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Terrestrial Ecology Surveys

Copperhead Consulting routinely completes terrestrial ecology surveys in a variety of habitats. The Copperhead Consulting team is composed of several individuals each recognized in the scientific community as experts in their respective field of study. Many of our biologists possess advanced degrees and are experts in the fields of botany, herpetology, ornithology (birds), mammalogy, entomology (insects), and malacology (snails and slugs).

Past projects range from seasonal regulatory compliance surveys to long-term, multi-taxa inventories on newly acquired municipal government properties. In addition we have designed and implemented  large-scale delineation studies used to map the range and extent of habitat for endangered or threatened species.

The data we collect is used for a variety of purposes including presence/absence surveys, baseline inventory data, impact assessment, and post-impact monitoring. We have conducted ecological inventories for a number of clients including Department of Defense, U.S. Forest Service, departments of transportation, National Park Service, state and county parks, The Nature Conservancy, coal and timber industry, utilities, and engineering firms.

Projects Related to this Service Below:

  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • Mammal Survey: Cumberland Gap National Historical Park

    Cumberland Gap National Historical Park, KY Copperhead Consulting was hired by the National Park Service in 2005 to conduct a mammal survey within the Cumberland Gap National Historical Park. Surveys within the boundaries of the park were conducted using a variety of equipment and techniques including: mist […]
  • U.S. Department of the Army – Fauna Inventory

    Fort Knox, KY In 2005, Copperhead Consulting was employed to develop and implement a comprehensive multi-taxa faunal survey on the Fort Knox Military Installation, Hardin and Bullitt counties, KY. Fieldwork included mist netting for bats and trapping for small mammals, reptiles, and amphibians. Permanent monitoring stations were […]
  • Park Lake Mountain Preserve Multi-taxa Inventory

    Kentucky Copperhead Consulting completed a multi-taxa survey of the Park Lake Mountain Preserve located in Fleming County, Kentucky. Completed over the fall of 2006 and spring of 2007, Copperhead biologists surveyed the 180-hectare preserve for reptiles, amphibians, birds, fishes, and small mammals. This project utilized the following […]
  • Cheat Threetooth Snail Critical Habitat Survey

    West Virginia Beginning in summer 2007, Copperhead has conducted a multi-year delineation of Cheat threetooth land snail habitat in the Cheat River Valley of northeastern West Virginia. This project involves the delineation and GIS mapping of critical habitat located within 1,000 acres of the Snakehill Wildlife Management […]