Saturday, January 20, 2007

Desert tortoise exclusion enclosure survey

Report and photo by Chris Ervin

Wildlife biologist Larry Sip checks GPS coordinates while performing the survey of the desert tortoise exclusion fence surrounding the Library/Depot building site. The fence is designed to ensure no tortoises wander into the construction zone and therefore keeps them out of harm's way. This survey by a qualified biologist fulfills a County requirement for compliance with our conditional use permit and the state environmental quality act.