In addition to wetlands, the presence of populations or habitat of protected species can significantly restrict land use considerations. Many local agencies have integrated species protection requirements into their land development codes as well as through county ordinances. Typically the local agencies will work with state and federal agencies to coordinate the surveys to determine presence of species that are threatened, listed or species of special concern. The presence of protected species does not necessarily preclude development of a site, but may affect the design and scope of the development. Biome Consulting Group has worked with state and federal agencies to resolve species issues on the behalf of the individual landowners, state agencies, municipalities and developers. Resolutions include the development of Habitat Conservation Plans, habitat protection plans, and species relocations. Biome Consulting Group can help you through all aspects of species surveys, inventory, permitting, and relocation.