Biological Studies and Surveys

Spring Rivers provides biological surveys and specializes in surveys for rare and special status taxa, including federally and state-listed endangered and threatened species, federal species of concern, California species of special concern, United States Forest Service (USFS) sensitive species, and USFS Record of Decision (ROD) species. We have conducted surveys of:

In addition to surveys that focus on individual animal species, we also have extensive experience with surveys for and studies of:

  • Riparian vegetation
  • Aquatic vegetation
  • Trout and Chinook salmon spawning
    • Spawning substrate availability and mapping
    • Spawner counts
    • Egg survival
  • Juvenile salmon mortality resulting from piscine predation

Photo Gallery



 

Terrestrial Molluscs

Reticulate tail-dropper slug, Prophysaon andersoni.
Reticulate tail-dropper slug, Prophysaon andersoni.
Reticulate tail-dropper slug, Prophysaon andersoni.
Reticulate tail-dropper slug, Prophysaon andersoni.
Pacific banana slug, Ariolimax columbianus.
Pacific banana slug, Ariolimax columbianus.
Papillose tail-dropper slug, Prophysaon dubium. United States Forest Service Record of Decision (ROD) C-3 Survey and Manage species 1994.
Papillose tail-dropper slug, Prophysaon dubium. United States Forest Service Record of Decision (ROD) C-3 Survey and Manage species 1994.
Klamath shoulderband, Helminthoglypta talmadgei. United States Forest Service Record of Decision (ROD) C-3 Survey and Manage species 1994, 2001.
Klamath shoulderband, Helminthoglypta talmadgei. United States Forest Service Record of Decision (ROD) C-3 Survey and Manage species 1994, 2001.
Klamath shoulderband, Helminthoglypta talmadgei. United States Forest Service Record of Decision (ROD) C-3 Survey and Manage species 1994, 2001.
Klamath shoulderband, Helminthoglypta talmadgei. United States Forest Service Record of Decision (ROD) C-3 Survey and Manage species 1994, 2001.

 

Amphibians

Black salamander, Aneides flavipunctatus.
Black salamander, Aneides flavipunctatus.
Ensatina salamander, Ensatina eschscholtzii.
Ensatina salamander, Ensatina eschscholtzii.
Ensatina salamander, Ensatina eschscholtzii.
Ensatina salamander, Ensatina eschscholtzii.
Ensatina salamander, Ensatina eschscholtzii.
Ensatina salamander, Ensatina eschscholtzii.
Foothill yellow-legged frog, Rana boylii. Federal Species of Concern (formally federal candidates for listing), United States Forest Service Sensitive, California Species of Special Concern.
Foothill yellow-legged frog, Rana boylii. Federal Species of Concern (formally federal candidates for listing), United States Forest Service Sensitive, California Species of Special Concern.
Foothill yellow-legged frog, Rana boylii. Federal Species of Concern (formally federal candidates for listing), United States Forest Service Sensitive, California Species of Special Concern.
Foothill yellow-legged frog, Rana boylii. Federal Species of Concern (formally federal candidates for listing), United States Forest Service Sensitive, California Species of Special Concern.
Foothill yellow-legged frog, Rana boylii. Federal Species of Concern (formally federal candidates for listing), United States Forest Service Sensitive, California Species of Special Concern.
Foothill yellow-legged frog, Rana boylii. Federal Species of Concern (formally federal candidates for listing), United States Forest Service Sensitive, California Species of Special Concern.
Foothill yellow-legged frog, Rana boylii. Federal Species of Concern (formally federal candidates for listing), United States Forest Service Sensitive, California Species of Special Concern.
Foothill yellow-legged frog, Rana boylii. Federal Species of Concern (formally federal candidates for listing), United States Forest Service Sensitive, California Species of Special Concern.
Rough-skinned newt, Taricha granulosa.
Rough-skinned newt, Taricha granulosa.
Rough-skinned newt, Taricha granulosa.
Rough-skinned newt, Taricha granulosa.
Pacific treefrog, Hyla regilla.
Pacific treefrog, Hyla regilla.
Pacific treefrog, Hyla regilla.
Pacific treefrog, Hyla regilla.
Foothill yellow-legged frog, Rana boylii. Federal Species of Concern (formally federal candidates for listing), United States Forest Service Sensitive, California Species of Special Concern.
Foothill yellow-legged frog, Rana boylii. Federal Species of Concern (formally federal candidates for listing), United States Forest Service Sensitive, California Species of Special Concern.

 

Reptiles

Western aquatic garter snake, Thamnophis couchii.
Western aquatic garter snake, Thamnophis couchii.

 

Fish

Bigeye marbled sculpin, Cottus klamathensis macrops. California species of special concern (© B. Moose Peterson, Wildlife Research Photography).
Bigeye marbled sculpin, Cottus klamathensis macrops. California species of special concern (© B. Moose Peterson, Wildlife Research Photography).
Rough sculpin, Cottus asperrimus. Federal species of concern, California State Threatened (© Tom Hesseldenz).
Rough sculpin, Cottus asperrimus. Federal species of concern, California State Threatened (© Tom Hesseldenz).