Virginia Ecological Services
Northeast Region

Approved Surveyors

These lists contain the names of individuals who are qualified to conduct habitat assessments/surveys for the referenced species in Virginia. If you select an individual not on this list to conduct habitat assessments/surveys for the referenced species, provide that individual’s qualifications to this office for review and approval 60 days prior to the start of the survey. If a habitat assessment determines there is habitat for one or more of the referenced species, a species survey by an approved surveyor is needed. If the survey determines that any rare species are present, contact this office to allow us the opportunity to work with you to avoid or minimize adverse effects to rare species and their habitats during project design and implementation. Email correspondence and survey results to Inclusion of names on this list does not constitute endorsement by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service or any other U.S. Government agency.

Approved Surveyors
  Bats   Plants
  Carolina Northern Flying Squirrel   Harperella
  Fish   Michaux's Sumac
  Freshwater Mussels (Atlantic Slope)   Schweinitz's Sunflower
  Freshwater Mussels (Tennessee River Drainage)   Northeastern Bulrush
  Isopods   Sensitive Joint-vetch
  Mitchell's Satyr   Small Whorled Pogonia
  Northeastern Beach Tiger Beetle   Smooth Coneflower
  Red-cockaded woodpecker   Swamp Pink
  Roanoke Logperch   Virginia Round-leaf Birch
  Virginia Fringed Mountain Snail   Virginia Sneezeweed
      Virginia Spiraea
  Karst Geology Assessments    

Project Reviews
Step 1 - Action Area

Step 2 - Official Species List
Step 3 - State Coordination
Step 4 - Suitable Habitat
Step 5 - Critical Habitat
Step 6a - Eagle Nests
Step 6b - Eagle Concentration Areas
Step 7 - Determinations

Step 8 - Project Review Package

Endangered Species

- Species in Virginia
- Species by County/City
- Species Fact Sheets

Critical Habitat
- What is it ?
- Critical Habitat Mapper

Permits & HCPs
- Endangered Species Permits
- Warren Co. Power Station Low Effect HCP

General Info
- Plants and the ESA
- Bald Eagle Information
- Mussel Guidelines
- Northern Long-eared Bat Interim Conference and Planning Guidance (PDF - 1.2MB)

Communication Towers
- Service Guidance on the Siting, Construction, Operation and Decommissioning of Communication Towers

Surveys/Habitat Assessments
- Approved Surveyors (for federally listed species & karst geology in Virginia)
- How to be a Surveyor
- Optimal Survey Times: PLANTS
- How long is an ANIMAL survey valid?
- How long is a PLANT survey valid?
- 2014 Indiana Bat Summer Survey Guidance

Last updated: February 6, 2014
All images by FWS unless otherwise noted.