Special-Status Species Surveys

Chevron McKittrick Gas Line Upgrades, Kern County, California

Chevron McKittrick Gas Line Upgrades, Kern County, California
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Project Name: Chevron McKittrick Gas Line Upgrades, Kern County, California
Services: Special Status Species Survey
Client: Chevron Pipe Line Company

Padre conducted biological assessments to identify any threatened, endangered, or otherwise sensitive (TES) plant and animal species that may be present within or surrounding the project sites. Padre biologists performed reconnaissance level biological surveys to identify suitable areas for project activities including access routes, staging, and work areas. The field surveys were conducted to determine presence of TES species as well as document existing biological conditions at the project sites prior to construction. The coverage area of the survey included a 100-foot radius around the project sites. Pedestrian surveys were conducted for the planned work, staging, and access areas in an effort to identify suitable habitat for TES species and/or signs (e.g. nests, burrows, scat, tracks, prey remains, etc.) of their presence. TES species anticipated to inhabit the area include San Joaquin kit fox (Vulpes macrotis mutica), San Joaquin antelope squirrel (Ammospermophilus nelsoni), giant kangaroo rat (Dipodomys ingens) and blunt-nosed leopard lizard (Gambelia sila).