Houston Toad Habitat Monitoring
Benchmark’s team of scientists and a crew of Houston Toad (Bufo houstonensis) experts worked closely with the client and the US Fish & Wildlife Service to avoid application for an incidental take permit. Precautions were taken during land preparation and drilling activities to avoid take (habitat damage, harm, death, etc.) of Houston toads.
- Network of preventative barriers built around entire work area.
- Trapping & removal of all specimens by permitted individuals.
- 24-hour monitoring presence for duration of project.