Wildlife species, while often elusive, can be key players in aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems as top predators within the food web, indicators of ecosystem health within the forest or riparian corridor, or sensitive species with unique habitat requirements. We routinely conduct:
Stillwater Sciences uses an ecosystem approach to wildlife management to evaluate the underlying causes and mechanisms for the distribution of wildlife within a project area, usually beginning with a thorough understanding of the species' habitat needs through various life stages. These habitat needs can be evaluated in light of other biological and management issues to find opportunities where multiple species and resources can benefit. We use new and creative ways to monitor and assess wildlife populations in the field, develop restoration programs and designs to help restore these populations, and develop mitigation measures for environmental compliance required under the federal and state Endangered Species Acts, NEPA, or CEQA.
Our wildlife crews study everything from frogs to fishers.
We’ve applied innovative methods to evaluate amphibian habitats downstream of dams to help develop beneficial flow release schedules as part of a number of hydroelectric project relicensings.
Our peregrine falcon survey team overcame early morning starts, overgrown trails, and steep slopes to get the best vantage point to document nest occupancy and breeding success.
Solar-powered acoustic detectors were used in this pilot study to monitor bat activity in various habitats along the Sacramento River corridor to evaluate restoration effectiveness.