Rare Species Habitat Mitigation

Mayfield Drive, Enfield, Connecticut, CME Associates, Environmental Science, Mapping, Planning, Engineering

Project Highlights

• Field assessment
• Ecological restoration design
• Directing the implementation of the Mitigation Plan
• Coordination with State Agency staff

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Project Summary

CME provided ecological services for the transplantation of two state-listed threatened plant species and maintaining vital habitat for eight protected moth species. CME developed a mitigation plan to obtain an Incidental Take under the Connecticut Endangered Species Act. Additionally, CME led the transplantation of native specimens and performed periodic monitoring to ensure the health of the ecosystem. The project created 14 acres of sand plain, scrub and pitch pine woodland habitat. Work included field plant identification, GPS mapping and the development of a mitigation plan which involved forest clearing, grading and plant reestablishment. CME acted as a liaison between DEEP staff and the development team to rapidly obtain approval of the project Mitigation Plan to allow for the residential development project to move forward. For this project, CME provided environmental services for a separate civil engineering and survey firm. We routinely team with other firms to deliver projects based on client and project needs.