As part of Cerrudo’s work on this project, several ecological and environmental concerns arose that required mitigation. Along the Tijuana River Basin we performed vegetation clearing in critical habitat areas for the Least Bell’s Vireo, (State endangered species). Cerrudo employed a certified biologist to perform a pre-activity survey and marking of the Vireo’s critical habitat to be protected, and provide full time oversight of operations to ensure compliance.
At the Otay Mesa Port of Entry Channel, Burrowing Owls were discovered. We employed a Biologist to conduct a pre-activity survey of the project area and prepare nest survey report.
Bureau of Land Management land in the El Centro project area is subject to the Flat Tailed Horned Lizard (FTHL) Range-Wide Management Strategy. Cerrudo employed a FTHL Monitor to conduct a pre-activity survey of all roads within the project scope and to provide oversight of road work operations to ensure compliance with the FTHL Protection Plan.