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Aquatic Ecology

  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • Ohio River Bridges Mussel Survey

    Louisville, KY During September 2007, Copperhead completed an endangered mussel survey along the worst case scour areas associated with the proposed Ohio River Bridges Project near downtown Louisville, Kentucky. SCUBA techniques were used to survey transects placed along stretches of bottom on both the Kentucky and Indiana […]
  • Blackside Dace Protection and Enhancement Plan

    Davis Creek, Tennessee Copperhead Consulting was hired to develop a Protection and Enhancement Plan for the blackside dace within the watershed of proposed mining activities located in the Davis Creek system of Campbell County, TN. The federally threatened blackside dace (Phoxinus cumberlandensis) had been previously documented in […]
  • Ohio River Mussel Survey

    Paducah, KY In August 2008, Copperhead Consulting was hired to assist in a mussel survey of the Ohio River near the Paducah waterfront. Located in McCracken County, KY near the confluence of the Tennessee and Ohio rivers, the project consisted of 4 days of diving along 10 […]