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Projects

  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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:
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • Multi-Species Biological Assessment (BA) for the Ironton-Russell Bridge Replacement Project

    Greenup and Russell Counties KY and Ironton and Lawrence Counties OH Copperhead Consulting completed a Biological Assessment (BA) for the Indiana bat, gray bat, and 11 species of freshwater mussels for ODOT. As part of the BA process, field inspections of the bridge were conducted to assess the bridge’s […]
  • Cherokee National Forest Rare Plant (Vascular and Nonvascular) Survey

    Cherokee National Forest, Tennessee Since 2007, Copperhead Consulting has been conducting rare plant surveys (TES & VC) and natural community delineations for the Cherokee National Forest (CNF) in support of their land management activities.  Beginning in 2014, Copperhead Consulting was awarded a 5 year contract.  Botanists survey […]
  • Survey for Indiana bats, gray bats, mussels, and identification of macro-invertebrates for proposed improvements to US 60 from I-64 to KY 180

    Boyd County, Kentucky Copperhead Consulting conducted multiple field surveys for listed species that may have occured in the project area. Field studies included a summer mist-net and acoustic survey for Indiana and gray bats, a mussel survey, and identification of macroinvertebrates. Mist-net surveys were conducted at 7 […]
  • Davis Creek Blackside Dace Protection and Enhancement Plan (PEP) and Indiana bat mist-net survey.

    Campbell County, Tennessee In 2007, Copperhead Consulting developed a blackside dace Protection and Enhancement Plan (PEP) as part of a surface mine permit. Development of the PEP required a significant amount of coordination between USFWS, TDEC, and OSM because this was the first blackside dace PEP to […]
  • Aerial Telemetry Survey for Indiana Bats

    Southeast Ohio Copperhead was contracted to conduct aerial telemetry on Indiana bats in southeast Ohio. Indiana bats tagged by other consultant firms could not be located through traditional ground tracking methods despite several man-days of effort by these other consultants. Copperhead pilots found all bats within hours […]
  • Annual Kentucky Winter Hibernacula Counts

    Kentucky Copperhead Consulting participates in annual censuses of hibernating Indiana bats throughout caves in Kentucky. This data is used by federal and state agencies in determining the status of this endangered bat and establish long-term population trends. The counts are routinely conducted in technically challenging caves and […]
  • Bat Ecology Research

    Bernheim Forest & Arboretum, Kentucky As part of Copperhead Consulting’s commitment to outreach and dedication to research, we designed and completed a five-year study of the bats of Bernheim Forest & Arboretum. The Bernheim Forest is a 14,000 acre arboretum, forest, and nature preserve located in Clermont, […]
  • U.S. Department of the Army – Rare Bat Inventory

    Fort Bragg, NC Beginning in 2004, Copperhead Consulting was hired to develop and implement a multi-year bat survey of the Fort Bragg Military Installation as a requirement of the 1960 Sikes Act. Of the ten bat species currently known from Fort Bragg, the southeastern bat (Myotis austroriparius) […]
  • 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 […]
  • Fort McClellan Gray Bat Mist net and Radio telemetry Study

    Fort McClellan, AL Copperhead Consulting was hired to conduct a mist net and radiotelemetry study of the federal endangered gray bat on Fort McClellan military installation located near Anniston, Alabama. The study was designed to establish presence and characterize foraging habitat with the installation boundary. Netting efforts […]
  • 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 […]
  • Integrative Assessment of Indiana bat Response to Anthropogenic Stimuli

    Kentucky Copperhead Consulting participated in a project initiated by the Engineer Research Development Center, Construction Engineering Research Laboratory (ERDC-CERL) of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers designed to investigate the behavioral, physiological, and immunological responses of tree-roosting bats (including the federally endangered Indiana bat) to selected disturbance […]