Threatened, Endangered and Sensitive Species

Hamer Environmental built its reputation on studies and research of threatened, endangered and sensitive species. 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 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, Entranco and David Evans and Associates.

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 Molokai, Pattern Energy.

Marbled Murrelet surveys, red-tree vole surveys and habitat assessments, coast range, Oregon, Hancock Forest Management.

Marbled Murrelet surveys and habitat use on the Olympic Peninsula and North Cascades, Washington. Washington Department of Natural Resources.

Surveys for the presence of Northern Spotted Owls and Barred Owls in the North Cascades and factors affecting Spotted Owl persistence in NW Washington, Seattle City Light.

Evaluation report for the five-year status review of the Marbled Murrelet in Washington, Oregon and California. US Fish and Wildlife Service & EDAW Inc.

Oil spill restoration project: assessing and monitoring Xantus's Murrelet populations in the Channel Islands of southern California, American Trader Oil Spill Trustee Council.