U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

Sacramento Fish & Wildlife OfficeServing the people, conserving the fish, wildlife, and plants of California

A Unit Of The Pacific Southwest Region

Survey Protocols and Other Guidelines

We require permits and/or standard survey protocols for some species. Visit our Recovery Permits page for more information. If you have questions, contact our Recovery Branch at (916) 414-6600 concerning permits and surveys within our jurisdiction.


Bald Eagle

Buena Vista Lake Ornate Shrew

Survey Guidance

California Red-Legged Frog

Survey Guidance

California Tiger Salamander

Interim Survey Guidance

  • Cover Letter (221 KB PDF)
  • Guidance (59 KB PDF)
    The information about listing status in this document is outdated. However, the guidance remains in effect. See our species account for the current status of the species. The species account available in RTF (Rich Text Format) versions.

Kangaroo Rats

Riparian Brush Rabbit & Woodrat

San Joaquin Kit Fox

Mountain Yellow-legged Frogs

Valley Elderberry Longhorn Beetle

Vernal Pools

Yosemite Toad

Species Without Protocols

For species not shown above, contact our Recovery Branch at (916) 414-6600.


Other Resources

Some of these may not be appropriate for surveys within the Sacramento service area. Contact our office if you have any questions.
Pacific Southwest Region

Ventura Fish & Wildlife Office

Endangered Species Consultation

See a list of our branches to determine which branch to contact about consultation.

CVPIA Comprehensive Assessment & Monitoring Program (CAMP)
2008 Draft Rotary Screw Trap Protocol (4.4 MB PDF)
Energy & Communication Facilities

Last updated: May 18, 2018