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Large Linear Bat Survey

Large Linear Bat Survey

Northwest Ohio In the summer of 2015, Copperhead Consulting conducted mist-net and radio telemetry surveys for Indiana and northern long-eared bats along an 80 km proposed gas line in north west Ohio.  Copperhead biologists conducted desk top and ground based habitat assessments to identify potential habitat of […]

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Fort Drum Military Reservation – Bat Survey and Radio Telemetry Study

Fort Drum Military Reservation – Bat Survey and Radio Telemetry Study

Lewis and Jefferson Counties, NY In March 2015, Copperhead Consulting was contracted by the United States Army to conduct a mist net and radio telemetry study designed to determine the presence and roosting preferences of bats on the Fort Drum Military Reservation. Survey efforts primarily focused on […]

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Foraging Data Collected by Aerial Telemetry – Fort Knox

Foraging Data Collected by Aerial Telemetry – Fort Knox

North Central Kentucky As part of annual monitoring of large Indiana bat maternity colonies at Ft. Knox, Copperhead collected location data of 8 foraging adult and juvenile Indiana bats for 5 nights. This resulted in the tracking of 2 juveniles that foraged across the Ohio River in […]

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Savannah River Site TES and NNIS Species Surveys

Savannah River Site TES and NNIS Species Surveys

Aiken, SC Since 2010 Copperhead Consulting has been conducting surveys for rare and invasive vascular plant species at the Savannah River Site in Aiken, SC in support of their land management activities. These surveys are conducted using the intuitive control survey method so that the presence/absence of […]

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Aerial Survey for Raptor Nests

Aerial Survey for Raptor Nests

  Northwestern Tennessee Copperhead was contracted to conduct a survey for potential raptor habitat in northwestern Tennessee. Using one of Copperhead’s Cessna 172s, two Copperhead biologists flew for approximately 3 hours and 250 miles over a five-mile survey area searching for raptor nests and assessing the status […]

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Wetland Delineation and Jurisdictional Assessment for the proposed Vigo/Trust Resources Coal Permit in Daviess County, Indiana.

Wetland Delineation and Jurisdictional Assessment for the proposed Vigo/Trust Resources Coal Permit in Daviess County, Indiana.

Daviess County, Indiana Vigo Coal Company and Trust Resources, LLC is proposed to utilize its Trust Resources Property near the town of Portersville, Daviess County, Indiana for a surface coal mining operation. Activities within the Trust Resources Permit Area were to include auger mining, construction of haul […]

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Seep and spring survey and surface and ground water monitoring

Seep and spring survey and surface and ground water monitoring

Northern Tennessee Copperhead conducted a seep and spring survey for a proposed coal mine in northern Tennessee.  After completing the survey copperhead conducted follow up soil and surface water quality monitoring. This project utilized the following services: Water and Soil Sampling and Monitoring Project Gallery:

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Quality monitoring and site surveys for Crossville Mine

Quality monitoring and site surveys for Crossville Mine

Tennessee Copperhead biologists surveyed the primary stream and its tributaries searching for seeps and streams entering the creek from the mine site.  Personnel traveled upstream so as not to disturb the water being sampled when possible.  Each stream was followed and sampled upstream to the point that […]

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Reptiles and Amphibians of Southeastern South Dakota

Reptiles and Amphibians of Southeastern South Dakota

South Dakota Copperhead designed, developed and implemented a study plan to survey for and identify amphibians and reptiles of southeast South Dakota. Copperhead biologists scoured a 15 county area over a 2 week period using a multitude of survey and search techniques. Five snake species, four turtle […]

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Biological Assessment for the Federally endangered bats

Biological Assessment for the Federally endangered bats

Jackson County, IL Biological Assessment for the Federally endangered Indiana bat (Myotis sodalis), Gray bat (Myotis grisescens), and the Illinois State Endangered Southeastern myotis (Myotis austroriparius) and the Rafinesque’s big-eared bat (Corynorhinus rafinesquii). Southern Illinois University at Carbondale (SIUC) proposes to construct, operate, and eventually decommission a […]

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