Threatened, Endangered and Sensitive Species

Hamer Environmental built its reputation on threatened, endangered and sensitive species studies and research. We have conducted numerous research and impact studies on a variety of species and we are leaders in the fields of Marbled Murrelet and Spotted Owl research. We have developed new techniques for surveying for Marbled Murrelets at inland sites, including using radar and intensive tree climbing methods. We conducted research on Marbled Murrelet nesting biology in Washington State and monitored populations of Xantus's Murrelet, one of the rarest seabirds in the world. In addition, Hamer Environmental has worked directly with state and federal government agencies and private landowners on T&E species issues. An example is our direct involvement with the USFWS Recovery Plan for the Marbled Murrelet, our current investigations with many of the research issues necessary for its recovery, and our role as Endangered Species Coordinator for various private landowners.

Sample of current and recently completed projects:

Marine mammal monitoring of Orca and Stellar Sea lion from construction at the Manette Bridge in Bremerton and at the Port Townsend/Keystone ferry terminals, Washington, Washington Department of Transportation, Anchor Environmental, Entrance and David Evans and Associates.

Habitat field inventory, suitability and prediction models for Humboldt Pine Martin, Pacific Fisher, Northern Spotted Owl and Marbled Murrelet and potential reintroduction of California Condor along the Klamath River in Northern California, Western Rivers Conservancy and Yurok Tribe.

Avian radar study to determine flight patterns and abundance of the Hawaiian Petrel, Newell’s Shearwater, Hawaiian Goose, and Hawaiian Hoary Bat at a proposed wind energy project on the island of Maui, Sempra Generation.

Marbled Murrelet habitat assessments and field studies across the Pacific Northwest, Various Clients including State and Federal Government, Private and Corporate Landowners, Indian Nations, and Utility Companies.

Marbled Murrelet and nocturnal migrating bird studies for a wind development (Radar Ridge) in Pacific County, Washington, Energy Northwest.

Spotted Owl and Barred Owl Studies, Various landowners including, US Forest Service, Indian Nations, Non-profits, Private landowners, and Corporations.

Rare plant, lichen and bryophyte studies for a project expansion site at Baker Lake, Washington, US Forest Service and Puget Sound Energy.

Research studies to determine flight patterns and abundance of the Hawaiian Petrel, Newell’s Shearwater, Hawaiian Goose, and Hawaiian Hoary Bat at several proposed wind energy projects on the islands of Oahu, Maui and Hawaii, Hawaii, Shell WindEnergy.

Northern Goshawk, Spotted Owl, Barred Owl, raptors, Western Gray Squirrel, Chelan Mountainsnail and rare plant studies for the Entiat transmission line corridor, Chelan County, Washington, Chelan County PUD No. 1.

Pre- and post construction study of fall migrating raptors collision potential with the Burch Mountain transmission line, Chelan County, Washington, Chelan County PUD No. 1.

Pygmy Rabbit population studies in Vale, Lakeview and Burns Districts of Oregon, Bureau of Land Management and OR Dept. of Fish and Wildlife.