July 2017 to October 2017
Humboldt County, Nevada
US Bureau of Land Management
England|Ecology was contracted by the US Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to conduct surveys for Pygmy Rabbit on 2,068 acres of BLM-managed lands as part of the Owhyee Roads Fuelbreak Project. Two subcontractors were trained on survey methodology and identification of Pygmy Rabbit sign. The survey was completed over two weeks at the end of September and early October, involving 114 miles of transect walking per surveyor in often adverse weather conditions and over rough terrain. Most field nights were spent camping where the day’s transects ended as the area is remote with bad road conditions and no cellular reception. Final deliverables to the BLM were provided on October 20, including a report, photos, and geospatial data.
Looks fantastic!BLM contact in reference to final report