Biological Surveys / Monitoring

BBI can provide biological surveys and monitoring for a large number of species in and out of California.  



Description of Services

BBI staff can perform surveys for any biological resource throughout the State of California. BBI biologists also have experience and selected permits to conduct surveys for species outside of the State of California. 

A comprehensive approach to biological surveys is the backbone of BBI's commitment to your project. BBI utilizes some of the best field researchers in California to gain a thorough understanding of a site's resource baseline and meet agency-mandated needs.                        

Representative Projects

Recently, BBI has provided highly-regarded biological monitors for the following projects:

  • Tehachapi Renewable Transmission Project (Southern California Edison and ICF International), Kern and Los Angeles Counties, California
  • Construction at MCAS Camp Pendleton (LSA), San Diego County, California
  • Devers-Palo Verde 2 Transmission Project (Southern California Edison and CH2MHILL), Riverside and San Bernardino Counties, California
  • Various tree trimming projects (Southern California Edison) throughout southern California.

Recent work to conduct surveys for endangered and threatened species has been completed by BBI on the following projects:

  • Several detention basins (County of San Bernardino), San Bernardino County, California
  • Newhall Ranch (Newhall Land), Los Angeles County, California
  • Dam removal project in the San Bernardino Mountains (PSOMAS), Riverside and San Bernardino Counties, California
  • Los Angeles Department of Water and Power facilities (ESA), Los Angeles County, California

BBI has also conducted recent, large-scale bird counts on several proposed wind and solar facilities in the California deserts.

Regulatory Compliance Monitoring

BBI has managed long- and short-term monitoring for both linear projects and standard construction projects. Monitoring has included alternative energy and transmission projects, sensitive species, resource recovery, and habitat restoration. BBI biologists have many years of experience monitoring large construction projects and are acutely aware of the importance of adhering to construction safety concerns under sometimes arduous working conditions.

BBI holds the following  agency permits:

  • Federal Endangered Species permits, including special permits to monitor nests, and band, or place transmitters and transponders on certain species.
  • Predator management permit.
  • Migratory bird (burrowing owls etc.) relocation and salvage permits.
  • Cowbird trapping authorization.
  • Federal bird banding permit.
  • California scientific collecting permit.
  • California Endangered Species MOUs.