Reptile & Amphibian Surveys

Amphibian and reptile surveys are often performed as part of aquatic and terrestrial surveys or wildlife inventories at EnviroScience. These surveys effectively detect the presence or absence of endangered, threatened, or rare species at a proposed development project.

With the unprecedented decline of many reptiles and amphibians, more species are likely to soon be listed under the federal Endangered Species Act or state regulations. As this occurs, the importance of herpetological surveys will only increase.

Wood TurtleThe herpetologists at EnviroScience have scientific collector’s permits or are on state or federal agency lists of qualified herptile surveyors. Our herpetologists are experts at delineating habitat, conducting presence/absence surveys, monitoring, and habitat mitigation.

Before breaking ground on your next project, protect your efforts and the environment by entrusting EnviroScience to help safeguard your plans under applicable requirements and regulations.

Below are just some of the species for which our herpetologists are qualified to survey:

Reptiles: Turtles

  • Blanding’s Turtle (Emydoidea blandingii)
  • Bog Turtle (Glyptemys muhlenbergii)
  • Red-bellied Turtle (Pseudemys rubriventris)
  • Spotted Turtle (Clemmys guttata)
  • Wood Turtle (Glyptemys insculpta)

Reptiles: Snakes

  • Timber Rattlesnake (Crotalus horridus)
  • Kirtland’s Snake (Clonophis kirtlandii)         
  • Copper-bellied Watersnake (Nerodia erythrogaster neglecta)
  • Lake Erie Watersnake (Nerodia sipedon insularum)
  • Smooth Greensnake (Opheodrys vernalis)
  • Rough Greensnake (Opheodrys aestivus)
  • Eastern Massasauga (Sistrurus catenatus)
  • Plains Gartersnake (Thamnophis radix)
  • Queen Snake (Regina septemvittata)
  • Northern Copperhead (Agkistrodon contortrix mokasen)
  • Northern Pine Snake (Pituophis melanoleucus)
  • Corn Snake (Pantherophis gutatta)

Amphibians: Frogs and Toads

  • Eastern Spadefoot (Scaphiopus holbrookii)

Amphibians: Salamanders

  • Blue-spotted Salamander (Ambystoma laterale)
  • Green Salamander (Aneides aeneus)
  • Eastern Hellbender (Cryptobranchus a. alleganiensis)
  • Cave Salamander (Erycea lucifuga)
  • Mud Salamander (Pseudotriton montanus)
  • Streamside Salamander (Ambystoma barbouri)

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