Act (42 U.S.C. § 4321 et seq.)
Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (42 U.S.C. § 9601 et seq.)
Oil Pollution Act (33 U.S.C. § 2701 et seq.)
Coastal Zone Management Act (16 U.S.C. § 1451 et seq.)
Federal Noxious Weed Act (7 U.S.C. § 2801 et seq.)
The Sikes Act (16 U.S.C. §670)
California Environmental Quality Act (P.R.C. § 21000 et seq.)
Porter-Cologne Water Quality Control Act (C.W.C. § 13000 et. sec.)
Surface Mining and Reclamation Act of 1975 (P.R.C. § 2710 et seq.)
Native Plant Protection Act (F.G.C. § 1900 et seq.)
Natural Community Conservation Planning Act (F.G.C. § 2800 et seq.)
California Endangered Species Act (F.G.C. § 2050 et seq.)
California Fish and Game Code Section 1602
California Fish and Game Code Section 3503
California Fish and Game Code Section 3503.5
California Fish and Game Code Section 3511
California Fish and Game Code Section 3513
California Fish and Game Code Section 4500
California Fish and Game Code Section 4700
California Fish and Game Code Section 5050