April 30, 2020
It’s Time to Schedule Your Plant Species Survey!
By: Brian Breissinger
As we enter the spring and summer months, now’s the time to schedule your rare, threatened, or endangered species (RTE) survey! The survey windows for small whorled pogonia (Isotria medeoloides), swamp pink (Helonias bullata), sensitive joint vetch (Aeschynomene virginica), and harperella (Ptilimnium nodosum) are quickly approaching. Timmons Group has several professionals to assist you with habitat surveys, detailed surveys, or any issues that may arise regarding these plant species. Learn more about each individual species below:
Surveys conducted during the optimal time frames between April 15 – May 31 (in flower or fruit) or June 1 – September 30 (basal leaves present) generally produce reliable results that will be accepted during environmental review.
Small Whorled Pogonia
Located south of Caroline County, VA, the period of time in which the USFWS accepts detailed surveys is May 25 – July 15. For projects located in Caroline County and areas north, the period of time is June 1 – July 20.
Surveys conducted during the optimal time frames between August 15 – October 15 (in flower or fruit) generally produce reliable results that will be accepted during environmental review.
Harperella in North Carolina is a perennial herb. The optimal window for Harperella is July through early September during periods of low water.
If you have any questions about whether you need a threatened or endangered plant species survey (detailed or habitat), please contact Brian Breissinger, at 804.200.6500 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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