Monk & Associates, Inc. (M&A) provides biological and other environmental consulting services to public and private sector clients through all stages of project development and implementation.
M&A specializes in preparation of EIR/EIS biology sections pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). M&A also assists project proponents (applicants) and/or lead agencies with preparation of biological constraints analyses (assessments), mitigation and monitoring plans, and habitat restoration plans. We provide wetlands planning and permitting assistance pursuant to Sections 401 and 404 of the Clean Water Act, and Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act (as administered by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the California Regional Water Quality Control Board).
M&A provides a variety of biological services to both public and private organizations. M&A has extensive experience designing and overseeing the construction of wetlands that include vernal pools, fresh and salt water marsh habitats, and stream channel enhancement wetlands. M&A offers assistance with preparation of Streambed Alteration Agreements pursuant to Section 1602 of the California Fish and Wildlife Code (as administered by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife). In addition, we conduct special-status plant and animal surveys (for endangered and threatened plant and animal species) as required to address environmental permitting concerns. Finally, M&A has extensive experience assisting applicants with the preparation of endangered species “incidental take permits” pursuant to the California and Federal Endangered Species Acts.
SPECIAL-STATUS SPECIES SURVEY CAPABILITIES
M&A conducts surveys for many special-status plant and animal species in California and the Pacific Northwest. M&A specializes in avian, mammalian, amphibian, and vernal pool invertebrate survey work and hold all necessary Federal authorizations/permits/ qualifications to conduct surveys for the species listed below. M&A also holds all necessary California permits for the species listed below, however, in some cases must re-acquire appropriate State Permits if we will be required to physically handle these species while in the States of Nevada, Oregon, and/or Washington. Typically, M&A can still conduct surveys for the species listed below without special state authorizations since most surveys do not require handling individual specimens. In addition to the species listed below, M&A can provide other personnel with the skills and capabilities to conduct surveys for most special-status species recognized by the resource agencies in California and the Pacific Northwest.
Special-Status Animal Species Survey Abilities:
Vernal Pool Fairy Shrimp* Longhorn Fairy Shrimp* Conservancy Fairy Shrimp* Vernal Pool Tadpole Shrimp* California Tiger Salamander Foothill Yellow-Legged Frog Northern Red-Legged Frog California Red-Legged Frog* Western Spadefoot Toad Western Pond Turtle Bats Salt Marsh Harvest Mouse* Pygmy Rabbit San Joaquin Kit Fox
Migratory Shorebirds Migratory Waterfowl Swainson's Hawk Northern Goshawk Peregrine Falcon Bald Eagle Golden Eagle Northern Spotted Owl Burrowing Owl Great gray Owl Flammulated Owl Willow Flycatcher
*Denotes that M&A is authorized under a federal 10[a][A] permit and a state Memorandum of Understanding to survey for and handle this species.
Telephone (925) 947-4867 FAX(925) 947-1165
Postal address 1136 Saranap Avenue Suite Q, Walnut Creek CA 94595